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Number:CJ447
Name:Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
Description:The student will examine some of the most critical issues in law enforcement and corrections today including: understanding and controlling police use of deadly force, police deviance, police prejudice and discrimination.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CJ121
CJ122
CJ223
CJ331
CJ333
Junior or senior standing

Course Objectives

Discuss the various issues involving use of force
Examine the use of police discretion
Identify the role of the modern police officer in relationship to the community policing philosophy.
Identify the effects of prejudice and discrimination in the criminal justice system.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings 0-19-533017-X Decker, Scott / Katz 2003 Roxbury Publishing Co.
S 2011 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL 1-891487-94-9 DECKER OXFORD UNIV
S 2010 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL 1-891487-94-9 DECKER OXF
S 2009 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL 1-891487-94-9 DECKER ROXBURY PUBLISHING CO.
S 2008 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL DECKER ROXBURY
S 2007 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1-891487-94-9 DECKER ROXBURY PUBLISHING C
S 2006 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DECKER 3
S 2003 Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice 1-891487-94-9 Decker 1st Roxbury Publishing C
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