Apr 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CJ 400 - Critical Issues in Criminal Justice

This course examines key issues related to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.  A close examination of ethics in criminal justice, environmental crime, sex crimes, cyber crimes, terrorism, and white-collar crime will be focused on throughout.  Students will also come to examine the complexities of race, culture, class, and gender as part of the larger context in which to explore these issues.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite:  EH 106 is required and EH 107 is recommended.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term

Interactivity: Discussion Forums

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

·    Identify and critically examine key issues related to crime and justice in the 21st century.

·    Explain how issues are constructed from a historical, social, and political perspective.

·    Discuss the ways in which the criminal justice system responds to key issues.

·    Examine the importance of ethics in the study of issues related to criminal justice.

·    Examine, analyze, and present solutions to key critical issues in criminal justice.

Credits: 3

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