CCJ 50400 Public Policy and Criminal Justice

This course examines the public policy process, factors influencing policy development within the criminal justice system, and the nexus between law and public policy. A review of historic, critical issues shaping the criminal justice system provides the insight needed to better understand current criminal justice policy. 
Students learn to conduct a policy analysis and to research the literature to identify support for the proposal of new policy and to compare and contrast criminal justice policies globally.