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CRJS 2011 – Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course introduces students to a variety of criminal justice system models including common law systems, civil law systems, and systems that differ fundamentally from common and civil law traditions. The selection of projects will vary from year-to-year depending on current social, economic, and/or political issues. The course will present a conceptual framework for a constructive functional comparative analysis of the different models. In addition, the intent of this course is to provide the student with a sampling of criminological phenomena around the world and the possibility of a community service-learning component.

Prerequisites: Criminal Justice 1001 and 1003.