This is a capstone course that will focus on contemporary issues of crime and justice. It will examine the justice process and the general operations of the criminal justice system. Concepts of crime and deviance, rights and discrimination in a democratic society will be reviewed and critiqued against the backdrop of contemporary issues. The law enforcement, judicial, juvenile justice, and corrections subsystems will be explored, and a number of reform proposals presented and considered.
Prereq: Upper-division CRCJ major, CRCJ minor, CRCJ1010 and junior/senior standing, OR permission of the instructor. Not open to nondegree students.