Department: Criminal Justice (Wesleyan Advantage)
A survey course providing an overall view of the criminal justice system, the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)
This course examines the unique framework and workings of the juvenile justice system. The juvenile justice system is in the process of on-going profound changes in both legal rights and corrections. We will examine the reasons why juveniles commit crimes and status offenses. The current issues in juvenile justice such as: gangs, growth in "female" criminal involvement, and the hardening of juvenile offenders.
Prerequisite(s): CRMJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice.
(Normally offered alternate years.)
An examination of contemporary problems in crime and delinquency with emphasis upon the theories of deviant behavior and correction. Cross listed with SOC 211 Crime and Delinquency.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)
Analysis of the history, theory, structure, and function of contemporary penal institutions. Cross listed with SOC 213 Correction and Penology.
(Normally offered every third spring semester.)