The study of the American criminal justice system with an emphasis on Constitutional issues informing police and court practices and procedures and the underlying rationale for fair and impartial treatment of citizens in a democratic society.

The study of the American criminal justice system with an emphasis on Constitutional issues informing police and court practices and procedures and the underlying rationale for fair and impartial treatment of citizens in a democratic society.

The study of the American criminal justice system with an emphasis on Constitutional issues informing police and court practices and procedures and the underlying rational for fair and impartial treatment of citizens in a democratic society.

Introduction to experimental techniques and research tools and the statistical procedures used to analyze the data obtained through these methods. Students learn how to become better consumers of social scientific research and how to produce research. Lecture and laboratory components must be taken concurrently.

An in-depth examination of the institution of policing and law enforcement throughout history to the present day. Emphasis on social, political, legal and technological forces shaping the profession. Discussion of the challenges of policing a democratic and diverse society, police discretion and behavior, the effectiveness of particular police interventions, and police reform and accountability. 

An exploration of corrections theories and application of said theory to current problems in criminal justice. A review of the history of the U.S. correction system, and an overview of the current state of affairs – including, but not limited to, privatization, rehabilitation, and recidivism.