BCJ 563 Criminal Justice Policy

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BCJ 563 Criminal Justice Policy

3 Semester Units

Criminal justice policy is investigated and applied directly to crime and criminal justice. For this, the course examines each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate the justification, logic and evidence for specific crime policies as well as analyze the factors that influence policymaking, including the development of programs and policies.

Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the relationship between criminal justice and public policy.
  • Examine the various steps by which a crime issue becomes a criminal justice policy.
  • Differentiate the adult criminal justice system from the juvenile justice system.
  • Assess the public policy process, using the community policing movement and the “100,000 Cops” initiative as an example.


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