A study of the challenges of crime and justice in a democratic society, the development of laws necessary to meet those challenges, and a significant understanding of the roles and protections of the United States Constitution. The student will explore the criminal justice system, the development and modernization of the criminal justice process, and the functional aspects of law enforcement, the judiciary, correction, and juvenile justice. The course will analyze the roles, procedures, and the successes and problems associated with the administration of criminal justice in the United States. An emphasis is placed on the inter-component relations; the checks and balances within the system and political and societal influences upon the distribution of justice in America.
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