Dec 01, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 420 - Community and Social Justice

This course will examine the concepts of community justice and restorative justice in the larger context of social justice. Students will explore how community and restorative justice work with the traditional justice system. LAJ 300 is recommended.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Skills in the General Education requirements or DTA.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify social justice issues that influence both crime and societal reactions to crime.
  • Demonstrate communication skills and how they are important to both community and restorative justice efforts.
  • Incorporate an understanding of how the historical development of the traditional criminal justice system influences the implementation of restorative and community justice projects in written work.
  • Demonstrate how community and restorative justice attempt to address unresolved ethical dilemmas in the criminal justice system.
  • Manage a criminal justice conflict using models from restorative justice or community justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to access information from library, Internet and agency sources and reference appropriately in written assignments.
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