Jan 28, 2022
LAJ 455 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
In this course, students will revisit the U.S. system of criminal justice and learn an appreciation for the criminal justice systems of other countries. By the end of the course students will be able to compare and contrast the different systems and their application, benefits, and weaknesses. LAJ 300 is recommended.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Skills in the General Education requirements or DTA.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Understand the historical context of Canada and Mexico justice systems and how they relate to the United States.
- Gain knowledge of the African American, Native American, and Irish experience of justice in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Explain the police professionalism, police community relations, and police corruption in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Explain the court systems of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Explain the prison systems of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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