Contemporary Issues In Criminal Justice

This is a graduate level course focusing on understanding the criminal justice system both in terms of the uniqueness of each component (law enforcement, courts, and corrections) and in terms of the complementary nature of the whole, advances and emerging issues in each component of the criminal justice system and in the system as a whole, research related to contemporary issues and the practical applications of said research, and a critical assessment of both the research in the field and the issues facing the criminal justice system.