2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PPPA 8350 - Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice


(5 cr.) Decision- and policymakers must possess a fundamental understanding of crime theory, including the history of crime development, to be able to address knowledgeably and effectively modern issues of crime. In this course, students explore the evolution of crime and punishment, including lone criminals to worldwide syndicates, using the scientific rigor built into selected readings, peer discussions, and practical assignments. They examine the philosophy of community- and problem-oriented policing, transnational crime, terrorism, and the new nexus between them. Employing quantitative and qualitative research methods, students continue their assessment of contemporary issues of crime. They also learn to use existing information to consider new methods of addressing crime. In this course, students who are current leaders or those hoping to enter a leadership role will acquire a framework upon which to build the knowledge and depth of understanding to assess and manage the opportunities, innovations, and challenges in their profession.



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