2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJS 8351 - Policy and Analysis in Criminal Justice Systems


(5 cr.) Criminal justice professionals must understand the various factors that influence the development of criminal justice policy, and how to evaluate whether existing policy meets its objectives. In this course, students will examine the principles of policy analysis and the role that scientific information plays in the development of criminal justice policy. Topics explored include policing, corrections, and sentencing; juvenile justice; the relationship among drugs, race, and crime; deterrence as a crime control policy; and the use of public registries. Through further analysis of criminal justice policies, students determine how these policies have changed over time, gaining insight into possible future trends of policy development and analysis.



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