CJS 280 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Credits: 3.00

The course examines the evolution and operation of criminal justice systems in other nations and cultures. The course will focus on the development of criminal justice in response to social, historical and political factors. Beginning with a brief history of the world's legal systems, followed by an analysis of their key procedural and substantive similarities and differences, the course will then turn to a range of other associated topics including the administration and function of police, corrections and courts, the impact of customary law and immigration on heterogeneous cultures, and the increasing internationalization of both the incidence of crime and the administration of criminal justice.

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Last Updated: 03/01/2016