POLS 7220X Criminal Justice and Public Policy
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 722.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
An analysis will be made of criminal justice decision making and crime policy by exploring contemporary empirical research. Institutions covered will include the police department, bar associations, the courts, and correction agencies. Crime control strategies to be analyzed include: deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, decriminalization, diversion, and fortressing. Specific examples of actual or proposed policies to be studied are reduction of plea bargaining, mandatory imprisonment, elimination of parole, saturation policing, and capital punishment.