2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ 215 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

This course will examine international crime problems such as terrorism, organized crime, human trafficking and drug trafficking, and global mechanisms of justice to address them. Sources of international crime data will be compared. The course will explore diverse ways in which selected international criminal justice systems are structured and implemented around the world to address crime. In order to understand a comparative perspective, the social, cultural, political, historical, and religious factors shaping different systems of justice will be examined. Four worldwide philosophies or legal traditions will be examined including: common, civil, socialist and sacred. A comparison of crime prevention techniques, as well as processes of police, courts, and methods of dealing with convicted felons in diverse nations will be undertaken.

1 semester. 3 credits.