SJUS 4800 - Social Justice Policy Analysis


This course provides students with the tools to analyze policy implementation and effectiveness in the criminal justice system. Policies are evaluated in the areas of policing, corrections, courts, and criminal justice. Research methods and case study analysis will be used to evaluate and inform the creation of crime-related policies.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Explore concepts, theories, and empirical research used to explain crime in the United States.
  2. Evaluate the development and complexities of criminal justice policy, specifically describing the steps involved in policy implementation.
  3. Discuss the various ways crime and justice policy is evaluated.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of public policy issues as they relate to the development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice policies.

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership & Criminal Justice


  • SJUS 3000

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