470 Syllabus Winter 2011

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Grand Valley State University School of Criminal Justice Syllabus for Criminal Justice 470 (01), Winter 2011 Instructor: Dr. Frank Hughes, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice Office Hours: 269-C DeVos Center, Wednesday 1:30 – 5:30 appointment Office Phone: 616 336-7187    Home Phone: 616 842-5309     Email: hughesf@gvsu.edu Course Description: A course offering a philosophical review of the nation’s justice system, and  providing an evaluation of policies and practices designed to prevent, control, and reduce  crime and improve justice.  This course is designed to assist the student in understanding  various theories of crime and how they impact the establishment of policies, procedures,  rules, and regulations for both the administrative and operational functions of a criminal  justice agency. This course will begin with a review of the criminal justice system in America and  the influence each component has on society’s efforts to control crime and protect it’s  citizenry.  Next students will examine the various social systems and societal biases that  influence the criminal justice systems efforts to perform their individual responsibilities.  Finally, students will learn how to evaluate various crime control statutes, policies, and  procedures. Course Objectives: 1. Analyze various criminal justice policies and assess their effectiveness in the  prevention, detection, and control of crime  (analysis). 2. Examine   and   explain   planning   and   decision-making   processes   employed   to  develop criminal justice practices, to arrive at the contemporary utilization of  evidence based policy  (analysis). 3. Explain  and  assess  the role and impact of constituents in the public policy process  (evaluation).
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4. Evidence   critical thinking skills in relation to course materials through written  assignments,   oral   communication   and   group   work   as   outlined   in   course  requirements  (application). Course Requirements:   Attendance/Participation:       Students are expected to attend class regularly,  contribute to class discussions, and complete assigned readings as scheduled.  Being “in-class” means more than a physical presence, it suggests a mental or  intellectual presence as well.  Class attendance and participation is worth a total of  30 points .  Instructor will take roll at random during the semester to determine  total point value for attendance and participation.  Students will also be required 
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