This course provides graduate students with an introduction to comparative criminal justice systems. Using a multi-dimensional approach that draws from international relations, law, and police strategies, the course emphasizes research and analysis, as well as practical application.
Dammer, H.R. & Albanese (2011). Comparative Criminal Justice systems. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishers.
Albrecht & Das (2011). Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives. CRC Press.
Class Discussion on WebCT – Every week throughout the semester discussions will be held via WebCt. These discussions will revolve around the assigned readings. Participation in the discussions is mandatory and calculated with your participation grade as class participation. NOTE: All assignments are due by midnight Sunday of the assigned week.
Comprehensive Final Exam – One comprehensive examination will be given during the semester that will include information presented in the readings and class discussion.
Literature Review 30%
Each student is expected to abide by the rules of academic honesty as defined by the student handbook. Cases of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade for the course and a letter to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services requesting that you be withdrawn from the University. If there are any questions as to whether an action is academically dishonest please consult with the professor.