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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Course: AJS200

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Examines current issues, techniques and trends in the Criminal Justice System

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the nature and scope of contemporary crime and relate this to such issues as drugs, gangs, public reactions, and gun control. (I)
2. Describe contemporary police strategies in responding to crime. (II)
3. Identify and describe current issues related to the contemporary crime scene, including victim`s rights, prison overcrowding, alternatives to incarceration, and capital punishment. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Nature and Scope of Contemporary Crime
   A. Violent Crime
   B. Serial Murders
   C. Drugs and Crime
   D. Gangs
   E. Cost of Crime
   F. Public Opinion
   G. Fear
   H. Gun Control
II. Response of Police to Crime
   A. Traditional Strategies
   B. Problem-oriented Policing
   C. Pursuits
   D. Use of Deadly Force
   E. Ethics
III. Related Contemporary Issues
   A. Victim`s Rights
   B. Prison Overcrowding
   C. Home Arrest
   D. Capital Punishment
   E. Intensive Probation
   F. Other
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/24/1994

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.