CRIM 4371 Topics in Criminal Justice: Comparative Criminal Justice

This course provides comparative study of the major legal traditions and analysis of the criminal justice systems across the world, including police, courts, and corrections. Often, practitioners and scholars fail to recognize alternative approaches that may have found success in foreign countries, which could potentially benefit the justice system of the United States. The course will explain the basic worldwide philosophies of law and justice, the arrangements for crime prevention and law enforcement, and the methods of dealing with convicted offenders throughout the world. Over the course, students will gain insights into how legal cultures and law interact, and how specific ideas about law can be found in criminal codes or cases.

Course details

Units: 
3
Course syllabus: 
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Textbook(s)

Required: Philip L. Reichel, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach, Pearson, 2018, 7th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-455898-1; ISBN-10: 0-13-455898-7 

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Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.

Instructor(s)

Qingli Meng

Enrollment information

Tuition: $253/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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