This course is a study of Criminal Justice that introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that play a fundamental role in the function, purpose, and development of the criminal justice system. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse.
Students must maintain a strong work ethic, will to learn, and strong drive to interpret multiple perspectives. This course is meant to expose students to a higher level of critical thinking to prepare them for future social studies classes and real world experiences.
- Students will be able to view interactions between all peoples with greater perspective and empathy.
- Students will be able to interpret current events by analyzing and applying the connections between past criminal justice events and currents criminal justice events.
- Students will be able to analyze the biases and the historiography of primary sources in order to develop their own arguments.
- Students will be able to apply their understanding of the criminal justice system to the real world to utilize it in their everyday lives.
Criminal Justice Career Project
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