CJ 492: Public Policy in Criminal Justice (3) (F;S)
A study of the nature, development, and utilization of public policy within agencies of the criminal justice system. Topics include policy formulation, constraints on policy makers, influence of constituencies, and the role of research information. Case studies of issues such as crime control, prison overcrowding, police use of deadly force, the death penalty, and parole guidelines will be undertaken.
Prerequisite: CJ 201.