Jan 18, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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CJS 218 - Comparative Criminal Justice


Prerequisites: CJS 105 ; or consent of instructor
Fulfills an Elective requirement for the major in Criminal Justice.
This course adopts a comparative perspective in the examination of criminal justice systems in several countries. By comparing criminal justice systems outside the U.S. with our own criminal justice system, students become aware of the wide range of legal traditions that exist across the world, and come to understand the impact that history, culture and tradition have on the development of substantive and procedure criminal law. The course also examines the impact of international and transnational crime on society, and the increasing need for international cooperation in addressing crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and terrorism. The course also introduces students to the International Criminal Court, and its role in prosecuting states and individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

3 credits



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