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CJA 610 Critical Issues in CJ

Lead Faculty: Dr. Victor Lewis JD

Course Description

A seminar course focusing on contemporary issues related to problem-oriented policing (POP) and community-oriented policing (COP). Other topics include morale, motivation, retention, selection, recruitment, standards and training, evidence, arrest, lethal force, victim-witness, police reserves, and the cooptation of citizens in law enforcement by the criminal justice manager.

Learning Outcomes

  • Write a case brief evaluating the analysis and holdings of the court
  • Analyze and detect the issues, analysis and holding of the courts in actual recent cases
  • Evaluate and assess the foundational issues facing society today in the legal system
  • Compare contemporary issues and specific problems facing the criminal justice supervisor
  • Evaluate issues in problem-oriented policing (POP), and community-oriented policing (COP)
  • Analyze issues of police morale, motivation, retention, selection, and recruitment
  • Assess criminal justice practices involving collection of evidence, arrest, and use of force
  • Evaluate the role of various agencies when they work with other criminal justice agencies, police reserves, and the cooptation of citizens in law enforcement by the police manager