CRJ 3315 Comparative Criminal Justice

This course is aimed at providing a thorough and critical examination of meanings, history, and methods of comparing as well as contrasting various examples of criminal justice systems around the globe with ones prevailing in the United States. It is important to understand that no criminal justice system (European, Asian or American) is perfect as such. Each system has specific strengths and weaknesses. The comparative approach allows us to realize that we can learn to develop efficiency in any system using a comparison approach. Systematic comparisons of criminal justice systems provides a critical approach to understanding what works depending on circumstances and cultural contexts.


3 Credits


Required: Take CRJ-1301 and 6 additional hours of criminal justice courses.