CJS 451 Comparative Justice Systems (3)

A survey of the major legal traditions in world, as well as an examination of rule of law, civil rights, policing, and punishment & corrections in specific jurisdictions for the purpose of understanding how law and justice systems develop, how systems interact and converge, and how peoples from around the world approach justice. Comparisons between the United States and other nations/systems will occur with the intention of better understanding, critically assessing, and improving systems in the United States.

Prerequisites: CJS 101; CJS 125; CJS 231 or POL 352 or POL 353; CLS 211 or CJS 281; junior or senior standing.

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