Competent group and individual projects will be required for a B or better. No previous knowledge of statistics is necessary; however the course assumes that students will eventually use statistics in their own research.
Placements are supervised by the M. Includes readings and discussion on: traditional criminal justice institutions and processes; the role of private sector and community organizations in crime control; law and justice policy in a federal system; crime prevention and institutional responses to crime; emerging cross-national issues in crime, law, and policy.
On the first issue, we will look closely at the nature and causes of mass incarceration, the death penalty, the lawfulness and usefulness of preventive detention and risk assessment, and the role of the insanity defense and neuroscience in assessing responsibility for crime.
Provides detailed review of quantitative and qualitative methods, including research design, sampling, measurement, data collection, and ethical concerns. Describe the mass incarceration problem in the United States and why it might exist; 2.
Beginner Level. Workshops during the first two weeks will teach you to access the site, and to send e-mail.
It examines the goals and values underlying justice policy, the social construction of crime problems and the process of policy development, and the ways that policies shape the day-to-day working of the criminal justice system.