MSCR 650 Contemporary Crime Policy

Explore how crime policies are evaluated to fit the changing needs of society.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

How are policies established in the criminal justice system? How can they evolve to address changing trends in crime? In MSCR 650 Contemporary Crime Policy, you’ll analyze existing policies and explore policy change and development.

Throughout the course, a variety of assessment methods will enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 650

In this course, you’ll explore the evolution of criminal justice theories and policies. You’ll investigate the changing societal attitudes towards criminal behavior and examine the role of technology in crime control. Throughout the course, you’ll examine emerging crime trends, cultural diversity and the economic consequences of crime.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The History of Contemporary Crime Policy
  • The Modern Criminal Justice System: Social Conditions that Influence Contemporary Crime Control
  • Contemporary Crime Policy
  • The Road to Change
  • Problems with Policy
  • The Formation of a New Cultural Attitude
  • The Emergence of a New Culture
  • The Nature of High Crime Rate Societies

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 650, you will be able to:

  • Describe the traditional criminal justice theories about the causes of criminal behavior and criminal sentencing.
  • Describe the processes in our society that have contributed to the way crime is managed today.
  • Identify elements of crime policy that changed during the evolution from traditional crime policy to contemporary crime policy.
  • Identify the role of technology in crime policy.
  • Identify new criminological approaches to crime.
  • Identify attitudes, believes and assumptions pertaining to crime control.
  • Understand the economic impact of crime.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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