Special Topics in Criminal Justice

MET CJ 510

CJ510 is the designation for "Special Topics in Criminal Justice". The subject matter for CJ510 courses changes from semester to semester, and more than one CJ510 can be offered in a given semester. For course descriptions, please contact the Department or the Graduate Student Advisor, Professor Cronin, at swcronin@bu.edu.

Fall 2016 -- Special Topic: "Mental Health & Justice"

The intersection of mental health and criminal justice systems has become a major contemporary issue in our society. This course explores the history of mental health policy as situated within the criminal justice system. Both historical and contemporary impacts of justice policy are addressed with an understanding of how justice policy impacts treatment within criminal justice settings. Examines treatment and policy issues within the domains of policing, courts, corrections, and community reentry. Topics addressed include mental health law, the impact of mass incarceration on mental health, and contemporary prevention strategies. Explores ethical issues in the delivery of forensic mental health services. Students gain valuable understanding of these important areas through case studies, site visits, guest speakers, and other active learning assignments.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Matesanz CAS 426 R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Special Topic:
"Mental Health
& Justice"

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Matesanz FLR W 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Special Topic:

SPRG 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
D1 Holt STH R 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Special Topic:

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.