Criminal Justice

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2019 website are pending approval.

Metropolitan College

Special Topics in Criminal Justice

MET CJ 510

Topic for Summer 2019: Crime & Intelligence Analysis. Contemporary law enforcement agencies regularly employ crime and intelligence analysis to develop and inform effective responses to crime. This course provides an in-depth examination of crime and intelligence analysis techniques. Also explores the role of the crime and intelligence analyst within law enforcement organizations and processes, the historical evolution of this approach, key legal and policy issues, and challenges to implementation. Students have the opportunity to apply these skills to case study simulations involving an array of common crime problems and cases using real-world examples and sources of information. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Special Topics in Criminal Justice

MET CJ 510

Topic for Summer 2019: Mass Incarceration in America. Starting in the 1980s, America experienced an unprecedented increase in the use of incarceration as a form of punishment. Although criminal justice reform movements and policy changes have recently slowed the growth in America's prison population, America's incarceration rate remains among the highest in the world. This course investigates the social, political, and historical roots of the mass incarceration "experiment," and examines the consequences it has had and continues to have on individuals, families, communities, governments, and society. The course also focuses on the implications that mass incarceration has on the operation, management, and leadership of correctional agencies. Students will assess and debate public policy options for further reform. Class discussions include specialized experts from a variety of perspectives and evaluation of prominent readings that have taken stock of America's experience with mass incarceration over the past several decades. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Policing in a Democratic Society

MET CJ 750

Police agencies play a critical role in a democratic society. While seeking to maintain order, enforce the law, and deliver services effectively, police agencies are held accountable to a wide variety of values by a number of powerful stakeholders. Police leaders, managers, and other personnel must understand the complexities of the police role in society and the political and legal constraints placed on them, and also be experts in effective, evidence-based approaches to dealing with crime problems in the community. By applying theory, policy, and evaluation literature to the cutting-edge practices in the field, this course provides students with an advanced understanding in the field of police leadership, management, strategy, and accountability within a democratic society. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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