PSCI 313. Policies of Criminal Justice

Analysis of political forces driving criminal justice systems in US. Emphasis placed on criminal justice policy and policy implementation and the impact of criminal justice policy on society.

Broadly, we will examine the various direct and indirect policy actors in—and their influences on—the United States criminal justice system. Furthermore, we will analyze the role of said players in the politics and politicization of crime in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies related to criminal justice. We will also explore a few current case studies.