CRIM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
This course provides an introduction to criminal justice. We ask several key questions, including: What is criminal justice? Is our criminal justice system fair? Is it effective? To answer these questions we critically examine how the police, the courts, and the prison system respond to criminal behaviour. A number issues of contemporary interest will be explored, including police deviance, racial profiling, murdered/missing Aboriginal women/girls, wrongful convictions, mental health and the criminal justice system and criminal justice reform.
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