CJS6100 Criminal Justice Program/Policy Evaluation & Analysis

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Tari Colon

Course Description:

This course will explore program and policy analysis techniques related to the philosophical and practical administration of criminal justice. The course will explore how policy in the criminal justice system is created, analyzed and changed. The student will analyze critical issues in criminal justice policy making at all levels of government. The student will also examine effective and ineffective policies and strategies currently administered in the criminal justice system.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Any minister, lay leader, or mission minded believer engaging persons within criminal justice system as well as active community members will inevitably be asked or ask themselves questions related to criminal justice policy. Those within the criminal justice profession seeking to live out a missional calling through their work would benefit from a structured and guided engagement of criminal justice program policy evaluation and analysis. Due to the current state, members of the community would benefit a better understanding of the criminal justice program policies. By understanding criminal justice programs, students will learn how to evaluate and analyze and the policies implemented.

Why This Course Is Important:

The entire Criminal Justice system is a hot topic. The pillars of accountability and understanding flow largely out of religious thought and tradition. Secular institutions in the criminal justice system are continually wrestling with hot topic issues and relations with the public, and they are actually wrestling with ideas that have long been explored in the Christian faith. It would benefit the larger mission of God for mission-minded individuals with training in program policy evaluation and analysis. Through the evaluation and analysis of program policy, implementation and changes can be made to create effective programing. There is a continuous need for an understanding of program policies.