Ccj 315 Syllabus

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Northern
 Arizona
 University
  College
 of
 Social
 and
 Behavioral
 Sciences
  Department
 of
 Criminology
 and
 Criminal
 Justice
  CCJ315:
 
 Comparative
 Justice
 Systems
 Online
  Course
 Dates:
 
 December
 17th
 –
 January
 11th,
 2013
 
 
 

 
 

 

Instructor:
 
  Dr.
 Arazan
  Email:
 
 
  use
 internal
 message
 tool
 in
 bbLearn
 (expect
 a
 reply
 within
 24
 hours
 Monday
 –
 Friday)
  Office
 Hours:
  Online
 or
 via
 phone
 by
 appointment
  Required
 Material
  Comparative
 Criminal
 Justice
 Systems:
 A
 Topical
 Approach
 (6th
 Edition)
 
  Author:
 Philip
 Reichel
  Publisher:
 Prentice
 Hall;
 6th
 edition
 
 
  Additional
 materials
 (readings,
 videos,
 etc.)
 are
 available
 in
 the
 course
 BB
 Learn
 shell.
 
  Catalogue
 Description
  Compares
 Asian,
 African,
 and
 European
 cultures
 with
 respect
 to
 differences
 in
 their
 concepts
 of
 justice
 and
  mechanisms
 for
 achieving
 justice.
 
  Prerequisite
  This
 course
 is
 an
 upper-­‐division
 elective.
 
 Generally,
 students
 should
 have
 the
 academic
 level
 of
 junior
 or
  senior
 before
 registering
 for
 the
 course.
 
 Required
 prerequisites
 include:
 CCJ
 101
 or
 International
 Exchange
  Student
 Group.
 
  Course
 Description
  This
 course
 is
 a
 thematic
 approach
 to
 comparative
 systems
 of
 justice
 within
 selected
 countries.
 
 Themes
  include,
 though
 are
 not
 limited
 to,
 courts,
 corrections
 and
 punishment,
 policing,
 vulnerable
 populations,
  and
 drugs.
 
 
 
  Students
 will
 gain:
  • an
 awareness
 of
 comparative
 systems
 of
 justice.
  • an
 understanding
 of
 the
 various
 methods
 of
 comparing
 criminologies.
  • an
 awareness
 and
 appreciation
 of
 a
 range
 of
 comparative
 issues.
  • the
 ability
 to
 analyze
 and
 articulate
 the
 context,
 content,
 and
 meaning
 of
 particular
 comparative
 issues.
  • effective
 written
 communication
 skills
 through
 the
 preparation
 of
 researched
 comparative
 projects.
 
  Methods
 of
 Instruction
  The
 course
 will
 be
 taught
 through
 readings,
 videos,
 web
 links,
 application
 assignments,
 and
 exams.
 
 

1

Evaluation and Weights You will be evaluated based on your performance in the below areas. Unless otherwise noted, all work is to be completed individually. Journal  Posts:
 
 Individual
 Work
 (video
 and
 supplemental
 article
 summaries
 via
 journal
 tool)
 (60
 pts):
 
 
  There
 are
 12
 supplemental
 videos
 and
 articles,
 three
 per
 module
  (12
 journal
 entries
 at
 5
 pts
 each
 =60
 pts)
 
  Discussion
 Questions
 (20
 pts):
 
 Group
 responses
  There
 are
 four
 discussion
 topics,
 one
 per
 module
  (4
 discussion
 posts
 at
 5
 pts
 each
 =
 20
 pts)
 
  Reading
 Quizzes
 (100
 points):
 
 Individual
 Work
  In
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