Metropolitan State University

CJS 465 : Criminal Justice Response to the Mentally Ill and Other Special Populations

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice AND
CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course will focus on how to manage special populations in the criminal justice system. The types of special populations we will focus on will include the mentally ill, the physically ill and disabled, juveniles, the elderly, women, GLBT individuals, and immigrants. We will consider both offenders and victims within each of these special populations.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/13/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Identify specific problems related to special needs offenders and victims.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to special needs offenders and victims.
  3. Evaluate current law enforcement and criminal justice agency practices related to special needs offenders and victims.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required.