CJS 465

Criminal Justice Response to the Mentally Ill and Other Special Populations

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective January 13, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Special information

Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AND CJS 200 Literature in Criminal Justice OR CJS 201 Foundations in Criminal Justice required.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Identify specific problems related to special needs offenders and victims.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts related to special needs offenders and victims.
  • Evaluate current law enforcement and criminal justice agency practices related to special needs offenders and victims.