CJS 665

Criminal Justice Response to the Mentally Ill and Other Special Populations

4 Graduate credits
Effective May 7, 2013 – 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, juveniles, the elderly, immigrants, veterans, and the disabled. Competence Statement: The student will know the vocabulary and concepts related to special populations in the criminal justice system. The student will be able to apply concepts to day-to-day work in criminal justice agencies that work with special populations of offenders and victims. Learning Goals: The goal of this course is to provide students with the skills and confidence to work with special populations in the criminal justice system, and to develop solutions to problems that arise related to these groups.

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 solutions to problems related to special needs offenders and victims.
  • Formulate new solutions to problems faced by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies with regard to special needs offenders and victims.
  • Demonstrate rationale for solutions related to special needs offenders and victims.