2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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CJ 200 Crime and Justice in America: The Issues (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Course Description
This course examines issues of social justice and privilege (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) and the effect upon self, clients, systems and public policy.

Student Outcomes
1. Examine the impact of ethnicity, race, gender, privilege and socioeconomic class on the criminal justice system.
2. Communicate with peers in ways that minimize and/or resolve cultural conflict.
3. Examine past and current criminal justice theories, practices, trends, and responses to various laws, policies and procedures and their social impact.
4. Evaluate personal values, beliefs and behaviors and their potential impact on the criminal justice system.
5. Work effectively in diverse teams or groups.
6. Defend personal opinions and beliefs about identified criminal justice issues through the use of scholarly research.
7. Evaluate systematic response to public policy changes within various criminal justice agencies.

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