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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBS                                     Course Number: 415                                    
Course Title: Capstone Seminar for B.S. in Criminal Justice
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This capstone seminar is required of all Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice majors. It affords students with the opportunity to reexamine and integrate the practical and theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills acquired over the course of their studies within the major into a meaningful culminating experience. Students will participate in debates central to the understanding of the American criminal justice system. Focusing on reexamination of some prominent criminal justice texts, the course will require students to critically examine in depth an original work relative to its social and political context and to the theoretical and empirical literature. Students will also apply and advance theoretical arguments in oral and written form through an in-depth examination of a current or controversial issue of their choosing such as: the use of force by police, plea bargaining, or mass incarceration.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, CJBS 300
Start Date:    06/30/2012                         End Date: