||[Jan. 14th, 2007|06:06 pm]
Okay folks, here's the deal. This semester I'm enrolled in a class called Administration of Justice (CRJ 603) for my Masters program. I didn't want to take it because everyone and their brother said it is very dry, but it's a required one. Problem is, I can't really tell what it's going to be like based on the description provided in the course catalog:|
Intensive and integrative analysis of the administration of criminal justice. Uses a pluralistic model of public crime control policy making to examine existing and possible future efforts and effects on the American criminal justice and criminal-legal system and its agencies and operations. Extensive exposure to the criminal justice system, supporting social science, and legal literature in the field.
That's about as clear as mud, don't ya think? ;-) Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has ever taken a class of similar nature and if you could provide a little insight as to what it covers.
Also, these are the books that are being used for the class...anyone ever use/read any of them, and what did you think?
•Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs by Walker (I've used this one for a previous class, so I know what to expect.)
•Police for the Future by Bayley
•Reform in the Making by Lin
•Speedy Disposition by Church
Thanks in advance guys and gals.