This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system. The primary goal of this course is to develop a general understanding of the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems in and outside of Singapore. Students will have the opportunity to learn different theories on crime & victimization; criminal justice system’s response to crime; and challenges in criminal justice.
|Learning outcomes The learner will:||Assessment criteria The learner can:|
|1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of law and justice, and an understanding of issues relating to criminal justice and the criminal justice system.||1.1 Understand the major concepts and theories relating to criminal justice and the criminal justice system.
1.2 Explain the causes of crime and the issues surrounding them.
|2. Synthesize information on all facets or dimensions of criminal justice.||2.1 Critically evaluate multiple perspectives on criminal justice.
2.2 Develop both local and global knowledge on criminal justice and its systems.
|3. Analyze and reflect on issues regarding criminal justice.||3.1 Apply major concepts and theories to real world issues regarding criminal justice.
3.2 Evaluate the issues and understand the limitations of the criminal justice system.
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