Nalysis and Differentiation between Issues in Contemporary Social Justice System and Criminal Justice System
The focus of the capstone project seeks to solve a contemporary criminal and social justice issue, through the application of information from sociology, law, psychology, ethics, and related fields to the study of criminal justice. In developing a proposed solution to a modern criminal and social justice issue, students are encouraged to use scholarly sources, multimedia, interviews with professionals in the field, and primary sources to identify and devise a workable plan.
Within the proposed solution:
Examine the relationship of social justice and the operations of the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to: crime scene investigation techniques and security; the collection, preservation and presentation of evidence; issues related to correctional institutions, incarceration, and release.
Analyze criminal and social justice theories in relation to the United States Constitution.
Apply knowledge of socio-economic (cultural) diversity to contemporary criminal and social justice.
Assess the centralization of criminal justice agencies domestically, the U.S. Homeland Security Act, and the international aspects of criminal and social justice.
Students may supplement their projects with any of the following: all scholarly sources, including documentaries and contemporary news-reporting; comparisons of similar tactics/agencies in varying situations and their effects; political and military trends and technology that directly impact the tactics/organizations being influenced.
*THE FOCUS OF THE PAPER IS HOW RACE AND ECONOMIC STATUS PLAY INTO THE SYSTEMS…THAT IS THE ISSUE*