Criminal and Social Justice Seminar
This two week survey program will familiarize participants with the fundamental theories underlying (1) criminal behavior, (2) societal and governmental responses to those behaviors, and (3) a criminal justice system that regulates adjudication, deterrence, reformation, and punishment of those accused, and adjudicated responsible, of criminal behavior. We will explore the most prevalent factors that drive crime in an effort to identify possible solutions. We will also examine the societal and governmental responses to criminal behavior. From the moment an allegation that a crime has been committed, it triggers a variety of responses from various sources – including social services and government agencies. In addition to identifying the potential, responsive actions taken by these services and agencies, we will specifically address the role these services and agencies play in the diversion, intervention, treatment, reformation, incarceration, and supervision of those accused or adjudicated of criminal behavior and whether such responses are effective. In learning about the most common reaction, entry into the criminal justice system, the course will provide an understanding of the adjudicative process and will think about whether this system is the most effective response. In addition to classroom interaction, guest lecturers and site visits will be utilized to show how theories are utilized in the “real world.” Through interactive exercises, students will consider how to apply the concepts learned to actual cases.
This course will run Monday - Friday for approximately 3.5 hours in the morning and 3.5 hours in the afternoon.
Faculty: Christina Miller
Class Location: TBD
Program Dates for 2020:
June 22 - July 3
Students entering grades 10, 11 & 12
Application Deadlines for 2020
A Day in the Life...
8:00 am - Breakfast
12:00 pm - Lunch and social time
5:00 pm - Dinner
9:00 pm - Social Event in the dormitory