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Political Science
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POLS 3300
Dennis Baker

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September 11, 2013 – POLS 3300 – Lecture 3 Quick review… - Public Policy defines CJS as ‘fragmented’ - Auditor general defines CJS as ‘complex’ - How CJS interacts with other systems like social services, etc. – different values, different objectives, the privacy of the offender o “Let’s protect kids, rather than criminals privacy.” - Different rules for how CJS interacts with different areas Criminal justice can be approached from a variety of perspectives… - criminal law o relies on black letter law – what is the formal rule – not the complete picture - political science o political context of criminal justice is important – political issue and also as a public policy – how they are evaluated - sociology o more focused on what lead one to criminal behaviour - criminology o focuses on behaviour like sociology Key focus for us is crime and justice as political issues. - what do we mean by ‘political issue’? What is ‘politics’? o “who gets what powers” how we treat offenders, institutions, institutional interactions o “authoritative allocation of values” – who decides what values are, who enforces them, who assigns the values - Political science is interes
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