Week 1 – Discussion
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Crime Control Versus Due Process|
After reading Chapter 1 of the Peak (2015) textbook, describe the crime control and due process models of criminal justice. Describe how the models are utilized by policy makers within the system, either alone or in conjunction with one another. What community indicators might exist that would determine which model became the dominant one relied upon by authorities? For more in-depth information, consider exploring some of the sources listed in the Recommended Resources for this week in the left-navigation pane of your online course.
Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length. Make use of what experts in the field of criminal justice have had to say on this subject, and make certain that factual information is used to support or legitimize any opinions made in a post. Feel free to make use of examples found in the news or popular media. Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your peers. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.