In this program, you will examine the legal systems of the United States and New Zealand to compare the policing, court processes, citizen rights, and incarceration and sentencing policies of the two countries. Although New Zealand's system is based on statutory and common law with a judiciary structure similar to Great Britain and Canada, its prison system faces issues quite similar to those in the United States, including disproportionate minority contact and high incarceration rates. A focal point of the course will be the intersection between the indigenous cultures and majority justice systems, which will allow you to compare the Maori experience with those of the Great Sioux Nation.
May 12, 2018
May 26, 2018
CJUS 492 Comparative Criminal Justice: New Zealand and the United States
POLS 492 Comparative Criminal Justice: New Zealand and the United States
Sandy McKeown and Shane Nordyke