CJ325 CJ Special Populations

This course will explore the impact that changes in the composition of communities across the country have had on the criminal justice system, specifically, law enforcement. Students will learn incident response approaches for individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, delirium, developmental disabilities; as well as mental illness. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to apply appropriate verbal and non-verbal cues for responses to incidents involving an autistic child or adult, propose strategies to mitigate incidents with Alzheimer’s diagnosed community members and assess scenarios involving individuals with mental illness for potential responses.



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