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Justice Connections

Students interested in contemporary American social issues and Criminal Justice will build their critical thinking, communication, and writing skills while exploring our complex justice system. Learning Communities classes are limited to 24 students. Readings, assignments and topics will apply to both classes, and students must register for both classes with matching section numbers.

INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE CONNECTIONS
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS
CRJ 101-021P Prof. Victor Conversano
EBS 021-021P Prof. Michael Berkowitz
This learning community will explore the history, development, and function of the police in a free society.

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
ON-CAMPUS HYBRID
PHR 111-017P Weds 9:30-10:45 a.m., Dr. Kevin Olbrys
WRT 201-017P Weds 11:00-12:15 p.m. Prof. Eileen Fitzgerald
This learning community will explore the ways in which political philosophy & social theory inform the justice system & the ways in which these influences are depicted in literature.

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
ON-CAMPUS HYBRID
PHR 121-001HY TH 1:45-3:00 p.m., Dr. Clemens Reinke
This Justice Connections section will tailor a comparative study of the history, basic beliefs, and characteristic practices of many major religious systems to include the religious concepts of Justice, The Law, Use of Force, Death & Dying and their meaning in Criminal Justice.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND LITERATURE
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS
CRJ-111-018P Prof. Frank Corrigan
WRT 201-018P Dr. Pamela Haji
This Learning Community will explore how criminal investigation, contemporary policing, and justice are depicted in a wide range of literature and media.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLICING
ON-CAMPUS HYBRID
CRJ-109-033P Tuesday 12:20-1:35 p.m., Prof. Richard Kuiters
WRT 101-033P Tuesday 11:00-12:15 p.m., Prof. Eileen Fitzgerald
This learning community will explore, research, and write about the many issues currently facing the contemporary American criminal justice system.

• CRJ-101, CRJ -109 & CRJ 111 Fulfill Program Requirements
• WRT-101 & WRT-201 Fulfill General Education Communication Requirements
• PHR-111 & PHR-121 Fulfill General Education Humanities Requirements

For further information, please contact
Richard Kuiters
Office Room: W-222
(201) 493-3693
rkuiters@bergen.edu

Eileen Fitzgerald
Office Room: A-333D
(201) 447-7962
efitzgerald@bergen.edu