BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-141 - Criminal Justice Studies Ii - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-141 - Criminal Justice Studies Ii - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides an overview of the public safety sector in Canada. Learners will be introduced to responsibilities of professionals in the field and will explore activities related to public safety. This course examines the gaps in the existing criminal justice system that has resulted in the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the system as both victims and offenders. Professional expectations including ethics, responsibilities, the Incident Management Intervention Model (IMIM), and the CAPRA (Clients, Acquiring/Analyzing Information, Partnerships, Response, Assessment) will be explored and role-play and experiential components will be used throughout.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Certificate Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : CAPS-140 ,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • describe the responsibilities of peace officers; proper use of radio, phonetic alphabet and 24-hour time clock;

    • define ethics and professionalism as it pertains to public safety;

    • describe the multiple roles of a public safety professionals, appropriate responses and the use of discretion;

    • demonstrate a knowledge and application of the IMIM options and justification;

    • apply the CAPRA problem solving model to address a community problem and create a public presentation; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of corrections and criminal justice reform required to address the needs of Indigenous offenders.

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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    CAPS-141-01     08 Jan 2024 - 19 Apr 2024