Special Topics in Terrorism Studies; The Hostage Negotiator: Crisis Communication Skills

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Edward PallasView: Syllabus

Introduction to the administration of criminal justice in a democratic society, with emphasis on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement. The principles of organization and administration for law enforcement; functions and specific activities; planning and research; public relations; personnel and training; inspection and control; direction; policy formulation.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus

Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Katie ZafftView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Jessica DeitzerView: Syllabus

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, graphical techniques, and the computer analysis of criminology and criminal justice data. Basic procedures of hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and the analysis of continuous and binary dependent variables. Emphasis upon the examination of research problems and issues in criminology and criminal justice.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus

Conflict is unfortunately resolved through violence in a number of settings. It ranges from interpersonal to international in its scope. This course investigates the strengths and weakness of a number of resolutions to reducing violence over the course of history using both state centered and informal control.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Min XieView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Katie ZafftView: Syllabus

Law as one of the methods of social control. Criminal law: its nature, sources and types; theories and historical developments. Behavioral and legal aspects of criminal acts. Classification and analysis of selected criminal offenses.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Christine WhiteView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Russell E. Hamill IIIView: Syllabus

General principles and theories of criminal procedure. Due process. Arrest, search and seizure. Recent developments. Study and evaluation of evidence and proof

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    Fall 2018Instructor: David SalemView: Syllabus

Introduction to the formulation of research questions covering crime and justice, research designs, data collection, and interpretation and reporting in criminological and justice-system settings.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Wendy StickleView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) An introduction to modern methods used in detection, investigation, and solution of crime. Students will be taught basic and advanced investigative techniques utilized by law enforcement agencies. Analysis of actual cases will be used to demonstrate practical uses of these techniques.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Shawn EastmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: C. Thomas (Tom) JordanView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) An introduction to modern methods used in the detection, investigation and solution of crimes. Practical analysis of evidence in a crime laboratory, including fingerprints and other impressions, firearms ID and ballistics, hairs and fibers, document examination, and use of polygraph. This class is taught using a "blended learning" format divided equally with presentation of online recorded lectures, case studies, webcasts and readings; and practical examination of criminalistics procedures and evidence identification exercises in the CCJS Crime Laboratory.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Thomas MaurielloView: Syllabus

The trafficking of human beings in its historical, legal, economic, political and social contexts. Scope of the global problem, different forms of human trafficking, and regional trends and practices. Roles of government, the international community and individual actors. Strategies to combat trafficking.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Louis "Chip" MorlierView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Christine WhiteView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) In-depth examination of selected topics. Criminal responsibility. Socio-legal policy alternatives with regard to deviance. Law enforcement procedures for civil law and similar legal problems. Admissibility of evidence. Representation. Indigent's right to counsel.

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This course is designed to assist criminology and criminal justice students explore career opportunities. Topics will include: graduate school, law school, career opportunities in federal, state, local, and public agencies, resume writing, and internships.

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(Perm Req) Critical issues relating to policing. Topics include police discretion, role of police, use of force, misconduct, police research, administration, personnel, and etc.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: David MitchellView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Nicole RomeiserView: Syllabus

Examination of the American correctional system. Identification of historical and contemporary themes, issues, and trends. Evaluation of correctional policies, practices and research.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Lauren PorterView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Sarah TahamontView: Syllabus

Contemporary issues in the American court system such as prosecution, sentencing and punishment. Theoretical perspectives on courtroom decision-making integrated with empirical research. Courts and sentencing processes, including initial charging, pretrial detention and final sentencing outcomes. Innovations in courts and sentencing

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Alan DrewView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Alan DrewView: Syllabus

A thorough and critical examination of family violence. Topics include the historical background to family violence, methods of studying this serious issue, elder abuse, child abuse, the cultural factors involved in intimate partner violence, violence in same-sex relationships, and the criminal justice response to family violence. Although the course focuses on the American family, illustrations from other cultures are provided

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Nicole Romeiser

(Perm Req) An analysis of the role of criminal justice in the control of drug use and abuse

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(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Nicole JacksonView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Overview of the history and theory of victimology. Analysis of victimization patterns with special emphasis on types of victims and crimes. The interaction between victims of crime and the criminal justice system with respect to the role of the victim and the services offered to the victim.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus

Role and treatment of racial/ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system. Course will provide students with historical and theoretical framework for understanding this dynamic.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Christine WhiteView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Nicole JacksonView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Nicole JacksonView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.

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Criminal courts in the United States at all levels; judges, prosecutors, defenders, clerks, court administrators, and the nature of their jobs; problems facing courts and prosecutors today and problems of administration; reforms.

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re-Entry

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(Perm Req) Cybercrime research has grown in visibility and importance during the last two decades. Nevertheless, despite the growing public interest in cybercrime and its consequences for businesses and individuals, only scant attention has been given in the criminological discipline to investigation and understanding of this new type of crime. The purpose of this course is to introduce students with the technical, social and legal aspects of cybercrime as well as expose students to theories and tools that enable scientific exploration of this phenomenon.

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues

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    Fall 2018Instructor: David SalemView: Syllabus

Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cross National Comparisons of Crime and Criminal Justice

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Causes and Consequences of Terrorism

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and Society

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Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime and Place

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A review of the law of criminal corrections from sentencing to final release or release on parole. Probation, punishments, special treatments for special offenders, parole and pardon, and the prisoner's civil rights are also examined.

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Designed to introduce students to the complex issues of Security Administration and the critical terrorism issues facing the nation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and contemporary issues effecting U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. It also explores the challenges facing today's security administrators including: ethics, classified information, intelligence, terrorist organizations and incidents, physical and personnel security, transportation and border security issues

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The structuring of manpower, material, and systems to accomplish the major goals of social control. Personnel and systems management. Political controls and limitations on authority and jurisdiction.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Russell E. Hamill IIIView: Syllabus

Examination of juvenile delinquency in the United States. Nature and extent of juvenile delinquency, historical approaches, sociological and criminological theories and research, social contexts including the institutions of families, schools, and peers, and social responses. Prevention, punishment, and treatment programs, both within and outside of the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Katie ZafftView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Katie ZafftView: Syllabus
    Fall 2018Instructor: Thomas AlexanderView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.

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Definition, detection, prosecution, sentencing and impact of white collar and organized crime. Special consideration given to the role of federal law and enforcement practices.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Alan DrewView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Brief historical overview of criminological theory up to the 50's. Deviance. Labeling. Typologies. Most recent research in criminalistic subcultures and middle class delinquency. Recent proposals for "decriminalization".

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus

An examination of conceptual and practical issues related to planned change in criminal justice. Emphasis on the development of innovative ideas using a research and development approach to change.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Wendy Stickle

(Perm Req) Biological, environmental, and personality factors which influence criminal behaviors. Biophysiology and crime, stress and crime, maladjustment patterns, psychoses, personality disorders, aggression and violent crime, sex-motivated crime and sexual deviations, alcohol and drug abuse, and criminal behavior.

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(Perm Req)

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    Fall 2018Instructor: James Lynch

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elder Abuse

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crisis Management and Leadership for Public Safety

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; The Social Construction of Homicide

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Thomas AlexanderView: Syllabus

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professionals

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gangs

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Digital Forensics

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    Fall 2018Instructor: John ConroyView: Syllabus

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Sexual Deviance and Crime

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Child Abuse Investigations

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Louis "Chip" MorlierView: Syllabus

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Homeland Security Intelligence

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crossover Youth: The instersection of the Child Welfare System and Criminal Justice System

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Navigating Your Future: Transforming Your Degree into a Career

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics and Crime

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Forensic Investigations in the Criminal Justice System

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Heidi BreseeView: Syllabus

Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence

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Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; A Matter of Life and Death: Criminal Sentencing Issues

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Current concept of criminal justice in relationship to other concepts in the field. Historical perspective. Criminal justice and social control. Operational implications. Systemic aspects. Issues of evaluation.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Brian JohnsonView: Syllabus

An introduction to research, theory, and applications of the causes and consequences of police behavior. Community policing, problem-solving methods, police discretion, police misconduct, police crime prevention strategies, and restorative justice.

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Research and theory on prosecution, plea-bargaining, sentencing principles and guidelines, and sentencing policies in practice. Mandatory minimum sentencing, "three strikes" laws, race, gender and class disparities, general and specific deterrent effects of sentencing, restitution and restorative justice, diversion and sentencing to treatment.

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(Perm Req) An application of statistical and conceptual tools to criminal justice data in the student's area of concentration, resulting in a paper reporting the conceptualization, analytic methods and results. The topic of the independent study will be chosen through individual consultation with the instructor.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Greg Midgette

Examination of special research problems and techniques.

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Designed to help criminology students understand and apply three important components of statistics: decriptive statistics (including probability theory), fundamentals of statistical inference, and regression analysis. Course assumes familiarity with basic descriptive statistics. The emphasis of the classes on descriptive statistics is the calculation and interpretation of summary statistical measures for describing raw data. Covers the basic rules of probability and different probabilistic processes that could describe criminal activity.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Sarah TahamontView: Syllabus

An in-depth exploration of applied linear regression analysis. Covers characteristics of estimates, such as unbiasedness and efficiency. Encourages fluency with the theoretical issues involved in the basic linear regression using simple algebra, familiarity with the general model using matrix algebra, and fluency with the computer application of multivariate regressions and the probit/logit models.

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Provides the opportunity for students to develop and complete a research project, which will provide information on research proficiency for the determination of advancement to doctoral candidacy

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Greg MidgetteView: Syllabus

This course provides a general introduction to the study of the causes of crime from an interdisciplinary perspective. The central focus centers on the major theories of crime causation developed over the past two hundred years. Significant issues in criminology -- for example, the role of age, race, gender, and social class in crime causation as well as explanations of specific forms of crime such as violence and white collar crime -- are highlighted and discussed.

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This course investigates the potential for preventing crime, delinquency, and associated social problems with high costs to society. It uses as illustrative cases recent developments in the prevention of juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect, bullying and other forms of victimization, substance abuse and alcohol misuse, teen pregnancy, and school drop-out. Preventive interventions in the domains of family, school, and community are explored.

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Development, operation and future of correctional systems.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Lauren Porter

A study of the development of criminological thought from antiquity to the present.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus

Assumptions, biases, and relative strengths and weaknesses of theories of crime as applied to women. Criminal justice sanctioning of crimes by and against women. The course will also explore occupational segregationby gender in criminal justice professions, particularly in the fields ofpolicing, courts (attorneys and judges), and corrections (correctionalofficers and treatment staff).

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Sally SimpsonView: Syllabus

(Perm Req) Designed to provide an intensive examination of crime and the life course. Life course is examined as a theoretical orientation, a research methodology, and an empirical field of study with special reference to crime and deviance. Course includes development of criminal behavior and criminal careers; stability and change in criminal behavior across developmental stages; trajectories, transitions, and turning points through life; quantitative and qualitative approaches to studying crime and the life course; and social change and its link to individual lives.

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Overview of what is known about corporate crime and criminals (e.g.: similarities to and differences from other offenders and crime types; characteristics of offenders and victims; what counts as corporate crime ; introduction to theoretical frameworks.) Readings and class materials will coalesce around specific issues about which there is much debate but scant empirical research. Discussions will center around what is known, what is not, what needs to be done and how.

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Examine the factors that have led to recent police innovations and recent innovations in the study of policing. Critically explores the effects of such policies on crime and disorder, on research practices, as well as unintended consequences on community, police abuse and police organization. Which policies have been found to be effective? What types of practices work most effectively for what type of crime and disorder problems? Has there been sufficient research for us to come to solid conclusions regarding these questions? Does present research fit the practices of the police?

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Provides an historical overview of the operation and evolution of the criminal justice system and the impact of race. How race affects definitions of crime and criminality, the workings of the criminal justice system, the development of criminological theory, and the role of criminal justice ethics in the study of race and crime will be considered.

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Special Criminological Problems

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Special Criminological Problems; Criminal Victimization

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Special Criminological Problems; Communities and Crime

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Special Criminological Problems; Research Practicum

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Special Criminological Problems; Seminar on Causal Inference

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Also offered as PUAF689T. Credit granted for CCJS699N or PUAF689T.

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Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality

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Special Criminological Problems; Longitudinal Data Analysis

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Special Criminological Problems; Policy Research Methods in Criminologist

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An in-depth inventory of the methods of criminological research. It considers the philosophy of science and research ethics; discusses sampling, measurement and methods of data collection, including survey, experimental, evaluation, and qualitative research.

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Application of advanced research methods and data analysis strategies to criminological and criminal justice problems.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Laura DuganView: Syllabus

System theory and method; examination of planning methods and models based primarily on a systems approach to the operations of the criminal justice system.

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    Fall 2018Instructor: James Lynch

(Perm Req) Master's Thesis Research

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(Perm Req) Pre-Candidacy Research

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(Perm Req) Doctoral Dissertation Research

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This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing cases and investigative reports.

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Topics in Social Advocacy; Legal Advocacy

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    Fall 2018Instructor: James TrustyView: Syllabus

Topics in Public Law; Comparative Justice

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Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Globalization and the Future of Politics

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Laszlo KorossyView: Syllabus

An examination of various topics relating to elections; the focus includes the legal structure under which elections are conducted, the selection and nomination process, the conduct of election campaigns, and patterns of political participation and voting choice in different types of elections.

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Seminar in Public Law; Women, Gender, and Law

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    Fall 2018Instructor: Samantha DavisView: Syllabus

A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.

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What (if anything) motivates an individual to commit acts of crime? Why is crime concentrated in a small number of communities? Why do some societies have high rates of crime and violence while others do not? What can the government do (if anything) to prevent and control crime? These questions have challenged and bedeviled social thinkers for centuries. Indeed, such big questions have no easy answers. This course seeks to engage students in a thoughtful, in-depth examination of the idea of crime.

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Honors Seminar; Crime and Public Policy

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