Course Offerings

CCJS100: Introduction to Criminal Justice
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
CCJS105: Introduction to Criminology
Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura Co-Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
CCJS200: Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman View Syllabus
CCJS225: Responses to Violence
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS230: Criminal Law in Action
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III View Syllabus
CCJS234: Law of Criminal Investigation
General principles and theories of criminal procedure. Due process. Arrest, search and seizure. Recent developments. Study and evaluation of evidence and proof
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Salem View Syllabus
CCJS300: Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Thomas Alexander
CCJS310: Criminal Investigations
(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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS320: Introduction to Criminalistics
(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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello
CCJS325: Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle View Syllabus
CCJS330: Contemporary Criminological Issues
(Perm Req) Topics may include career criminals, prison overcrowding, prediction, ecological studies of crimes, family and delinquency, entrepreneurship in criminal justice and criminology, and similar criminological problems.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS331: Contemporary Legal Policy Issues
(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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS332: Transitions: From Undergraduate to Professional
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
CCJS340: Policing
(Perm Req) Critical issues relating to policing. Topics include police discretion, role of police, use of force, misconduct, police research, administration, personnel, and etc.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Mitchell View Syllabus
CCJS342: Corrections
Examination of the American correctional system. Identification of historical and contemporary themes, issues, and trends. Evaluation of correctional policies, practices and research.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Lauren Porter View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: William Sollod View Syllabus
CCJS345: Courts and Sentencing
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
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Drew View Syllabus
CCJS346: Domestic Violence
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
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Nicole Romeiser View Syllabus
CCJS352: Drugs and Crime
(Perm Req) An analysis of the role of criminal justice in the control of drug use and abuse
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS359: Field Training in Criminology and Corrections
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS360: Victimology
(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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Cortney Fisher View Syllabus
CCJS370: Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
CCJS386: Experiential Learning
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS398: Law Enforcement Field Training
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS399: Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS400: Criminal Courts
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418A: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re-Entry
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re-Entry
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CCJS418B: CCJS418B Cyber Crime
(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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: John Conroy View Syllabus
CCJS418D: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418E: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418J: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Drew View Syllabus
CCJS418M: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cross National Comparisons of Crime and Criminal Justice
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cross National Comparisons of Crime and Criminal Justice
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418N: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Causes and Consequences of Terrorism
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Causes and Consequences of Terrorism
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418P: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and Society
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and Society
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS418Q: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime and Place
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime and Place
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS432: Law of Corrections
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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CCJS440: Security Administration
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
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS444: Advanced Law Enforcement Administration
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Lawrence Sherman View Syllabus
CCJS450: Advanced Juvenile Delinquency
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Carlotta Woodward View Syllabus
CCJS451: Crime and Delinquency Prevention
(Perm Req) Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS451: Crime and Delinquency Prevention
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura Co-Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
CCJS452: Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents
(Perm Req) Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont View Syllabus
CCJS453: White Collar and Organized Crime
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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CCJS454: Contemporary Criminological Theory
(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".
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle View Syllabus
CCJS455: Dynamics of Planned Change in Criminal Justice I
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS461: Psychology of Criminal Behavior
(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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
CCJS489H: Honors Thesis Research
(Perm Req)
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498B: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elder Abuse
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elder Abuse
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498C: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Sally Simpson View Syllabus
CCJS498D: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crisis Management and Leadership for Public Safety
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crisis Management and Leadership for Public Safety
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: C. Thomas (Tom) Jordan View Syllabus
CCJS498E: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; The Social Construction of Homicide
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; The Social Construction of Homicide
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498F: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professionals
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professionals
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Shawn Eastman View Syllabus
CCJS498G: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gangs
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gangs
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498J: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Sexual Deviance and Crime
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Sexual Deviance and Crime
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498K: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Child Abuse Investigations
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Child Abuse Investigations
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CCJS498L: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498M: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Marcus Boyd View Syllabus
CCJS498N: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Homeland Security Intelligence
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Homeland Security Intelligence
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier View Syllabus
CCJS498O: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crossover Youth: The instersection of the Child Welfare System and Criminal Justice System
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crossover Youth: The instersection of the Child Welfare System and Criminal Justice System
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498Q: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Navigating Your Future: Transforming Your Degree into a Career
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Navigating Your Future: Transforming Your Degree into a Career
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle Co-Instructor: Lindsey Seaby View Syllabus
CCJS498R: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics and Crime
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics and Crime
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498T: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Heidi Bresee
CCJS498V: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: James Trusty View Syllabus
CCJS498W: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS498Y: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Samantha Davis View Syllabus
CCJS498Z: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; A Matter of Life and Death: Criminal Sentencing Issues
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; A Matter of Life and Death: Criminal Sentencing Issues
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS600: Criminal Justice
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS601: Policing
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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CCJS602: Courts and Sentencing
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS604: Policy Analysis Project
(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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS610: Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Examination of special research problems and techniques.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Min Xie View Syllabus
CCJS620: Fundamentals of Criminological Research
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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CCJS621: General Linear Models in Criminal Justice Research
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
CCJS650: Research Practicum
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
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS651: Seminar in Criminology
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Jean McGloin View Syllabus
CCJS652: Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS653: Seminar in Corrections
Development, operation and future of correctional systems.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS654: History of Criminological Thought
A study of the development of criminological thought from antiquity to the present.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS660: Gender and Crime
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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CCJS661: Crime and the Life Course
(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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CCJS663: Issues in Corporate Crime
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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CCJS667: Innovations in Policing: Programs, Policies and Research
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?
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Lawrence Sherman View Syllabus
CCJS670: Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice
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.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS699: Special Criminological Problems
Special Criminological Problems
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CCJS699C: Special Criminological Problems; Criminal Victimization
Special Criminological Problems; Criminal Victimization
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CCJS699I: Special Criminological Problems; Communities and Crime
Special Criminological Problems; Communities and Crime
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CCJS699K: Special Criminological Problems; Research Practicum
Special Criminological Problems; Research Practicum
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CCJS699L: Special Criminological Problems; Seminar on Causal Inference
Special Criminological Problems; Seminar on Causal Inference
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS699N: Special Criminological Problems; Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Also offered as PUAF689T. Credit granted for CCJS699N or PUAF689T.
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CCJS699Q: Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality
Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wade Jacobsen View Syllabus
CCJS699T: Special Criminological Problems; Longitudinal Data Analysis
Special Criminological Problems; Longitudinal Data Analysis
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CCJS699X: Special Criminological Problems; Policy Research Methods in Criminologist
Special Criminological Problems; Policy Research Methods in Criminologist
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS700: Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
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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CCJS710: Advanced Research Methods in Criminology
Application of advanced research methods and data analysis strategies to criminological and criminal justice problems.
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CCJS720: Criminal Justice System Planning: Policy Analysis for Crime Control
System theory and method; examination of planning methods and models based primarily on a systems approach to the operations of the criminal justice system.
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS799: Master's Thesis Research
(Perm Req) Master's Thesis Research
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS898: Pre-Candidacy Research
(Perm Req) Pre-Candidacy Research
[Future instances TBD]
CCJS899: Doctoral Dissertation Research
(Perm Req) Doctoral Dissertation Research
[Future instances TBD]
ENGL398C: Topics in Professional Writing; Writing Case Studies and Narratives
This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. An advanced composition course which emphasizes writing cases and investigative reports.
[Future instances TBD]
GVPT339B: Topics in Public Law; Comparative Justice
Topics in Public Law; Comparative Justice
[Future instances TBD]
GVPT423: Elections and Electoral Behavior
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.
[Future instances TBD]
GVPT474: Political Parties
A descriptive and analytical examination of American political parties, nominations, elections, and political leadership.
[Future instances TBD]
HONR218W: The Idea of Crime
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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2018 Instructor: John Laub View Syllabus
HONR278P: Honors Seminar; Crime and Public Policy
Honors Seminar; Crime and Public Policy
[Future instances TBD]