Courses Offered in Fall 2016

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
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Emily Glazener View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Justin Pascal Bernstein
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Deanna Devlin View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 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 2017 Instructor: Sally Simpson View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Michelle Fabiani
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Chae Mamayek Jaynes View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 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
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Miranda Galvin
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Daren Fisher View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Ray Paternoster View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Ray Paternoster 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.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Min Xie View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Laura Dugan
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
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 2017 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Christine White
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Christine White 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
    Fall 2017 Instructor: David Salem View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: David Salem View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: David Salem View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: David Salem View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 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 2017 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
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.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Shawn Eastman
    Fall 2017 Instructor: C. Thomas (Tom) Jordan View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Shawn Eastman View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Shawn Eastman View Syllabus
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
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Thomas Mauriello View Syllabus
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 2017 Instructor: Wendy Stickle View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Christine White
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Christine White 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 2017 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Lawrence Sherman View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: David Mitchell View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Laure Brooks View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: David Mitchell
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 2017 Instructor: Tom Scott View Syllabus
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura 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
    Fall 2017 Instructor: James Lynch
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Alan Drew
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Nicole Frisch View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Rebecca Richardson View Syllabus
CCJS350: Juvenile Delinquency
(Perm Req) Juvenile delinquency in relation to the general problem of crime; analysis of factors underlying juvenile delinquency; treatment and prevention; organization and social responsibility of law enforcement.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Robin Shusko View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
CCJS359: Field Training in Criminology and Corrections
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
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
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Cortney Fisher
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Cortney Fisher View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Cortney Fisher View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 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
    Summer 2017 Instructor: Christine White
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Christine White
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
CCJS388H: Independent Reading Course in Criminology and Criminal Justice
(Perm Req)
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Thomas Loughran View Syllabus
CCJS398: Law Enforcement Field Training
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Nicole Jackson View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Thomas Loughran View Syllabus
CCJS451: Crime and Delinquency Prevention
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Katie Zafft View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
CCJS452: Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents
(Perm Req) Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Lauren Porter View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont View Syllabus
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Lauren Porter
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Robin Shusko View Syllabus
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
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Wade Jacobsen View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Miranda Galvin View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Miranda Galvin View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
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 2017 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Rebecca Morse View Syllabus
CCJS489H: Honors Thesis Research
(Perm Req)
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Thomas Loughran View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Thomas Loughran
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
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
CCJS498G: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gangs
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Gangs
Course Offering
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Shawn Eastman View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
    Spring 2016 Instructor: Justine Madoo Co-Instructor: Brian Engelmann View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
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.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Brian Johnson View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Brian Johnson View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Brian Johnson View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Brian Johnson 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.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
CCJS653: Seminar in Corrections
Development, operation and future of correctional systems.
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Lauren Porter View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Kiminori Nakamura View Syllabus
CCJS654: History of Criminological Thought
A study of the development of criminological thought from antiquity to the present.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Wade Jacobsen View Syllabus
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Terence Thornberry View Syllabus
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).
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Sally Simpson View Syllabus
    Spring 2015 Instructor: Sally Simpson View Syllabus
CCJS699N: Special Criminological Problems; Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
Also offered as PUAF689T. Credit granted for CCJS699N or PUAF689T.
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
CCJS710: Advanced Research Methods in Criminology
Application of advanced research methods and data analysis strategies to criminological and criminal justice problems.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Laura Dugan
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Thomas Loughran View Syllabus
    Fall 2015 Instructor: Thomas Loughran View Syllabus
    Fall 2014 Instructor: Thomas Loughran
GVPT319L: Topics in Social Advocacy; Legal Advocacy
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Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: James Trusty View Syllabus
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.
Course Offering
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Samantha Davis View Syllabus