(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. There are lab fees associated with this course.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Thomas P. MaurielloView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Thomas P. Mauriello
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.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Edward PallasView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Edward PallasView: Syllabus
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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    Fall 2019Instructor: Alan DrewView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Alan DrewView: Syllabus
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Nicole JacksonView: Syllabus
inar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cross National Comparisons of Crime and Criminal J
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Laszlo KorossyView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Bo Jiang
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 2019Instructor: Russell E. Hamill IIIView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Russell E. Hamill IIIView: Syllabus
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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    Fall 2019Instructor: Robin ShuskoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Robin ShuskoView: Syllabus
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Elder Abuse
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Heidi BreseeView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Heidi BreseeView: Syllabus
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Digital Forensics
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
This course will focus on the philosophical, political, practical, Constitutional, and case law issues surrounding the sentencing of criminal defendants in the American criminal justice system.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: James TrustyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: James TrustyCo-Instructor: Debra DwyerView: Syllabus
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 2019Instructor: Brian JohnsonView: Syllabus
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. The sessions on fundamentals of statistical inferences are designed to provide background for executing and interpreting hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. The latter portion of the course focuses on regession analysis. Uses the statistical software, Stata.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Sarah TahamontView: Syllabus
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 2019Instructor: Greg MidgetteView: Syllabus
A study of the development of criminological thought from antiquity to the present.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus
vides 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 consi
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    Fall 2019Instructor: María B. VélezView: Syllabus
cial Criminological Problems; Criminal Victimi
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Min XieView: Syllabus
Application of advanced research methods and data analysis strategies to criminological and criminal justice problems.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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 2019Instructor: James LynchView: Syllabus