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 2019Instructor: Justine MadooCo-Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Justine MadooCo-Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: 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 2021Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Cassandra PhilipponView: 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 2019Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Greg MidgetteView: 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 2019Instructor: Min XieView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: 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 2019Instructor: Russell E. Hamill IIIView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: 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 2021Instructor: 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 2019Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Wendy StickleView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Wendy StickleView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus
Provides an overview of the three major components of the American criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Each component will be explored in its development over time as well as various issues surrounding each component. This course will also cover important issues that are relevant to current debates including race, reentry, technology and crime, juvenile justice, and future directions for criminal justice.
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
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 2021Instructor: David AndersonView: 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 2019Instructor: Christine WhiteView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier, LCSW-CView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier, LCSW-CView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
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
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 2019Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: David MitchellView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Nicole RomeiserView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: David MitchellView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: 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 2019Instructor: Jessica DeitzerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Rachel EllisView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica DeitzerView: 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 2019Instructor: Carlotta WoodwardView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Robert StewartView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Carlotta WoodwardView: Syllabus
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 2019Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier, LCSW-CView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier, LCSW-CView: 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 2021Instructor: Brooklynn HitchensView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: María B. VélezView: Syllabus
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re-Entry
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues
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    Fall 2019Instructor: David SalemView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: David SalemView: Syllabus
This course will explore the use of data science in the criminal justice system through the lens of risk assessment instruments (or risk assessment algorithms).
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Zubin Jelveh View: Syllabus
The primary objective of this seminar is to facilitate students' understanding of well-established issues in the delivery of police services.
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Rod K. BrunsonView: Syllabus
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and Society
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Alan Robertson LehmanView: Syllabus
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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    Fall 2021Instructor: Richard HarrisView: Syllabus
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
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 2019Instructor: Justine MadooCo-Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Justine MadooView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Jessica MorabitoView: Syllabus
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Thomas AlexanderView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Thomas AlexanderView: Syllabus
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 2019Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: María B. VélezView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: 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
This course will explore the psychological and social factors that make us susceptible to propaganda, disinformation, fake news and conspiracy theories.
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    Fall 2021Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the use of force by both public safety organizations and private individuals.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Shawn EastmanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2021Instructor: Shawn EastmanView: Syllabus
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