Courses Offered in Spring 2018

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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman 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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 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
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Thomas Alexander
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laure Brooks 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.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
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.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Mitchell View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laure Brooks 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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Lauren Porter View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: William Sollod View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Justine Madoo 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
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    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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Nicole Romeiser 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.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Thomas Alexander View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Christine White View Syllabus
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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: John Conroy View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Maimon View Syllabus
CCJS418J: Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Policing
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Alan Drew View Syllabus
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.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Carlotta Woodward View Syllabus
    Spring 2018 Instructor: Justine Madoo View Syllabus
CCJS451: Crime and Delinquency Prevention
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
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    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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont 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".
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle 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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: David Bierie View Syllabus
CCJS498C: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction
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    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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: C. Thomas (Tom) Jordan View Syllabus
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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Shawn Eastman View Syllabus
CCJS498M: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping
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    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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier View Syllabus
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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wendy Stickle Co-Instructor: Lindsey Seaby View Syllabus
CCJS498T: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy
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    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
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: James Trusty View Syllabus
CCJS498Y: Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Samantha Davis View Syllabus
CCJS610: Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Examination of special research problems and techniques.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Min Xie View Syllabus
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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Laura Dugan View Syllabus
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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Jean McGloin View Syllabus
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?
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Lawrence Sherman View Syllabus
CCJS699Q: Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality
Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: Wade Jacobsen View Syllabus
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.
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    Spring 2018 Instructor: John Laub View Syllabus