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 MillerView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Justine MadooCo-Instructor: Jessica MillerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Justine Madoo
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 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Mei YangView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Sally Simpson
    Spring 2020Instructor: Kyle Dorsey
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Greg Midgette
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Kyle Dorsey
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Cortney Fisher
    Spring 2020Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III
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 2020Instructor: David Salem
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Laure Brooks
    Spring 2020Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman
    Spring 2020Instructor: Thomas Alexander
(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 MaurielloView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Thomas Mauriello
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Wendy Stickle
    Spring 2020Instructor: Kyle Dorsey
s 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 intern
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Nicole Jackson
(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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Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Laure BrooksView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: David MitchellView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Nicole RomeiserView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: David Mitchell
    Spring 2020Instructor: Laure Brooks
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: Sarah Appleby
    Fall 2019Instructor: Jessica DeitzerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Lauren Porter
    Spring 2020Instructor: Jessica Miller
    Spring 2020Instructor: William Sollod
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: Katie ZafftView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Carlotta WoodwardView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: David Salem
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 2020Instructor: Nicole Romeiser
(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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    Fall 2019Instructor: Cortney FisherView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Louis "Chip" Morlier, LCSW-CView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Cortney Fisher
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 2019Instructor: Christine WhiteView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: María B. Vélez
(Perm Req) Contact department for information to register for this course.
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Nicole JacksonView: Syllabus
inar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Justine Madoo
rm 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. In the first few weeks of the semester we will learn about the computer and the internet, and discuss several definitions and typologies of cybercrime. Then we will discuss the hacker, the victim and the IT manger, review various theories of crime causation, and assess the relevance of these theories in the context of cyber space. We will then describe several technical tools that allow the collection of data from the Internet. We will conclude with a discussion on the legal issues affected and created by online
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
minar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evidence Based Pol
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Alan Drew
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
inar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Causes and Consequences of Ter
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Gary LaFree
inar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and So
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman
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
    Spring 2020Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III
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 MillerView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Jessica Miller
    Spring 2020Instructor: Justine Madoo
    Spring 2020Instructor: Carlotta Woodward
(Perm Req) Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Kyle DorseyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: Thomas AlexanderView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Kyle Dorsey
(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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    Fall 2019Instructor: Wade JacobsenView: Syllabus
    Fall 2019Instructor: María B. VélezView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: Wade Jacobsen
    Spring 2020Instructor: María B. Vélez
ected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Inter
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Gary LaFree
lected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crisis Management and Leadership for Public S
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    Spring 2020Instructor: C. Thomas (Tom) Jordan
lected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professi
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Shawn Eastman
ected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime M
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Marcus Boyd
ected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crossover Youth: The instersection of the Child Welfare System and Criminal Justice
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ected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Navigating Your Future: Transforming Your Degree into a C
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Richard Harris
ected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Perspectives on Deviance and Social C
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    Fall 2019Instructor: Shawn EastmanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2020Instructor: James Trusty
mination of special research problems and techn
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Min Xie
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 m
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Laura Dugan
s 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. In addition, special attention is devoted to the measurement of crime and what is known from the available empirical data on the nature and extent of crime in the United S
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Jean McGloin
cial Criminological Problems; Punishment and Ineq
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Wade Jacobsen
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 resea
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    Spring 2020Instructor: Lauren Porter
t (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. In this course, we will explore fundamental debates about the definition of crime, its nature, its explanation, and its control. Emphasis is placed on original readings and a critical appraisal of the major theoretical paradigms in the field of criminology. We will begin with controversies over the definition of crime and deviance. We then examine the nature of crime, including crime trends and patterns. Then we turn to different theories of crime and explore the underlying assumptions regarding human nature in the competing explanations and paradigms. For example, one major divide concerns theories that explain individual differences in crime rates versus those that explain societal or community-level differences. We will also explore the implications of criminological theory for understanding approaches to the prevention and control of
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    Spring 2020Instructor: John LaubView: Syllabus