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 2024 Instructor: Justine Madoo Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Justine Madoo Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Jessica Morabito Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Jessica Morabito Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Robert Brame Co-Instructor: View:
    Fall 2023 Instructor: Sarah Tahamont Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Cortney Fisher Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Russell E. Hamill III Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Brett Lacey Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Thomas Alexander Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of violent political conflict.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course will introduce students to the field of cyber security, with focus on how cyber security and digital investigation techniques are used by government, law enforcement, and private sector roles.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Brett Lacey Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course assists Criminology and Criminal Justice majors in exploring and preparing to enter graduate school and/or the professional work world.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Richard Harris Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: David Mitchell Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Fall 2023 Instructor: Nicole Romeiser Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Jessica Morabito Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Lauren Porter Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: William Sollod Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Robert Stewart Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Cortney Fisher Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Cortney Fisher Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Demar Lewis Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course is designed to introduce students to very recent, complex issues in criminal law.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: David Salem Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course is an introduction to the U.S. immigration laws as applied to personal, corporate, and public policy judgements.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Alan Drew Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Causes and Consequences of Terrorism.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Gary LaFree Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course will analyze the role of criminology and criminal justice in the understanding and control of cannabis use and abuse.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Alan Robertson Lehman Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime and Place
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Nicole Romeiser Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course introduces students to the components of the criminal justice system that deal with convicted criminal offenders in community-based settings.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
This course will explore the inner thoughts of a violent criminal and the motive behind their crimes.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: 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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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Jessica Morabito Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Carlotta Woodward Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: Brett Lacey Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
    Spring 2024 Instructor: Brett Lacey Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus
Examination of the main theoretical accounts that explain the underlying causes of criminal behaviors. Explore how individual choices, socialization experiences, biological factors, and social structure affect criminal behaviors.
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    Spring 2024 Instructor: María B. Vélez Co-Instructor: View: Syllabus