The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice lecturers who are teaching this spring at the Shady Grove campus are Wendy Stickle (director), Rebecca Morse, Laura Garnier Dykstra, Ryan Cotter, C. Thomas Jordan, Shawn Eastman, Nicole Romeiser, and John Conroy. To see photos, click Shady Grove Lecturers
CCJS 325 Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking is taught by Dr. Wendy Stickle. With the help of the professor, students in this course learn and analyze the human trafficking phenomenon through academic research, domestic and international policies and laws, key modern cases and debates, enforcement strategies and abolition movements.
CCJS 330 Contemporary Issues in Criminology is taught by Dr. Rebecca S. Morse, PhD. Students in this course examine a broad range of contemporary criminal justice issues such as racial profiling, police use of deadly force, death penalty, sex offender registration, eyewitness testimony, jury nullification, and other, oftentimes, contentious areas.
CCJS 418F Serial Offending class is taught by Dr. Laura Garnier Dykstra, PhD. Multiple categories of serial offenses, including arson, bombings, sexual assault and homicide are examined with the students during the class. Additionally, students are involved in discussions of theories of serial offending and treatment of serial offenders in the criminal justice system (including investigation, prosecution, and corrections).
CCJS 440 Security Administration is taught by Ryan Cotter at the Shady Grove campus. Students in this class are introduced to the complex issues of Security Administration and the critical terrorism issues facing the nation. They also explore 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.
CCJS 498D Crisis Management and Leadership for Public Safety is taught by C. Thomas Jordan. Students are taught basic and advanced methods and techniques used to prepare, predict and navigate crises faced by public safety agencies and organizations. Analysis of actual events and case studies are used to discuss practical uses of these techniques.
CCJS 498F Recruiting and Retention of Public Safety Professional is taught by Shawn Eastman. Students in this course gain historical understanding of issues that both positively and negatively affect the pre-employment process for law enforcement agencies.
CCJS 498Y Domestic Violence class is taught by Nicole Romeiser. This course is focused on family violence as it relates to intimate partner violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. Students learn theories of causation as well as responses to these types of issues and crimes by the criminal justice system.
CCJS 498I Computer and Digital Forensics course is taught by John Conroy, M.S., CFCE. Students familiarize with the use of digital evidence in criminal investigations, relevant case law in computer crime and digital evidence, and the challenges faced by law enforcement.