Criminology and Justice Studies (CRIM)

CRIM 12000     INTRODUCTION TO JUSTICE STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

Surveys the U.S. criminal justice system and its component institutions and processes, including overviews of policing, corrections, courts, and their inter-relations in the criminal justice system. An overview is also provided of the nature and measurement of crime, patterns of offending and victimization, and criminal justice responses to offending and victimization. Historical and emerging issues are introduced including a variety of insights related to effective, professional and ethical practices in criminal justice.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

CRIM 22100     BASIC INTERVIEWING      3 Credit Hours

Foundation of basic interviewing principles including communication models,question format, distortions, topic control, inhibitors, facilitators, listening, types of interviews and practical exercises.

Prerequisite: CRIM12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 22300     POLICE ROLE      3 Credit Hours

Systematic analysis of the police role. An examination of the related research with an emphasis on divergent perspective and development of conceptual models.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

CRIM 22301     THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS      3 Credit Hours

An examination of established investigative processes, techniques employed in conducting a systematic investigation and legal implications.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 26701     CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Course topics include history of corrections, punishment, community corrections, correctional institutions, correctional administration, issues in corrections, and future trends of corrections.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

CRIM 26704     ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

General treatment of the legal system with special emphasis on its origin, structure and functional consequences on issues and problems in modern society. .

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Social Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

CRIM 27095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      2,3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) Intensive analysis of issues significant and current in the field which are not covered in regular courses.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 27311     VICTIMOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Patterns of victim-offender relationship and process of victimization. Role of victims in criminal process. Problems of adjustment to victimization and issues in victim compensation.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 32200     POLICE AND COMMUNITY      3 Credit Hours

An examination of the rights of individuals, citizen involvement, the police as members of the community, and the development implementation and evaluation of related programs.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 22300; and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 32500     CRISIS INTERVENTION      3 Credit Hours

Crisis intervention situations in criminal justice are considered. The service role of criminal justice personnel, community resources and skill development are also considered.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000; and CRIM 22300 or CRIM 27311; and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 33200     CRIMINAL LAW      3 Credit Hours

Developmental backgrounds and principles of criminal law; structure, functions of criminal law; rules of criminal liability and procedural requisites in criminal proof. Case analysis included.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 33300     DEVELOPMENT OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

Course focuses on the evolution of the criminal justice process from its establishment in the United States to the present.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 33400     CRIME AND JUSTICE IN POPULAR CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

Crime and criminal justice as they are socially constructed and portrayed in popular culture including television, news and entertainment, popular film and other media of popular culture. Critical analysis of relations between popular culture, media institutions, crime and justice. Role of popular culture media in shaping public opinions about crime and justice, and in turn the relevance of public opinion for understanding criminal justice politics and policy.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 34200     CRIMINAL PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the use of evidence and the legal procedures followed in the processing of criminal cases. Case analysis and writing assignments required.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 or PLST 18000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 34311     YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM      3 Credit Hours

Analysis of situations involving the legal rights of children and youths which demand intervention by justice institutions or service agencies.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 34500     UNDERSTANDING CRIMINAL LAW THROUGH FICTION      3 Credit Hours

Exploration of legal concepts and their application as reflected in popular and literary fiction. Legal analysis of important issues involving criminal and civil law, criminal and civil procedures, evidence, courts and related legal topics. Application of legal issues and procedures to real life situations.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 26704 and Junior Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 36702     CRIMINOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Examines crime from the legal and social viewpoints; including extent and patterns of criminal behavior. Special emphasis on theoretical explanations of criminal behavior and crime rates.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 or SOC 12050; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences

CRIM 36703     JUVENILE DELINQUENCY      3 Credit Hours

Social and personal factors in juvenile delinquency; operation of juvenile justice system; prevention and control of delinquency.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 36702.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 36800     LGBTQ POPULATIONS IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM      3 Credit Hours

This course explores research on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) populations in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Students will examine the role that sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression play in the juvenile and criminal justice system, with particular attention given to the experiences of LGBTQ people within these institutions. Drawing on sociological theories of sex and gender and queer criminology, the course will review historical trends in the treatment of LGBTQ people in the justice systems, circumstances facing LGBTQ populations (sexual assault, harassment, hate crimes, institutional discrimination), and policy developments and innovations. Prerequisites: SOC 12050 or CRIM 12000 and Sophomore standing

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 37091     SEMINAR IN CRITICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Intense analysis of issues significant and current in the justice field which are not covered in regular courses. In-progress (IP) mark permissible.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CRIM 37095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours)Intensive analysis of issues significant and current in the field which are not covered in regular courses. Repeatable for a total of 6 hours.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 37311     MINORITIES IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Focus on the role of social and ethnic minorities as victims, offenders and participants in the justice process.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

CRIM 37411     WOMEN IN CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Women as a significant group in crime and their role in the development and operation of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

CRIM 37511     IMMIGRATION: LAW, CRIME AND JUSTICE (DIVD)      3 Credit Hours

Covers issues of immigration related to law, crime, and justice. Students will be introduced to issues of international diversity through the consideration of issues of law, criminal justice, and social justice related to immigration. Topics to be covered include legal and illegal immigration, immigration law enforcement, immigrants as criminal offenders and as crime victims, police-community relations, immigrants in correctional or detention facilities, and immigration as a national security concern and controversy.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Domestic

CRIM 44400     JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Identification of administrative and management functions, leadership management styles and supervision of personnel in justice organizations. Prerequisite: CRIM 12000, (CRIM 22300 or CRIM 26701), and CRIM 26704

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 45093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CRIM 55093) Satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) graded.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CRIM 45096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours when topic varies) Involves an individual research project of considerable depth in a subject area not covered by regular course offerings. Prior consent of supervising faculty member is required.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 26704; and SOC 32210; and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3-9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CRIM 46200     ADVANCED CRIMINAL AND LEGAL ISSUES      3 Credit Hours

Focuses on reading, analyzing, and discussing current criminal, evidentiary and procedural issues as set forth in recent and historical U.S. Supreme Court cases. Case analysis, discussion and writing assignments are required.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 or PLST 18000; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46701     CRIME, JUSTICE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56701) Examination of the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and criminal behavior. Efforts to regulate, control, prevent and treat chemical abuse offenders are considered.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 26704.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46705     COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56705) This course is devoted to an examination of formal and informal approaches to correctional supervision and treatment through probation, parole and community residential treatment.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 26701.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46707     CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS      3 Credit Hours

A thorough examination of the correctional institution, including the structure and organization, personnel, inmate social world and examination of the issues in contemporary correctional institutions.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 26701.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46708     TREATMENT METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56708) Various methods of treatment are applied to corrections field. Focus is on specific techniques in community and institutional correctional settings. Direct observation utilized when possible.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 26701; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46792     INTERNSHIP (ELR)      3-9 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Work experience under direction of supervising faculty member in a private, federal, state or local justice agency or law agency. Students must have a 2.000 major GPA in Criminology and Justice Studies (CRJU) to enroll in this course.

Prerequisite: 9 credit hours of criminology and justice studies (CRIM) coursework, including CRIM 12000; and a minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA; and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3-9 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

CRIM 46798     RESEARCH IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES (ELR)      3-12 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credit hours) Individual research under direct supervision of a faculty member to provide direct hands-on research experience working on faculty research projects. Prior consent of supervising faculty member is required. Only 6 hours of nontraditional coursework can count towards the major.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 26704; and SOC 32210; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 3-12 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

CRIM 46800     INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56800) Addresses topics related to global security, including economic and industrial espionage, trade secret thefts, law and technology and cyber-crimes. Implications of industrial espionage and intellectual property theft for the global economy, national and international security, and the control and regulation of white collar crime. Foundational exploration of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IC) as concepts, processes and careers.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46801     HOMELAND SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56801) Explores the nexus between terrorism and homeland security as it relates to homeland security strategy, assessment, evaluation, preparation, responses, and recovery actions and mechanisms relating to terrorism and homeland security. There is a focus on the importance of coordination of various assessments, plans, strategies and implementation of plans of action involving local, county, state, federal and international responses pertaining to terrorism and homeland security.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46802     TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56802) Examines the origins and evolution of modern terrorism, challenges posed by terrorist groups to states and to the international system, and strategies employed to confront and combat terrorism. Assesses a wide variety of terrorist organizations, and explores the psychological, socioeconomic, political, and religious causes of terrorist violence past and present. Also analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of various counterterrorism efforts.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46803     INFORMATION AND CYBER SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56803) Vulnerabilities of computer networks and techniques for protecting networks and data are discussed. Basic elements of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, secure e-commerce, involving secure transmission, authentication, digital signatures, digital certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) are presented. Provides students with an introduction to the field of information security risk assessment. Incorporates cases in risk analysis derived from actual state and law enforcement agencies or private firms.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 46904     ISSUES IN POLICE WORK      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 56904) Analysis of police practices and functions at the municipal, state and federal level. Examination of emerging trends and issues in policing. Review of changes in police department policies and research on problem-solving in policing.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 22300; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47002     HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND THE LAW      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 57002) An overview of the law as it pertains to human service agencies, as well as on the relationships between such agencies and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Focused attention is given to agencies that closely connect with vulnerable populations (such as children and the poor) and those that work closely with policing and corrections (such as mental health agencies and halfway houses).

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47003     RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 57003) An inquiry into the theories and research in restorative justice, as well as an assessment of victim assistance protocols and programs. Examines restorative justice and victim assistance initiatives that provide an alternative framework for dealing with crime that places victim needs in a primary position, while addressing legal concerns and interagency differences.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 27311; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47004     LEGAL PERSPECTIVES AND RIGHTS IN VICTIMIZATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 57004) An analysis of the legal rights of victims of crime at state and federal levels as well as a review of how these laws relate to the treatment of victims within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, with particular focus on the courts and correctional institutions. Relevant legislative and Constitutional changes and challenges are also addressed.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and CRIM 27311; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Intensive analysis of issues significant and current in the field which are not covered in regular courses.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 26704.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47211     COURT FUNCTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Analysis of the structure, functions and critical role of incumbents in the criminal court.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 26704.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 47311     COMPARATIVE JUSTICE SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

A systematic comparison of the developmental backgrounds, structure and functioning of the major systems of justice in the modern world.

Prerequisite: CRIM 12000 and 26704.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 55093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CRIM 45093) Classroom presentations and field study focused on professional and disciplinary concerns. Specific content varies with workshop topic.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CRIM 56701     CRIME, JUSTICE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46701) Examination of the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and criminal behavior. Efforts to regulate, control, prevent and treat chemical abuse offenders are considered.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56705     COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46705) Study of community-based correctional supervision and treatment, examining probation, parole, and related residential programs. Topics covered include the history and organization of, and best practices in, community corrections.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56708     TREATMENT METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46708) Addresses institutional- and community-based treatment of offenders. Coverage includes the theoretical foundations of treatment and common intervention strategies, including evidence-based practices.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56709     EMERGING TRENDS AND ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Explores recent developments pertinent to the field of corrections, including sentencing trends, innovative practices, and legal developments. Analysis of emerging strategies for offender treatment, re-entry, and institutional and community safety.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56800     INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46800) Addresses topics related to global security, including economic and industrial espionage, trade secret thefts, law and technology and cyber-crimes. Implications of industrial espionage and intellectual property theft for the global economy, national and international security, and the control and regulation of white collar crime. Foundational exploration of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IC) as concepts, processes and careers.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56801     HOMELAND SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46801) Explores the nexus between terrorism and homeland security as it relates to homeland security strategy, assessment, evaluation, preparation, responses, and recovery actions and mechanisms relating to terrorism and homeland security. There is a focus on the importance of coordination of various assessments, plans, strategies and implementation of plans of action involving local, county, state, federal and international responses pertaining to terrorism and homeland security.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56802     TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46802) Examines the origins and evolution of modern terrorism, challenges posed by terrorist groups to states and to the international system, and strategies employed to confront and combat terrorism. Assesses a wide variety of terrorist organizations, and explores the psychological, socioeconomic, political, and religious causes of terrorist violence past and present. Also analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of various counterterrorism efforts.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56803     INFORMATION AND CYBER SECURITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46803) Vulnerabilities of computer networks and techniques for protecting networks and data are discussed. Basic elements of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, secure e-commerce, involving secure transmission, authentication, digital signatures, digital certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) are presented. Provides students with an introduction to the field of information security risk assessment. Incorporates cases in risk analysis derived from actual state and law enforcement agencies or private firms.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 56904     ISSUES IN POLICE WORK      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 46904) Analysis of police practices and functions at the municipal, state and federal level. Examination of emerging trends and issues in policing. Review of changes in police department policies and research on problem-solving in policing.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 57002     HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND THE LAW      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 47002) An overview of the law as it pertains to human service agencies, as well as on the relationships between such agencies and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Focused attention is given to agencies that closely connect with vulnerable populations (such as children and the poor) and those that work closely with policing and corrections (such as mental health agencies and halfway houses).

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 57003     RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND VICTIM ASSISTANCE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 47003) An inquiry into the theories and research in restorative justice, as well as an assessment of victim assistance protocols and programs. Examines restorative justice and victim assistance initiatives that provide an alternative framework for dealing with crime that places victim needs in a primary position, while addressing legal concerns and interagency differences.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 57004     LEGAL PERSPECTIVES AND RIGHTS IN VICTIMIZATION      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with CRIM 47004) An analysis of the legal rights of victims of crime at state and federal levels as well as a review of how these laws relate to the treatment of victims within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, with particular focus on the courts and correctional institutions. Relevant legislative and Constitutional changes and challenges are also addressed.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 57095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Intensive analysis of issues significant and current in the field which are not covered in regular courses.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CRIM 66299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue to register for each semester until all degree requirements are met. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) graded. In-progress (IP) mark permissible.

Prerequisite: CRIM 66199 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

CRIM 66761     LAW, JUSTICE AND SOCIETY      3 Credit Hours

Review of the origins, structure and functioning of law in relation to social context and process. Critical assessment of the use of law and legal institutions to address societal problems. Examination of the role that social inequality plays in crime and justice, nationally and internationally.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66762     PROSEMINAR IN ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY JUSTICE      3 Credit Hours

Capstone experience required of all MA students. An analysis of current issues in the legislative, policing, judicial, and correctional components of the justice system. Students synthesize knowledge through the completion of an approved, written project that is analytical and research-based.

Prerequisite: graduate standing; and CRIM 56705 or CRIM 66766; and CRIM 56800 and CRIM 66761 and CRIM 66763 and CRIM 66768 and CRIM 66770 and CRIM 66772.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66763     THEORIES OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY      3 Credit Hours

Study of the nature and causes of criminal and delinquent behavior, with an emphasis on major contemporary criminological theories. Includes critical analysis of relevant research and policy implications.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66766     INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Explores the historical development and theoretical foundations of the correctional institution, including jails and prisons, the structure of institutions and operational challenges. Incorporates overview of contemporary issues and the correctional institution as a social system.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66767     JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to theories of organization and administration and their application to the administration of justice institutions. The course is divided into two sections: (1) theories of administration and organization and (2) application of theories to management of police functions. Includes use of theories to diagnose and reform justice institutions.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66768     RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE      3 Credit Hours

Examines the methodology of research designs and techniques used in criminology and criminal justice. Provides students with an overview of the logic of research in order to critically evaluate research in the field. Focuses on the specific skills needed to conduct basic and evaluation research.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66770     JUSTICE INSTITUTIONS      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the analysis of U.S. criminal justice institutions. Examines methods of institutional analysis, theories of administration, and the application of these theories to the understanding of police, courts and corrections.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66772     VICTIMOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Exploration of victimology, the scientific study of the physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer because of criminal activities. Examination of the impact of crime on victims, measuring crime through victimization, patterns of victim-offender relationships, and the role of the victim within the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66773     CONTEMPORARY POLICING      3 Credit Hours

The fundamental question of this course is how to create the most effective police organization. This course examines the various theories and research on police service. Examines the nature of coercion in human interaction and the legitimate use of force by police. Study of the various philosophies and research on the Standard Model of policing, Community-Oriented Policing, and Problem-Oriented Policing. Reviews theories of police administration and the research corroborating or refuting the validity of those theories.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66795     SPECIAL TOPICS      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Offered irregularly ,this course provides opportunity to study special issues developments and programs in justice studies. Topics vary.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CRIM 66796     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Intensive study of a subject which the student cannot normally pursue in a regularly scheduled course. Individual investigation topic must be approved by instructor and graduate coordinator.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter