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Course Catalog

Criminology  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

CRMJ2010 - Corrections
Spring 2015

This course is a comprehensive examination of the final step as a case moves through the Criminal Justice System, corrections. Various correctional eras and the prevailing correctional philosophies of their time are discussed, including a comparison of jails, prisons and community-based correctional systems used in the US and abroad. Trends in sentencing, imprisonment and capital punishment are considered. The responsibilities, pressures, and constitutional limits correctional officials work under are examined. How individuals adapt to life in the correctional system is also examined at length, including discussions of how social and institutional forces affect the lives of offenders and the prevalence of violence in correctional institutions.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010
3 Credits

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CRMJ2020 - Policing
Spring 2015

This course is a comprehensive examination of the first and most-visible part of the Criminal Justice System, law enforcement. Various policing eras and the prevailing policing philosophies of their time are discussed, including the current department structures and police administration systems in the US and abroad. The responsibilities, pressures, and constitutional limits law enforcement professionals face during the investigative process are also examined. Recent developments in both law enforcement and larger society and how these have affected both police tactics and police culture are also examined.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010: Introduction to Criminal Justice
3 Credits


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CRMJ2030 - Juvenile Deliquency
Spring 2015

This course examines how the criminal justice system is altered when the suspect is a juvenile offender. Different theories of juvenile delinquency are discussed, as are the impact of drugs, gangs, and other social institutions on the individual and larger trends in delinquent behavior. Differences in policing, prosecution, punishment, and prevention for juveniles compared with adults are examined.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010
3 Credits


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CRMJ3010 - Community Based Corrections
Spring 2015

This course examines the growing trend in the US criminal justice system of having convicted offenders serve their sentences out of jails and prisons and on the streets with the general public. The history and philosophy behind this trend is examined as is the effect of these various alternatives to incarceration on: 1.) recidivism, 2.) the lives and outcomes for offenders, 3.) diverse groups, and 4.) corrections professionals and organizations.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010
3 Credits


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CRMJ3020 - Sex Crimes
Spring 2015

This course examines sex crimes and their place in the larger field of criminal justice. Historical trends in sex crimes are examined in light of psychological and sociological theories about this type of crime. Multiple types of sex crimes are discussed, with a specific emphasis on comparisons between consensual sex crimes and non-consensual sex crimes. Discussions also include the changing definition of what is a sex crime over time and across cultures and a variety of social policies and treatment options for sex offenders.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010
3 Credits


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CRMJ3030 - White-Collar Crime
Spring 2015

This course is an in-depth analysis of white-collar crime, crimes that can only be committed by individuals or organizations because of their social position. Multiple types of these crimes will be examined for their similarities and differences with other types of criminal behavior. Evolving definitions, trends and public attitudes about white-collar crime will be examined over the past century. The course will also discuss policy implications of fighting these actions in the criminal versus civil courts.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010
3 Credits


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CRMJ4801 - Criminal Justice Practicum
Spring 2015

This course offers students the chance to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom by completing a 120-hour internship at a criminal justice organization in the community. Students will come to understand the life of a criminal justice professional through first-hand experience with their organization and their clientele. The practicum also serves as a chance for criminal justice majors to refine their professional and leadership skills and develop a resume with an eye toward a post-graduate career path.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010, 90 credit hours and permission of the department head
1 Credits


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CRMJ4803 - Criminal Justice Practicum
Spring 2015

This course offers students the chance to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom by completing a 120-hour internship at a criminal justice organization in the community. Students will come to understand the life of a criminal justice professional through first-hand experience with their organization and their clientele. The practicum also serves as a chance for criminal justice majors to refine their professional and leadership skills and develop a resume with an eye toward a post-graduate career path.
Prerequisite: CRMJ1010, 90 credit hours and permission of the department head
3 Credits


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