This class will address the historical, theoretical and methodological foundations for understanding crime and criminology; various types of crime, & responses to crime by police, the courts and correctional institutions. (*)
This course examines the origin, nature, and use of criminal law; policing, court adjudication, sentencing; crime victims; jails and prisons; community based corrections; criminal justice policy; justice and inequity. (*)
Familiarize students with the basic procedures used by forensic anthropologists to obtain evidence in criminal investigations. (*)
The purpose of this course is to explore the complicated relationship between cannabis and society. The past, present and future of cannabis will be discussed. Examination of how cannabis has sparked various social changes. (*)
Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).
Explores historical and contemporary intersecting issues of race and crime in the United States. Theoretical grounding and factual information provide the foundation for the course. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 155. (*)
Theory and history of delinquency; relationship to family, peer groups, schools, gangs, drugs, young offenders legislation, juvenile courts and police response, youth corrections. (*)
Examination of major theoretical explanations of crime and their policy implications. Prerequisite: CRIM 101. (*)
Examines migration processes, with a particular focus on immigration to the United States. Migration patterns are analyzed considering social, political, and historical context, including structural global patterns. (*)
The purpose of this course will be to explore the fast-evolving realm of cannabis policy, focusing primarily on the United States. (*)
Employ theoretical perspectives to better understand motivations of Hollywood criminals and the peculiar aspects of a society with an insatiable appetite for crime as "entertainment". (*)
This course focuses on sociological understandings of crime and other social phenomena. Through science fiction literature, movies, and TV, the class explores how current social realities are reflected in science fiction. (*)
Crime and justice studies. Each has a subtitle; no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor (*) Repeatable (6).
The origins and functions of law; the social organization of legal institutions and decisions; the relationship of law to morality, justice and social change. (*)
The extent, seriousness, and impact of major forms of family violence, including child maltreatment, dating and partner violence, stalking, and mistreatment of elders. Gender, race and social class implications are examined . (*)
Examination of crimes and social injuries perpetrated by organizational structures that do physical or economic harm to the environment, their employees, and their customers. (*)
Course introduces students to variable aspects of Medicolegal Death Investigation. Students will learn about investigating deaths caused by homicide, suicide, accidents, and natural causes. (*)
Trends, organizational characteristics, processes, and causative factors associated with gangs in contemporary American society. (*)
Seminar occurs in a correctional facility. Students and incarcerated men or women together examine topics such as crime, justice, freedom, and inequality to learn from others' perspectives and re-think current understanding. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Permission of the instructor. (F, S)
Examines assumptions about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality and other factors that are used to justify the bias behind hate crimes; examines social/legal definitions, causal factors & consequences. (*)
Independent research project. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).
Practical on-the-job experience in an agency setting. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).
Independent Study. Prerequisite: Previous coursework in criminology and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).