Courses and Syllabi

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Criminology Fall 2020

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Overview of the American system of criminal justice, covering theories of justice, criminal law, policing, courts and associated pre and post-trial legal processes, punishment and corrections, and juvenile justice. Required for all criminology majors and minors. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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200-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 210: Introduction to Criminology (3 Credits)

Explores and evaluates how crime is defined and measured, and examines crime patterns and trends. Provides an overview and critical assessment of the major theories of crime causation. Notes: CRIM majors who are concentrating in criminal justice are strongly encouraged to take this course before or during the first semester of taking upper-level courses in the concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Blue Ridge 129
  • - 002 — Stephen Wofsey — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

CRIM 220: Introduction to Law and Society (3 Credits)

Introduces the relationship between law and society. Discusses theoretical perspectives from a number of social science disciplines. Promotes a foundational understanding of the concept of law and the origins, development, and role of law in society, particularly outside of formal legal institutions. Topics covered may include legal mobilization, law and social change, social movements, law and inequality, and law's relationship to social control. Notes: CRIM majors who are concentrating in Law and Society are strongly encouraged to take this course before or during the first semester of taking upper-level courses in the concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 230: Introduction to Homeland Security (3 Credits)

Introduces fundamental concepts of homeland security. Examines governmental actions designed to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from man-made and natural disasters. Focuses on efforts to align preparedness, incident management, and emergency response plans from various agencies (federal, state, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental). Notes: CRIM majors who are concentrating in homeland security and justice are strongly encouraged to take this course before or during the first semester of taking upper-level courses in the concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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300-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 302: Delinquency (3 Credits)

Presents theories of juvenile delinquency and societal reactions to it, gender differences in rates and types, historical overview, development of juvenile justice system, and critical assessment of juvenile justice and its alternative. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Lillian Brooks — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F — Krug Hall 210

CRIM 304: Computer Crime, Forensics, and Auditing (3 Credits)

Covers computer crime, relevant laws, agencies, standards, auditing, logging, forensics, and related software. Explores legal principles such as chain of evidence, electronic document discovery, eavesdropping, and entrapment. Hands-on experience with forensics tools. Equivalent to IT 357.
Recommended Prerequisite: IT 103 or IT 104 and a grade of B or better in IT 223.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CRIM 305: Crime and Crime Policy (3 Credits)

Examines the development of crime policy, including the influence of crime trends, politics, public opinion, media, criminological theory, and empirical research. Considers the effectiveness of crime policy. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Robinson Hall B203

CRIM 306: Criminal Justice Ethics (3 Credits)

Analyzes ethical principles relevant for those working in criminal justice. Required for all criminology majors. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 307: Social Inequality, Crime, and Justice (3 Credits)

Explores the significance of social inequality (especially race and gender inequality) for several crime and criminal justice issues. Examines variations in criminal offending and victimization, and explores disparities in criminal justice processing. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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CRIM 308: Human Rights and Justice (3 Credits)

Studies the norms, laws, and systems for the promotion and protection of human rights. Provides a foundation for understanding historical, legal, political, economic, and ethical aspects of human rights. Examines ideological and cultural perspectives, sources of violations, the United Nations, regional and national mechanisms, special issues (e.g., women, torture, children, minorities), and the role of nongovernmental organizations. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 004 — Catherine Gallagher — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Enterprise Hall 274
  • - DL3 — Andrew Novak — Online

CRIM 310: Introduction to the Intelligence Community (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the structure, function, and process of the intelligence community including the basic skills in writing, research, and presentation used in intelligence analysis. Required for all intelligence analysis minors. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 312: Intelligence Analysis Techniques (3 Credits)

Introduces the key analytical techniques used by entry-level analysts In the Intelligence community. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: CRIM 310D or L310.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CRIM 315: Research Methods and Analysis in Criminology (3 Credits)

Provides an introduction to research design, methods, and analysis in the field of criminology. Students learn to understand, interpret, and critique quantitative and qualitative research approaches, and become intelligent consumers of research. Notes: This course does not meet the College's IT requirements. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 320: Crime and Place (3 Credits)

Focuses on the analysis of locations that attract and repel crime, displacement of crime, and identifying and measuring crime concentrations. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — Sue-Ming Yang — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM MW — Lecture Hall 2
  • - 003 — Matthew D'Anna — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Innovation Hall 129

CRIM 325: Hate Crime (3 Credits)

Provides an introductory understanding of the definitions of hate crime; extremist groups and individuals; reporting, investigation, and prosecution of hate crimes; and hate crime policy and legislation. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Kevin B Fornshill — 07:20 PM to 08:35 PM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120
  • - 002 — Kevin B Fornshill — 08:45 PM to 10:00 PM MW — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

CRIM 350: Counterintelligence (3 Credits)

Introduces the legal authority, objectives, and guidelines of the counterintelligence discipline. Covers the investigative, defensive, offensive, and collection activities of the counterintelligence function. Notes: Elective course for the Intelligence Analysis minor. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: CRIM 310D or L310.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Dennis D Staszak — 07:30 AM to 10:10 AM T — East Building 201
  • - 002 — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM MW — Blue Ridge 129

400-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 400: Applied Criminal Psychology (3 Credits)

Uses overview of psychological and criminological theories to apply behavioral science theory to practical application in forensic settings. Focuses on analysis of various crime scenes and characteristics of offenders. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 401: Policing in America (3 Credits)

Fundamental issues relevant to contemporary public policing in America: role and history of police; impact on crime, disorder, and other social problems; discretion and its control; moral hazards; police legitimacy and public support; police culture and the police organization; and community policing. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Enterprise Hall 276
  • - 004 — James Carr — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Krug Hall 210
  • - DL5 — Stephen F Bamford — Online

CRIM 402: Punishment and Corrections (3 Credits)

Covers theories on forms of punishment systems; punishment and corrections as a product of historical, cultural, and political changes; differences by race and gender in punishment and corrections; problems of social control and violence in prisons; alternative rehabilitation; and community prevention strategies. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - DL1 — Robert J. Norris — Online

CRIM 404: Crime Victims and Victimization (3 Credits)

Explores experiences of crime victims, distribution of the risks of victimization, and causes and consequences of victimization. Also considers nature and influence of victim's rights advocates. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 405: Law and Justice around the World (3 Credits)

Comparative inquiry into the models of legal and justice systems around the world. Considers how social and legal norms are created, and how different societies exercise powers of social control. Evaluates justice models in action, including law and courts, policing, corrections, and juvenile justice. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CRIM 408: Criminal Courts (3 Credits)

Studies the workings, advantages, and frailties of criminal courts, and explores whether the system works effectively and efficiently. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100 or GOVT 301
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — Randy I. Bellows — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Lecture Hall 2

CRIM 409: Community Policing (3 Credits)

Study of community policing, particularly in the United States. Covers history and development of community policing, community relations, problem solving, and issues of organizational change. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Christopher Edmunds — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Robinson Hall B203

CRIM 410: Criminal Investigations (3 Credits)

Focuses on criminal investigations and the role of the criminal investigator in the criminal justice system. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • - 002 — Nicholas Lion — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson Hall B201
  • - 003 — Daniel A Reilly — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — East Building 201
  • - 004 — Stephen F Bamford — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM T

CRIM 411: Innovations in Policing (3 Credits)

New developments in law enforcement's response to technical, legal, and social change. Examines law enforcement policies and practices in the past and present, and directions for the future. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Bradford Slutsky — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson Hall B208

CRIM 423: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (3 Credits)

Studies First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, assembly, association, and religion; the right to privacy; and Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection. Equivalent to GOVT 423.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 424: Constitutional Law: Criminal Process and Rights (3 Credits)

Studies constitutional law pertaining to the rights of the criminally accused from investigation and evidence through attorney, trial, and punishment stages at federal and state levels. Required for all criminology majors. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 425: Criminal Justice Management (3 Credits)

Explains the management function for current and future criminal justice managers. Emphasizes communication, leadership skills, and organizational development. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: D or higher in CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 430: Criminal Law (3 Credits)

An overview of the definitions and elements of crimes, defense strategies, and the differences in criminal law across states. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

CRIM 460: Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society (3 Credits)

Philosophical perspectives, historical context, technological developments, and institutional changes that surround controversies about privacy and surveillance in contemporary society. Explores public and private institutions conducting surveillance, how they calculate and manage risk, and legal constraints on surveillance activities. Equivalent to GOVT 460.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 462: Law Enforcement and Homeland Security (3 Credits)

Examines the effect of 9/11 on law enforcement organizations in the United States and explores the evolving relationship between the military, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the post-9/11 era. Emphasis on understanding the entire framework of homeland security in the United States and the unique issues faced by local law enforcement. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CRIM 475: Theory and Politics of Terrorism (3 Credits)

Explores origins of terrorism, tracing development from early states to a modern mode of conflict. Presents national, regional, and global perspectives. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

CRIM 479: Preparation for Internship (3 Credits)

Preparation for internship in a justice organization or justice-related work activity. Students develop a relationship with a prospective internship sponsor and develop a plan for the internship and the research to be reported. Notes: This course is only open to students majoring in Criminology, Law and Society, and should only be taken by students who intend to complete an internship. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100, 306, and 315.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Catherine Moses Dobson — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM W

CRIM 480: Internship (6-12 Credits)

Application of classroom learning to an applied justice setting. Students maintain daily journals, conduct research, and deliver written and oral reports. Notes: Before enrolling, students must have a plan approved by the instructor. Seminars are held several times during the semester for discussion and oral presentation. Minimum of 45 hours of on-the-job work time required for each credit. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100, 306, 315, 479, and approval of department.
Schedule Type: Internship

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Catherine Moses Dobson — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F

CRIM 490: Special Topics (1-3 Credits)

Recent developments in the field. Notes: Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CRIM 491: Honors Seminar I (3 Credits)

Course includes readings, individual or group projects, and discussion of seminar papers. Notes: First of a two-course sequence; subject varies. May be repeated when topic varies. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: Acceptance to pursue honors in the major.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Beidi Dong — Online

CRIM 495: Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society (3 Credits)

Provides an in-depth examination of a historical and contemporary issues facing criminology and law and society scholars. Focuses on the philosophies, practices, and procedures used by individuals and organizations and uses a variety of materials, experiences and resources. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact., Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100; ENGL 101/ENGH 101; ENGL 302/ENGH 302; COMM 100, or 104; 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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Topics in CRIM

CRIM 490: Special Topics (1-3 Credits)

Recent developments in the field. Notes: Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture

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Graduate

500-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 509: Justice Organizations and Processes (3 Credits)

Examines structures, practices, and performance of organizations involved in administration of justice: law enforcement, courts and legal agencies, corrections, regulatory and related agencies, and private organizations. Equivalent to PUAD 509.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CRIM 511: Evidence-based Crime and Justice Policy (3 Credits)

Examines the role that science and research play in criminal justice agencies, policies and practicecs. Includes understanding the strengths and limitations of the evidence-based practices framework, reviewing evidence about the effectiveness, fairness, theoretical underpinnings, and efficiency of various policies and practices to deal with crime and justice issues, and understanding how research is translated into policy and practice. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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CRIM 512: Implementing Crime and Justice Policy (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the art and science behind implementing policies in today's criminal justice organizations. While considering effective, best, and evidence-based practices, students will learn about both processes and outcomes related to adopting, adapting, implementing and sustaining reform in justice agencies. Key concepts include technology transfer, transportability, uptake, diffusion, fidelity, and change. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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CRIM 513: Leadership in Justice Organizations (3 Credits)

Explores theory and evidence of various approaches to leadership and management as applied in justice organizations. Examples of leadership approaches include, trait, skills, style, contingency, path-goal, transformational, servant, team, and psychodynamic. Practical aspects of coping with the risks of leadership are included. Involves case studies and student self analysis using diagnostic tools. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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CRIM 515: Criminal Justice Research Methods and Data Analysis (3 Credits)

Methods of scientific inquiry applied to criminal justice issues. Includes formulation of research questions, logic of inquiry, research design, observation, measurement, and introduction to social statistics and applications to criminal justice data analysis. Learn to critique research and present data in agency reports. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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CRIM 516: Evaluation of Crime and Justice Policies and Practices (3 Credits)

The major principles and approaches of program evaluation applied to crime and justice policies. Presents a conceptual framework for problem evaluation. Explores issues and methods for developing evaluation questions and assessing various aspects of program theory, operation and outcomes. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 515.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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CRIM 517: Research Practicum in Justice Policy and Practice (3 Credits)

Student-initiated research project supervised by instructor. Student will identify a client criminal justice organization or stakeholder group and conduct useful research on an issue of interest to that organization or group, producing a policy-oriented white paper suitable for delivery to the organization or group. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 515, CRIM 516.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Criminal Justice or Criminology, Law and Society.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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CRIM 523: Law and Social Control (3 Credits)

Competing conceptions of law, political systems, and social control. Intellectual traditions behind social control, its definitions, and mechanisms for regulating public and private behavior, by both individuals and organizations in society. For MS Students. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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CRIM 561: Politics of Crime Policy (3 Credits)

Explores political context of crime policy. Examines influence of public opinion, interest groups, scientific community, and other political forces. In-depth, case-study comparison of several crime policies. For MS students. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CRIM 595: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Recent developments in the field or topics not covered by regularly listed courses. The course content varies. For MS sudents. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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700-Level Courses in CRIM

CRIM 700: Values, Ethics, and Criminal Justice Policy (3 Credits)

Overview of important public values and classical and contemporary theories for understanding how these values apply to the criminal justice process. Equivalent to GOVT 726.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CRIM 710: Criminological Theory (3 Credits)

Summarizes key principles and development of major criminological theories and evaluates the state of the empirical evidence for each one. Provides a critical assessment of different perspectives and identifies weaknesses and gaps. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate or Non-Degree.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Beidi Dong — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM M — Innovation Hall 316

CRIM 723: Law and Social Control (3 Credits)

Competing conceptions of law, political systems, and social control. Intellectual traditions behind social control, its definitions, and mechanisms for regulating public and private behavior, by both individuals and organizations in society. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 720 or GOVT 728, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — James Willis — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

CRIM 740: Justice Organizations (3 Credits)

Understanding and evaluating criminal justice policies, practices, and structures in an organizational context. Draws on organizational theory and empirical research to explore the challenges and opportunities to shape criminal justice processes and outcomes. Equivalent to PUAD 790.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — Danielle S. Rudes — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M — David King Hall 2054

CRIM 762: Crime and Place (3 Credits)

Examines the concentration of crime at places, including geographic, environmental, and sociological features that attract or repel crime. Discusses theoretical explanations, crime prevention strategies, and the measurement of crime concentrations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 760.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — David Weisburd — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM W — Research Hall 310

CRIM 780: Research Methods (3 Credits)

Introduces logic and methods of scientific inquiry in justice, law, and crime policy. Includes conceptualization of research questions, observation, measurement, research design, and principles of causality. Evaluation of extant research according to scientific principles. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in social science research methods or statistics, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — David B Wilson — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W — Innovation Hall 139

CRIM 782: Statistics I (3 Credits)

Focuses on descriptive and inferential statistical methods and theory with application to problems within the justice field. Explores the logic of inferential statistical methods in general and null hypothesis significance testing in particular. Covers widely used statistical procedures within the applied social sciences. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: An undergraduate social science research methods course or an undergraduate statistics course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • - 001 — David B Wilson — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T — Robinson Hall B204

CRIM 795: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Recent developments in field, or topics not covered by regularly listed courses. Notes: Topics vary. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Topics in CRIM

CRIM 795: Special Topics (3 Credits)

Recent developments in field, or topics not covered by regularly listed courses. Notes: Topics vary. May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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