Courses and Syllabi

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Criminology Fall 2018

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Discovery of Scholarship
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Emily Smedley — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Blue Ridge 129

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Sang Jun Park — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

CRIM 306: Criminal Justice Ethics (3 Credits)

Analyzes ethical principles relevant for those working in criminal justice. Required for all criminology majors. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: CRIM 310D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Gwen M Udell — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM T
  • Section 002 — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F — Krug Hall 242

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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Kevin B Fornshill — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM TR — Robinson B203

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: CRIM 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Dennis D Staszak — 07:30 AM to 08:45 AM TR — Krug Hall 242

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Jack Kitaeff — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM M — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
  • Section 003 — Jack Kitaeff — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM W — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
  • Section 001 — Larry D Guerin — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM MW — East Building 201

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Daniel A Reilly — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L003
  • Section 001 — M. Jay Farr — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Enterprise Hall 276

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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CRIM 408: Criminal Courts (3 Credits)

Studies the workings, advantages, and frailties of criminal courts, and explores whether the system works effectively and efficiently. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100 or GOVT 301
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Christopher Edmunds — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Krug Hall 242

CRIM 410: Criminal Investigations (3 Credits)

Focuses on criminal investigations and the role of the criminal investigator in the criminal justice system. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Steven D Remick — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Krug Hall 210
  • Section 003 — Stephen F Bamford — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — East Building 201
  • Section 001 — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Innovation Hall 132

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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Innovation Hall 132

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: D or higher in CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Scott L Scher — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Krug Hall 242

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100, 306, and 315.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Catherine Dobson — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM R

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 three 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Catherine Dobson — 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM F — Bull Run Hall 249

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.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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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: Research Associated
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

  • Section 001 — Allison D. Redlich — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W — Innovation Hall 316

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100; ENGL 101/ENGH 101; ENGL 302/ENGH 302; COMM 100, or 104; 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 100
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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Graduate

500-Level Courses in CRIM

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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CRIM 544: Corrections (3 Credits)

Covers the social institutions and processes involved in punishment, control, and behavior change. Reviews the consequences of different policies and organizational approaches. 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

  • Section 001 — Danielle S. Rudes — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Krug Hall 19

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.
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.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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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 730: Courts and Constitutional Law (3 Credits)

Role, influence, and effects of U.S. courts in creating constitutional norms and interpreting them. Special attention to First and Fourteenth Amendments, Commerce Clause. Analyzes leading court cases. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Linda M. Merola — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM W — Robinson B368

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

  • Section 001 — Danielle S. Rudes — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM M — Innovation Hall 139

CRIM 742: Leadership in Justice and Security Organizations (3 Credits)

Examines leadership theories, and explores fundamental questions about leadership in justice and security organizations today. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 740 or GOVT 790, 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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CRIM 744: Corrections (3 Credits)

Covers the social institutions and processes involved in punishment, control, and behavior change. Reviews the consequences of different policies and organizational approaches. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CRIM 740.
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

  • Section 001 — Danielle S. Rudes — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Krug Hall 19

CRIM 760: Evidence-Based Crime Policy (3 Credits)

Explores the theoretical and empirical support for crime and justice interventions and policies, and examines the translational link between research and criminal justice practices. May not be repeated for credit.
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

  • Section 001 — Cynthia Lum — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — East Building 134

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

  • Section 001 — David Weisburd — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM T — Innovation Hall 131

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

  • Section 001 — David B Wilson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Thompson Hall 1017

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

  • Section 001 — David B Wilson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Enterprise Hall 318

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.
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.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section 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.
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.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled