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CRIM 225/SOCI 221 Introduction to Crime and Justice
CRIM/SOCL 226 Introduction to Probation 3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, CRIM 225/SOCI 221. Provides an in-depth examination of the role of probation in the criminal justice system. Topics include caseloads, pre-sentence investigations, practices and procedures, and issues associated with supervising offenders in the community.
CRIM/SOCL 227 Introduction to Policing 3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, CRIM 225/SOCI 221. Examines the police as a component of the criminal justice system. Provides an overview of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Issues and trends in law enforcement will be examined.
CRIM/SOCL 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime 3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101. Explores the effects of social stratification on crime. Examines the relationship between social class, race/ethnicity, and gender and the criminal justice system. Includes analysis of populations as both offenders and victims.
CRIM 292 Seminar 3 cr. Provides freshman and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.
CRIM 324/SOCI 311 Criminology
CRIM 325/SOCI 327 Sociology of Deviance
CRIM/SOCL 413 Administration of Law Enforcement 3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101. Examines the structure and organization of law enforcement agencies. Students will learn how to manage police departments and sheriff’s departments. Topics include law enforcement organizational patterns, goal identification, planning, personnel management, and budgeting.
CRIM/SOCL 421 Criminal Justice Ethics 3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, CRIM 225/SOCI 221. Examines ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will learn moral and ethical standards that can be used to resolve dilemmas they encounter in the criminal justice system.
CRIM/SOCI 423 Introduction to Corrections 4 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101. Examines philosophies of punishment and provides an introduction to institutional and community corrections. Topics include prisons, jails, and probation. Field work is a required feature of this course and will consist of field trips to local correctional facilities.
CRIM/SOCI 425 Crime Prevention and Victimology
CRIM/SOCL 450 Computer Crime 3 cr. Examines the theoretical definition and applied context of crime committed either through or with “information age technology.” Topics to be defined and discussed include privacy and information, wire tapping and encryption, internet security, communication in cyberspace, and censorship. Special consideration will be given to such topics as the multinational criminal definitions of software piracy, hacking, information theft, digital forgery, and other internet crimes.
CRIM 492 Seminar 3 cr. Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.
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