Criminology (CRIM)

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CRIM 5300  Seminar in Criminology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis of criminal behavior with a focus on contemporary issues relating to the causes, consequences, and social control of crime and deviance.

CRIM 5303  Advanced Research Methods  3 SCH  (3-0)  

General research methods and techniques. Behavioral Science research design and related statistical analysis techniques. Prerequisites: SOCI 3381 and SOCI 4382 or PSYC 3387, or their equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in both CRIM 5303 and SOCI 5303.)

CRIM 5304  Sem Juvenile Delinquency  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of deviant behavior by legal minors in contemporary society with a focus on the factors and conditions contributing to delinquency, and the control and treatment of offenders and programs for prevention.

CRIM 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for project option students, Prerequisite: departmental approval.

CRIM 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

This course if for thesis option students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of the completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of the completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

CRIM 5310  Data Analysis in Social Resrch  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An intermediate level statistics course on linear modeling, with an emphasis on statistical data analysis: data management, data manipulation, and introduction to linear modeling (ANOVA and classical linear regression). Prerequisite: SOCI 3381 or its equivalent. (Credit may not be obtained in more than one of CRIM 5310, PSYC 5310, and SOCI 5310.)

CRIM 5315  Selected Topics in Criminology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research in areas of criminology not otherwise treated in available courses. May be repeated twice for credit with change in topic.

CRIM 5320  Police and Society  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A treatment of the nature, organization, function, problems, and components of police agencies in modern society.

CRIM 5325  Sem in Criminological Theory  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A comprehensive presentation and discussion of classic and contemporary theoretical paradigms of crime and delinquency, and empirical research support for them.

CRIM 5328  Studies in White-Collar Crime  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A study of white-collar crime with a focus on the definition and understanding of while-collar crime, the factors and conditions contributing to white-collar crime, and the control and treatment of offenders for prevention.

CRIM 5330  Advanced Law and Society  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Detailed analyses of the history, structure, and dynamics of modern legal systems and legal institutions, their role in society, and the social scientific paradigms utilized in studying such phenomena.

CRIM 5350  Murder and Crimes of Violence  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Addresses the study of murder and other violent crimes as forms of deviant behavior. Content covers the definition, frequency, types and societal reaction to these crimes. The social-psychological factors related to typical, mass, serial, and habitual violent offenders will be presented.

CRIM 5352  Studies in Correction  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced treatment of the philosophies, theories, social-historical context, facilities and problems associated with contemporary corrections in the United States.

CRIM 5354  Correctional Counseling  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Correctional counseling and treatments from a psychological perspective. Prerequisites: CRIM 3320 or PSYC 3320.

CRIM 5360  Comparative Legal Systems  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A treatment of the nature, components, and models for analyzing criminal justice systems in selected nations throughout the world. Coverage may include but is not limited to the legal systems found in England, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and China.

CRIM 5365  Documentation  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course is to acquaint criminology students with basic knowledge and understanding of the techniques of Documentation. This course also considers social events, circumstances, and situations that affect human behavior and application of social theory to documented situations in society. Blending Sociology, Criminology, and Social Psychology for use in documents in various individual settings for the purposes of developing Identity resolutions to individual and institutional needs. The course also considers Human Resource issues and document needs in several social structural areas such as corporate, governmental, immigration, and institutional settings.

CRIM 5370  Advanced Violence  3 SCH  (3-0)  

In-depth study of direct and structural violence including statutory and common law definitions as well as models of direct and indirect causation and prevention.

CRIM 5375  Adv Drugs and Social Control  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Literature and research pertaining to the social control of drugs. Critical analyses of the normative and legal rules governing distribution, use, and overall consumption patterns in both legal and illegal contexts.