Criminology (CRIM)

CRIM 525   Survey of Criminal Justice    3 Hours

Survey of the development and implementation of the criminal justice system and the societal responses that emerged to deal with the social problem of crime.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

CRIM 530   Penology    3 Hours

Examination of theories, research, laws, and public policies associated with punishment on a social control mechanism. Emphasis on social purposes and efficiency of correctional institutions.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

CRIM 532   Criminology    3 Hours

Theories of crime causation and current research in the areas of criminology and corrections and methodological research considerations.
Prerequisite(s): Six hours of sociology or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

CRIM 533   Criminology and Law    3 Hours

Examine the structure, organization, and content of criminal law. Topics include development and elements of law as they relate to social control.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016

CRIM 534   Neighborhoods and Crime    3 Hours

Overview of ecology of crime, with emphasis on criminological theories, factors that influence neighborhood-level crime rates, and effects that neighborhood characteristics have on individuals.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

CRIM 536   Juvenile Delinquency    3 Hours

Analysis of current issues relating to children who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CRIM 537   Comparative Criminology    3 Hours

Survey of theoretical and empirical work examining the structural and cultural forces influencing cross-national crime patterns and trends, international law, and specific legal systems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016

CRIM 538   Victimology    3 Hours

Survey of the major theories and research in victimology. Topics include violent victimization, sexual assault, child abuse, and response of criminal justice system to victims.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2017

CRIM 546   Gender, Crime and Justice    3 Hours

Examines crime, criminal justice, and gender. Explores how constructions of masculinity, femininity, and features of sexuality affect victims, offenders, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

CRIM 547   Life-Course Criminology    3 Hours

Examination of theories and empirical research associated with onset, escalation, persistence, and desistance of violent offending over the human life-course.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

CRIM 548   Race, Class and Crime    3 Hours

Examination of relationships between race and social class in crime patterns and in the etiology of offending and victimization.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

CRIM 572   Environmental Criminology    3 Hours

Explores criminological solutions to environmental problems. Issues addressed include the nature of environmental offenders and victims, environmental justice, and criminal justice solutions to specific environmental problems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

CRIM 596   Applied Research Project    3 Hours

Students will work with an advisor/mentor to develop an applied research project that incorporates information learned in the Master of Arts in Criminology Curriculum.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017