Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Criminology (CRIM)

CRIM 500    Law Enforcement    3 Hours

This course explores theoretical, historical, structural, cultural, legal, social, and psychological components of law enforcement.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

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: None

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: None

CRIM 532    Criminology    3 Hours

Theories of crime causation and current research in the areas of criminology and corrections and methodological research considerations. Note: 6 hours of sociology required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

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: None

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: None

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: spring 2021

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: None

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: None

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: None

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: None

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 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022