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Criminal Justice

  • CRMJUS 104L  Introduction to Systems of Criminal Justice

    Description:
    The goals of the course are to give students a theoretical and empirical foundation of the criminal justice system. Topics will also include the nature of victimization, the inner workings of the criminal justice system and the outcomes for offenders leaving the system. The student will be exposed to the critical issues in justice, be involved in discussions of their impact on American society, and be asked to consider alternative approaches to addressing these issues. In addition, during the discussion of each segment of the American system of justice, comparisons will be made with other developed and developing nations' justice systems. CRMJUS 104L and SOCIOL 104L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 262L  Criminology

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    A general survey and analysis of adult crime. Attention to historical development of criminological thought, societal reaction to crime, and behavioral systems. Emphasis on theories of criminality and issues in the administration of justice by police and courts. CRMJUS 262L and SOCIOL 262L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 321L  Racial and Ethnic Relations

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    An examination of racial and ethnic relations in contemporary society, including the history and sociology of the immigration experience, bilingual education, the nature and character of discrimination, neighborhood change, and racial and ethnic conflict. CRMJUS 321L and SOCIOL 321L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 323L  Race, Incarceration and Deportation

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    Explores the causes of systemic disparities in incarceration rates for immigrant and native born minorities. CRMJUS 323L and SOCIOL 323L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 337L  The Police in Society

    Description:
    An examination of police as a system of social control; a survey of major studies of police by sociologists and government commissions. Emphasis placed on police organization, patterns and consequences of police training, historical and cross-cultural perspectives of police systems and studies of police discretion and police-citizen interaction. CRMJUS 337L and SOCIOL 337L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 338L  Criminal Courts

    Description:
    This course considers the organization and functions of criminal courts. The foundations and designs of court systems and issues relevant to American state and federal courts are examined. Special attention is paid to the roles and interactions of courtroom actors, including defendants, victims, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and juries. Pre-trial processes, plea-bargaining, sentencing, and specialized courts are also considered. This course focuses on the design, structures, and processes, of criminal courts rather than on legal theory or on the study of particular laws.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 339L  The Sociology of Law

    Description:
    A general analysis of the social origins and consequences of law and legal process; special emphasis on law as a method of conflict resolution and as a social control structure, and on law and social change. Attention also given to law in other societies, including non-literate societies, to the evolution and development of legal structures, and to patterns of due process and criminal law. CRMJUS 339L and SOCIOL 339L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 351L  Methods of Sociological Research

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    Design of sociological research and methods of inquiry. Organization and analysis of data, development of research projects. CRMJUS 351L and SOCIOL 351L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 363L  Punishment and Corrections

    Description:
    Prisons, jails, parole, and probation. Attention to inmate social structure, and philosophy underlying the correctional system and modern treatment approaches. CRMJUS 363L and SOCIOL 363L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 365L  Victimology

    Description:
    This course explores theories explaining victimization, the measurement and scope of victimization, fear of crime, the experience of victimization, and victims' interaction with the criminal justice and other systems that have direct contact with victims. CRMJUS 365L and SOCIOL 365L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 367L  Drugs and Society

    Description:
    This course examines the social origins and consequences of the use and abuse of consciousness-altering substances (including alcohol). It considers how society defines and deals with drug use and assesses social harm, including such issues as addictions and health effects, drugs and crime, the legislation debate, and drug policy and enforcement. CRMJUS 367L and SOCIOL 367L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 368L  Alcoholism: Etiology and Epidemiology

    Description:
    An in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of the nature, causes and extent of alcoholism and problem drinking. Analysis of drinking patterns and drinking problems cross-culturally and among subgroups in the population such as women, prison inmates, the elderly, and homeless people. CRMJUS 368L and SOCIOL 368L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 369L  Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Prevention

    Description:
    An intensive examination of theories and research on the etiology of alcohol and other drug abuse, with special emphasis on their implications for treatment, prevention, and education programs; sociological factors influencing diagnosis and treatment outcomes; legal coercion treatment programs; behavioral, family therapy, and community reinforcement approaches; audio-visual media in alcohol and drug education. Special attention to self-help groups. CRMJUS 369L and SOCIOL 369l are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 386L  The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

    Description:
    The sociological study of mental disorder and well-being in American society. The course emphasizes the study of the prevalence and the incidence of disorder, and theories of its causation. Attention is also given to family and societal reactions to the impaired, and how these responses and definitions influence legal processes, treatment, and illness severity. Social policy is discussed. CRMJUS 386L and SOCIOL 386L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 461L  Internship in Law and Criminal Justice

    Description:
    This course provides an historical and sociological analysis of our state and federal court systems, and considers such issues as the rights of indigent defendants, the bail system, right to counsel, and the adversary nature of some proceedings. In addition to classroom work, students undertake supervised field placements in probation offices, parole boards, district attorneys' offices, and correctional programs. CRMJUS 461L and SOCIOL 461L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 462L  Internship in Law and Juvenile Justice

    Description:
    This course provides an historical and sociological introduction to our juvenile justice system, and considers such issues as children's rights and the role of the family versus the role of various judicial institutions. In addition to classroom work, students undertake supervised field placements in juvenile courts, probation offices, and youth rehabilitation programs. CRMJUS 462L and SOCIOL 462L are the same course.   More Info

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  • CRMJUS 474  Senior Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Description:
    This course will focus in-depth on key topics and issues within criminology, including offending over the life course, issues in mass incarceration and prisoner reentry, victimization, the politics of crime control, and others.   More Info

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