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T CRIM 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice (5) I&S
Introduction to the American criminal justice system. Includes the present structure, philosophy, and procedures of the criminal justice system, with specific attention directed towards policing, the courts, and corrections. Explores the many diverse views that shape the contemporary criminal justice system.
T CRIM 271 Introduction to the Sociology of Deviance and Social Control (5) I&S
Examination of deviance, deviant behavior, and social control. Deviance as a social process; types of deviant behavior (e.g., suicide, mental illness, drug use, crime, "sexual deviance," delinquency); theories of deviance and deviant behavior; nature and social organization of societal reactions; and social and legal policy issues.
T CRIM 272 Restorative Justice (5) I&S
Explores the philosophical underpinnings of restorative justice as well as its application as a complementary and alternative approach to criminal justice processing. Analyzes the effectiveness of restorative justice for resolving harm through directly engaging victims, offenders, and communities.
T CRIM 352 Women in the Criminal Justice System (5)
Explores the history, societal impact, and future of women within the U.S. criminal justice system. Focuses on factors which contribute to female incarceration including poverty, physical and sexual victimization, chemical dependency, and major mental illness. Gender-responsive strategies designed for advocacy and empowerment address major economic and social justice issues.
T CRIM 360 Youth and Juvenile Justice Systems (5)
Focuses on juveniles as both legal offenders and crime victims from an ecological perspective. Emphasizes juvenile criminal offense theories, the continuum of legal responses, and the consequences on youth, families, and society.
T CRIM 361 Addictions and Mental Illness in Criminal Justice (5) I&S
Examines mental illness and addictions as they manifest in criminal justice systems. Focuses on the prevalence of mental illness and addictions in prisons, as well as best practices for treatment. Examines prison culture as it relates to substance abuse and mental illness. Offered: jointly with TSOCWF 361.
T CRIM 362 Criminological Theory (5) I&S
Surveys the major schools of thought related to the causes of criminal behavior, positions theories in their historical contexts, discusses each perspective's assumptions about human nature, outlines current debates and critiques, and explores the policy implications of each theoretical perspective.
T CRIM 370 Police and Society (5) I&S
Examines the role of law enforcement offices within American society, emphasizing history, public perceptions, administration, organizational culture, ethics, and police deviance.
T CRIM 371 Helping Skills in Criminal Justice (5) I&S
Focuses on skills needed to establish constructive helping relationships with individuals involved directly and indirectly in the criminal justice system. Skills include empathy, active listening, boundary setting, maximizing strengths, positive conformation and challenges, and the basics of cognitive and systemic change. Prerequisite: T CRIM 200; T CRIM 271.
T CRIM 372 Adult Corrections (5) I&S
Focuses on the history, structure, operations, and problems within the corrections component of the criminal justice system. Explores practice and policy issues relevant to the contemporary adult corrections system. Examines the nature of community and institutional corrections settings and offender populations. Prerequisite: T CRIM 200.
T CRIM 373 Criminal Evidence and Investigation (5) I&S
Examines scientific crime detection, techniques for case management and documentation, the concept of proof, the impact of emergent technology on the investigative process, interacting with victims and witnesses, and interviewing suspects. Emphasizes the investigation of particular crimes, such as, homicide, sex offences, child abuse, and hate crimes.
T CRIM 374 Human Trafficking (5) I&S
Examines domestic and international human trafficking and criminal justice system responses. Explore methods to recruit and control victims, the role of demand in perpetuating involuntary servitude, and the trauma experienced by victims. Considers the role of government, nonprofit organizations, media, and culture in human trafficking.
T CRIM 375 Men, Masculinities, and Criminal Justice (5) I&S
Explores issues related to men and masculinities in the criminal justice system. Examines the various conceptions of masculinities that increase the risk of criminality, and how men "perform" masculinities within the criminal justice system and to the provision of services.
T CRIM 427 Disproportionality Across Sysems (5) I&S
Examines disproportionate representation of people of color in the child welfare, criminal justice, economic, education, health, juvenile justice, and mental health systems. Focuses on how each of these systems interacts with the criminal justice system where disproportionality is a particularly serious problem. Offered: jointly with TSOCWF 427.
T CRIM 428 Policy and Practice with Sexual Offenders (5) I&S
Develops understanding of sex crimes and the people who commit them. Addresses the theoretical explanations of, and policies regarding treatment for offenders. Analyzes laws related to sex offenders, their constitutional legitimacy, and the difficulty in balancing offender and community rights. Offered: jointly with TSOCWF 428.
T CRIM 430 Children of Incarcerated Parents (5) I&S
Examines the impact of parental incarceration on the psychological, social, physical, and biological development of children. Focuses on issues of loss, trauma, attachment, and ways to address such issues. Offered: jointly with TSOCWF 430.
T CRIM 433 Crisis and Trauma Interventions with Crime Victims (5) I&S
Provides an overview of victimology and teaches practice skills for working with victims of crime and their families. Examines the efficacy and application of interventions that try to alleviate the impact of crime on victims, facilitate victims' mental health recovery, and assist in system navigation. Offered: jointly with TSOCWF 433.
T CRIM 435 Terrorism and the U.S. Criminal Justice System (5) I&S
Assesses terrorism and counterterrorism organizations from an American criminal justice perspective. Explores the nature of terrorism, motivations of terrorists, and the tactics utilized by terrorists while detailing strategies use by law enforcement to counter these individuals and groups. Analyzes social factors of terrorism and of terrorism threats in contemporary society.
T CRIM 440 Fundamental of Criminal Law (5) I&S
Examines the historical, constitutional, and legal principles applicable to substantive criminal law. Analyzes the definition of criminal law, elements of major crimes, general principles of criminal responsibility, punishment, and the conditions that may excuse an individual from criminal liability or mitigate punishment. Prerequisite: T CRIM 200.
Instructor Course Description: Enuwa Ameh
T CRIM 441 Senior Seminar: Professionalism and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (5) I&S
Examines the interaction between ethics and criminal justice practice, including application of ethical theory to criminal justice issues. Topics include ethical response to police brutality and corruption in criminal justice systems, development of professional identity, and promotion of professional conduct. Prerequisite: T CRIM 371; TSOCWF 390.
T CRIM 498 Criminal Justice Internship (5) I&S
Applies academic knowledge to further develop professional competencies critical to a successful career within the criminal justice field. Provides experiential learning in criminal justice. Credit/no credit only.