Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Description: Provides an overview of key research areas on prevalence, predictors, and consequences of various forms of victimization. Develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the development and current state of theories of victimology, measurement of different types of victimization, and quantitative and qualitative results that have been used to inform research in the field. Learn how to critically analyze and interpret primary research regarding victimization.
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
Description: Explores the intersection of race and the criminal justice system. Considers how racism and racial discrimination remain central issues, evidenced by historical events like the Kerner Commission's assessment of 1960s riots and recent incidents such as the 2020 protests. Delves into the complex relationship between law enforcement and marginalized communities of color, where disproportionate offending and victimization strain resources. Covers the impact of policing approaches and mass incarceration on BIPOC communities, further exacerbated by segregation policies. Addresses historical inequalities tied to the death penalty's application to communities of color and explores the cumulative effect of a biased criminal justice system. Through this exploration of macro-structural conditions, community violence, role model depletion due to incarceration, and interactions with law enforcement, grasp the influences on young individuals in lower socioeconomic communities of color, including engagement in the juvenile justice system.
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program in Criminology and Criminal Justice, successful completion of 15 hours of graduate work, and permission of instructor
CRIM 818 is not open to nondegree students.
Description: Designed to provide supervised individualized learning experiences in a selected criminal justice agency. The principal objective of the internship is to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical and methodological principles acquired in graduate courses to the analysis of problems in local criminal justice agencies.