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Crm J 403—Violence Toward Women (3 credits). Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. Sample syllabus
Crm J 504—Quantitative Methods in Political Science and Criminal Justice (3 credits). Applied statistical skills, enabling understanding of substantive political and social questions. Same as Pol S 504. Sample syllabus
Crm J 505—Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 credits). Prereq. Crm J 101. Comparative study of criminal justice systems in the U.S. and selected foreign countries. Credit not granted for both Crm J 405 and 505.
Crm J 530—Criminal Justice: Process and Institutions (3 credits). Process of criminal justice in the context of social, political, and economic environments. Sample syllabus
Crm J 540—Seminar in Criminal Justice Research Evaluations (3 credits). Interrelationship of ideology, data, policy development, and policy implementation in public policy analysis.
Crm J 541—Seminar in Corrections (3 credits). Current issues related to the control, management, and sanctioning of criminal offenders.
Crm J 555—Seminar in Criminological Theory (3 credits). Individual, situational and ecological correlates of criminal behavior; data sources and empirical research. Sample syllabus
Crm J 560—Prosecution and Adjudication (3 credits). The function of courts and the behavior of prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges within the criminal justice system.
Crm J 570—The Police and Society (3 credits). Prereq. Crm J 101. Community and selected social institutional factors as related to their influence on police systems.
Crm J 572—Seminar in Comparative Policing (3 credits). Study of the history, organization, and policies of policing systems in selected countries and of transnational policing.
Crm J 580—Women and the Criminal Justice System (3 credits). Criminal justice system's treatment of women offenders, victims, and professionals.
Crm J 590—Practicum (6 credits). By interview only. Off-campus professional internship in selected criminal justice agencies. S, F grading.
Crm J 591—Seminar in the Administration of Criminal Justice (3 credits). May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current issues, problems, and critical concerns within the field of the administration of criminal justice. Sample syllabus
Crm J 592—Topics in Criminal Justice (3 credits). May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Policy formation, administrative management, evaluation, research developments. Sample syllabus
Crm J 600—Special Projects or Independent Study (Variable credit). S, F grading.
Crm J 702—Master's Special Problems, Directed Study and/ or Examination (Variable credit). S, F grading.
Crm J 800—Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination (Variable credit). S, F grading.
Pol S 416—Policy Analysis (3 credits). Analysis of public policy formation, evaluation, and implementation.
Pol S 503—Introduction to Political Science Research Methods (3 credits). Social science research design topics including: measurement, sampling, data sources, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, field and historical designs and content analytic designs. Sample syllabus
Pol S 512—Seminar in American Institutions (3 credits). May be repeated for credit, cumulative maximum 6 hours. Origin, development, and contemporary issues in political organization and structure in the United States. Sample syllabus
Pol S 514—Seminar in Public Policy (3 credits). Examination of central questions in public policy, including what is the nature of public policy, what is policy analysis, why doesn't the government intervene in society?
Pol S 516—Seminar on Law, Courts, and Judicial Politics (3 credits). Seminar on law, courts, and judicial politics.
Pol S 540—Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits). Prereq. junior or senior officially certified into degree or certificate program that requires this course. Basic theories of administrative organization, relationships, and behavior.
Pol S 542—Proseminar in Administration, Justice, and Applied Policy Studies (3 credits). Analytical perspectives and theoretical issues in administration, justice, and applied policy studies.
Pol S 543—Topics in Public Administration and Policy (3 credits). Prereq. graduate standing. Examination of the literature on the politics of the American public policy process.