CR 350 Introduction to Criminology (3.00)
Analyzes social, political, and economic forces that shape the nature, extent and definitions of crime. Includes corporate and government crime; the relationship of racism, sexism and drugs with crime; and imprisonment.
CR 370 Criminal Deviance (3.00)
Study of criminal behavior from a psychosocial approach. Examines various criminological perspectives of criminal behavior as well as specific psychological, biological, and learning factors of those individuals disposed to commit crime.
CR 427 Criminal Profiling (3.00)
Provides an introduction to the science of criminal investigative analysis which is the process of inferring distinctive personality characteristics of individuals responsible for committing criminal acts. Discussions include wider societal contexts and implications.
CR 428 Youth Violence & Delinquency (3.00)
Examines youth violence, causal variables explaining these aberrant behaviors, the juvenile justice system that contends with this form of violence, and criminological and sociological theories that explain violent juvenile crimes.
CR 429 Family Violence (3.00)
Investigates issues associated with the use of aggression against household members, aggression that is against their will and detrimental to their physical, emotional and psychological welfare. Addresses social impact of violence as well as prevention.
CR 430 Sexual Homicide (3.00)
Explores the psychological mind of sex crime perpetrators and murderers, including formative influences, contexts of power, patterns and motives. Uses case studies to probe into criminal enterprise, personal cause, group cause and sexual homicides.
CR 433 Violence in the Workplace (3.00)
Interdisciplinary examination of and practical approaches to prevention, intervention and dealing with the aftermath of violence in the workplace.