Criminology

You may satisfy the requirements for the specialization in Criminology by completing a minimum of 9 hours from the following courses:

 

JS 360 - Criminology
Identification and assessment of early and modern theories concerning the causes of crime in society.
Prerequisites: CJ 100 and CJ 101 or JS 100 and JS 101
Credit Hours: 3


JS 362 - Victimology
Examination of the criminal-victim relationship and societal reaction to victims including victim services, restitution, and compensation.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3

JS 408 - Juvenile Delinquency
Introduction to the nature, scope, and causes of illegal behavior by juveniles, and societal responses to that behavior.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3

JS 441 - Terrorism and Social Control
Exploration of causes and consequences of terrorism and how governments respond, including investigation, prosecution, and punishment of terrorists.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3

JS 442 - Race, Crime, Gender, and Social Policy
Examination of how subordinate status of minority groups (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Women) affects interaction with the justice system as offenders, victims, and professionals.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3


JS 443 - Women and the Criminal Justice System
Evaluation of the changing role of women in the justice system as victims, offenders, and professionals.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3


JS 444 - Law and Society
Examination of how law is used to facilitate or retard social change, social control, and social conflict in society.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3


JS 483 - Patterns in Crime
Examination of the major correlates of crime and criminality, including age, race, sex, and socio-economic status, examination of major sources of information from which data on crime correlates are gathered..
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3