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Description for CRMJUS104L: The goals of the course are to give students a theoretical and empirical foundation of the criminal justice system. Topics will also include the nature of victimization, the inner workings of the criminal justice system and the outcomes for offenders leaving the system. The student will be exposed to the critical issues in justice, be involved in discussions of their impact on American society, and be asked to consider alternative approaches to addressing these issues. In addition, during the discussion of each segment of the American system of justice, comparisons will be made with other developed and developing nations’ justice systems.
Description for CRMJUS262L: A general survey and analysis of adult crime. Attention to historical development of criminological thought, societal reaction to crime, and behavioral systems. Emphasis on theories of criminality and issues in the administration of justice by police and courts.
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 101.
Academic Information: Credits: 3 Distribution: Social and Behavioral Sciences Crosslisted: SOCIOL 262L.
Description for CRMJUS321L: An examination of racial and ethnic relations in contemporary society, including the history and sociology of the immigration experience, bilingual education, the nature and character of discrimination, neighborhood change, and racial and ethnic conflict.
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 101, SOCIOL or PSYSOC or CRMJUS or ALCSUB students only.
Academic Information: Credits: 3 Distribution: Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity: United States Crosslisted: SOCIOL 321L.
Description for CRMJUS367L: This course examines the social origins and consequences of the use and abuse of consciousness-altering substances (including alcohol). It considers how society defines and deals with drug use and assesses social harm, including such issues as addictions and health effects, drugs and crime, the legislation debate, and drug policy and enforcement.
Description for CRMJUS465L: An examination of police as a system of social control; a survey of major studies of police by sociologists and government commissions. Emphasis placed on police organization, patterns and consequences of police training, historical and cross-cultural perspectives of police systems and studies of police discretion and police-citizen interaction.
Description for CRMJUS467L: A general analysis of the social origins and consequences of law and legal process; special emphasis on law as a method of conflict resolution and as a social control structure, and on law and social change. Attention also given to law in other societies, including non-literate societies, to the evolution and development of legal structures, and to patterns of due process and criminal law.