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CRIMINOLOGY (CRIM)
College of Liberal Arts
Sociology/Anthropology
 
CRIM 1301 - Introduction to Criminology (SOC SCI, LE CAT8)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 1301; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Analysis of social justice with emphasis on criminal justice system in United States. Nature and extent of crime; social factors related to criminal behavior.



CRIM 2311 - Criminological Theory
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1301, 15 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 2311; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Examination of the major theories of crime causation. Specific theories include macro and micro sociological explanations, as well as biological and psychological perspectives. Discussion includes the history, social context, and policy implications of each theory.



CRIM 3322 - Law and Society
(3.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3322; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Complexities, organization, and elements of legal systems, particularly in the United States. Legal theory used to explain the "working" of the law, historical development of law, current issues in law, and overall interrelationship between law and society.



CRIM 3324 - Sociology of Criminal Law
(3.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3324; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Nature, goals, and problems in administration of the American criminal judicial process.



CRIM 3328 - Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if received for SOC 3328; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Delinquency in contemporary American society. Major issues concerning causes, prevention, and treatment of juvenile offenders. Focus on U.S. juvenile justice system.



CRIM 3336 - Crime and the Media
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3336; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Examines the relationship between crime, criminal justice and the media. It explores how news and entertainment media portray criminals, crime and the criminal justice system, and the effects of these portrayals on the justice system and society.



CRIM 3338 - Sociology of Gangs
(3.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent, credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3338; A-F or Aud, summer, offered periodically)
Street and prison gangs in America at the national, state, and local level. Sociological research and theories relative to gang formation and the economics related to street and prison gangs.



CRIM 3344 - Law Enforcement and Society
(3.0 cr; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3344; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Role of police and relationship of law enforcement to the community; focuses on crime prevention.



CRIM 3350 - Psychopathology and Crime
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Criminology or Sociology major with minimum 30 credits; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
This course introduces students to the various types of psychopathology and their relationships to crime. Students consider the concept of "abnormality," as viewed by the public, the mental health field, and the criminal justice system. Students learn about a wide range of psychopathologies and apply this knowledge to exploring how various types of criminal activity are related to symptoms of mental disorders.



CRIM 3355 - Criminal Forensic Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-minimum 30 credits, Crim major or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
This course introduces students to the interface of psychology and law, with a specific focus on criminal forensic psychology. The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists in the realms of criminal and victim psychology, police and investigative psychology, legal psychology, and correctional psychology.



CRIM 3361 - Correctional Continuum
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Sophomore or higher or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3361; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Analysis of the range of sanctions and programs in corrections. Topics include both community-based and institutional corrections, as well as juvenile and adult corrections.



CRIM 3369 - Correctional Assessment and Intervention
(3.0 cr; =[SOC 3365]; Prereq-Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3369; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Issues germane to intervention with criminal offenders. Philosophical (should we intervene?) and pragmatic (what, if anything "works") debates are reviewed, and both punishment oriented and rehabilitative intervention programs are discussed.



CRIM 3375 - Restorative Justice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 3375; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examines the principles and practices of restorative justice. Covers early and contemporary philosophies and practices, as well as domestic and international examples.



CRIM 3380 - Death Penalty
(3.0 cr; Prereq-minimum 30 credits; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
This course provides students with a broad survey of the death penalty as a penal sanction and the controversies and issues which surround it. Key topical areas covered are history and foundations, legal landscape, execution and death penalty processes, contemporary issues including innocence, cost, discrimination and deterrence, and perspectives and voices surrounding the death penalty.



CRIM 3395 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-30 credits or instructor consent; maximum 6 credits allowed between SOC 3395 and CRIM 3395; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Contemporary topics in criminology.



CRIM 4305 - Mentally Ill Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Criminology or Sociology majors with minimum 60 credits; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
This course provides a broad survey of mentally ill offenders. Students explore the stigma and needs of this population. The course focuses on the treatment and management of mentally ill offenders, including recent innovations, at each stage of the criminal justice system.



CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301 or SOC 1101 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, 60 credits, or instructor consent, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 4323; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Women's involvement in the civil and criminal justice systems, both historic and contemporary, primarily in the United States. Attention given to women as criminal and civil defendants, issues of women's civil rights, and to women practitioners within each system. Intersection of social class, gender and race/ethnicities.



CRIM 4340 - Race, Crime and Justice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301 or SOC 1101 or Anth 1604 or CSt 1101, 60 credits or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 4340; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Examines the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and class within the U.S. criminal justice system, with some attention given to global trends and international comparisons. Considers the racialized effects of crime control and criminal justice practices, including law enforcement, prosecution, sentencing, police-minority community relations, and the disproportionate representation of racial/ethnic groups in the prison system. Explores attitudes and perceptions of crime from the perspective of racial/ethnic minorities, and differential crime rates among majority/minority groups.



CRIM 4350 - Corporate and Governmental Deviance
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 4350; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Examination of theories and research relating to deviant and criminal behavior within large scale formal organizations, particularly governmental and business organizations. Causes and consequences, efforts at social control, barriers to social control, prospects for change. Genocide and the emergence of international law.



CRIM 4382 - Victimology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301 or SOC 1101, 60 credits; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 4382; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Extent, nature, and forms of criminal victimizations; profiles of crime victims; coping strategies; victims' rights; impact of victimizations on victims and nonvictims; victim attitudes about crime and interactions with justice system; evaluation of victim service programs.



CRIM 4384 - Child Abuse and Child Protection in Minnesota
(3.0 cr; Prereq-90 credits or Grad Student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 4384; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Examine how our legal system and community discovers and protects neglected or abused children. Provide understanding of juvenile court, the role of forensic science, social workers, police, teachers, nurses, physicians, and other professionals mandated to report suspected abuse.



CRIM 4391 - Independent Study in Criminology
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-instructor consent; maximum 6 credits allowed between SOC 4991 and CRIM 4391, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed reading, research, or involvement in social action leading to preparation of a paper or other product.



CRIM 4395 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-90 credits or Grad Student or instructor consent; maximum 6 credits allowed between SOC 4395 and CRIM 4395; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Proseminar on contemporary topics. Course announced in Class Schedule.



CRIM 4399 - Honors Project Criminology
(1.0 - 8.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-90 credits, approval by department honors program director, no grad credit, maximum 8 credits allowed between SOC 4999 and CRIM 4399; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced individual project in any area of criminology, demonstrating sound theoretical and research foundations and resulting in a written report.



CRIM 4910 - Teaching Assistantship in Criminology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit, maximum 3 credits allowed between SOC 4997, SOC 4910 and CRIM 4397, CRIM 4910; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Practical experience in teaching-related activities in criminology courses.



CRIM 4930 - Understanding Violence
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Minimum 60 credits; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
This course examines violence in its man forms and provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for understanding what it is, why it happens, and how it might be prevented or diminished. Structural, institutional and interpersonal forms of violence are examined as are theoretical perspectives focusing on the individual, socio-structural and cultural levels of explanation.



CRIM 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



CRIM 8600 - Practicum in Criminology
(1.0 - 15.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or instructor consent; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised direct experience in a criminal justice agency and a concurrent seminar which focus on identification, application, and evaluation of the implementation of concepts, principles, theories and best practices in criminal justice. Experience in law enforcement agencies, juvenile courts, probation and parole departments, correctional institutions, delinquency control programs and public or voluntary agencies. Orientation sessions precede placement. Student must submit internship application during the first 30 days of the preceding spring or fall semester.



CRIM 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required (Plan A only); No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



CRIM 8900 - Directed Readings
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Students conduct intense and detailed reading in a topic area of their choice under the guidance of a professor.



 
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