CRM-101 Introduction to Criminology

    Provides an examination of the nature, causes and social significance of crime. Emphasizes the major explanations of criminal behavior and typologies of crime and examines crime and crime prevention strategies as they relate to theory, policy and practice. Serves as a gateway course for students interested in the field of criminology. Fulfills general education requirement in social science and thinking critically and analytically. [3 credits]

    CRM-105 Applied Defensive Techniques in Criminology

    Introduces the principles and practices employed by law enforcement personnel for the purpose of self defense in the field. Provides a holistic approach to the control of subjects through both classroom instruction and the practice and performance of the necessary physical skills. Emphasis is placed on the social context of violence as well as the personal, psychological, and physical control of aggression. [3 credits]

    CRM-130 Criminology At the Movies

    Explores the impact of criminological themes and theories on popular movies. Consists of an intensive, didactic experience that introduces the student to related criminological research and applications. [3 credits]

    CRM-203 Theories of Crime and Social Deviance

    Examines major paradigms, models and theories of criminology. Students critically review explanations of criminal behavior and analyze past, current and future trends in criminal activity. Theories in deviance and criminology from multidisciplinary perspectives provide a foundation for discussion. Prerequisite: CRM-101. [3 credits]

    CRM-205 Policing and Society

    Focuses on the history, structure, role, and function of policing in American society. Types of policing and police-community relations will be explored. Students will examine the functions of policing including patrol, order maintenance, investigation and community policing. A number of contemporary police problems will be presented including corruption, discretion, deadly force and minority relations. Course will include an exploration of cross-national comparisons. Prerequisite: CRM-101 or SOC-101. [3 credits]

    CRM-220 Criminal Law and Procedure

    Examines criminal law and procedure as a device for defining and controlling harmful behavior within a formal framework in the criminal justice system. Attention is given to the theoretical justifications for and the effectiveness of punishment, the foundations of culpability, the basic principles of criminal liability, and the definition of offenses and defenses. Prerequisite: CRM-101 or SOC-101. [3 credits]

    CRM-230 Terrorism and Homeland Security

    Examines terrorism with a focus on the contemporary societal experience, although historical perspectives will provide context as well. Differentiating characteristics of domestic and international terror groups will be identified. Legal implications of anti-terrorist measures and homeland security enforcement will be reviewed. Prerequisite: CRM-101. [ 3 credits ]

    CRM-240 Corrections in America

    This course provides an examination into corrections in America. We will differentiate the purpose and operation of jails versus prisons. Additionally, we will look at the use of non-custodial corrections alternatives such as community service, probation and parole. In this course, the history of corrections as well as contemporary issues in corrections will be examined. [ 3 credits ]

    CRM-310 The Criminal Justice System

    Examines the American criminal justice system. Introduces students to the workings of police, courts and corrections in American society, and how each functions as a mechanism of social control. Explores local, state and federal agencies as individual components of the comprehensive and interrelated system of justice. Prerequisites: CRM-101; PSY-210 or CRM-360. [3 credits]

    CRM-311 Topics in Criminology

    Uses empirical evidence to provide a contemporary approach to analyzing and evaluating crime and social deviance through a critical theoretical framework or uses empirical evidence to provide a contemporary approach to examining specific areas within criminology. Topics will vary. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: SOC-101 or CRM-101. [3 credits]

    CRM-315 Victims of Crime

    Examines the impact of crime on its victims, including identification of victim types, victim compensation and reduction of victimization. The course focuses on the relationship of criminology and the criminal justice system to victims themselves. Prerequisite: CRM-101. [ 3 credits ]

    CRM-320 Juvenile Delinquency

    Examines delinquency as a form of socially deviant or criminal behavior engaged in by minors. Topics include definitions of delinquency, long- and short-term trends, explanations of delinquent behavior, drug use, gangs and school violence. Possible interventions, treatment and prevention strategies are also addressed. Prerequisite: SOC-101; PSY-210 or CRM-360. [3 credits]

    CRM-325 Violence Against Women

    Examines violence against women through a wide range of socially institutionalized and individually perpetuated political, social, economic and physical frameworks. Violence against women takes place within socially constructed race-ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and class specificities, as well as socio-historical contexts. The course examines how race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-historical constraints and shifts perpetuate systems of domination and oppression. It looks at ways in which these forces shape how women experience economic, social, sexual, class and gender domination and exploitation. Prerequisite: CRM-101 or SOC-101. Fulfills the general education requirement in gender studies. [3 credits]

    CRM-330 Human Trafficing

    Explores human trafficking or modern slavery on an international and domestic level. Human Trafficking victims include men, women and children who are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. The course will use slavery and human trafficking as starting points to help us critically analyze the relationships betwen sex, gender, and human rights; race and the political economy. In this course, you will gain an overview of the issue of trafficking from a global perspective, including its extent, relation to other criminal activities, victims and perpetrators. This seminar is designed to introduce students to the complex problem of human trafficking and the laws governing this subject area. The course will also expose students to the  developments in the legal and policy framework to address trafficking at he national level, and evaluate practicalimplementation of such measures - the 
    impact and consequences of trafficked people. The first part of the course will focus on the study of the different forms of human trafficking, theories behind the root of the problem, and relevant international and domestic laws. The second half of the course will examine the roles of the U.S. Government, domestic non-governmental organizations, the media, and local communities in the responding to and preventing human trafficking. Prerequisites: CRM-101 or SOC-101. [ 3 credits ]

    CRM-360 Research Methods and Crime Analysis

    Provides framework for the critical and empirical analysis of social science data relating to crime and social deviance, including experimental and quasi-experimental research design, crime analysis, ethical issues, quantitative and qualitative statistical methods and scientific report writing. Students learn how to use the statistical package for the social sciences and compute descriptive, inferential statistics and multivariate analysis. This course instructs students on the relationship between theory and scholarly inquiry, the nature of causation, and how to formulate and test hypotheses using a variety of empirical methods. Students learn a range of research approaches including surveys, experiments, field work, case studies and unobtrusive measures typically employed in the criminology and criminal justice fields. Students develop a research question and appropriate research methodology, empirically evaluate a hypothesis and write a research report. Prerequisites: MAT-215, PSY-210; and one of the following CRM-101, or PSY-101, or SOC-101. [4 credits]

    CRM-360L Lab: Research Methods

    Lab associated with CRM 360 Research Methods and Crime Analysis.

    CRM-411 Topics in Criminology

    Provides a context for understanding the broad focus of the discipline of criminology. As an upper-level course in the criminology major, reviews key criminological writings from an advanced, informed perspective. The student uses these scholarly resources to develop a paper that synthesizes her particular knowledge of criminological theory, research and applications. Students also develop their abilities to analyze their personal experiences from a sociological perspective and explore options for continued study or employment related to their sociological training. Topics will vary, though recent topics have included: Corporate Crime, Violence Against Women, Social Inequality in the Criminal Justice System, and Policing. Prerequisites: PSY-210, CRM-203 or SOC-350, and junior/senior status. [3 credits]

    CRM-461 Criminology Practicum I

    Provides opportunities for field experience for qualified students under professional supervision to integrate theory, science, and practice. Allows for consultative meeting with practicum
    coordinator concerning careet goals and aspirations, which then determine the nature of a placement most consistent with student abilities and interests. Requires students to meet academic and background requirements for chosen placement and to attend an academic seminar in addition to fieldwork. Prerequisites: at least junior criminology major status and conference with NDMU practicum coordinator. Not open to liberal arts major or criminology minors. Technical Standars are evaluated by the department. Students will not be permitted to repeat CRM-461 if they receivea failing grade (D or F), because of an ethical violation or are removed from their practicum site due to an ethical violation. Ethical violations may include plagiarism. The practicum requirement cannot be waived or completed through another institution. [ 4 credits ]

    CRM-463 Independent Study in Criminology

    Provides a student with an opportunity to pursue a scholarly project under the direction of a faculty member. Work may include directed readings, literature review, clinical study, or data collection and analysis. Prerequisites: PSY-210 or CRM-360 and acceptance for supervision by a department faculty member. [ 3 credits ]