Criminal and Social Justice
ADCJ 100101 Introduction to Criminology
This course provides an introduction to the study of crime, deviance, and the criminal justice system. Specifically, this course is a survey of the causes and effects of criminality (sociological, psychological, biological, etc.) and the means taken to cope with criminal behavior. Emphasis is placed on the social context of crime, including examination of how different types of crimes relate to theory. Finally, the course will look ahead into the future of criminal theory.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Aug 28–Dec 11, Kristen Bullwinkel
ADCJ 212201 Crime and Corrections in America
Course explores basic concepts in criminology; how criminal laws are made and enforced by police, courts, prisons, probation, parole and public agencies. Examines criminal behavior systems, theories of crime and delinquency causations, gangs, victimization, perceived notion of dual systems of justice, the impact of technology, alternative correction programs, inequalities in the systems as well as mass media coverage and policy questions.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, Cesar Vega
ADCJ 301001 Criminal Law
This course introduces students to the elements and classification of crimes, defenses, procedure, punishment, and evidentiary issues within the American criminal judicial system. In addition to the text materials, students will review and discuss selected cases and current events to analyze the evolution of criminal law in our society.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Aug 31–Dec 14, Andrew McConville