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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Criminal and Social Justice

FALL 2017

ADCJ 100101  Introduction to Criminology
ADCJ100101 Syllabus
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
ADCJ212201 Syllabus
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
ADCJ301001 Syllabus
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