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Criminology (CRIM)

CRIM 406 (CRIMJ 406, SOC 406) Sociology of Deviance (3) Theory and research concerning behaviors and lifestyles viewed as significant departures from a group's normative expectations.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 012  

CRIM 407 (CRIMJ 407) Victimology (3) This course will explore the legal, emotional, and social responses to the process of victimization by offenders and third parties.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIM 412 (CRIMJ 412) Crime, Social Control, and the Legal System (3) Legal and extralegal control; public opinion on crime; criminal justice and correctional processes; legal sanctions; control strategies. Field trip.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 012, CRIM 013 orSOC 005  

CRIM 413 (SOC 413, CRIMJ 413) Advanced Criminological Theory (3) This course provides an in-depth look at theories of crime and examines influential empirical studies designed to these theories.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 012, CRIM 250W  

CRIM 414 (CRIMJ 414, CRIM 414) Criminal Careers and the Organization of Crime (3) Research on and theory of criminal careers and crime organizations, emphasizing recruitment and disengagement; offender characteristics and lifestyles; policy implications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SOC 012 orSOC 013 orSOC 005  

CRIM 421 (CRIMJ 421) Violent Crime (3) Examines the nature and causes of violence. Several theoretical perspectives are reviewed including biological, psychological, social, and cultural.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIM 250W  

CRIM 422 (CRIMJ 422) Victimization (3) Examines the history, how victimization is measured/studied in social sciences, public policy implications of victimization movement in U.S.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 250W  

CRIM 423 (US) (CRIMJ 423, WMNST 423) Sexual and Domestic Violence (3) Legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives on sexual and domestic violence.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orWMNST 100  

CRIM 424 (CRIMJ 424) Drugs and Crime (3) Analysis of international narcotics trafficking in the twentieth century.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIM 100 orWMNST 100  

CRIM 425 (CRIMJ 425) Organized Crime (3) This course examines organized crime in terms of historical antecedents, structure, related theories, and policy issues.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIM 429 Seminar in Criminal Behavior (3-4 per semester/maximum of 7) This course explores the study of the application of criminological theories to our understanding of various forms of criminal behavior.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 012  

CRIM 430 American Correctional System (3) Study of corrections from probation, intermediate punishment, adult and juvenile correctional institutions to parole.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIM 250W  

CRIM 432 (CRIMJ 432) Crime and the American Court System (3) This course examines the American court system including structure and the way courts process offenders with special focus on sentencing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIM 433 Sentencing (3) This course studies sentencing from prosecutorial charging decisions through revocation of probation, and the complex goals and responsibilities at sentencing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIM 250W  

CRIM 435 Policing in America (3) This course will focus on current, historical, theoretical, and research issues surrounding law enforcement in the United States.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIM 250W  

CRIM 441 (US) (CRIMJ 441) Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) Course examines delinquency and the juvenile justice system including delinquency's nature, causes, and prevention and the processing of juveniles.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIM 451 (US) (CRIMJ 451) Race, Crime, and Justice (3) This course focuses on the significance of race, class, and ethnicity to criminal justice processing and criminal offending.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIM 453 (US) (CRIMJ 453, WMNST 453) Women and the Criminal Justice System (3) This course focuses on the experiences of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIM 100 orWMNST 100  

CRIM 467 (CRIMJ 467, SOC 467) Law and Society (3) Law and society studies the social origins of law and legal systems; occupational careers, and decision-making of legal officials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIMJ 113 or permission of program  

CRIM 469 Seminar in the Law (3-4 per semester/maximum of 7) The focus of this seminar is the law such as the laws of sentencing, appellate course decisions and their impact.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 113  

CRIM 480H Research Topics in Crime, Law, and Justice (1) Students are exposed to a variety of research topics related to crime, law, and justice.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CLJ major and admission to the Schreyer Honors College  

CRIM 481H Information Literacy in Crime, Law, and Justice (1) Students are exposed to a variety of information sources related to crime, law, and justice.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CLJ 480H  

CRIM 482 (CRIMJ 482) Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency Administration (3) Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIM 490 Crime Policy (3) This course focuses on criminal justice policy and the factors that influence policy development and implementation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100, CRIM 113, CRIM 250W 6 credits of 400-level CRIMJ courses and 7th semester standing  

CRIM 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIM 500 Overview of Graduate Studies in Criminology (1) An overview of professional activities of scholars of criminology and Penn State's program in this field.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 501 Criminal Justice Organizations and Institutions (3) Organizations and institutions involved in the formulation and implementation of criminal justice policy in complex social and organizational environments.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 512 (SOC 512) Criminological Theories (3) Survey of theoretical and substantive issues in deviance and criminology, with emphasis on critical review of theories.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 515 (SOC 515) Research Methods in Criminology and Deviance (3) Review of methodological issues; design and conduct of research; analysis and interpretation of findings; ethical and policy issues.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 558 Victimization (3) This course discusses the individual- and community-level correlates, causes, consequences, and policy implications of criminal victimization.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 591 (SOC 591) Teaching Sociology/Criminology (1) Preparation for teaching sociology and/or criminology at the college level.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) No description.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

CRIM 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CRIM 805 Violence, Threats, Terror, and Insurgency (3) This course provides an overview of the domestic and global issues related to homeland security.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

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