CRM 2280 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Four hours. A survey of the American criminal justice decision network with emphasis on the principles and values which undergird it. Gen Ed: SW (Aw)
CRM 3340 CRIMINOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: MAT 2022 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. The nature and extent of crime, criminal typologies, and criminological theory. Gen Ed: SW (Aw, An)
CRM 3350 POLICING IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
Four hours. Prerequisite: CRM 2280. The functions and responsibilities of police with emphasis on issues and problems of American police. This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the principles and processes of the police as a part of the criminal justice decision network, the values and value conflicts which are inherent in police decisions, and issues related to crime control in a democratic society. Students will study the approaches and methods of various disciplines as they apply to the study of police structure and decision-making.
CRM 3360 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Four hours. The nature and extent of juvenile delinquency, theories of causation, prevention, and treatment.
CRM/SOC 4420 METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
Four hours. Same as SOC 4420. Prerequisites: Twelve hours in criminology or sociology and MAT 2022. The application of the scientific method in researching social phenomena, focusing on the foundations of quantitative, empirical methodologies. Students will participate in the entire research process, including conceptualization, research design, sampling, measurement, data collection, computer software, statistical analysis, report writing, oral presentation. Gen Ed: SW (An, Ap), Ql, Qn
CRM 4430 CRIMINALIZATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Four hours. Same as PSY 4430. Prerequisites: CRM 3340 or PSY 1106 or PSY 1110. This course explores how the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system and examines reasoned, collaborative solutions to this dilemma. Gen Ed: SW (Aw, Ap)
CRM 4440 JUDICIAL PROCESSES
Four hours. The jurisdictions, policies and procedures of American courts. Rules of evidence and the impact of appellate court decisions on criminal justice processes.
CRM 4450 CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION
Four hours. The history and philosophy of correctional programs, theory and research will be examined. Exploration of sentencing guidelines, probation, parole and intermediate punishments will be undertaken. Current issues and future projections will be discussed.
CRM 4960 CRIMINOLOGY PRACTICUM
Four hours. Prerequisites: PHI 2204 and senior criminology major status and permission of the instructor. Practical experience in one or more criminal justice agencies or in research. Class will focus on integrating theory and practice. The Criminology Practicum is a required course for Criminology majors and is to be taken during the last year of a student’s coursework. It consists of 120 hours in an agency as a professional intern. Normally, the practicum would be taken during the summer before the student’s senior year, the last semester, or next-to-last semester of a student’s academic career at Florida Southern College.
CRM 4999 SEMINAR IN CRIMINOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: PHI 2204 and senior standing and permission of the instructor. Readings, research, and class discussion on crime-related topics of contemporary importance such as corporate, environmental or political crime, violence, drugs, prison over-crowding, etc.
MAT 2022 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Four hours. Students use statistical methods to analyze data from real world situations and make inferences. These methods involve descriptive analysis, probability distributions, correlation, linear regression, the Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Credit cannot be earned for both MAT 2022 and MAT 2032. Gen Ed: Qn
PHI 2204 ETHICS
Four hours. Ethics involves the exploration of fundamental questions of meaning and value: What is the nature of the good life? How ought we to treat one another? Are there basic rights all people enjoy, and, if so, what are they? Are there universal standards of morality, or are right and wrong relative to culture, historical period, or individual opinion? The course explores these questions through various philosophical theories and their practical applications. Gen Ed: MV, Ql