Purpose, function, and history of agencies dealing with administration of justice; survey of criminal procedures; organization of law enforcement agencies at federal, state, and local levels; organization free adult education resources functions of courts; probation, parole, and pardons; penology and prison administration; purpose and function of victim services.
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To understand the biology that underlies criminal behavioral responses to specific environmental factors.
Preparation and completion of a project demonstrating a significant undertaking such as implementing a program, evaluating an trimmers in adults program, developing pilot studies of innovative ideas or implementing organizational change in the field of criminology, and submission of a written abstract.
An experiential course designed to teach students essential skills in structuring counseling sessions with offenders.
Statistical and computer applications as they relate to criminological research and policy.
The impact of ethnicity, gender and race on criminal justice personnel, offenders, and victims.
Physiological and pyschological aspects of trauma; analysis of Stress Theory, Crisis Theory, and PTSD; short term and long term trauma; advocate intervention techniques and referral sources.