Catalog 2021-2022

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CRM 400 Crime and Punishment: Current Controversies

An in-depth examination of current controversial issues of crime and punishment in the United States.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

CRM 101 or CRM 102 and junior or senior standing.

CRM 401 Internship in Criminology

A meaningful field experience through placement in agencies of the criminal justice system. Graded on a pass/fail basis. Students may take a maximum of 16 credit hours while at UT. Internship credit may not be used to satisfy requirements for the major or the minor.

Credit Hours: 4-16

Prerequisites

Junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 (3.2 for federal internships)

CRM 403 Drugs, Deviance and Crime

An in-depth analysis of the nature and extent of drug use within American society, and its relationship to crime and deviance.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

CRM 101 or CRM 102 and junior or senior standing

CRM 406 Violence in America

A study of the broad range of violence in society, examining historical and contemporary forms of violence. Topics explored include gun crime, serial murders and terrorism.

Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

CRM 101 or CRM 102 and junior or senior standing.

CRM 409 White Collar and Elite Crime

This course will explore the full range of white collar and elite crimes that are described in the criminological literature. The seriousness of these crimes will be examined in addition to the motivation, techniques, public impact, investigation and the prosecution of offenders and their punishment.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

CRM 101 and CRM 102 and CRM 200 and junior or senior standing

CRM 421 Special Issues in Criminal Justice

A forum for focusing on special issues in criminal justice, taught by visiting instructors or regular faculty. Topics covered may change each semester. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes.

Credit Hours: 4

CRM 422 Terrorism

This course will examine the origins and development of modern terrorism, from its origins during the Cold War to the present.  Through lectures, case studies, and class discussions this course will investigate general and specific elements relevant to understanding the phenomenon, including definition, national and international terrorism, global and regional factors, and terrorism’s relationship with rebellion and insurgency.  This course will examine terrorist organizations to understand the ideologies, cultures, structures, and causative factors behind major movements.

Credit Hours: 4
(IG) (NW)

Prerequisites

CRM 101 and CRM 102 and CRM 200

CRM 427 Death Penalty

An examination of historical, contemporary and international perspectives on the death penalty, and ramifications for victims' families, offenders, the criminal justice system and society as a whole.

Credit Hours: 4

CRM 432 Race, Class, Gender and Crime

This course will address how racism, classism and sexism operate and intersect in both criminological theories and in the criminal legal system. This course explores theories used to explain crime and covers victimization, offending and work in terms of race, class and gender. The section on offending will address theories, types of offending, systemic responses to offending and prisons.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

CRM 101 and CRM 102

CRM 433 Complexities of Drug Trafficking

This course examines the issues associated with international drug trafficking and counter-drug law policies/practices. It explores these issues within the context of the various political, geographical and socio-economic factors that influence international drug trafficking and counter-drug policies/practices.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

CRM 101, CRM 102 and CRM 200

CRM 450 Independent Study

A series of directed readings and short research projects on topics of interest to the student, determined through student-faculty consultation.

Credit Hours: 1-5

Prerequisites

Senior standing and minimum GPA of 3.0.

CRM 451 Senior Thesis

Requires a substantive research and writing project.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.25, membership in the Honors Program or approval of department chair.