Criminal Justice (CRM) courses
CRM 210 American Criminal Justice System
An overview of the American criminal justice system, its functions, problems and potential solutions. This course is a pre-requisite for upper division criminology and criminal justice courses.
CRM 220 Criminology
This course examines the nature and various dimensions of criminality through the lens of the social and behavioral sciences. Historical and contemporary explanations of crime rooted in a range of biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives are explored as well as their implications for individuals, social systems, and organizations. Students will learn how various institutions have experimented with and adopted crime-reduction policies and practices over time.
CRM 250 Police in American Society
This course examines the history, structure and function of law enforcement as a means of addressing behavior which violates the law. Problems faced law enforcement and solutions to those problems are also discussed.
CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts
This course examines the basic principles, processes, and structures found in adult criminal courts in the United States and Missouri. The course also examines the nature and development of criminal law from the Common Law to its current state nationwide, with an emphasis on current Missouri criminal law.
CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
A course designed to critically examine the various social control responses to delinquent and criminal behavior. Includes the history, philosophies, and practices of American corrections and an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of each societal/correctional response. Problems in the field of corrections and related solutions are also examined.
CRM 297 Criminology CapstonePrerequisite(s): ENG 110 and completion of 40 credit hours.
This course will help prepare students for criminology careers. Essential workplace skills will be addressed, including ethics, professionalism and career preparation.
CRM 299 Internship in CriminologyPrerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
The internship in criminology is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. This internship course gives students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. This course may be repeated for a total of six credit hours.