Criminal Justice (CRM) courses
CRM 210 American Criminal Justice SystemGeneral Education Component: GEC 116 - Public Affairs: Public Issues.
An overview of the American criminal justice system, it's 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.
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. Students must submit a learning portfolio.