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CRJS 241: Cyber Crime and Society This course introduces students to the co-evolution of cyber society, cyber-crime and cybersecurity. It will provide a broad overview of history, socio-political relations, economics, social structure and culture in cyber space. The course also will examine cases of cyber offenses. Students in this course will gain familiarity with laws designed to control cyber-crime and terminology used in talking about cyber-crimes. Students also will critically analyze cyber laws and regulations and consider how these codes delimit freedom of expression and violate human rights in cyber space. 3 credits CRJS 242: Careers in Criminal Justice This course provides an overview of the field of Criminal Justice, designed to orient students to the Criminal Justice major and how best to tailor it to meet their interests and professional goals. Topics to be covered relate to locating, obtaining, employment opportunities and maintaining careers, resume writing, and professional involvement in Criminal Justice. Potential careers to be discussed include those in Law Enforcement, Corrections, the Court System, Juvenile Justice and other security related careers. Professional concerns such as stress, promotion and civil service requirements will also be addressed. 3 credits, Fall, Spring CRJS 250: Criminal Justice Research Methods This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques germane to criminal justice research. More specifically, the student will become familiar with both qualitative and quantitative research designs, formulating research hypotheses, asking appropriate questions on a survey or interview, data recording, data analysis, and ethical responsibilities. The skills acquired in this course will be beneficial for both the future graduate student and the criminal justice practitioner. Prerequisite: CRJS 240 3 credits, Spring CRJS 261: Introduction to Crime Mapping Crime is often a function of time and place, the right or wrong people coming together at a specific location at a particular time. Certain areas in cities and towns draw criminals for the purpose of committing crimes, while others draw people for non-criminal reasons and simply increase the number of potential victims for those seeking a criminal opportunity. Place plays a large role in police decisions about enforcement and special projects. Crime hot spots are identifiable and require specific types of enforcement and programs to decrease criminal activity in those areas. Students who take the class will deepen their knowledge of theories of environmental criminology, criminogenic and non-criminogenic land use, as well as place based crime prevention. Students will gain practical experience in geographical profiling and crime mapping. CRJS majors/minors. 3 credits CRJS 302: Contemporary Correctional Programs This course introduces the student to modern American correctional programs. It examines the nature of programs as well as a wide variety of contemporary programs, both inside and outside institutions, judged to be exemplary by correctional professionals. This course provides a broad overview of effective correctional treatment as well as career opportunities in the field. Through research, class presentations and a paper focusing on one effective program per student, this course will expose the student to both the variety and complexity of modern correctional programs. Prerequisites: CRJS 110, 201 3 credits CRJS 303: Issues in Law Enforcement Topics of current interest will be discussed, including police-community relations, police decision-making, and concepts in police practice and administration. Prerequisite: CRJS 110 3 credits CRJS 304: Issues in Corrections This course will focus on alternatives to traditional modes of incarceration, current trends in the treatment of offenders and innovations and problems in correctional administration. 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019