Top PDF TOPIC I : CRIME, CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION

Subject: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Organized Crime

Subject: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Organized Crime

Is Mafia protection real or is it just protection from an imaginary threat? Or, to put it as Landesco did, “What, if any, is the function of the racketeer? […] is he parasite or does he perform a service”? For instance, Salvatore Lupo, a preeminent historian of the Sicilian Mafia, gives voice to the view that Mafiosi protect others only from imaginary dangers. He offers the following illustration: “The santoni, who promise the Palermo coach drivers to retrieve their stolen coaches in exchange for sums of money that they ‘claim has been claimed by the picciotti’ had already made a prior deal with them to split the ransom.” On the other hand, there is compelling evidence suggesting that the criminal organizations listed above are able to provide a genuine service, not just protection against a threat they themselves create. For instance, Filippo Sabetti, in his extensive study of Villalba, a Sicilian village of less than 2,000 inhabitants and the birthplace of Mafia boss Calogero Vizzini (1877–1954), showed how the local cosca protected farmers against bandits and the police. By the end of the nineteenth century, it had become clear that public security was not being provided by officers of the Italian state and villagers were left unprotected. The local parish priest encouraged Don Calogero to organize “a group of two armed individuals to escort, at a price, villagers taking their wheat to the mill in the territory of Torsa”. Sabetti maintains that, as this service proved effective, Vizzini and his group gained respect and esteem to point that the villagers were now turning to him to help with other problems.
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ORDINANCES Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration

ORDINANCES Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration

In the first year, each admitted student shall be required to study five theory papers and undertake the prescribed field work in local institutions in the area of criminal justice administration. In the second year, there will be three compulsory papers, one optional paper and one seminar paper/dissertation. In addition, there will be field work also as in part 1. The educational tour will be organised at the end of the IIIrd semester. The nomenclature of prescribed papers in each year of the course is as under :

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CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The mission of the graduate program in Criminology and Criminal Justice is to provide high quality graduate educa- tion in criminology and criminal justice. The program focus- es on analyzing criminal justice, social justice, and crime prevention problems and solutions. The program prepares its graduates with the analytic capabilities and problem- solving skills that enable them to succeed in professional careers in criminal justice and related agencies, in policy analysis and research, or in continued graduate or profes- sional education in preparation for an academic career.
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Criminology & Criminal Justice

Criminology & Criminal Justice

This degree is concerned with the investigation of formal and informal responses to social transgressions, the classification and definition of crimes, explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour and the occurrence and experience of crime and punishment. It is an exciting inter-disciplinary subject, combining a number of social sciences, notably sociology, social psychology, law and politics.

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Criminal Justice/Criminology

Criminal Justice/Criminology

The criminal justice degree prepares graduates for a variety of employment opportunities in the private and public sectors. The program aims to develop students' critical thinking, problem solving, communications, and technology skills that will help them excel in the criminal justice field. Criminology Major Criminal justice professionals and criminologists have assumed a central role in researching, formulating, implementing and evaluating public policy designed to control crime. Crime transcends all geographical, social and economic boundaries, affecting all countries and demographic strata.
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Crime in the Cities:  Improving the Administration of Criminal Justice

Crime in the Cities: Improving the Administration of Criminal Justice

This Article is brought to you for free and open access by Northwestern University School of Law Scholarly Commons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology by an authorized editor of Northwestern University School of Law Scholarly Commons. Recommended Citation Robert F. Kennedy, Crime in the Cities: Improving the Administration of Criminal Justice, 58 J. Crim. L. Criminology & Police Sci.

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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology Comprehensive Exam

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology Comprehensive Exam

The list is inclusive of the readings with which you must be familiar to pass the exam. However, the reading list should not be viewed as exhaustive but rather as a very good starting point. You also should be familiar with relevant literature published in the major journals of the field in the past five years and/or covered in your coursework, even if these readings do not appear on the list. Major journals include Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Crime

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PROGRAM GUIDE. Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

PROGRAM GUIDE. Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

CRIM 661 Comparative Criminal Justice Examines crime, crime control and crime prevention from a comparative perspective. A number of key countries are analyzed to identity innovative practices in policing, the administration of justice, and corrections, with an eye on their applicability, if any, to criminal justice practices in the United States. Developments in select countries are examined to learn critical lessons about the interplay between culture, types of government, quality of life, and levels and types of crimes. Islamic justice systems are explored to enrich our knowledge of cultural differences and their effects on crime control. Points of divergence between various countries and the United States are analyzed to assess differences in perception regarding the causes of crime and differences in the effectiveness of crime prevention, rehabilitation and punishment efforts. We will furthermore investigate transnational and international crime problems, focusing on terrorism, nuclear weapons, organized crime and drug smuggling. Finally, the course will examine current multi-national efforts in controlling crime problems.
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School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The globalization of world economies, communications, and transportation necessitate criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and law enforcement personnel to become more globally-minded. Through this certificate program, students learn how the processes of globalization influence crime and criminal justice across the globe, with emphases on globalization and recent developments in global crime; global trends in policing and security; convergence and divergence in criminal justice and penal policy; and international criminal justice, war crimes, and the global protection of human rights.
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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

CJC 5518 Advanced Criminological Theory Credits: 3 This course provides an understanding of past as well as present criminological theories by examining each criminological tradition (beginning in the 18th century and continuing into the present.) The primary aim of the course is to determine the root causes of deviant and criminal behaviors. Moreover, this course offers special attention to how society has historically reacted and responded to crime and deviant behavior. Furthermore, by examining crime and deviant behavior from a historical context, the students are able to determine how criminological theories have influenced public policies designed to reduce and control criminal behavior. In the final analysis, students will examine the rationales that society use to justify efforts toward punishment and treatment.
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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

total of 21 credit hours are required for the certificate. The required courses are CRCJ 2334, Introduction to Criminal Justice; CRCJ 2340, Criminal Investigations; CRCJ 3337, Advanced Criminal Procedure; CRCJ 3370, Introduction to Forensics; CRCJ 3371, Crime Scene Investigation; and CRCJ 4340, Forensic Death Investigations. The optional courses are CRCJ 3320, Cybercrime; CRCJ 4341, Forensic Examination of Impression Evidence; CRCJ 4342, Forensic Hair and Fiber Examination; CRCJ 4344, Forensic Expert Testimony; and CRCJ 4390, Internship Practicum. Participation in CRCJ 4390 requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both CRCJ courses and in all courses completed at UT-Arlington.
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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

The mission of the CJC Department at MSU Denver is to engage students in the scientific study of crime, criminality, other forms of social deviance, and the official response to crime by law enforcement, the criminal courts and the correctional system. To that end, the department seeks to address the spe- cial needs of adult learners and to prepare them to move into criminal justice careers or post graduate work as liberally educated, intellectually mature, ethically aware, and culturally sensitive people. The degree will provide stu- dents with knowledge of, and the ability to analyze the nature and causes of crime and victimization, criminal processes, criminal justice organizations and the agency practices, as well as the law and the legal system. Moreover, the program requires students to critically examine how social justice is ad- ministered in a diverse and global society.
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Criminology & Criminal Justice Newsletter

Criminology & Criminal Justice Newsletter

plied social science! Join us and learn more. Criminolo- gist Jock Young describes the social transformations and economic decline of the past several years as induc- ing a kind of ―vertigo‖— ―sense of falling‖—that has led initially to a perverse decline in crime rates, even as domestic violence, public school failure, child abuse, substance abuse and suicide are dramatically (and I do mean dramatically) increas- ing. Meanwhile, broader historical patterns hold: Jacksonville still leads the state in both homicide and violent index crime, despite aggregate declines here and around the state. ―Identity thwarted and denigrated‖ is the cause of violence, in Young’s view . What do YOU think? What is your evidence? Where and how did you gather this evi- dence? Every day, the CCJ faculty is engaged with jus- tice agencies, officials and stakeholders directly in- volved in policy decisions. And we bring them directly to you. We pride ourselves on providing ―scholarship with immersion,‖ offering one of the largest justice internship programs for undergraduates in the
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Criminology and Criminal Justice Online

Criminology and Criminal Justice Online

The Capstone currently available to CCJ Online students is described below: UNST 421 – University Capstone (6 quarter credits) This course is designed to familiarize students with the field of crime prevention. Course participants will start with a review of applicable theories. Students will then participate in a research project that docu- ments our current knowledge on a specific crime problem, including reviews of published research, analyses of relevant crime data, and qualitative interviews with criminal justice professionals. These materials will then be used to generate prevention and/or intervention strategies for the given crime problem. In addition to archiving the findings on the internet, students will end the class by developing scripts and storyboards for a crime prevention video that can be disseminated to the community and criminal justice agencies.
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Promoting the Growth of Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice in the Balkans Crime and Criminology in the Balkans October /15 - Dubrovnik, HR

Promoting the Growth of Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice in the Balkans Crime and Criminology in the Balkans October /15 - Dubrovnik, HR

(ed.) (1990) Comparative Methodology: Theory and Practice in International Social Research, London: Sage. Ragin, C[r]

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Foundation Degree Criminology & Criminal Justice

Foundation Degree Criminology & Criminal Justice

Our innovative Career Degree offers those interested in issues of how crime is defined, perceived as a problem and managed in modern society, an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive study of this area. It looks at the widespread and growing interest in crime, the nature of crime in society, theories of crime and the nature/function of the main criminal justice agencies.

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DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES

DAVID GOODMAN, M.A. David Goodman is a Captain with the Tampa Police Department and heads the Strategic Investigations Bureau overseeing the department’s major drug and gang investigations. With his combined 30-years of law enforcement experience between the Tampa Police Department and Scarborough Maine Police Department, Captain Goodman has a diverse background. Most recently, he served as a ROC Lieutenant reducing crime in North Tampa. He also managed the Field Training Officer Evaluation Program in his district. As a sergeant, Goodman developed the Department’s first Economic Crimes Unit. He also served as a sergeant over the School Resource Officers in Middle and High Schools and has served in all three patrol districts as a detective, Field Training Officer, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Investigator. Captain Goodman will also command the Bicycle Rapid Response Team for the upcoming Republican National Convention. Captain Goodman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Arts in Justice Administration from Norwich University in Vermont.
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How To Teach Criminology And Criminal Justice

How To Teach Criminology And Criminal Justice

“Fear of Crime and Related Perceptions in Florida” conducted by the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and cosponsored by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; aided in the distribution of a survey of “Law Enforcement Practices and Procedures in Florida”; responsible for analyzing the data; assisted in producing the final report

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IMPROVING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS PROGRAMS: A ROLE FOR THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY

IMPROVING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH AND STATISTICS PROGRAMS: A ROLE FOR THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY

were then representatives representing the academic and criminal justice community could speak with one voice on the importance of quality research and statistics. We do not recommend that the ASC use this vehicle to state and advocate for policy positions on substantive issues in the fields of crime and justice. However, we do see an appropriate role for the ASC in providing timely research support that would inform policy discussions. This might best be provided in the form of short “white papers” that the ASC would commission at the request of national policy makers.
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Experimenting with Crime and Criminal Justice

Experimenting with Crime and Criminal Justice

this chapter considers some of the benefi ts and drawbacks to using multisite studies as well as the challenges involved in planning and implementing such studies . The fi nal two chapters in this part focus on rigorous quasi- experimental designs in the evaluation of crime prevention and criminal justice programs and policies. In Chapter 9, Emily Owens and Jens Ludwig examine the technique of regression discontinu- ity. As the authors relate, it is very much a different type of research design that takes advantage of “natural experiments,” events that are far more common than many criminology researchers currently appreciate. Regression discontinuity designs take advantage of the fact that some localities barely miss the cutoff for state assistance and that some people only barely qualify for public support. To the extent that the “barely missed” and “barely qualifi ed” people are roughly identical except for their treatment status, these designs can approximate true experiments (Berk 2010 ). The chapter provides key details on the use of regression discontinuity, discusses common challenges facing the design, reviews the types of substantive appli- cations and situations for which this design seems particularly well suited within criminology, and discusses some of the examples that currently exist in the fi eld .
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