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CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE                                                                      


Graduate Faculty:
Anderson, Dennis B., Associate Professor, Emeritus,                            LeBeau, James L., Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State Uni-
Ed.D., University of Nebraska, 1970; 1970.                                     versity, 1978; 1985.crime analysis, CPTED, environmental
Burruss, Jr, George W., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Uni-                       criminology, GIS, mapping, statistics, policing, and the
versity of Missouri-St. Louis, 2001; 2004. Juvenile courts;                    geography of crime and criminal justice.
legal representation of juveniles; drug courts; decision                       Lorinskas, Robert, Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D.,
making in criminal justice organizations; policing.                            University of Georgia, 1973; 1980.
Coughlin, Joseph S., Professor, Emeritus, M.S.W.,                              McDermott, M. Joan, Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D.,
A.C.S.W., University of Wisconsin, 1954; 1973.                                 State University of New York, Albany, 1979; 1992.
Ferdinand, Theodore N., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D.,                            Morris, Nancy, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of
University of Michigan, 1961; 1985.                                            Maryland, 2007; 2007. Juvenile Delinquency, life course
Garofalo, James, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., State Uni-                        criminology, cross-national homicide victimization, longitu-
versity of New York, Albany, 1978; 1992.                                       dinal quantitative methodology, theories of criminal offend-
Giblin, Matthew J., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana                        ing and crime.
University, 2004;2005. Policing,organizational theory, cri-                    Mullins, Christopher W., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Uni-
minological theory.                                                            versity of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004;2008. Gender and
Hillyard, Daniel, Associate Professor, J.D., Ph.D., Univer-                    crime, masculinities, criminological theory, violations, or
sity of California, Irvine, 1999; 2002. Law and social                         international criminal law, international criminal courts.
change, law and social control, law and morality.                              Riedel, Marc P., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of
Kempf-Leonard, Kimberly, Professor and Chair, Ph.D.,                           Pennsylvania, 1972; 1978.
University of Pennsylvania, 1986; 2007. Criminal justice &                     Robinson, Cyril D., Professor, Emeritus, LL.B., North-
juvenile justice policy; delinquency & criminal careers, re-                   western University, 1952; 1979.
search design, race, ethnicity, gender & crime, justice.                       Schafer, Joseph A., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Michigan
Kochel, Tammy, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., George Ma-                          State University, 2000; 2000. Policing, future of crime and
son University, 2009; 2009. Policing, legitimacy, crime,                       justice, management and administration, policy and pro-
prevention, neighborhood ecology and collective efficacy.                      gram evaluation, police leadership and organizational
Kroner, Daryl G., Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Carleton                         change.
University, 1999;2008. Offender assessment, Violent and                        Soto, Danielle, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Bowling Green
criminal risk, correctional intervention, mentally ill offend-                 State University, 2010; 2010. Juvenile delinquency, ra-
ers, criminal desistance.                                                      cial/ethnic minorities & crime, sexual minorities & crime.


The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, which                      who are conducting research. In addition, students may
enjoys a national and an international reputation for quality                  take Supervised Field Experience credit to blend practical
research and education, offers the Master of Arts degree in                    experience with classroom education.
Criminology and Criminal Justice. The mission of the M.A.                         For students who complete the M.A. degree in Criminol-
program in Criminology and Criminal Justice is to provide                      ogy and Criminal Justice who wish to pursue a Ph.D., op-
high quality graduate education in criminology and criminal                    portunities are available through a cooperative arrange-
justice. The program focuses on analyzing criminal justice,                    ment between the Department of Criminology and Criminal
social justice, and crime prevention problems and solu-                        Justice and the Department of Sociology.
tions. The program prepares its graduates with the analytic
capabilities and problem-solving skills that enable them to
                                                                               Full admission to the graduate program requires a grade
succeed in professional careers in criminal justice and
                                                                               point average of at least 2.70 or better (A = 4.00) on ap-
related agencies, in policy analysis and research, or in
                                                                               proximately the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
continued graduate or professional education. The focus of
                                                                               and acceptance by the faculty. Scores on the Graduate
the curriculum is theoretically driven, empirically-based
                                                                               Record Examination (aptitude portion only) are also re-
criminal justice and crime prevention that takes a problem-
                                                                               quired. The Test of Written English will be required as a
solving approach.
                                                                               component of the regular TOEFL exam.
   Augmenting the academic program, there are opportuni-
ties for graduate students to work with faculty members
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   Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in                           CCJ 500-3 Foundations of Criminal Justice
administration of justice or criminal justice should have a                      CCJ 504-3 Criminological Theory
minimum of 12 units in sociology, psychology, political                          CCJ 510a-4 Research Methods in Criminal Justice:
science, or other social sciences. In cases where these                        Methods and Concepts
criteria are lacking, additional selected undergraduate                          CCJ 510b-4 Research Methods in Criminal Justice:
courses may be required for acceptance in this program.                        Data Analysis and Interpretation
Requirements                                                                   Application and Further Information
                                                                               Application forms for both the Graduate School and the
Thesis Option
                                                                               Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice must be
A total of 32 semester hours are required for the thesis                       submitted separately. Upon request to the department,
track of the Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Crim-                    application forms from the the department will be sent.
inal Justice. A thesis is required. Students may take a total                  Acceptance in the program is contingent on the final ap-
of 6 theses semester hours (CCJ 599-1 to 6); however,                          proval of the Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate
only 3 hours are counted towards the degree requirements.                      affairs committee after admission to the Graduate School.
An oral defense of the student’s thesis is required.                               This program requires a nonrefundable $50.00 applica-
Non Thesis Option                                                              tion fee that must be submitted with the application for
                                                                               Admissions to Graduate Study in Criminology and Criminal
A total of 35 credit hours are required for the Non-Thesis                     Justice. Applicants may pay this fee by credit card if apply-
Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.                     ing electronically. Applicants submitting a paper applica-
A research paper that exceeds the expectations in terms of                     tion must pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or mon-
rigor and quality for the graduate level term paper and an-                    ey order made out to SIU, and payable to a U.S. Bank.
other research paper, poster, or problem analysis project                          A more detailed description of the graduate program, as
are required.                                                                  well as information about graduate assistantships and fel-
Required Core Courses                                                          lowships, may be obtained by writing: Graduate Secretary,
                                                                               Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern
All candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Criminology                    Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4504.
and Criminal Justice are required to complete four core
Courses (CCJ)
The following courses are offered through the Department
of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

411-3 Assessment of Offenders. Assessment examines                             460-3 Women, Crime, and Justice. (Same as Sociology
the theories, application, and research relevant to the iden-                  461 and Women’s Studies 476.) Addresses the topics of
tification, evaluation, and treatment planning for offenders                   women as offenders, as victims, and as workers in the
under supervision by probation, parole, prison, and other                      criminal justice system.
community-based correctional organizations. The course                         461-3 White-Collar Crime. Examines the physical and
also reviews the evidence of effectiveness associated with                     financial harm caused by wayward corporations and busi-
classification and assessment tools. Prerequisites: CCJ                        ness employees from both theoretical and empirical per-
201, 290 and 316 or consent of instructor.                                     spectives. Emphasis is placed on ethics, theory, legal deci-
415-3 Prevention of Crime and Delinquency. Multidisci-                         sion-making and the regulatory monitoring and control of
plinary analysis of the functions, goals and effectiveness of                  illegal corporate activity.
measures to forestall delinquency and crime. Etiology of                       462-3 Victims of Crime. (Same as Sociology 462) Exam-
delinquent behaviors as related to community institutions                      ines the intent and nature of victimization, theories about
such as police, courts, corrections, mental health clinics,                    the causes of victimization, the effects of crime on victims
schools, churches and citizen groups. Prerequisite: CCJ                        and services available to deal with those effects, victims'
201, 290 and 316 or consent of instructor.                                     experiences in the criminal justice system, the victims'
418-3 Criminal Violence. Examination of historical, com-                       rights movement and alternative ways of defining and re-
parative, cultural and social structural aspects of homicide,                  sponding to victimization.
robbery, rape and assaults. Course focuses on trends and                       473-3 Juvenile Delinquency. (Same as Sociology 473.)
patterns in criminal violence, the role of firearms, and vic-                  Nature of theories; delinquency; analytical skills in studying
tim/offender relationships. Prerequisite: CCJ 201, 290 and                     in the delinquent offenders’ systematic assessment of ef-
316 or consent of instructor.                                                  forts at prevention, control, and rehabilitation in light of
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theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: CCJ 201, 290 and         and analysis of limited dependent variables. Prior knowl-
316 or consent of instructor.                                    edge of correlation and regression is essential. Prerequi-
 480-3 Effective Correctional Practices. Exploration and         site: CCJ 510A and B.
evaluation of correctional intervention strategies developed     518-3 Qualitative Research Methods. This course intro-
for sentencing of adjudicated persons. Particular emphasis       duces students to the various types of qualitative research
on examining empirical research literature on effective          methods (interviewing, ethnography, in situ observation,
correctional practices, including programs currently imple-      case studies). It provides students with an epistemological
mented in institutional setting, alternatives to institutional   foundation for understanding the nature and purpose of
corrections, and community based programs. Prerequi-             these approaches as well as opportunities for practicing
sites: CCJ 201, 290, 316, and 384, or consent of instructor.     these techniques. Prerequisite: CCJ 510a and b.
492-3 Contemporary Issues in Criminology and Crimi-              519-1 to 6 Independent Study. Readings or independent
nal Justice. A forum, geared toward seniors, majoring in         research supervised by a faculty member in a selected
Criminology and Criminal Justice,thatfocuses on criminal         area of criminal justice or criminology. May be repeated up
justice issues of concern to students and faculty. May re-       to a maximum of six credits. Special approval needed from
enroll for a maximum of 6 credits. (Maximum 3 semester           a faculty sponsor.
hours per term) Satisfies CoLA Writing-Across-the-               540-3 Seminar in Theory and Practice of Crime Preven-
Curriculum requirement. Prerequisite: CCJ 201, 290 and           tion. Recent crime prevention initiatives are examined, with
316 and consent of instructor. (Past topics include: Chil-       emphasis on the following issues: historical development of
dren and the Law, The Death Penalty, Federal Criminal            the initiatives, their grounding in theories of crime and hu-
Justice Policy, Myth-busting in Criminology and Criminal         man behavior, their effectiveness, their unintended conse-
Justice, Geographic Profiling, Criminal Investigation of         quences, and the values they serve. Special approval
Assassination and Terrorism, and Family Violence.)               needed from the instructor.
500-3 Foundations of Criminal Justice. An exploration of         550-3 Seminar in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. An
the nature and scope of the criminal justice process. Crimi-     exploration of contemporary problems and policy issues in
nal justice operations and behavior are assessed in context      juvenile justice and juvenile delinquency. Special approval
of the major theoretical, historical, normative and organiza-    needed from the instructor.
tional influences found in the field.                            562-3 Law and Social Control. Examines major perspec-
504-3 Criminological Theory. Multidisciplinary study of          tives on the law as an instrument of social control and so-
biogenic, psychogenic and sociogenic explanations for            cial change. Includes an exploration of theories of jurispru-
criminal behavior relevant to policy-making and practice in      dence, the balance between government powers and indi-
criminal justice. Special approval needed from the instruc-      vidual rights, and fundamental legal concepts in criminal
tor.                                                             law, such as due process, equal protection, and cruel and
505-3 The Nature of Crime. This course examines the              unusual punishment.
extent. Distribution, and correlates of criminal offending       571-3 Seminar in Punishment and Corrections. Exam-
and patterns of crime. It emphasizes the review and appli-       ines the theory and philosophy of punishment and the prac-
cation of recent empirical research to the development of        tice of corrections in the United States. Attention is given to
theories on crime causation, as well as public policy and        the implications of competing penal philosophies, their
crime prevention programs.                                       viability and application in the correctional system. Re-
510A, B(4,4) Research in Criminology and Criminal                stricted to consent of instructor.
Justice. A two course sequence integrating research me-          576-3 Policy Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Jus-
thods and data analysis in criminal justice and criminology.     tice. Examination of the public policy process in criminal
(a) Methods and Concepts. Principles and methods of sci-         justice, and of the role of policy analysis in the develop-
entific inquiry are examined. Special emphasis is applied to     ment, planning and implementation of new and revised
research design and data collection issues. (b) Data             policies and programs.
Analysis and Interpretation. Data management, univariate,        584-3 Administration and Management in Criminal Jus-
bivariate and multivariate analyses, and specialized con-        tice. Focuses on the development and history of adminis-
cerns with criminal justice data are emphasized. In this         trative theory and its impact on management techniques
sequence, lab exercises including hands-on experience in         involving administration of justice bureaucracies.
the conduct of criminal justice research are featured. Pre-      587-3 Seminar in Policing. Multidisciplinary study of the
requisite: 510a is a prerequisite for CCJ 510b.                  philosophical premises, theoretical implications and func-
517-3 to 6 Advanced Topics in Quantitative Research.             tions of contemporary policing. Special approval needed
This course provides detailed coverage of quantitative           from the instructor.
analytic procedures used in criminology and criminal jus-        592-3 to 6 (3,3) Advanced Seminar in Criminology and
tice. Specific topics covered will vary (students should con-    Criminal Justice. Seminars of varied content for advanced
sult instructor). Sample topics: advanced ordinary least         students. May be repeated with different topics up to a
squares, time series analysis, structural equation modeling,
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maximum of six credits. Special approval needed from the
595-1 to 6 Supervised Field Experience. Experience in
law enforcement agencies, juvenile courts, probation and
parole departments, correctional institutions, delinquency
control programs and public or voluntary agencies. Orienta-
tion sessions precede placement. Student must submit
internship application during the first thirty days of the pre-
ceding spring or fall semester. Graded S/U only. Restricted
to: consent of instructor.
599-1 to 6 Thesis. Graded S/U only. Special needed from
the academic coordinator.
601-1 (per semester) Continuing Enrollment. For those
graduate students who have not finished their degree pro-
grams and who are in the process of working on their dis-
sertation, thesis, or research paper. The student must have
completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research,
or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being
eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in
any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.

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