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CRCJ 4510  VIOLENCE (3 credits)

This course will examine the social, political and psychological aspects of violence. It will identify various analytical approaches to the study of violence: identifying violent groups, reviewing societal response to violence, and examining police and governmental responses to reduce or control violence. Please note that a core competency of this course is critical thinking. Critical thinking requires students to think through situations, facts, and issues in an open-minded and objective way in an effort to analyze and evaluate information in an informed manner.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRCJ 1010, ENGL 1160, and 45 credit hours; or instructor permission

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers high quality educational programming to support students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in criminology and criminal justice or related social services fields. Students can participate in scholarly and applied research projects that involve collaborative partnerships with local and federal agencies. Students learn about emerging technologies as a means of improving and advancing criminology and criminal justice. We provide opportunities for students to connect with professionals in the classroom as well as through extracurricular events. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship to gain field experience prior to their graduation.