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JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

JLC-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

JLC-596
E02L
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Cinema and Social Justice

A general definition of social justice is hard to arrive at, but in essence, social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept demands that people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person on the margins of society to the wealthiest, deserves an even playing field. In this online course, students explore, debate, analyze, and reflect upon various social justice themes. Among the issues examined are restorative justice, constitutional rights such as the right to counsel and trial by jury, and the death penalty. Issues related to crime and who gets punished are also incorporated. Films of various genres are used to stimulate discussion and highlight certain concepts.

JLC-596
E01L
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Human Trafficking: Introduction, Policy Issues & Strategies

This online course is a study of the third largest form of global organized crime, human trafficking. Definitions of human trafficking and the place of human trafficking in criminology are debated and types of human trafficking, legal frameworks, and causes of human trafficking are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Methodological issues in studying and measuring trafficking are discussed. Using lessons learned, effective strategies for fighting human trafficking are explored.

JLC-596
F01L
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Transnational Organized Crime: Theory and Policy

As an introduction to transnational organized crime, this online course examines its various forms. It also discusses the place of transnational organized crime in criminology. The application of major criminological theories to organizations is studied, as well as the implications of legal frameworks, logistical issues, and jurisdictional gaps for law enforcement. Corruption, money laundering, and the adaptive operational structures of criminal organizations are also examined. Basic knowledge of major criminological theories is expected.

JLC-596
E03L
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Problem of Torture

This online course discusses the history of torture and physical punishment, changes in the practice over time, and the problem of torture today. The course focuses on a range of issues relating to torture including what constitutes torture, attitudes about torture, the efficacy of using torture, concerns about torture especially in the context of counterterrorism, and why torture persists despite arguments against it.

JLC-596
001
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Psychology of Terrorism and Political Violence

In this course students explore why people participate in political violence or terrorism; what psychological theories say about decisions to participate and how individuals and groups respond to violence; how these psychology theories compare to "rational" explanations of terrorism and political violence; and other related questions in a rigorous, analytical way.