Are callous unemotional traits all in the eyes? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52 3 Moral judgment and psychopathy.
Punishment and treatment of sentenced offenders, correctional institution organization, staffing, inmates, and subcultures. Fundamental Techniques of Scientific Criminal Investigation 3 Credits Fundamental Techniques of Scientific Criminal Investigation 3 Credits Traditional and innovative technical approaches utilized by law enforcement scientists; capabilities and limitations of technical techniques highlighted.
Course objectives focus upon a familiarity with various strategies and techniques of scientific criminal investigation within the law enforcement context so that students may understand both the potentials and limitations of such methods.
The course maintains a focus upon traditional methods of scientific criminal investigation as well as examination of scientific developments that have altered investigation in recent years. While this course cannot produce expertise in the more sophisticated technologies of criminal investigation, it serves as a basic introduction to the field.
As such, it is designed to give an overview of various possibilities, so that students completing the course will have a general grasp of the various strategies and techniques that are available for criminal investigation and will be in a position to call upon the necessary and appropriate expertise when the occasion arises.
The course design alerts students to many of the limitations of the various strategies and techniques of scientific criminal investigation, equipping, them to judge the validity of various findings and to assess the qualifications, and methods employed by different experts.
The course gives special attention to strategies and tactics of interrogation and to means of' corroborating interrogation data with scientific data obtained from other investigative techniques.
The course provides an introduction to various techniques of' fingerprinting, including ink pads and dusting techniques, as well as several techniques for bringing out latent fingerprints, with an emphasis on the careful collection and preservation of this evidence.
It will introduce methods of drug testing, including techniques for insuring the validity of specimens and basic chemical analysis kits currently available for drug testing, with an emphasis on the careful collection and preservation of this evidence.
It demonstrates and provides practical experience in breathalyzer utilization, as well as other investigative techniques for assessing driver impairment resulting from excess alcohol intake.
It provides a basic introduction to DNA technology to the point of equipping students with a fundamental understanding of DNA evidence, including probabilities associated with various findings. Throughout the course, there is special stress on the concept of crime scene investigation, including strategies for cordoning off crime scenes and restricting contamination of evidence, basic crime scene mapping, and analysis of evidence such as blood splattering, foreign objects, unusual markings, hair and fiber samples, and other aspects of evidence.
Finally, the course stresses preparation of investigative reports, with an emphasis upon clarity of presentation, attention to relevant details, preparation for presentation of evidence in court, and careful and concise writing. Faculty Member Proposing Course: Field Research in the Criminal Justice 4 Credits Field Research in the Criminal Justice 4 Credits Field research and observational strategies appropriate to the identification, investigation, and analysis of research questions in criminal justice.
As augmented, this course attempts to introduce students to research strategies appropriate to the identification, investigation, and analysis of research questions in the administration of justice, while also providing intensive training in the use of various investigative strategies and intensive training in analysis of findings derived from such research, as well as preparation for an internship and extensive writing experience.
As augmented, it will involve additional writing assignments by which students will demonstrate their ability to identify researchable questions, lay out their investigative strategies in written form and produce in writing analyses of their findings and conclusions, with recommendations for policy if appropriate.
Considerable time is devoted to strategies for identification of research questions. Students will be required to perform an analysis of a setting in administration of justice, locate and specify aspects of the setting that require systematic research in order to explicate the setting or provide information on problems that might be solved by various administrative approaches or promising programs, projects or policies that might be adopted by other agencies.
The course will provide an overview of field research methods appropriate to investigation of administration of justice issues such as those identified earlier.
The course will include introduction to the theory and rationale of field research in the social sciences and considerable training and experience in field research methods across several different areas of methodology.
The overview of field research methods introduces students to the variety of field methods that are available to researchers in administration of justice.Short Essay on the Labeling Theory of Crime. Howard Becker propounded his Labelling theory in Before him, Frank Tennenbaum (), Edwin Lemert (), John Kitsuse () and K.
Erikson () had also used an approach called the 'social reaction approach' or the 'social interaction approach' as different from the 'structural approach' used by Merton or the 'cultural approach' used by. callie harbin burt, ronald l. simons and leslie g. simons, a longitudinal test of the effects of parenting and the stability of self‐control: negative evidence for the general theory of crime*, criminology, 44, 2, .
Assistant professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
His research examines the causes of individual involvement in crime and delinquency, particularly those causes related to the family environment.
Gang violence is quickly becoming a greater threat to the well-being of our society and is predicted to "spiral out of control" by the year (Surge Predicted in Juvenile Crime, Price, B3).
Originally thought of as just an "inner-city problem," gang violence is spreading to the smallest of America's cities. Journal of Contemporary Law; Gun Control: Separating Reality from Symbolism, by Don B.
Kates, Jr. Pamela Abbott and Claire Wallace Pamela Abbott Director of the Centre for Equality and Diversity at Glasgow Caledonian University.