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SCTY 312 : Global Crime and Criminal Justice Systems

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Global Crime and Criminal Justice Systems
In this course, students will be presented the current status and predicted trends in global crime and criminal justice systems. They will be given descriptions of the three types of terrorism: domestic (U.S.), international (group-directed), and state-sponsored. Concepts and theories will be applied in discussions on how to best combat the threat.

This course is required for students pursuing a minor in Security and Intelligence. Students will evaluate the causes, capabilities, limitations, implications and likely future of the criminal and terrorist threats to the United States and its allies. Through inculcation of pedagogical instruction students will understand and then demonstrate through analytical evaluation the various federal, state, and local assets required to combat violent crime within a democratic judicial system. The course will encompass biological, physiological, social behaviors and theories of criminology to assess singular crime, organized crime, white collar crime, terrorism and the responses within the U.S. criminal justice system used to protect our cities, states, and nation within a global construct.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Define, apply, and critique the basic theories and methods of criminology.

2. Define, apply, and critique the basic constituents of global crime, international criminal justice systems and the democratic connections between international law enforcement agencies.

3. Identify and explain examples of interaction among criminal groups and how to explain that behavior including theories related to biological, psychological and sociological theories.4. Identify and explain common trends and patterns of crime in multicultural and world historical contexts understanding the penal codes and systems developed to fight crime on an international basis.

5. Identify and explain the effects of criminal behavior on the following: security, the environment, and business, emphasizing the effects and challenges on business resulting from political corruption and industrial espionage.

6. Research, develop and present a briefing on one international organized criminal group and known international efforts to control the group.

7. Develop an executive summary (power point presentation) based on (6) above.

8. Prepare an APA format upper level college research paper that presents an analysis, discussion, and estimative conclusion summarizing the global impact resulting from the criminal activities of the group chosen by the student.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Nicole Bier - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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