Overview of Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

Report
Informational
Meeting
Criminology
Sept 7, 2012
Welcome and Introductions
Sociology
Faculty whose area of expertise
is in criminology…
Dr. Barranco
 Dr. Haynes
 Dr. Matthews
 Dr. Rader
 Dr. May
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Criminology
Jackie
Advisor
Chavez
MSU criminology degree
focuses on:
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Crime/victimization types, trends, & patterns
The motivations & social causes of crime/
victimization
The correlates of crime (race, gender, class,
age, context)
Social & Legal Reponses to crime/victimization
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Social
Legal
Policies/programming
Career Options with a
Criminology Degree
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Justice related fields including: law
enforcement; probation and parole;
community based prevention and control
programs; court based programs; and
corrections.
Help seeking fields including: substance
abuse counseling, drug abuse treatment
facilities, victim service agencies.
Post-graduate studies in Sociology,
Criminology, and Law and Legal Studies.
Major Core (18 hours)
CRM 1003 Crime and Justice in America
CRM 2003 Crime, Justice and Inequality
CRM 3603 Criminological Theories (writing
requirement)
SO 3213
Intro Social Research (computer
literacy requirement)
SO 4803
Social Research Practice
CRM 4803 Senior Seminar in Criminology
***SO1003 Intro Sociology MUST be taken
Major Electives (18 hours)
Criminal Behavior and Motivation Area (6 hours)
 CRM 3503
Violence in the U.S.
 CRM 4233
Juvenile Delinquency
 CRM 4243
Drugs, Crime and Control
 CRM 4253
White Collar Crime and Elite Deviance
Social Dimensions of Crime Area (6 hours)
 CRM 3343
Gender, Crime and Justice
 CRM 3353
Race, Crime and Justice
 CRM 3363
Globalization and Crime
 CRM 4323
Victimology
Crime Control Policy and Practice Area (6 hours)
 CRM 3103
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
 CRM 3113
Community Crime Prevention and Policy
 CRM 4513
Correctional Systems
 CRM 4523
Law and Society
Internship Elective
 Available
to students who have
completed 24 hours, have over a 2.5
GPA, and are selected by the internship
coordinator.
 6 credit hour internship (150 contact hours
with the agency) ONLY in summer.
 Contact me if you plan to do an
internship the next semester for specific
details.
Senior Thesis Elective
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Available for students who have completed a
minimum of 24 hours, have at least a 3.0 GPA
Students who qualify and have an interest in
the senior thesis option will work individually
with a faculty member to produce a research
paper on approved topic in criminology.
Designed for students wishing to pursue
graduate school or law school.
Transfer Credit
 ONLY
2 courses will count from community
college in the major. One will be the
introduction course.
 CRM 1003
 One elective
MSU Curriculum Advising and
Program Planning (CAPP) report
 Learn
to use your CAPP!
 Take a look at what you still need and
make a list to bring with you to preregistration.
 Be the captain of your own ship! YOU are
ultimately responsible for your graduation
in a timely manner.
Important Links
 Criminology
Program Page
 http://www.sociology.msstate.edu/undergrad
uate/index.php?undergrad=crm
 Criminology Research Guide
 http://guides.library.msstate.edu/content.php
?pid=368255
 Arts and Sciences Core Course Requirements
 http://www.comm.msstate.edu/pdfs/as_req.p
df
Pre-Registration
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PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PREADVISING! Mid-October
Come with a plan – it may not be perfect
but it will help us help you.
Taking care of your holds.
Don’t change your schedule without
speaking to your advisor.
Plan Ahead!
 CHECK
YOUR EMAIL: KEEP IT CLEAN!
 75 hour check sheets
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Will put a hold on your account!
 ROTC
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Type it up before you come to see me.
 LSK
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forms
classes
Make an appointment!
 Academic
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suspension/dismissal
Fill out ALL the forms before you make an
appointment with me.
DR. MAY’S HOURS
 Office
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hours! Come by any time!
MWF 9-10 and 11-12
Thursday 9-12
Ms. Chavez’s Hours
 Tuesday-
11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Thursday- 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SPRING PREREGISTRATION
ADVISING DATES
 Wednesday,
October 24, from 1 – 3:00 p.m.
 Thursday, October 25, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00
p.m.
 Friday, October 26, from 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
 Monday, October 29, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, October 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m.
Student Etiquette
 Salutations
and communication
 Abiding by classroom policies
 Professional interaction w/ other students
and professors/instructors
 Office hours/appointments – teaching is
only part of our job
 Chain of command
Why this matters…
 Internships
 Letters
of recommendation
 Small world
 In the real world…

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