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Dr. Babette Protz
"Next in importance to freedom and justice is education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be maintained.
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James A. Garfield

Babette Protz, Ph.D.
Instructor
Criminal Justice
USC Lancaster

Advisor to Kappa Pi Delta

 

124 Hubbard Hall   |   704-577-7176 (cell)   803-313-7594 (office)   |   protz@mailbox.sc.edu


EDUCATION


PhD, Urban Education, University North Carolina Charlotte
MS, Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina Charlotte
MAT, Master in the Art of Teaching, University of North Carolina Charlotte
BS, Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina Charlotte

FALL 2014 OFFICE HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:15 - 10:45 am, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
and by appointment

FALL 2014 COURSE OFFERINGS

Students: For syllabi and supplementary course materials, log in to Blackboard.

Mon & Wed:  
CRJU 101 Introduction to American Criminal Justice  11:00 - 12:15
CRJU 202 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology  1:00 - 2:15 

Tue & Thu:   
CRJU 491 (Media) - Entertainment, News & Crime  11:00 - 12:15
CRJU 351  Juvenile Delinquency & Justice 1:00 - 2:15
CRJU 421  Victimization 5:30 - 8:00  Fall II

Palmetto Online:  
Fall I:  CRJU 491 Special Topics - Terrorism 
Fall II: CRJU 322  Drugs & Crime

SPRING 2015 COURSE OFFERINGS

Mon & Wed:  
CRJU 313  Criminal Courts  11:00 - 12:15
CRJU 202  Research Methods  1:00 - 2: 15

Tue & Thu:   
CRJU 323  Violence in America  11:00 - 12:15
CRJU 485 Special Topics - Crime, Justice & Social Control  1:00 - 2:15

Spring I CRJU 322 Drugs and Crime
Spring II CRJU 101 Introduction to American Criminal Justice - Online 

Palmetto Programs Online:  CRJU 426 Mental Health and Criminal Justice

COURSES TAUGHT

CRJU L101  Introduction to American Criminal Justice (3)
Survey of crime and societal responses to crime, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.  CRJU 101 is offered online under Lancaster course offerings only. 

CRJU L202  Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
Introduction to the practice of social research in criminology and criminal justice settings

CRJU L313  Criminal Courts (3)
Structure, organization, and functions of the federal and state court systems and personnel.

CRJU 322 Drugs and Crime (3)
Overview of the criminal justice system response to illegal substances. Relationship between substance abuse and crime. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L323  Violence in American Society (3)
Overview of violence in American society, including theoretical perspectives on the causes and prevention of violence. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L341  Sociology of Crime (3)  (SOCY 353)
Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L351  Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3)  (SOCY 350)
Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L421  Victimization (3)
Causes and consequences of criminal victimization and public policy responses to victimization issues. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L426  Criminal Justice and Mental Health (3)
Interface between the mental health sciences and the criminal justice system.  Increased knowledge of the signs and symptoms of a variety of mental illnesses can increase skill-sets important to criminal justice professionals who may frequently encounter individuals with mental illness. This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

CRJU L485  Criminal Justice & Social Control (3)
An analysis of the criminal justice system as an instrument of social control through formal and informal measures. 

CRJU L491  Special Topics (3) This course is offered  in the traditional face-to-face class as well as an online class.  Online classes are under Lancaster course listings and/or  through Palmetto Programs.  Online courses are offered each academic semester including summer sessions for Lancaster and Palmetto Programs. 

Terrorism – This course is an introductory study of terrorism:  groups, individuals, origins, goals, ideologies and counterterrorism. 

Media and Criminal Justice – This course will analyze the social construction of crime and criminal justice through the portrayal of the criminal justice system, crime, criminals, and victims of crime in print media, cinema, and television. 

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