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Next in importance to freedom and justice is education, without which
neither freedom nor justice can be maintained.

James A. Garfield

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

234 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

COURSES OFFERED

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

Introduction to American Criminal Justice
Criminal Courts
Research Methods for Criminal Justice
Terrorism
Victimization - Palmetto Online
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency - Fall 1
Criminal Justice & Social Control - Fall 2

SPRING 2014 OFFICE HOURS            

Monday through Thursday
10:15 - 10:45 AM
02:15 - 03:00 PM
By Appointment

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 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 L323  Violence in American Society (3)
Overview of violence in American society, including theoretical perspectives on the causes and prevention of violence.

CRJU L341  Sociology of Crime (3)  (SOCY 353)
Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

CRJU L351  Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3)  (SOCY 350)
Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

CRJU L421  Victimization (3)
Causes and consequences of criminal victimization and public policy responses to victimization issues.

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.

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)

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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