SAGE Video: Course Playlists - Criminology & Criminal Justice

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  • Corrections/Penology

    Professor Mary Stohr discusses her academic work in the field of corrections and criminology. She describes green corrections facilities, criminal justice theory, and where she believes the field is going based on current trends. 
    Dr. Faith Lutze discusses the almost invisible field of community corrections, the section of the criminal justice system that includes probation and parole. She highlights the pros and cons of evidence-based practice. Lutze also stresses the need for greater investment in community corrections as the United States moves away from mass incarceration. 
    Professor James Byrne discusses technology in the criminal justice system and how it has progressed over the years. Technology changes the criminal justice system by changing police practices, the corrections system, and crimes. Byrne also examines the effect of technology on crime rates. 
  • Police Studies/Law Enforcement

    Patricia Wooden discusses diversity in law enforcement. For good police-community relations, it's important that the police match the community in gender and racial diversity.  
    Dan Burke discusses his career in federal law enforcement and highlights common misconceptions about the job. 
    Dr. Brian D. Fitch discusses law enforcement and social media. He describes the negative ways media and technology impact law enforcement, but also highlights the opportunity for growth and training. 
  • Violent Crime

    Dr. Melchor de Guzman discusses property crime and the research that has been done on the subject. Property crime covers tangible items but also non-tangible items, such as intellectual property rights. De Guzman discusses law enforcement response to property crime, major academic debates in the field, and the impact of his own research. 
    Jennifer Schuett discusses misconceptions about survivors and society's desire to ignore victims. 
    Lorenn Walker discusses restorative justice and the criminal justice system. Restorative justice allows people to have a personal experience in justice, helping to repair the harm caused by violent crimes. Walker introduces a case study in which a murderer and the murder victim's family found closure. 
  • Forensic Science & Investigation

    Carla Valentine discusses the role and career pathway of an anatomical pathology technician. An anatomical pathology technician assists the pathologist at autopsies by doing the dissection and evisceration, and by taking the specimens. An anatomical pathology technician must have patience, upper body strength, and a strong stomach. 
    Professor Sue Black discusses forensic anthropology and what it takes to be a forensic anthropologist. Forensic anthropology is the identification of human remains for the purposes of identification to the court. Black describes the process of identifying a body, an example case where she had to identify skeletal remains, and forensic anthropology as a career. 
    Professor and practitioner Angela Gallop relates the details of her past experience in forensic investigation. She discusses the process followed in her teams' celebrated investigation and solving of the murder of Lynette White. 
  • Research Methods for Criminology & Criminal Justice

    Professor Mario Cano discusses sentencing and how it has changed over the years. Criminal sentencing affects the public, including how private businesses and government organizations operate. Cano explains plea bargaining, its impact on crime rates, and research that has been done in the field. 
    Professor Nicole Westmarland discusses her research methods and findings in a relatively unstudied area of domestic violence. Utilizing extensive research with many different stakeholders, she is trying to identify whether domestic abusers improve their behavior after commencing therapy. 
    Dr. Lisa Pasko discusses juvenile delinquency and how it incorporates behavior and the response to behavior. She describes the history of juvenile delinquency, the research methods used in criminology, the Supreme Court cases affecting juvenile offenders, and her focus on female juvenile offenders.