Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (UMKC)
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers programs of study leading to the following degrees: B.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology and M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology. The mission of the department is to extend knowledge about the nature of crime and criminal justice.
Within the context of a liberal arts education, the program offers an interdisciplinary approach to study the criminal justice system. The program is designed to develop the intellectual skills required to function effectively as a field practitioner and to provide the knowledge base for careers as planners, administrators and researchers. The course offerings emphasize issues and problems relevant to policy considerations in criminal justice.
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(2015-07-28)The purpose of this study was not only to replicate a previous study, but also to examine public perceptions about sex offenders and community protection policies in a different geographical area. Data was obtained through ...
(2014-07-25)Criminological and socio-legal research has frequently focused on the gap between policy and practice that is evident in the "ceremonial rhetoric" guiding criminal justice policies. This thesis examines whether there is a ...
THE KANSAS CITY FOOT PATROL PROJECT: AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FOOT PATROL IN VIOLENT CRIME MICRO-PLACES (2014-07-15)The Kansas City Foot Patrol Project is a replication of the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment (Ratcliffe et al. (2011). The current study was conducted in Kansas City, Missouri and evaluated the effectiveness of foot ...
(2013-05-31)Low birth weight is a prime indicator for infant mortality, is strongly correlated with several life course diseases, and is indicative of future cognitive, developmental and behavioral problems. Furthermore, there is a ...