SOCI 3810

Criminology
Credit Hours:
3

The nature, extent, and correlates of crime; theories of criminal behavior and victimization.

Pre-requisite: SOCI 1101, 1101H, 2600

Semester Offered:
Fall
Spring
Level:

Criminal Justice Alumni Panel

2017 Alumni Panel
Pinnacle Room, Baldwin Hall

The CJ Alumni Panel is held every year during the fall term - on the day before the UGA Homecoming Game.   – Let us know if you would like to participate email Mr Todd Krohn.

Since 1995, the Panel has provided our current CJ majors an opportunity to meet with many alums in their chosen field. The panel members offer advice in various areas of the CJ field including law, law enforcement, probation, parole, juvenile justice, academia, and loss prevention/asset protection.   Over 100 alumni have generously donated their time to participate in this valuable learning opportunity for our students.

The annual Alumni Panel provides a unique instructional opportunity for both current students and UGA graduates. Current students clearly benefit from hearing from former students who have built successful careers in public service and security and who have invaluable advice to share. Among the many “pointers” offered by alumni in past  panels is the need to be fluent in a foreign language, the importance of writing and other communication skills, the value of internships, the importance of out-of-classroom conduct, the growing emphasis on graduate education and degrees, and the need to continue both training and education. In this regard, the alumni provide important feedback on SPIA and Arts and Sciences undergraduate programs and provide ways for faculty and staff to strengthen our instructional efforts.

Last year’s program was very successful, in large part because so many alumni and students participated. Invaluable assistance and support is also offered by UGA Career Services and the UGA Alumni Association.

The legal profession has been represented by private attorneys as well as both Public Defenders and District Attorneys and members of the Solicitor General’s Offices. Other panelists have come from Victim-Witness Programs, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, the Georgia Department of Probation and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles as well as the GBI. Federal career opportunities have been represented by agents from the FBI, DEA, ATF, and ICE. Other attendees have come from the U. S. Customs and Border Patrol, U. S. Secret Service, U. S. Marshals and the U. S. Armed Forces. Local law enforcement has been represented by officers from Athens-Clarke County Police, Gwinnett County Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, the UGA Police Department, and the Atlanta Police Department.

POLS 3600

Criminal Justice Administration
Credit Hours:
3

The actors and agencies in the administration of criminal law in the United States. Surveys processes critical to criminal punishment: arrest, bail, prosecution, conviction, sentencing, and corrections.

Prerequisite: POLS 1101

Semester Offered:
Fall
Spring
Level:

9th Annual Talarico Lecture

Chief Louis M Dekmar
Dean Rusk Hall Larry Walker Room

Chief Louis M. Dekmar “Trust, Race, and Police: The Contemporary Challenges of History”
 

During the span of his 40-year career, Chief Louis M. Dekmar has served in law enforcement as a police officer, detective, division commander, and Chief of Police. Since 1995, he has served as the Chief of Police and Chief of Public Safety for the City of LaGrange. Dekmar is the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Past President and Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). A graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, he is also Past-President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Dekmar has provided over 300 training programs to police chiefs, elected officials and other law enforcement personnel in over 20 states and several countries, including Norway where he delivered an address to the UN Police. The topics he has presented on include leadership, ethics, law enforcement management and liability issues. Chief Dekmar has received numerous local, state and national awards over his career, including a recent award for racial trust building.

Tom McNulty

Associate Professor of Sociology

Contact Info

Office:
Baldwin Hall

Tom McNulty obtained the Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany (1996). His research has examined such topics as the impact of public housing on neighborhood crime patterns. He teaches Criminology (SOCI 3810).For additional information please click here.

Courses Regularly Taught:

John Maltese

Albert Berry Saye
Professor of Political Science
Department Head

Contact Info

Office:
Baldwin Hall

John Maltese holds the Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University (1989). Recipient of the Josiah Meigs Excellence in Teaching Award he teaches classes in Constitutional Law (POLS 4700 and POLS 4710). For more information please click here.

Dan Silk

Instructor in Criminal Justice Studies
Chief of Police, UGA

Contact Info

Office:
Hodgson Oil Building

Dan Silk is the Chief of the University of Georgia Police Department, and has served more than 20 years in local, campus, and federal law enforcement. In 2009 he was a Fulbright Police Research Fellow in the United Kingdom, which provided data for his PhD dissertation in UGA's Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy. He teaches POLS 4900 (Law Enforcement Administration).

Paul Roman

Regents' Professor of Sociology

Contact Info

Office:
Baldwin Hall

Paul Roman earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University and taught at Tulane University before coming to UGA in 1986. He directs the Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Service Delivery where he directs multiple NIH-funded studies on drug and alcohol treatment. He teaches the Sociology of Drugs and Alcohol (SOCI 3860).  For more information please click here.