Technology and the Criminal Justice System

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Course No: CRIM.2030-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13791

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the latest innovations in the applications of new technological advances in the criminal justice system. Topic areas include an examination of the new technology of crime commission, and the corresponding new technology of crime control strategies. Our focus will be on the application of both hard technology (e.g. equipment, hardware, devices, etc.) and soft technology (e.g. computer software programs, information systems, classification devices, and other problem-solving applications) in each of the following areas: crime prevention, police, courts, institutional corrections, community corrections and the private sector.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites:
  • Special Notes: For permission numbers and questions regarding the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program, please email
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Kaitlyn Clarke
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2016: Sep 01 to Dec 03
  • Chat Hours: Tue 6-7pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1110
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Criminal Justice

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