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Dr. Harry Dammer

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  • Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D.
    Sociology/Criminal Justice
    O'Hara Hall, Room  427
    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510


Comparative Justice Systems
S/CJ 226, 3 credits
An exploration of the meaning and character of justice, law and crime in different cultures and countries as well as evolving global standards and patterns of justice, international law, and transnational crime. Specific comparisons are made between Western and Eastern nations, capitalist and socialist systems, and countries with much crime and little crime.

Community Based Corrections
S/CJ 221, 3 credits
Examination of community treatment in the correctional process; contemporary usage of presentence investigation, selection, supervision, release of probationers and parolees.

S/CJ 213, 3 credits
Crime as a form of deviant behavior; nature and extent of crime; past and present theories; evaluation of prevention,
control and treatment programs.

Juvenile Delinquency
S/CJ 214, 3 credits
Nature and extent of delinquency: competing explanatory models and theories; evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs.

Penology: The American Correctional System
S/CJ 220, 3 credits
Analysis and evaluation of contemporary correctional systems; theories of punishment; discussion of recent research concerning the correctional institution and the various field services; the history of corrections in Pennsylvania.

Sociology of Sport
SOC 214, 3 credits
The role of sport in civilized societies; sport as work and recreation; women and minorities in sport; sport in education; sport and the mass media.