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Tanya Gladney

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Degree
BA and MA, Jackson State University
PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Office
OEC 434
Phone
(651) 962-5638
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5638
Fax
651-962-5682

At St. Thomas since 2007

Introduction to Sociology, Crime and Delinquency, Police in Society, Internship in Criminal Justice

Dr. Gladney completed her Ph.D. (2009) in Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Gladney serves as the law enforcement coordinator for the department. Her previous law enforcement experience includes 10 years with state capitol police of Mississippi.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 344 - 01 Police and Society - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 307
CRN: 40885 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney An overview of the history of policing and the emergence of modern policing in democratic societies. This course takes a sociological approach in examining the changing roles and organizations of police, police socialization and police subculture as well as the impact of different organizational structures on service delivery. Topics include police conduct, community policing, professionalization of the police, ethical decision making in law enforcement and evidence-based policing. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 and SOCI 200

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SOCI 474 - 01 Seminar in Sociology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42476 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney The senior capstone experience offers graduating students an opportunity to actively reflect upon theory, methodology, and substantive sociological knowledge and to integrate these components to assess the role of sociology in understanding sociological problems. These issues will be explored in the context of a specific topic, chosen by the instructor. Careers, vocation, and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and SOCI 370 (formerly SOCI 470), and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration.

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SOCI 474 - D1 Seminar in Sociology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41001 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney The senior capstone experience offers graduating students an opportunity to actively reflect upon theory, methodology, and substantive sociological knowledge and to integrate these components to assess the role of sociology in understanding sociological problems. These issues will be explored in the context of a specific topic, chosen by the instructor. Careers, vocation, and preparation for graduate school will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and SOCI 370 (formerly SOCI 470), and SOCI 220 or concurrent registration.

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SOCI 480 - D1 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 307
CRN: 40594 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney The senior seminar serves as a capstone experience for students to address several central issues in the study of crime and justice. The major focus is to build upon students knowledge from previous courses with a focus upon an integration of knowledge from material learned throughout the major. Students will complete a final project that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of a criminal justice topic that could lead to future work in the criminal justice field. Prerequisite: SOCI 210 and 312 or permission of instructor

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 130 - 01 Homicide - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 306
CRN: 21260 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney Homicide is considered one of the most serious violent crime . This course takes a sociological approach to examine the nature and extent of homicide with a focus on the history of homicide, the trends in homicide, and the patterns and sources of homicide. In addition to addressing more typical situations resulting in murder, such as domestic violence, the course will cover serial murder and mass murders.

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SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 208
CRN: 20766 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tanya Gladney Why do people commit crime? Why do crime rates vary over time? Why do some communities and societies have more crime than others? This course focuses on sociological theories and research that are designed to answer these questions. It addresses various types of crime including homicide, corporate crime, drug use, gangs and domestic violence and hate crime. Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or permission of the instructor

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