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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
Hours
Tuesday, Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5638
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5638
Fax
651-962-5682

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

Tanya Gladney, Ph.D. is an associate professor and law enforcement program coordinator at University of St. Thomas in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department. Dr. Gladney teaches crime and sociology courses: Crime and Delinquency, Police and Society, Homicide, Seminar in Criminal Justice, Internship in Criminal Justice, Families in Italian Society (study abroad course in Italy), and Introduction to Sociology. Her primary research focus is on historical and contemporary inequalities within social institutions.

Dr. Gladney has a law enforcement and military background that includes 10 years of law enforcement experience with State Capital Police in Jackson, MS, and eight years with the United States Army Reserve. Dr. Gladney has provided Cultural Awareness Training with police departments for over seven years—primarily Saint Paul Police Department. Dr. Gladney currently works with local police departments by providing and assisting with Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training.  Additional work includes:

  • Assisted the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board with developing the Implicit Bias, Community Diversity, and Cultural Differences In-Service Learning Objectives for police departments. Required by the 2017 Minnesota legislature statute 626.8469
  • Racial Equity and Implicit Bias workshops for Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)
  • Workshops and presentations to local and international groups on Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training in law enforcement.
  • Cultural Awareness Training for Saint Paul Police Department Academy

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 312 - 01 Crime and Delinquency - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 307

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

40973 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 480 - D01 Seminar in Criminal Justice - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 307

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

40602 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

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SOCI 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43546 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Tanya Gladney

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SOCI 130 - 01 Homicide - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21143 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SOCI 344 - 01 Police and Society - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 309

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 309

Course Registration Number:

21983 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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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