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CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES

Undergraduate Courses

CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice: Examination of the criminal justice system and process. Includes crime, lawmaking, criminality, prosecution, police, courts, and corrections. (3 credits)

CJ 210 Introduction to Policing:  This course provides an overview of the purpose and function of the police in the United States. (3 credits)

CJ 225 Punishment and the Death Penalty: Review of philosophical principles, policies, and procedures of punishment as used in the death penalty practices of the US. (1 credit)

CJ 226 Criminal Investigation: Researches the process of gathering information and evidence in solving crimes. Focus on the role of evidence gathering and its importance to prosecuting cases and administering justice. (2 credits)

CJ 230 Criminology and Criminal Law: Study of criminal behavior and the measurement of crime and victimization.  Major theories of crime causation and specitic types of crime will be examined. (3 credits)

CJ 325 Applied Research Methods: This course provides an overview of the scientific model, the philosophy and goals of science, and a detailed study of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.  Lecture, laboratory.  Co-req or Prereq:  STAT 330.  Cross-listed with COMM and POLS. (4 credits)

CJ 330 Criminal Law and Procedure: Examination of criminal law and procedure including search and seizure laws, rights of defendants and victims, and due process in criminal law. (2 credits)

CJ 406 Crime and Delinquency: Study of the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency. Analysis causes of juvenile and an exploration of policies to combat delinquency. Prereq: Junior standing.  {Also offered for graduate credit - CJ 606.} (3 credits)

CJ 407 Deviant Behavior: Analysis of the precursors, the processes, and the consequences of deviance in Western society. Prereq: SOC 110 or PSYC 111. Cross-listed with SOC.  {Also offered for graduate credit - see CJ 607.} (3 credits)

CJ 460 Criminalization: Analysis of historical and contemporary developments in the functions of police and courts. Focuses on societal, inter- and intra-organizational contexts.  {Also offered for graduate credit - see CJ 760.} (3 credits)

CJ 461 Corrections: Analysis of institutional and community-centered corrections. Emphasis on historical, contemporary, and developing trends regarding structures, program content and problems.  {Also offered for graduate credit - see CJ 661.} (3 credits)

CJ 465 Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice:  Analysis of roles and contributions of women and minorities in criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and practitioners.  Examines effect of court decisions, rule-making and contemporary criminal justice practices on women and ethnic minorities. (3 credits)

CJ 489 Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice: Synthesis of criminal justice research, methods, and criminological theory. Prereq: Senior standing. (1 credit)

Graduate Courses

Enrollment in these courses is restricted to graduate students in criminal justice. Students in other programs may enroll with the permission of the instructor.

CJ 606 Crime and Delinquency: Study of the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency. Analysis causes of juvenile and an exploration of policies to combat delinquency. Prereq: Junior standing. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - CJ 406.} (3 credits)

CJ 607 Deviant Behavior: Analysis of the precursors, the processes, and the consequences of deviance in Western society. Prereq: SOC 110 or PSYC 111. Cross-listed with SOC. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see CJ 407.} (3 credits)

CJ 660 Criminalization: Analysis of historical and contemporary developments in the functions of police and courts. Focuses on societal, inter- and intra-organizational contexts. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see CJ 460.} (3 credits)

CJ 661 Corrections: Analysis of institutional and community-centered corrections. Emphasis on historical, contemporary, and developing trends regarding structures, program content and problems. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see CJ 461.} (3 credits)

CJ 702 Program Evaluation: Examination of the development and implementation of criminal justice program/policy evaluation, including the techniques of applied research and practical considerations. Topics also include ethical issues, evaluation planning, process, impact and cost-benefit analyses, grant writing, and dissemination of findings. (3 credits)

CJ 703 Advanced Criminology: Advanced study of the distribution of crime and the major theories of crime causation from an interdisciplinary perspective, including special attention to issues relating to the measurement, nature, and extent of crime in the US. (3 credits)

CJ 707 Juvenile Corrections: Examination of the history of ideas about and responses to juvenile delinquency, the scope and nature historically and today, and the responses of various parts of the juvenile justice system, as well as responses by other social institutions such as the family, community, and schools. (3 credits)

CJ 709 Criminal Justice Policy: Examination of concepts related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policy as it relates to the criminal justice system, including the history, development and operation of policing, courts/sentencing, corrections, crime prevention, offender rehabilitation, and issues related to drugs and crime and race and crime. (3 credits)

CJ 721 Individual Theories of Crime: Review of historical and contemporary individual theories of crime. Discussion of the assumptions, causes, and policy implications of criminological theories. Prereq: CJ 703. (3 credits)

CJ 722 Structural Theories of Crime: Review of historical and contemporary structural theories of crime, including criteria of good theory, the assumptions of various criminological theories, and the similarities and differences in theories. Prereq: CJ 703. (3 credits)

CJ 733 Issues in Institutional Corrections:  Course examining the various issues in adult prisons and jails in the United States.  Topics include male and female inmates' life in prison violence, prisoners' rights, management and staff issues, and differences between prisons and jails. (3 credits)

CJ 734 Advanced Criminal Justice Methods: Provides an examination of the research process. Explores how criminologists conduct research, pitfalls of research and importance of discovery and application. Prereq: Undergraduate methods course in social or behavioral sciences and a statistics course. (3 credits)

CJ 750 Violence: Examination of various aspects of criminal violence, including various social settings (e.g., community, domestic, and school) with attention to the causes, consequences, moderating factors, and proposed solutions associated with violent criminal behavior. (3 credits)

CJ 752 Criminogenic Commodities: Examination of the role of drugs, guns, and gangs in contributing to crime. Analysis of the laws pertaining to drugs, guns, and gangs and their impact on criminality. (3 credits)

CJ 754 Criminal Investigations: Research on the process of gathering information and evidence in the administration of justice. Focus on the role of evidence gathering and its importance to disseminating justice. (3 credits)

CJ 755 Administrative Policing: Organizational theory, leadership, communication, labor relations, and crisis management in police administration. (3 credits)

CJ 757 Community Policing: Examination of the history, philosophy, theory, and implementation of community policing. Comparison of community policing  with other policing styles. (3 credits)

CJ 760 Police and Race Issues: Provides an in-depth, historical, and contemporary view of the police and race issues in the US. Discussions on diversity, use of force, racial profiling, and citizen complaints. (3 credits)

CJ 761 Police Effectiveness: Examines effectiveness of police delivery services in the US. Examines theories and scrutinizes factors that are associated with police effectiveness. (3 credits)

CJ 762 Community Corrections: Evaluation of practices, issues, and trends in community corrections. Focus on probation, parole, halfway houses, and other community alternatives to incarceration. (3 credits)

CJ 763 Correctional Rehabilitation: Examines issues related to the implementation and effectiveness of various correctional treatment approaches and programs. In-depth examination of the history, purpose and common targets of correctional treatment interventions. (3 credits)

CJ 765 Crime Prevention: Examination of the theoretical underpinning, implementation, and effectiveness of crime prevention approaches within and outside of the traditional settings of law enforcement, courts and corrections, including schools, families, labor markets, and the community. (3 credits)

CJ 768 Gender and Justice: Examination of the role of gender in crime and the criminal justice system, including the changing roles of men and women in society, differential involvement in criminal behavior, and differential criminal justice response. (3 credits)

CJ 793 Independent Study: Directed study allowing an individual student, under faculty supervision, to understand selected, independent work in topics of special interest or a limited experience in research.

CJ 795 Field Experience: Field-oriented supervised learning activities outside the college classroom that include a preplanned assessment of the experience, registration during the term the experience is conducted, and post evaluation with the instructor.

CJ 797 Masters Paper: Literature review, research, and rpeparation for paper required for the comprehensive study option.

CJ 798 Masters Thesis: Original investigation under the supervision of a major adviser and a supervisory committee.

CJ 799 Doctoral Dissertation: Original investigation under the supervision of a major adviser and a supervisory committee.

 


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