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[Course Listings]


Professor Celia C. Lo, Chairperson
Office: 432-C Farrah Hall

With the exception of CJ 306 and CJ 483, upper-level courses in criminal justice (courses numbered at the 300 and 400 level) are open to criminal justice majors and minors only. CJ 100 is a prerequisite for all restricted 300- and 400-level courses.

CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice. Three hours.

An overview of the criminal justice system with emphasis on the roles and problems of law enforcement, courts, and correctional components. This course is a prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level criminal justice courses.

CJ 210 Volunteers in Criminal Justice. Three hours.

Introduction to the history of the volunteer movement, the many uses of volunteers, problems encountered using volunteers, and analysis of volunteer programs.

CJ 220 Introduction to Law Enforcement. Three hours.

Development of law enforcement; organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; and functions of police officers.

CJ 221 Introduction to Private Security. Three hours.

Organization and management of the security function in industry, business, and government. Exploration of methods to protect personnel, facilities, and other major assets: loss prevention, control, and risk management.

CJ 240 Youth Development and Juvenile Delinquency Control. Three hours.

Extent and patterns of delinquency; its development in individuals and gangs; group therapy with delinquents; and juvenile courts, training schools, probation, and aftercare supervision.

CJ 250 Introduction to the Judicial Process. Three hours.

A general overview of U.S. judicial systems, including recent innovations and future trends.

CJ 270 Introduction to Corrections. Three hours.

A general overview of U.S. corrections, jails and prisons, institutional procedures, recent innovations, and the future of corrections.

All of the following criminal justice courses require CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice in addition to other prerequisites specified.

CJ 300 Survey of Criminology Theories. Three hours.

Study of traditional and modern explanations of crime and criminality.

CJ 303 Racial Minorities, Criminality, and Social Justice. Three hours.

Study of the role played by racial minorities at each stage of the criminal justice system. Special attention is devoted to theories and measurement of minority crimes and race relations and to the treatment of minorities by law enforcement officers, courts, and corrections.

CJ 306 History of Crime and its Treatment. Three hours.

Examination in historical sequence of the perspectives on and methods of crime control, from the traditional to the modern.

CJ 316 The Community and the Criminal Justice System. Three hours.

Individual and group study of the interrelationships between the criminal justice agent (police and corrections) and the public; exploration of areas of conflict and cooperation.

CJ 321 Criminal Investigation. Three hours.

Fundamentals of criminal investigation from crime scene searches to follow-up investigations and case preparation.

CJ 330 Organization and Management Concepts of Criminal Justice. Three hours.

Formal organization theory and personnel administration, with emphasis on law enforcement agencies.

CJ 395 Internship in Criminal Justice. Three, six, nine, or twelve hours.

Prerequisites: Accepted criminal justice major or minor and permission of adviser.

Experience in an approved field environment to assist the student in combining theory and practice. A maximum of 6 hours may be used to satisfy the requirements of the major or minor. Offered only on a pass/fail basis.

CJ 410 Community-Based Corrections. Three hours.

Study of intermediate punishments and alternatives to incarceration.

CJ 416 Administration of Criminal Justice and Community Relations. Three hours.

Survey of issues, policies, and procedures applicable to the establishment of adequate community and human relations in the administration of criminal justice.

CJ 420 History and Philosophy of Law Enforcement. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 220 or permission of the instructor.

Examines the philosophical basis of law enforcement and traces the development of the law enforcement function.

CJ 421 Crime Prevention and Control. Three hours.

Survey of crime control models.

CJ 430 Criminal Justice Organizational Behavior. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 330 or permission of the instructor.

Study of criminal justice administration emphasizing theories of administrative behavior, aspects of organizational behavior, role and leadership theories, decision making, and communication models.

CJ 431 Criminal Justice Personnel Administration. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 330 or permission of the instructor.

Planning and managing human resources in criminal justice agencies: position classification, recruitment, selection, supervision, performance appraisal, promotion, discipline, and employee organizations.

CJ 432 Organization and Management of Volunteer Programs. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 210 or permission of the instructor.

Theory and skills in the organization, management, and administration of volunteer programs in criminal justice. Overview of the criminal justice system and volunteerism, the organizational context of volunteer programs, management theory, planning techniques, and program evaluation. Course goals include equipping beginning criminal justice administrators with needed skills and sharpening of the skills of experienced administrators.

CJ 433 Volunteer Program Operations. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 210 or permission of the instructor.

Designed to enhance the knowledge and skills required to administer and manage volunteer programs in criminal justice: program management tasks, training techniques, resource mobilization for volunteer programs, and collateral skills for program operations. Course goals include familiarizing the administrator or manager of programs with the fundamentals of program planning, development, and change.

CJ 440 History and Philosophy of Juvenile Justice. Three hours.

The course is designed to teach organization, functions, and jurisdiction to agents of the juvenile justice system: processing and detention of juveniles, juvenile statutes, juvenile court procedure, and case disposition.

CJ 450 History and Philosophy of the Judicial Process. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 250 or permission of the instructor.

Examines the philosophical basis of the American legal system and traces the development of the judicial process.

CJ 460 Criminal Law I. Three hours.

Classification and analysis of selected areas of the substantive law of crimes, including basic principles of criminal law and crimes against the person and property.

CJ 461 Criminal Law II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 460 or permission of the instructor.

General principles and theories of criminal procedure, including concepts of due process, arrest, search and seizure, wiretapping, lineups, and other recent developments.

CJ 462 Criminal Evidence. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 460 or permission of the instructor.

The law governing the proof of disputed issues of fact in trials and common law. Coverage includes burden of proof, presumptions, judicial notice, and the functions of the judge and jury.

CJ 470 History and Philosophy of Corrections. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CJ 270 or permission of the instructor.

History, analysis, and evaluation of American correctional institutions, including the sociology of confinement and reform movements within the system.

CJ 480 Criminal Justice Research. Three hours.

Theoretical and specific instruction in both the conduct and application of research methods in criminal-justice settings. Includes problems of research and policy dimensions of both direct and applied approaches.

CJ 481 Application of Statistics in Criminal Justice. Three hours.

Statistical methods in criminal justice, including central tendency and dispersion, tests of significance, and measures of association.

CJ 482 Criminal Justice Information Systems. Three hours.

Critical study of and original research in data processing applications of use in criminal justice; technological and other developments, equipment and methods, and staff studies.

CJ 483 Law and Society. Three hours.

Law as an instrument of social control, the functions and limitations of law, and the machinery of law as a part of the larger society.

CJ 490 Special Topics in Criminal Justice. Three hours.

Examination of selected problems and issues in criminal justice. May be taken twice, provided the topic is different.

CJ 498 Honors Thesis. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Consult the department.

The use of the scientific method of inquiry to study criminal justice and criminology issues.

CJ 499 Independent Study in Criminal Justice. One to six hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Research under faculty supervision in any area of interest to the student. Six hours earned in CJ 499 may be applied toward the requirements of the criminal justice major or minor.

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