|Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006: Courses|
CRJ1010 The Criminal Justice System (3 semester hours)
Administration of justice in the United States with a general overview of the total system; functional areas of the criminal justice system; role of police, courts and corrections; nature of law; interrelation of the various components that form the system.
Meets General Education "Knowing Ourselves and Others" Group B
CRJ2150 Correctional Services (3 semester hours)
Covers the historical development of corrections leading to an analysis of the various services available in the American correctional process, including the different types of institutionalization and their purposes.
CRJ2210 Courts and Justice (3 semester hours)
Structures and legal concepts underlying the American criminal court process, including theoretical framework and functional and dysfunctional aspects of courts of limited and general jurisdiction.
CRJ/SOC2300 Criminology (3 semester hours)
Theories of criminal causation/control and a general overview of the history and development of both criminology and criminality: the criminological enterprise, with attention to crime, criminals, victims and punishment, and special emphasis on understanding the social meaning of crime. Cross-listed with SOC2300.
Meets General Education "Knowing Ourselves and Others" Group B
CRJ2310 Juvenile Justice (3 semester hours)
Ideas and practices unique to the juvenile justice system, including differences based on established values and laws. Basic development concepts of delinquency are related to methods of delinquency control, roles of peace officers, court personnel, and correctional staff in the juvenile justice system.
CRJ2500 The Police Service (3 semester hours)
Major developments and problems involved with policing, including the rights and responsibilities of the uniformed officer; manpower distribution theories; police unionism; ethics and corruption; community relations; the police subculture as a distinct value system; an analysis of the relationship between police agencies and their communities.
CRJ3010 International Crime and Justice (3 semester hours)
Examines the conception of law and justice in western and eastern societies, including the cultural foundations of legal systems and how these legal systems are sometimes used as instruments of cultural and social change. Interpretations of ideological and developmental differences and similarities to identify differences and similarities among legal systems. Patterns in laws, crimes, corrections, and law enforcement practices of selected Western and Eastern societies.
CRJ3150 Probation and Parole (3 semester hours)
Organization and operation of probation and parole systems in the United States, including history, law, ideologies, varieties of practice, evaluation, contemporary problems, and future trends in probation and parole.
CRJ/PSC3180 Constitutional Law and the Judicial System (4 semester hours)
Cross-listed with PSC3180. For description see PSC3180.
CRJ3300 Criminal Investigation (3 semester hours)
Theories and practices of fundamental procedures: crime scene searching and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; scientific evaluation; methods of operations; sources of information; interviews and interrogation; and case preparation.
CRJ3400 Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3 semester hours)
The concept of evidence and rules governing its admissibility, theoretical and pragmatic considerations of substantive and procedural laws affecting arrest, search, and seizure.
Prerequisites: CRJ1010, CRJ2210, CRJ3420
CRJ3420 Criminal Law (3 semester hours)
Development and process of state and federal criminal law in America; basic legal precedents developed by the courts; elements of criminal liability. In-depth understanding of the laws that govern the criminal justice system and the respective rights of society versus those of the individual. Case book method and class participation and discussion.
CRJ3500 Organized Crime (3 semester hours)
Examines the different organized criminal elements in American society, including crimes committed by corporations, governments, political groups, white collar workers, and syndicates. Economic effect on society, and law enforcement efforts to minimize that effect.
CRJ3600 Crisis Intervention (3 semester hours)
A study of the theoretical and practical bases for accurately assessing and responding to crisis situations that are unique to the criminal justice
CRJ3650 Schools and Delinquency (3 semester hours )
In this course, attempts are made to identify those variables associated with schools that have relevance to delinquency. Delinquency is viewed as adjustments that juveniles as individuals and as members of subcultural groups make in relation to school goals, performance, rules and expectations. Aspects of cultural values that are emphasized in American society and their relationship to school delinquency and disorder will be enunciated. Laws governing school children and school administrators on matters of law violation of juveniles are examined.
CRJ3840/4840 Issues in Criminal Justice (3 semester hours)
Intensive discussion and research in contemporary and permanent problems affecting the criminal justice system and hence the American regime. Specific content is determined by the needs and interests of the student. Students may take two different issues courses.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
CRJ4200 Police Administration (3 semester hours)
The organization and administration of municipal police agencies and their functions. Concepts of organizational theory are used to integrate proven concepts into the police service.
Prerequisites: CRJ2500 or consent of instructor.
CRJ4610 Research Methods (3 semester hours)
Examines the theory and application of social science research; the development and interpretation of research findings and prepares the students to conduct research on a significant issue of criminal justice. Normally taken during the senior year.
Prerequisite: CRJ1010, consent of instructor.
CRJ3940/4940 Career Application Field Experien (e:)
Internship in Criminal Justice 3, 6 or 9 semester hours
Planned program or research, observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. Supplements classroom study with constructive participation in the criminal justice system. Must be planned through student-instructor interviews before registration as provided under internship regulations.
Prerequisite: CRJ1010, Consent of instructor
31 December 2003
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