Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice, CJUS = 0420

4200. Criminal Procedure. 3 hours. An examination of the constitutional and statutory bases and judicial interpretations of the procedures governing the administration of criminal justice. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 and 3201 or equivalents.

4250. Law and Social Problems. 3 hours. This course examines the role of law in attempts to address and solve social problems. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 and 3201 or equivalents.

4350. Seminar on Violence. 3 hours. An analysis of the incidence, patterns and causes of criminal violence: the characteristics of particular crimes (e.g. murder, robbery, rape, domestic abuse, terrorism) and society's reaction to such violence. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent.

4360. Criminal Investigation. 3 hours. The study of methods of obtaining and reporting information from the crime scene, victims, witnesses, and suspects. Specific attention is given to investigation of index crimes (homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft, and larceny). Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100, 3201 and 3300 or equivalents.

4460. Community Corrections. 3 hours. This course examines the concept of community corrections from various perspectives. It also examines contemporary practices and trends in probation, parole, and other forms of community corrections. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent.

4500. Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies. 3 hours. The study of principles and practices of administration and their application to criminal justice agencies. Special focus on the relationship of theoretical administrative concepts and practical criminal justice problems. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 and 9 hours of upper-division criminal justice courses or equivalent.

4650. Victimology. 3 hours. Exploration of the scope of victim issues in American society. Review of the programs and services provided victims of crime. The expanding roles of the courts, police, battered women's shelters, victim/witness assistance programs, crisis intervention units and legislation are highlighted. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent.

4660. Offender Behavior. 3 hours. Course examines the variables that correlate with or lead to criminal behavior, such as the family, schools, personality, economic forces, and cultural values. It uses psycho-social explanations to illuminate the factors that cause crime and criminality and suggests solutions. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 and 3600, SOCI 4870 or equivalents.

4850. Internship in Criminal Justice. 1-6 hours. Each student is placed as a participant and observer in a criminal justice agency for a minimum of 120 hours to provide an opportunity to apply academic training to practical situations. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent and 12 additional hours of CJUS courses and consent of the director of the criminal justice program.

4860. Studies in Criminal Justice. 1-3 hours. Individual investigation of selected issues regarding criminal justice. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent and 12 additional hours of CJUS courses and consent of the director of the criminal justice program. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4870. Topics in Criminal Justice. 3 hours. Seminar class devoted to an investigation, analysis and discussion of significant problems in contemporary criminal justice. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite(s): CJUS 2100 or equivalent and 6 additional hours of CJUS courses.

4901. Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy. 3 hours. The examination of problems and issues involved in forming and implementing criminal justice policy in the United States. This course represents the final capstone experience for the student. Prerequisite(s): Senior level standing and at least 18 hours of criminal justice, with 12 hours from the criminal justice core.

5020. Criminal Organization and Behavior. 3 hours. This course examines the relationship of various personality and social factors to criminality. Specific types of crime, such as violence and white collar offenses, are analyzed and the group contexts in which crime occurs are explored from multiple perspectives. Special attention is given to predatory street criminals, gangs, organized crime syndicates and white collar offenders.

5150. Criminal Justice Process and Procedure. 3 hours. Focus is upon principles of criminal justice process and procedure; examines sentencing, correctional alternatives and related issues from standpoint of agency practitioners and researchers.

5260. Criminals and Substance Abuse. 3 hours. Graduate course devoted to an investigation, analysis and discussion of the relationships between substance abuse and criminal and juvenile offenders.

5300. Offender Rehabilitation Systems. 3 hours. Study of the major correctional systems and practices in criminal justice with focus on principles and background of American corrections. Course examines rehabilitation methods and theories in historical and systemic context.

5470. Seminar on Juvenile Delinquency. 3 hours. Problems of definition and measurement, etiological theories, processing of delinquents, and treatment and prevention. (Same as SOCI 5470.)

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