University Bulletin 2017-2018

Criminal Justice

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  • CJ 205
    Intro to Criminal Justice
    3 cr

    A review of the system for the delivery of Criminal Justice services in the U.S. and an analysis of operational practices at the major criminal justice decision stages. CJ majors must pass with a 'C' or better.

  • CJ 223
    Intro to Forensic Science
    3 cr

    Survey of scientific crime detection methods; crime scene search, identification and preservation of evidence; uses of the laboratory for criminal investigation.

  • CJ 310
    Research Methods
    3 cr

    Examines the concepts and techniques of systematic political analyses and research methodology. (Identical to PSC 310). CH and PSC majors must pass with a "C" or better.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 320
    Modern Police Functions
    3 cr

    An advanced survey of law enforcement, concentrating on the police with emphasis on functions (law enforcement, order maintenance, and public service) and responsibilities, including organizational and managerial aspects of policing in American society. CJ majors must pass with a 'C' or better.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 321
    Introduction to Security
    3 cr

    The historical, philosophical, and legal basis of security. The role of security in modern society. A survey of the administrative, personnel, and physical aspects of the security fields.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 330
    Judicial Process
    3 cr

    The study of the American judicial process at the federal and state court levels. (Identical to PSC 330) CJ majors must pass with a 'C' or better.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 331
    Constitutional Law-W
    3 cr

    Principles of constitutional powers and liberties will be examined through an analysis of decisions and opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Identical to PSC 331).

    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C) and (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 332
    Criminal Law
    3 cr

    A study of the origins and nature of the acts that constitute crime with a detailed examination of the elements of certain criminal offense.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 336
    Legal Theory
    3 cr

    Explores theoretical issues and problems in the area of law, including theories about the nature of law, legal validity, the relation between morality and law, and our obligation to obey the law. Specific problems, such as legal moralism, are also examined. Cross-listed as PHL 336. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 336 and PHL 336.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 337
    Liability and Punishment
    3 cr

    Explores theoretical issues and problems in the areas of law (especially criminal law) concerning liability and punishment. Topics to be examined include diminished capacity, theories of punishment, and capital punishment. Cross-listed as PHL 337. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 337 and PHL 337.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 340
    Policies-Procedures of Correct
    3 cr

    An overview of the policies and procedures of major correctional systems and methods of treatment of offenders.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 360
    Introduction to the Offender
    3 cr

    Study of traditional and modern explanations of criminal offenses and of criminal offenders. CJ majors must pass with a 'C' or better.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 370
    Criminal Justice Policies
    3 cr

    An examination of theoretical explanations of criminal phenomena and an analysis of the impact of such theories on public policy decisions.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 372
    Gender and Criminal Justice
    3 cr

    This course utilizes gender as a conceptual construct in studying actors and the institutional processes in the criminal justice system. Women's roles as criminals, crime victims, and law enforcement officials will be examined.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 390
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Study of a significant topic, problem, or issue in criminal justice. May be repeated up to two times when the content varies. Only 6 credit hours may be applied to the criminal justice major.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 403
    Sexual Violence
    3 cr

    This course focuses on the perpetration and experience of sexual violence. Although focused primarily on this phenomenon within the United States, sexual violence as a broader global construct will also be discussed. This course will incorporate perspectives from several disciplines, including criminal justice, gender studies, sociology, and psychology.

    Pre-requisite: CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or GS 101 Minimum Grade of C
  • CJ 422
    Criminal Investigations
    3 cr

    Explores criminal investigation procedures including theory of investigation, case presentation, interrogation, and special problems in criminal investigation.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 430
    Criminal Procedure - W
    3 cr

    An examination of constitutional criminal procedure concerning the laws of arrest, search, and seizure and their implications in the admissibility of evidence during the subsequent trial of the defendant.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C) and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 440
    Community Based Corrections-W
    3 cr

    Examine alternatives to incarceration for offenders with emphasis on current research.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C) and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 450
    Juvenile Just Admin-Policies
    3 cr

    A study of statutory law and criminal justice system practices and programs as they relate to the administration of juvenile justice.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 471
    Criminal Justice and Community
    3 cr

    A presentation of current research on a wide range of topics that impact on the relationship of police and the community.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 472
    Comparative Criminal Just Syst
    3 cr

    A review of cultural influences on penal codes, crime rates, crime control methods, and organizational structures of the delivery of criminal justice services in selected countries.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 492
    Capstone Seminar in CJ-W
    3 cr

    Required course for all criminal justice majors and serves as the comprehensive experience in political science. The course will be taught at the senior level and will focus on criminal justice issues at the national and international levels. In addition to the course requirements, including a major research paper, students must take the ETS field test in criminal justice and receive a satisfactory score. Criminal Justice majors must pass with a "C" or better. The course serves as a capstone course for criminal justice majors. Taught in the fall semester.

    Pre-requisite: EH 102 Minimum Grade of C and CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C
  • CJ 494
    Directed Studies -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student will pursue directed research or readings on an approved topic in criminal justice. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 496
    Professional St - Internship
    3 cr

    Relates the intern's classroom studies with occupational and professional experiences in an approved criminal justice agency. Written reports required. Open only to junior or senior criminal justice majors or minors. S/U grading only.

    Pre-requisite: (CJ 205 Minimum Grade of C or PSC 205 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CJ 499
    Honors Thesis - H - W
    3 TO 6 cr

    The research and writing of a major paper in the field of criminal justice. Prerequisite: USA Honors Program or permission of Department Chairman.