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CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ)
 
NOTE: The following course, CJ 205, Introduction to Criminal Justice, is prerequisite to all subsequent courses in Criminal Justice.
 
CJ 205 Introduction 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. Prerequisite: PSC 130.
 
CJ 301 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. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 305 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. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 310 Introduction to Political Inquiry (C) 3 cr
Examines the concepts and techniques of systematic political analyses. (Identical to PSC 310). Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205. Fee.
 
CJ 315 Criminal Law 3 cr
A study of the origins and nature of the acts that constitute crimes with a detailed examination of the elements of certain criminal offense. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 320 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 field. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 330 Judicial Process (W) 3 cr
The study of American judicial process at the federal and state court levels. (Identical to PSC 330). Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 331 Constitutional Law I 3 cr
Principles of constitutional powers and liberties will be examined through an analysis of decisions and opinions by the US Supreme Court. (Identical to PSC 331). Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 332 Constitutional Law II 3 cr
An examination of constitutional principles under the Fourteenth and First Amendments and through an analysis of decisions and opinions by the US Supreme Court. (Identical to PSC 332). Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205 or permission of program director.
 
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 relations 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. Prerequisites: CJ 205, or equivalent, or permission of the professor. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 336 and PHL 336.
 
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. Prerequisites: CJ 205, or equivalent, or permission of the professor. Credit cannot be received for both CJ 337 and PHL 337.
 
CJ 374 Policies and Procedures of Corrections 3 cr
An overview of the policies and procedures of major correctional systems and methods of treatment of offenders. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 375 Correctional Counseling 3 cr
Analysis, selection, and implementation of treatment approaches and techniques used with juveniles and adult offenders. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and 374 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 410 Criminal Procedure I 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. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and 305 or 315 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 411 Criminal Procedure II 3 cr
An examination of constitutional issues in criminal procedure concerning pre-trial and trial, and post-conviction proceeding. Should be taken concurrently with or subsequently to CJ 410. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205, 305 or 315; and CJ 410 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 415 Criminal Investigations 3 cr
Explores criminal investigation procedures including theory of investigation, case presentation, interrogation, and special problems in criminal investigation. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and 305, or permission of program director.
 
CJ 416 Survey of Criminalistics 3 cr
Survey of scientific crime detection methods; crime scene search, identification, and preservation of evidence; uses of the laboratory for criminal investigation. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205, 305, 415 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 420 Alternative Sentencing (W) 3 cr
Examines alternatives to incarceration for offenders with emphasis on current research. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and 374 or permission of program director.
 
CJ 430 Rights of the Confined (W) 3 cr
Survey of issues and problems concerning "due process" and "liberty" in correctional and mental institutions. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205, 374 or 315; or permission of program director.
 
CJ 431 Rights of Youth 3 cr
Survey of issues and problems concerning the rights of youth. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205, 315 or 435, or permission of program director.
 
CJ 435 Juvenile Justice Administration and Policies 3 cr
A study of statutory law and criminal justice system practices and programs as they relate to the administration of juvenile justice. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 436 Policy Choices in Child Abuse 3 cr
A presentation of current research on child abuse and child neglect. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and 435, or permission of program director.
 
CJ 440 Advanced Studies in Public Policy (W) 3 cr
Advanced study of the trends in the sub-field of public policy, major themes, or more specialized treatment of a specific area. May be repeated for credit when content varies. (Identical to PSC 440) Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 450 Criminal Justice and Community Relations (W) 3 cr
A presentation of current research on a wide range of topics that impact on the relationship of police and the community. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 460 Criminal Justice Planning 3 cr
A study of techniques and practices currently and historically utilized by the various agencies responsible for articulating criminal justice standards and goals in the US Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 472 Environmental Law 3 cr
This course will introduce the student to some of the fundamental concepts of environmental law. It will utilize the philosophy and history of environmental law as it has developed from the Common Law of England to provisions of a Municipal Code. Prerequisite: PSC 130 and permission of the professor.
 
CJ 475 Crime Analysis 3 cr
An examination of the process by which criminal justice data is analyzed by agencies within the criminal justice system for the purpose of assisting in strategic and tactical decision making. Particular attention will be directed toward the quality of data, the variety of analytic methods available, and barriers that impede the use of information derived from the analytic process. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205, 305 and 310, or permission of program director.
 
CJ 476

Administration Issues in Criminal Justice

3 cr
 

in the Mental Health System

 
An overview of the relevant federal and state laws, federal regulations, and court rulings that address the issues of criminal justice for preserving the rights of those citizens who suffer from mental illness. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and permission of the professor.
 
CJ 484 Political Corruption 3 cr
Study of the causes and consequences of political corruption from a comparative and national perspective. Special attention is given to corruption in the area of criminal justice. Prerequisite: PSC 130, or IS 100, or CJ 205. (Identical to PSC 484).
 
CJ 485 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 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. Prerequisites: PSC 130 and CJ 205.
 
CJ 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Study of a significant topic, problem, or issue in criminal justice administration. May be repeated once for credit when the content varies. Prerequisite: CJ 205.
 
CJ 492 Seminar (W) 3 cr
An investigation of critical issues and concepts in criminal justice with special attention to the requirements for research and professional work. Frequent written work required. May be repeated over for credit when content varies. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and senior status.
 
CJ 494 Directed Studies 1-6 cr
Directed study and research. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205 and consent of department chair.
 
CJ 496 Professional Studies: Internship 3-12 cr
Relates the participant's classroom studies with occupational and professional experiences in an approved criminal justice agency. Written reports required. Course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve hours credit. Prerequisites: PSC 130, CJ 205. Open only to CJ majors and minors and with permission of department chair.
 
CJ 497 Practicum in Polling 3 cr
Supervised experience in all aspects of the survey research process, including but not limited to literature review, research design, questionnaire development, sampling techniques, interviewing, data analysis and interpretation and presentation of findings. Prerequisite: PSC 130, 310, and permission of the professor. Fee.
 
CJ 498

Practicum in Policy Studies

3 cr
Students will be exposed to a variety of experiences associated with the operations of a fully operational research center, including inservice and management training, consulting, sponsored research organizational assessments, strategic and program planning, operations, program evaluation, intergovernmental fiscal processes including the search for funding, and grant writing. Research assignments will include basic research design, survey and focus group instrument development, administration of surveys, handling focus groups, curriculum preparation and administration, data manipulation and analysis, and report writing. Prerequisites: PSC 130, 310, and permission of the professor. Fee.
 
 
 

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