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Undergraduate Courses

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice (A). Covers the nature, scope and impact of crime in the US; independent and interdependent operations and procedures of police, courts and corrections; and introductory theories of crime and delinquency. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 203 Police Process (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Covers the roles of law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels; interrelationships with other criminal justice agencies; and selected law enforcement problems. 3 Cr. Fall.

CRJ 207 The Corrections Process (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Covers the history and evolution of corrections; the social organization of prisons; differences between adult and juvenile correction; and probation and parole practices and alternatives to incarceration. 3 Cr. Spring.

CRJ 304 Investigations (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Provides a comprehensive examination of investigations relative to both public and private modes, including most major felony processes and relevant civil actions. Focuses on the fundamentals of the investigative process and the range of skills necessary for successful performance and management of investigations, including evidence gathering and analysis, witness assessment, field techniques and linkage between investigative and prosecutorial agencies. 3 Cr.

CRJ 305 Adjudication Process (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Examines the organization and functions of the courts; pre- and post-trial motions and procedures; and the role of prosecutorial and defensive agencies. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 311 Criminal Law (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Covers the historical development of criminal law in the US; the parties to crime, including principals/accessories; and the elements of crimes against persons and property, and moral offenses and defenses to such crimes. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 313 Constitutional Criminal Procedure (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Covers the application of the Bill of Rights; rules governing evidence; and the legal concepts governing arrest, search and seizure, and interrogations and confessions. 3 Cr.

CRJ 321 Crime Patterns (B). Prerequisite: Six credits of CRJ courses or instructor's permission. Covers the extent and nature of crimes against property and person, methods of crime commission, and prevention and repression of crime. 3 Cr.

CRJ 323 White Collar Crime (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Provides an historical and contemporary look at white collar/occupational crime in the United States. Analyzes the concept of occupational crime, counting and recording occupational crimes and criminals, explanations of occupational criminality, organizational occupational crime, state authority occupational crime, professional occupational crime, individual occupational crime, and sanctioning, social control, and occupational crime. 3 Cr.

CRJ 331 Community-Based Corrections (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Explores the evolution of community-based corrections, the interrelationship between community based correction programs and other criminal justice agencies, and the role and involvement of the public in community-based corrections. 3 Cr.

CRJ 343 Juvenile Justice Process (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Covers the historical development of juvenile justice in the US, jurisdiction issues, the adjudication process, role of the police and community agencies, and abuses in the system. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 371 Introduction to Forensic Science (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Provides a study of the work of the crime lab and the medical examiner. Examines methods of analysis of items commonly found at crime scenes such as: fingerprints, blood, illegal drugs, hairs, fibers, arson residues, bullets, etc. Covers procedures for processing the crime scene and safeguarding the evidence. 3 Cr. Fall.

CRJ 375 Forensic Law (B). Serves as an interdisciplinary course covering law, criminal justice, science and technological issues in the evidentiary arena. Provides broad-based assessment of scientific evidence as it relates to litigation theory, tactics and evidentiary proof. 3 Cr.

CRJ 431 Crime Prevention and Control (A). Prerequisites: CRJ 101. CRJ Explores crime problems and the role of the criminal justice system in crime prevention, its funding, planning and evaluation. 3 Cr. Fall.

CRJ 434 Security Administration (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Provides a comprehensive examination of the nature and problems of private and public security administration. Focuses on the issues of administration and the solutions, especially security technology necessary for successful management. 3 Cr. Spring.

CRJ 436 Computer Security (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Examines the nature, problems, and programs to protect organizational information, especially electronically processed data and computer equipment. 3 Cr.

CRJ 451 International Criminal Justice Systems (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Compares and contrasts the criminal justice system of the United States with the systems of other countries. 3 Cr.

CRJ 465 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Examines current terrorism, its origins and ideological bases, with particular attention to its relation to political institutions and the criminal justice response. 3 Cr.

CRJ 471 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (A). Prerequisites: CRJ 101, Junior or senior status and successful completion of any one of the following courses: SOC 200, PSH 202, POL 300, MTH 243 or ECN 204. Familiarizes criminal justice majors with the development of data-gathering techniques, including scaling, questionnaire construction, sampling procedures, interviewing, secondary data analysis, and techniques of data processing using micro- and minicomputers. Also examines linear casual models as a tool in theory and research, research designs, central tendency, variation, and statistics for nominal and ordinal measures. Majors only. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 477 Family Violence (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Focuses on the dynamics of family violence and the legal and social system response to the phenomenon. Explores and analyzes in-depth the scope and theoretical explanations of the issues of the various forms of family violence, e.g. spousal abuse, marital rape, elder abuse. 3 Cr.

CRJ 479 Victimology (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 479. Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Develops an understanding of crime victimization, both direct and indirect. Focuses on street crime, social and political oppression, victimization of women, and victims of corporate deviance. Emphasizes theory and policy analysis. 3 Cr.

CRJ 481 Women and the Criminal Justice System (A,W,Y). Cross-listed as WMS 481. Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Examines women's relationships with crime and the criminal justice system. Specifically provides a study of women and crime, victimization and occupational obstacles and opportunities. Develops students' understanding of how social, political and economic conditions affect these problems. 3 Cr.

CRJ 489 Problems in Policing (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101 . Discusses specific problems of law enforcement and policing in contemporary American society. Emphasizes the development, nature and function of law enforcement as it relates to criminal justice. Covers topical issues and problems such as ethics, corruption, deadly force and civil liabilities. 3 Cr.

CRJ 490 Internship in Criminal Justice (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Enables students to learn the basic operations of a criminal justice agency and participate in agency activity. Involves group discussion, weekly log, and final report. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 491 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Enables students to develop an understanding of one topic concerning criminal justice, and learn to conduct research and analyze research findings on a given topic. May be repeated with chair's permission. 3 Cr.

CRJ 493 Seminar in Criminal Justice (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Allows students to gain an understanding of a criminal justice issue. Utilizes research skills to prepare and present research projects, and defend findings to an audience of critical judges. May be repeated with chair's permission. 3 Cr.

CRJ 494 Criminology (A). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. Provides a review and critical analysis of the major criminological theories including the classical school; biological school; and psychological, sociological, and psychoanalytic orientations, including economic determinism. Considers various forms of criminality, as well as studies dealing with the frequency of crime in different places at different times. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 499 Independent Studies in Criminal Justice (B). Prerequisite: CRJ 101. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. May be repeated with chair's permission. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

Graduate Courses

CRJ 504 Criminal Justice and Addictions (A). Presents a survey on core knowledge about addictions to alcohol and other drugs and the responses of society and the criminal justice system. It presents an intervention and effectiveness focus addressing addictions to alcohol and other drugs. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

CRJ 534 Security Administration (B). Provides a comprehensive examination of the nature and problems of private and public security administration. Focuses on the issues of administration and the solutions, especially security technology necessary for successful management. 3 Cr.

CRJ 536 Computer Security (B). Examines the nature, problems, and programs to protect organizational information, especially electronically processed data and computer equipment. 3 Cr.

CRJ 551 International Criminal Justice Systems (A). Compares and contrasts the criminal justice system of the United States with the systems of other countries. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

CRJ 565 Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System (A). Examines current terrorism, its origins and ideological bases, with particular attention to its relation to political institutions and the criminal justice response. 3 Cr.

CRJ 571 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (A). Familiarizes criminal justice majors with the development of data-gathering techniques, including scaling, questionnaire construction, sampling procedures, interviewing, secondary data analysis, and techniques of data processing using micro- and minicomputers. Also examines linear casual models as a tool in theory and research, research designs, central tendency, variation, and statistics for nominal and ordinal measures. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

CRJ 577 Family Violence (A). Focuses on the dynamics of family violence and the legal and social system response to the phenomena. Explores and analyzes in-depth the scope and theoretical explanations of the issues of the various forms of family violence, e.g. spousal abuse, marital rape, elderly abuse. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

CRJ 579 Victimology (A). Cross-listed as WMS 479. Develops an understanding of crime victimization, both direct and indirect. Focuses on street crime, social and political oppression, victimization of women, and victims of corporate deviance. Emphasizes theory and policy analysis. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

CRJ 581 Women and the Criminal Justice System (A). Examines women's relationships with crime and the criminal justice system. Specifically provides a study of women and crime, victimization and occupational obstacles and opportunities. Develops student understanding of how social, political and economic conditions affect these problems. 3 Cr.

CRJ 585 Issues in Juvenile Justice (A). Provides an in-depth analysis of 10-12 selected topics germane to the juvenile justice system. Includes topics such as child abuse and domestic violence, alternatives for the status offender, ethical issues, children's rights, right to treatment and right to refuse treatment, the politics of juvenile justice, and the court as a socio-legal institution. 3 Cr.

CRJ 589 Police Problems (A). Discusses specific problems of law enforcement and policing in contemporary American society. Emphasizes the development, nature and function of law enforcement as it relates to criminal justice. Covers topical issues and problems such as ethics, corruption, deadly force and civil liabilities. 3 Cr.

CRJ 590 Special Topics (A). Enables students to learn the basic operations of a criminal justice agency and participate in agency activity. Involves group discussion, weekly log and final report. 3 Cr.

CRJ 593 Seminar in Criminal Justice (A). Allows students to gain an understanding of a selected criminal justice issue. Utilizes research skills to prepare and present research projects, and defend findings to an audience of critical judges. May be repeated with chair's permission. 3 Cr.

CRJ 594 Criminology (A). Provides a review and critical analysis of the major criminological theories including the classical school; biological school; and psychological, sociological and psychoanalytic orientations, including economic determinism. Considers various forms of criminality, as well as studies dealing with the frequency of crime in different places at different times. 3 Cr.

CRJ 599 Independent Study in Criminal Justice (A). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with college policy prior to registration. May be repeated with chair's permission. 1-6 Cr.

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