CRJU U321. Criminal Law (3) Origin and development of criminal law
in America along with basic elements of crime and defenses. Prerequisite:
CRJU U325. Criminal Trial Practice (3) The criminal trial, including the
rules of evidence, trial strategy, opening statements, the presentation of
evidence, arguing objections, closing arguments, and a critical analysis
of the entire process. Prerequisites: CRJU U101 or consent of instructor.
CRJU U330. Institutional Corrections (3) Functions, structure, procedures
and philosophy of American correctional institutions; constitutional
limitations and the impact of law on correctional practices. Prerequisite:
CRJU U101 and U230.
CRJU U333. Community-Based Corrections (3) Development and
impact of community programs, halfway houses, group homes, workrelease,
and educational release programs, including the role of the
community and citizens in the correctional process. Prerequisite: CRJU
U101 and U230.
CRJU U343. The Juvenile Justice System (3) History, philosophy, and
evaluation of the juvenile court, juvenile court practices and procedures;
the role of the police, correctional alternatives, prevention and intervention
strategies in the juvenile justice process. Prerequisite: CRJU U101 and either
CRJU U210, CRJU U220, or CRJU U230, or consent of instructor.
CRJU U345. Juvenile Delinquency (3) (=SOCY U355) Social factors in
the development, identification and treatments of delinquents and juvenile
delinquency in the context of juvenile justice systems. Prerequisites: SOCY
U101 and CRJU U101.
CRJU U350. Victimology (3) Forms of victimization, the role of victims
in crimes, their treatment by the criminal justice system, their decisions to
report crimes and help prosecute offenders, victim-offender mediation,
and victim compensation. The national crime survey regarding patterns and
trends in victimization is introduced. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U361. Criminal Justice Research Methods (3) Quantitative,
qualitative and comparative methods used in criminal justice research,
focusing on research design, data collection and analysis, and ethical issues.
Prerequisites: CRJU U101, CRJU U210, CRJU U220 and CRJU U230.
CRJU U362. Criminal Justice Statistics (3) Basic principles of descriptive
and inferential statistics as applied to topics in criminal justice, including
correlation, probability, measures of central tendency and variability,
hypothesis testing, and estimation. For criminal justice majors only.
Prerequisites: CRJU U101 and MATH U120 or higher.
CRJU U371. Criminological Theory (3) Analysis and critical assessments
of traditional and contemporary crime and theories of criminal behavior.
Prerequisites: CRJU U101, CRJU U210, CRJU U220, and CRJU U230.
CRJU U380. Special Populations and the Criminal Justice System
(3) The experience of special populations including racial, ethnic and other
historically marginalized groups in various roles within the criminal justice
system. Prerequisites: CRJU U101 and either CRJU U210, U220 or U230.
CRJU U381. Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Policy (3) History and theories
of alcohol and other drug use, types and effects of drugs, crime associated
with drugs, prevention and treatment of abuse, and efforts to control and
regulate drug use. Both past and present public policies for the control of
licit and illicit drugs will be evaluated. Prerequisite: CRJU U101 or PSYC
U101 or SOCY U101.
CRJU U382. Women and Crime (3) The traditional and contemporary
explanations of female delinquency and criminality, the differential treatment
accorded female defendants and victims, the nature of crime against women,
the quality of state and federal correctional systems for women, and the
status of females as criminal justice professionals. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U383. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3) International
criminal justice systems, their legal foundations, current structures, and
strategies of crime control. Prerequisite: CRJU U101.
CRJU U384. Child Sexual Exploitation (3). Child sexual abuse and
commercial child sexual exploitation. Characteristics of pedophiles, child
molesters, traffickers, and their methods; victim/survivor attributes and
recovery; secondary victimization; the role of technology; the criminal justice
system response, and legal issues are included. Prerequisites: SOCY U101
or CRJU U101 or PSYC U101; or consent of instructor.
CRJU U385. Violence in Society (3) Theories, causes, consequences and
prevention of violent acts. Topics include trends and patterns, violent offenders,
typologies of violent behavior, social construction of violence, and
criminal justice system response. Prerequisites: CRJU U101 and either CRJU
U210, CRJU U220, or CRJU U230.
CRJU U386. Globalization and Crime (3) (=SOCY U359). Global crime
focusing on the relationship between globalization, crime, and justice which
involves a diverse range of activities affecting the political, economic, and
social development of countries around the world. Topics will focus on the
proliferation of crime emphasizing migration, international policing, drug/
human trafficking, international terrorism, environmental crime, cybercrime,
and economic exploitation. Prerequisite: CRJU U101 or SOCY U101.
CRJU U399. Independent Study (1-3) A planned individual study
program in conjunction with a Criminal Justice faculty member. Course
may be repeated once with consent of advisor. Prerequisites: CRJU U101
and consent of instructor.
CRJU U401. Criminal Justice Administration (3) Problems, processes, and
theories of communication, decision making, and control in criminal justice
agencies. Prerequisites: CRJU U101, CRJU U210, CRJU U220, and CRJU U230.
CRJU U402. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice (3) Liability of criminal
justice practitioners, agencies, municipalities, and other criminal justice
entities including types of actions, defenses, damages, injunctions and
other remedies for civil wrongs as mandated by state and federal law are
included. Prerequisites: CRJU U210, CRJU U220, CRJU U230.
CRJU U403. Criminal Justice Ethics (3) Ethical issues confronted by
criminal justice personnel and organizations. Standards and professional
responsibilities of criminal justice practitioners are examined within the
context of ethical dilemmas. Prerequisites: CRJU U101, CRJU U210, CRJU
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