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CRJU - Criminal Justice


CRJU 1105. Introduction to Criminal Justice (3-0-3) A survey of history, philosophy, functions, and relationships among criminal justice systems. Particular attention will be given to the behavioral, social, political, and policy aspects of the justice system at the state and federal levels including constitutional issues.

CRJU 1106. Introduction to Corrections (3-0-3) Analysis and evaluation of both historical and contemporary correctional systems. Deals with the development, organization, operation and results of different systems of corrections found in America.

CRJU 1107. Introduction to Legal Methods (3-0-3) Library research skills will be strongly emphasized. The student will also learn to find legal cases, analyze their holdings, and write legal briefs.

CRJU 2105. Criminology (3-0-3) Critical analysis and evaluation of major theories concerning the causes of crime and the implications of them for the prevention of criminal behavior.

CRJU 2116. Victims of Violence (3-0-3) Spouse abuse, child maltreatment, elder abuse, rape, homicide, and issues in victims rights are discussed to illustrate the interaction between the victim, the criminal, the criminal justice system, and society.

CRJU 2145. Criminal Law (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 1107. Covers the substantive law origins and purposes.

CRJU 2146. Criminal Procedure (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 1107. A study of the constitutional and legal procedures governing the conduct of the criminal justice process.

CRJU 2165. Police Organization and Operation (3-0-3) A study of law enforcement organizations, duties, and operational functions.

CRJU 2535. Current Issues in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Certificate or AAS in Criminal Justice, sophomore standing, and approval of Department Chair. Detailed exploration of various issues in policing, crime, corrections, criminal behavior, juvenile, or general criminal justice. This course may not be repeated.

CRJU 2899. Independent Study (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Certificate or AAS in Criminal Justice, sophomore standing, and approval of Department Chair. Topics must be assigned in advance by the instructor.

CRJU 3115. Deviant Behavior (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Focuses on the individual who violates social and legal norms and the consequences for both the individual and society.

CRJU 3116. Criminal Behaviors (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 2105. A study of specific categories of criminal offenders such as murderers, rapists, embezzlers, etc.

CRJU 3125. Community Based Corrections (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 1106. A comprehensive overview which covers the historical and contemporary development, organization, operation, and effectiveness of community based correctional programs.

CRJU 3126. Institutional Treatment of Criminal Offenders (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 1106. This course examines institutional and individual theories of correctional treatment of criminal offenders.

CRJU 3135. Women in Crime and Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A comprehensive overview of women offenders, women victims, and women workers in the criminal justice system.

CRJU 3136. Criminal Justice Ethics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Current issues in the ethics of law enforcement, courts, corrections, or criminal justice.

CRJU 3137. Crime, Law and History (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A historical survey of the types and extent of crime in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis will be placed on efforts to contain organized crime, public disorders, and riots, and on the changing relationship of law enforcement to individual liberty.

CRJU 3145. Jurisprudence (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study of the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence, its problems, defects, and proposals for reform.

CRJU 3155. Juvenile Delinquency (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 2105. Fundamental topics including history, definition, extent, cause, treatment, prevention and control of juvenile delinquency are covered in detail.

CRJU 3156. Juvenile Law (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course considers the laws which pertain to persons termed Aminors@ under the law and especially those who become wards of the state. National and international laws will be reviewed.

CRJU 3165. Criminal Investigative Techniques (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 2165. An introduction to the theories, procedures, and techniques of modern criminal investigation.

CRJU 3166. Police Administration (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 2165. The administration of a modern law enforcement agency; covers all levels of management.

CRJU 3555. Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to B.S. Criminal Justice, Junior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Specialized topics from law enforcement, law, courts, corrections, delinquency, victimology, and juvenile justice by means of lecture, discussion, special seminar, and/or field investigations. This course may be repeated with permission of the department chair for a maximum of 6 hours.

CRJU 4125. Correctional Administration (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 1106. A comprehensive study of the management operations, theories and legal requirements involved in the maintenance, custody, and treatment of convicted offenders.

CRJU 4155. The Juvenile Justice System (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 3155. This course considers the relationships of various criminal justice agencies with juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system.

CRJU 4165. Police Community Relations (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and CRJU 2165. The relationship and responsibilities of the criminal justice agencies to problems of social change and conflict between groups and individuals in the community.

CRJU 4166. The Private Security Function (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. The functions and duties of private and commercial security agencies.

CRJU 4698. Internship (1-9 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to B.S. in Criminal Justice, Senior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Practical experience through field work and selected seminars in the student's area of interest. (S/U grading.)

CRJU 4899. Independent Study (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Admission to B.S. in Criminal Justice, Senior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Topics must be assigned in advance by the instructor. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken by independent study.

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