Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions
MPAJ

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MPAJ - Master of Public Administration - Justice Administration

MPAJ 7105. Comparative Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Legal philosophies, organizational structures and procedures in criminal justice systems of selected nations.

MPAJ 7106. Community and Government Relations (3-0-3) Interaction of government, media, and citizen groups in community change and conflict.

MPAJ 7125. Crime and Criminal Behaviors (3-0-3) Critical analysis and evaluation of major theories concerning the causes of crime as well as a study of specific categories of criminal offenders such as arsonists, embezzlers, and murderers.

MPAJ 7126. Correctional Practices and Problems (3-0-3) Historical development, current issues, and future trends in correctional policy and administration.

MPAJ 7128. Police Practices and Problems (3-0-3) Historical development, current issues, and future trends in the administration of police services.

MPAJ 7135. Services for Children with Behavioral Problems (3-0-3) Problems and interaction among school systems, social agencies, and criminal justice agencies associated with children with behavioral problems.

MPAJ 7158. Labor Law and Civil Rights (3-0-3) Public employment law, with emphasis on preventive measures and conflict resolution short of legal action.

MPAJ 7168. Program Planning and Evaluation (3-0-3) Systematic review of procedures used to plan, implement, and evaluate public service programs with emphasis on criminal justice agencies. Selection of designs, methods, and process of assessing program effectiveness.

MPAJ 7188. Law and Social Control (3-0-3) Overview of habitual criminal behavior and theoretical issues and research on the law and legal control of deviance in society.

MPAJ 7555. Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Admission to MPA Program and approval of CRJU Department Chair. Current criminal justice issues and special topics examined in class and in conference presentations by regional experts. May be repeated with change of topic with permission of the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

MPAJ 7899. Directed Research in Justice Administration (3 hours) Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair. Topic must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. This course may not be repeated.


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