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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 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 2145. Criminal Law (3-0-3) This course covers the historical origins and evolution of substantive law and its current purposes in the criminal justice system and U.S. society.


CRJU 3107. Statistics for Criminal Justice and Sociology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course provides an introduction to statistics for the social sciences. Emphasis is placed on the major concepts, techniques, and application of statistical methods. Topics included the role of statistics in the analysis of data, organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, inferential statistics, correlation, and hypothesis tests.


CRJU 3117. Introduction to Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Sociology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An overview of research methods employed in various realms of the social sciences. Major topics for the course include the theory that underlies scientific inquiry, ethical considerations in research, research design and sampling techniques, validity and reliability issues, survey research, and various other research oriented topics that cover both quantitative and qualitative research methodology.


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