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) Prerequisite: CRJU 1105 with a grade of “C” or better. Critical analysis and evaluation of major theories concerning the causes of crime and the implications of them for the prevention of criminal behavior.
CRJU 2106. Survey of Corrections (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 1105 with a grade of “C” or better. 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.
SOCI 1168. Social Problems (3-0-3) A study of modern U.S. social problems related to benefits, transformations, environmental threats and uneven development deriving from late industrial capitalism in the 21st century. Special attention will be paid to the nature of industrial capitalism as a basis for contemporary social structure, social problems, the rise of an integrated global economy, poverty and uneven development in the U.S. Problems treated will include ethnic, gender and class conflict, as well as the conditions related to criminality, poor health came, drug abuse, environmental deterioration, and lack of educational opportunities.