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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 2146. Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3-0-3) A study of the introduction and progressive development of constitutional and legal procedures that govern the conduct of the United States criminal justice process.


CRJU 2165. Police Organization and Operation (3-0-3) A study of the history of law enforcement organizations, their duties and operational functions as an integral part of the criminal justice system.


CRJU 3115. Deviant Behavior (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2105 with a grade of “C” or better. Focuses on the individual who violates social and legal norms and the consequences for both the individual and society.


SOCI 3109. Sociology of Deviance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. Focuses on the individual who violates social and legal norms and the consequences for both the individual and the society.


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


CRJU 3165. Criminal Investigative Techniques (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2165 with a grade of “C” or better. An introduction to the theories, procedures, and techniques of modern criminal investigation.


CRJU 3167. Forensic Evidence (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2165 with a grade of “C” or better. Introduction to the role of the forensic sciences with specific reference to aspects of forensic evidence (physical evidence) in crime scene investigation, law enforcement, and criminal justice. It provides a contemporary view of the forensic sciences that will give the student a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the current techniques in forensic analysis of physical evidence.


CRJU 3168. Crime Scene Reconstruction and Investigation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2165 with a grade of “C” or better. Methods of crime scene recontruction and investigation relevant to first-response, investigative methods used by criminologists and forensic techniques of investigation used by criminalists.


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


CRJU 4178. Forensic Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 3167 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is designed to provide the student with forensic knowledge that relates to criminal investigations that require the use of new, high-tech, techniques in criminalistics. Investigative techniques such as criminal mapping, blood stain analysis and patterning, criminal profiling, DNA analysis, fingerprinting analysis, etc. are topics included in the study of forensic criminal justice.


CRJU 4698. Criminal Justice Internship (0-0-{3-6}) Prerequisites: Admission to B.S. in Criminal Justice, GPA of 2.75, Senior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Practical, supervised experience in the field with an approved agency or company and selected seminars in the student's area of interest. Criminal Justice majors may earn up to 6 credit hours. (Course fee required.)


SOCI 3128. Drugs and Society (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 with a grade of "C" or better. An examination of the social, psychological, and biological aspects of psychotropic drug use and abuse, with emphasis on the sociological aspects. Social aspects related to drug types and their addictive properties are also discussed. Addiction, addiction treatment, drug use prevention and various arguments related to legalization and criminal penalties are addressed.


SOCI 3138. Sociology of Domestic Abuse (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SOCI 1101 or CRJU 1105 with a grade of "C" or better. This course will examine the various types of domestic abuse within a sociological framework. Types of interpersonal abuse presented will include child abuse (e.g., physical abuse, verbal/psychological abuse, sexual abuse, etc.), spouse abuse (e.g., physical abuse, verbal/psychological abuse, and including spousal rape), elder abuse (e.g., physical abuse, verbal/psychological abuse, exploitation and financial abuse, etc.), and rape (including date rape). Students will explore interpersonal abuse while learning about the social and cultural forces that perpetuate the abuse (e.g., cultures of violence, gender roles, rape-prone cultures and climates, etc.). Finally, students will be exposed to social policy as it relates to interpersonal abuse and a topical view of various intervention techniques being employed to reduce incidents of interpersonal abuse.