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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 3116. Criminal Behaviors (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2105 with a grade of “C” or better. A study of specific categories of criminal offenders such as murderers, rapists, embezzlers, etc.


CRJU 3125. Community Based Corrections (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. 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) Prerequisite: CRJU 2105 and CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. This course examines institutional and individual theories of correctional treatment of criminal offenders.


CRJU 3128. Correction Law (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. The aim of this course is to examine the Constitution and Bill of Rights, court decisions and statutes that apply to U.S. corrections, and the function law plays in the juvenile and adult correctional context.


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 3138. Victimology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2105 with a grade of “C” or better. Introduction to theories of victimization and the extent of victimization in society. Includes intimate partner and spousal abuse, child maltreatment, elder abuse, rape, homicide, and issues in victim’s rights to illustrate the interaction between the victim, the criminal, the criminal justice system, and society.


CRJU 3146. Criminal Justice Administrations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 1105 with a grade of “C” or better. Examines theories of organization, management, and administration as they relate to criminal justice practices in law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. Organizational life, leadership, personnel management, bureaucracy, resource management, and other critical administration issues are addressed.


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 3169. Violent Crime (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2105 with a grade of “C” or better. Examination of various types of violent crime, including homicide and assault, robbery, sexual assaults, and family, school, gun, and gang violence. This course will cover a range of academic disciplines including biosocial, social structural, cultural, developmental, and situational perspectives.


CRJU 3555. Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Admission to B.S. Criminal Justice. Specialized topics from law enforcement, law, courts, corrections, delinquency, victimology, and juvenile justice by means of lecture, discussion, special seminar, and/or field investigations. May be taken for credit three times with different topics.


CRJU 4126. Crime and Mental Health (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. Exploration of historical and contemporary social responses to persons who have mental illnesses. Definitions of disorders and examples associated with criminal justice involvement set the foundation. The role of the police, courts, and corrections in diversion and collaborative efforts to provide alternatives to incarceration will be examined.


CRJU 4155. The Juvenile Justice System (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CRJU 3155 with a grade of “C” or better. This course considers the relationships of various criminal justice agencies with juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system.


CRJU 4168. Professionalism in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior Standing and CRJU 3136 with a grade of "C" or better. This course is designed to further the student's understanding of professionalism in criminal justice. Includes current, accurate training and education, the requirements for further awareness of public relations procedures and practices, and the continuing evolution of criminal justice procedures in the 21st century.


CRJU 4172. Comparative Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: : Declared Major in Criminal Justice. A significant global study and comparison of legal philosophies, organizational structures, and procedures in criminal justice in the world’s major justice systems.


CRJU 4175. Interpersonal Communication Skills for Criminal Justice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. This course is designed to improve the student's ability to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, while working with conforming, non-conforming, and increasingly diverse populations of the community.


CRJU 4176. Constitutional Law and Police Issues (3-0-3) Prerequisite: CRJU 2145 with a grade of “C” or better. Review of constitutional law cases, historical and current, that guide efficient and proper procedural action in 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.)