Criminal Justice 5140 4 credits

The function and techniques of the application of scientific methods to the evaluation of physical evidence. The course examines the various analytical systems used in the evaluation of physical evidence with a balance between the theoretical framework and practical application. P: CRIMLJUS 2130.

Criminal Justice 5430 3 credits
Patterns in Criminal and Delinquent Behavior

The legal and behavioral classification of crimes and criminals based on analysis of the criminal career of the offender, group support of the behavior, society’s reaction and the response of the legal system; analysis of crimes as systems of behavior: property, violent, professional, organized, victimless, white-collar, conventional, and political crime. P: CRIMLJUS 2130, CRIMLJUS 2230.

Criminal Justice 5530 3 credits
Correctional Institutions

History, development, and functions of correctional institutions including prisons and jails; their custodial and correctional programs; the impact of incarceration upon inmates; the interactional structure of the prison environment; improving conditions and correctional programs. P: CRIMLJUS 2230.

Criminal Justice 5730 3 credits
Women and the Law

A study of women in their legal roles as wives and mothers, workers and students, criminals and victims of crime. The course examines how the law affects women’s personal choices regarding marriage, having children, and aiming for high-level achievements in education and in work. The course also examines ways in which law affects women in poverty and in old age. P: CRIMLJUS 1130 or one course in women’s studies.

Criminal Justice 5930 3 credits
Law of Corrections

The law pertaining to the effects and consequences of conviction, sentencing, and prisoner rights; the legal process in terms of post-trial motions and appeals of conviction. P: CRIMLJUS 2230.

Criminal Justice 6030 3 credits
Criminal Law

A study of the principles, doctrines, and selected rules of criminal law; the sources of substantive criminal law and historical development of common law principles of criminal responsibility; constitutional constraints on the decision to define behavior as criminal. P: CRIMLJUS 2130, CRIMLJUS 2230.

Criminal Justice 6130 3 credits
Police Community Relations

Analysis of the interdependence of the police and community in maintaining order and controlling crime; theories of community and the community’s role in the development of police systems; tension and conflict in police community interaction; programs and strategies for improving the quality of police-community relations. P: CRIMLJUS 2130.
Criminal Justice 6230 3 credits
Community-Based Corrections

Community-based correctional programs, pre- and post-trial; a critical investigation of theories, practices, and problems involved in pre-trial diversion, probation, and parole. P: CRIMLJUS 2230.

Criminal Justice 6330 3 credits
Criminal Procedure and Evidence

A study of case law defining constitutional constraints on police behavior in the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, identification and investigation; rules on the exclusion of illegally seized evidence. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 4030.

Criminal Justice 6430 3 credits
Issues in Criminal Justice Planning and Management

Problems confronting American criminal justice in the areas of criminal law, courts, law enforcement, and corrections; models and alternatives for reforming the criminal justice process including program planning, development, and management. P: CRIMLJUS 4030.

Criminal Justice 6500 1-3 credits
Directed Individual Studies

Supervised individual study of a topic selected by the student with staff approval. P: CRIMLJUS 4030, an overall GPA of 2.5, and consent of instructor.

Criminal Justice 6630 1-3 credits
Current Topics in Criminal Justice

Current issues in criminal justice that may not warrant a permanent course. Course content will be announced each time the course is presented. P: CRIMLJUS 4030.

Criminal Justice 6830 3 credits
Psychopharmacology for AODA Counselors

The effects of nutrients, additives, and psychoactive drugs on criminal behavior; the process by which behavior is affected by these substances. This course fulfills part of the knowledge base for AODA counselor certification.

Criminal Justice 6930 3 credits
Criminal Justice Seminar

Discussion and evaluation of problems in the contemporary criminal justice system; individual research and presentation of findings. P: CRIMLJUS 4030.