CRIMLJUS 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.
CRIMLJUS 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.
CRIMLJUS 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..
CRIMLJUS 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.
CRIMLJUS 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.
CRIMLJUS 6930 3 credits Criminal Justice Seminar
Discussion and evaluation of problems in the contemporary criminal justice system; individual research and presentation of findings.
CRIMLJUS 7030 3 credits Criminal Justice Systems
An extensive analysis of the functions, processes, and structures of the criminal justice system: interrelationships among the components of the system, with emphasis on law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice are explored.
CRIMLJUS 7120 3 credits Policing in a Democratic Society
Policing in a democratic society offers a critical and an indepth analysis of past, present, and future law enforcement functions in the United States. Examines how police as agents of social control operate and function within a democratic society.
CRIMLJUS 7130 3 credits Criminal Justice Research and Statistical Methods
An analysis of the various criminal justice research methods and statistical procedures, with emphasis on research design, questionnaire construction, the construction and use of surveys, uses of available data, methods of collecting and analyzing data, the testing of hypotheses, the drawing of inferences, and the writing of the research report.
CRIMLJUS 7230 3 credits Criminological Theory
An extensive examination of the criminological theories and empirical research that support and challenge these explanations of criminal behavior; the central concepts and hypotheses of each theory, and the critical criteria for evaluating each theory in terms of its empirical validity.
CRIMLJUS 7310 3 credits Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy
This course analyzes and critiques the history, comparative perspectives, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, the skills necessary to do the work, and other pertinent issues pertaining to child maltreatment and child advocacy.
CRIMLJUS 7330 3 credits Law as Social Control
An analysis of the needs, functions, utilization and effects of informal and formal social control mechanisms; theoretical perspectives on social control and law, and empirical examination of theories of law as a social control mechanism.
CRIMLJUS 7430 3 credits Victimology
Although individuals have been victimized by crime since the beginning of recorded human life, the study of crime victims, or victimology, is of relatively recent origin. This course provides an extensive overview of the principles and concepts of victimology, an analysis of victimization patterns and trends, and theoretical reasoning and responses to criminal victimization. In addition, this course explores the role of victimology in the criminal justice system, examining the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available for victims.
CRIMLJUS 7520 3 credits Civil Liabilities in Criminal Justice Agencies
This course examines the law of torts related to police, corrections, and other criminal justice agencies, including concepts of negligence, intent, duty of care, proximate cause, foreseeability, good faith defenses, and other legal doctrines. Both state tort law and federal law (especially under 42 U.S.C. 1983) will be examined. Major U.S. Supreme Court cases will be studied, as well as patterns and trends in federal and state lawsuits regarding civil rights violations and failure to exercise due care. Liability of law enforcement officers, municipalities, correctional officers, corrections agencies and other criminal justice entities is reviewed. Damages, injunctions and other remedies for civil wrongs are discussed, and differences between state and federal law and court processes are examined.
CRIMLJUS 7530 3 credits Criminal Justice Administration
This course will provide an in-depth overview of the administration and management of criminal justice organizations with an emphasis on police entities. Students in the course will be exposed to a theoretical and conceptual framework which may be used to analyze and more effectively deal with the complexities of contemporary issues confronting law enforcement administrators. Although centered on the law enforcement environment, the principles and issues discussed in this course would be appropriate for administrators in any criminal justice environment.
CRIMLJUS 7630 3 credits Contemporary Correctional Systems: Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
The course presents a study of the history, theory and practice of contemporary corrections. History will be used to frame and to help explain how certain practices evolved from a particular socio-economic context. The course is intended to encourage analytic thinking about how as a society we respond to legal violations. Students will review classic essays describing the social dynamics of punishment. Students will also examine factors contributing to the rise of reformatories, parole, and probation from the 1880's to the present, the emergence of the rehabilitative ideal, inmate adaptions to incarcerations, prison rights issues, the move to law and order or "get tough" on crime, and the culture of control since 1990's.
CRIMLJUS 7730 3 credits Evaluation and Program Analysis in the Criminal Justice System
This graduate level course will focus on the key concepts, methods, and issues in the field of evaluation research. Students will be exposed to the theoretical, methodological, and utilization of evaluation approaches in order to design, implement, and assess the most effective programs. Specific focus will center on needs assessment, impact assessments, monitoring, applications of various quantitative and qualitative techniques, and proposal writing. A review of basic research methods principles will also be provided.
CRIMLJUS 7830 3 credits Advanced Comparative Criminal Justice
Advanced graduate review of the cultural bases of laws, development of laws, conceptions of justice and patterns of crime; comparison of American criminal justice systems with other Western and Asian justice systems using model countries of China, Japan, India, England, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for a focus on conflict resolution strategies using police, courts, corrections, and conciliation.
CRIMLJUS 7880 3 credits Criminal Justice Internship
Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a governmental or private agency; emphasis placed on integration of criminal justice theory and practice through field observation, practical experience, and extensive writing, including daily logs and a final internship paper. P: graduate student status.
CRIMJUS 7920 3 credits Seminar Paper Research
Based on individual interest and consultation with an advisor, the student will be required to write an advanced research paper on a specific topic; the independent empirical research should serve as a capstone to the student's educational experience and as a bridge to the student's future in the criminal justice field. P: CRIMLJUS 7030, CRIMLJUS 7130 or CRIMLJUS 7730, CRIMLJUS 7230, and CRIMLJUS 7330. (All master's programs: contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)
CRIMJUS 7940 3 credits Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Designed to present to students specialized topics in the field of criminal justice depending upon interest of students and approval of staff. (Contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)
CRIMJUS 7980 1-4 credits Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Students registering for independent study must submit, at or before registration, a description and timetable for completion, signed by the instructor supervising the independent study. The project must be above and beyond the student's traditional employment requirements. This is to be a graduate level experience, conducted with graduate rigor and culminating in a document of professional quality. The final report must describe and summarize the project in detail; wherever feasible, graphics, figures, data, and equations are to be included. (Contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)
CRIMJUS 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research
Completion and defense of a carefully delineated scholarly work advancing an original point of view as a result of research. The topic chosen must reflect the student's area of emphasis, and must be approved by a thesis committee. P: CRIMLJUS 7030, CRIMLJUS 7130, CRIMLJUS 7230, and CRIMLJUS 7330. (Contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)