CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system. Agencies and processes involved in law enforcement and courts as well as correctional approaches will be introduced.

CRJU 2110 Policing in America
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides an introductory overview of the history, role, organization, and problems affecting public law enforcement in the U.S.

CRJU 2200 Social Science and the American Crime Problem
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides a broad theoretical and empirical overview of the American crime problem. Exploring crime from a social science perspective, the course develops a survey understanding of how the patterned influence of social institutions (family, government, schools), subcultures, and the psychology of everyday life come together to shape how society defines, organizes, and responds to crime.

CRJU 2310 Corrections
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides an introduction to the correctional process and interventions designed to prevent and control adult criminal behavior. The course also will address the philosophy and goals underlying correctional interventions, types of criminal sentencing, and penal sanctions including community-based corrections, institutional corrections, and parole.

CRJU 2410 Criminology
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Criminology. The concepts of crime and criminality will be explored, with an emphasis on criminological theory. Various explanations of criminal behavior will be explored and critically assessed by students. Particular attention will be based on the historical contexts from which different crimes and explanations of crime come into being. Students will learn to identify, articulate, and defend different theoretical positions and viewpoints. The goal of this course is not to present one unified criminological theory but rather to expose students to a variety of thought concerning crime, criminality, and the criminal justice system. (This course will be discontinued after the 2016-17 academic year.).

CRJU 2700 American Criminal Courts
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides an overview of the judicial component of the criminal justice system, which focuses on the structure, role, jurisdiction, and operation of courts and the courtroom work group in the adjudicatory and appellate process at the local, state, and federal levels.