CRJU 6040 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An analysis of the criminal justice systems– police, courts and corrections– in selected eastern and western nations

CRJU 6060 Ethics in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Discusses the philosophical theories underlying ethics and how they relate to the police, courts, corrections, law, criminal justice research, and the principles of justice.

CRJU 6070 Family Violence and Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines how the justice system responds to family violence.

CRJU 6230 Prevention and Correctional Strategies for Juvenile Offenders
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of the philosophy and practical application of prevention and correctional programs designed to prevent or control delinquent and other high-risk behaviors committed by youth.

CRJU 6920 Community Policing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An in-depth examination of community policing as a social control mechanism in various nations and its role in policing.

CRJU 6940 Internship in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

To provide graduate students with practical exposure to the criminal justice system. Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice, utilize knowledge, and confront contradictions between the conceptual and the real world. Application deadlines: see graduate student handbook. For Criminal Justice majors only.

CRJU 6960 Domestic Terrorism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An exploration into the theoretical underpinnings, groups, and control of domestic terrorism in general and domestic terrorism extremism in particular.

CRJU 7010 Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A graduate introduction to the discipline of criminal justice through a survey of the significant literature and a review of contemporary studies of all major facets of the justice system.

CRJU 7510 Organization and Management Theory in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An introduction to organizational and management theories and concepts and an in-depth analysis of these principles as they apply to the criminal justice system.

CRJU 7630 Applied Regression Analysis for Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of commonly used regression techniques. Students will learn simple regression, multiple regression, and important diagnostic tests. Finally, they will learn how to remedy problems if the data fail to meet basic estimation assumptions.

CRJU 7730 Workplace Law for Criminal Justice Managers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction and description of laws relating to the criminal justice workplace. While the course focuses primarily on statutory protections afforded criminal justice employees, it also includes a review of constitutional rights in the employment context, covering laws and grievance procedures with respect to hiring, dismissing, promoting, demoting, transferring, and disciplining criminal justice employees.

CRJU 7920 Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Permits selected qualified criminal justice students to engage in independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This course must have the approval of the student’s instructor and the graduate coordinator.

CRJU 7980 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 15.0
Description

Directed research in collaboration with a faculty member. For graduate assistants. Does not count towards degree requirements.

CRJU 8050 Criminological Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Criminological issues and their effect on criminal justice, including theories of punishment, concepts of law, violence, and crime causation.

CRJU 8110 Law Enforcement Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of fundamental issues confronting the management of law enforcement organizations through a critical analysis of research related to police practices and operations.

CRJU 8210 Juvenile Justice Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course concerns itself with procedural and substantive aspects of the juvenile justice system, including such areas as history and philosophy, intake, legal and social investigations, judicial and administrative decision making, legal rights, roles of attorneys, and definitive case law addressing system analysis.

CRJU 8310 Correctional Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A survey of the major issues confronting the field of corrections, and the administration and management of correctional systems, including institutional corrections and alternatives to incarceration.

CRJU 8410 Criminological Issues
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of the fundamental theories and issues in the field of criminology which additionally may include the exploration of white collar crime and organized crime.

CRJU 8610 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An overview of research methodology as it applies to the field of criminal justice.

CRJU 8620 Statistics in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A review of descriptive and inferential statistics as they apply to the field of criminal justice.

CRJU 8710 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Emphasizes the constitutionalization of the criminal justice process with special attention to the Supreme Court of the United States.

CRJU 8720 Legal Issues In Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Gives in-depth treatment to selected topics involving judicial institutions and the criminal process.

CRJU 8899 Causal Inference and Evidence-based Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites A graduate-level statistics course that covers probability theory, hypothesis testing and linear regression
Description

If unsure about prerequisite, contact the professor.
To answer cause-and-effect questions, a counterfactual model of causality and a unified methodological framework has been developed over the last three decades. This class aims to teach students to apply and interpret the counterfactual model and associated designs for answering policy-relevant empirical questions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of, and connections among, approaches to answering causal questions and of the nature of evidence itself. The topics comprise experimental designs and a suite of observational designs, including conditioning designs, partial identification designs, multiple control group designs, instrumental variable designs, regression discontinuity designs, synthetic control designs and tests of known effects and sensitivity tests to hidden bias. These topics are examined in a broad range of policy domains (poverty, planning, economic development, politics, crime, social work, health, public finance, environment, and others).

CRJU 8900 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Research and seminar discussions of specified contemporary, behavioral or administrative problems which impact on criminal justice. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CRJU 8910 Readings in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Permits selected qualified students to pursue a course of readings on a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member. This course must have the approval of the student’s instructor and the graduate coordinator.

CRJU 8980 Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This seminar is the integration experience and assessment tool for non-thesis students. Students will complete written and oral critical analyses of scholarly literature, applying their core knowledge to real-world problems and questions within the fields of criminal justice and criminology.

CRJU 8990 Thesis
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

Individual study of a selected research problem in criminal justice or criminology that requires the analysis of data. Student, with approval of the graduate coordinator and department chair, chooses a chair and at least two additional members to form a thesis committee. The committee must approve student’s proposed and subsequent thesis.

CRJU 9010 Contemporary Criminal Justice Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the development and implementation of criminal justice policies

CRJU 9030 Graduate Orientation Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Provides incoming Ph.D. students with an orientation to the scholarly infrastructure, standards of the program, and equips them with a set of fundamental tools needed to succeed in subsequent coursework and research endeavors

CRJU 9450 Contemporary Criminological Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CRJU 8050 Criminological Theory or equivalent
Description

Exposes advanced graduate students to the major theories, issues, and debates that guide contemporary efforts to explain crime and criminality

CRJU 9550 Directed Teaching Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Exposes advanced graduate students to the pedagogical literature and develops their abilities to teach undergraduate criminal justice and criminology courses.

CRJU 9610 Quantitative Research Methods II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CRJU 8610
Description

Examines the advanced quantitative methods and analytical strategies used in the study of crime and criminal justice.

CRJU 9630 Statistics in Criminal Justice II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CRJU 8620
Description

Examines the use of multiple linear regression and other advanced techniques used in the study of crime and criminal justice.

CRJU 9800 Directed Reserch in Criminology/Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Coordinator
Description
CRJU 9820 Research Externship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Coordinator
Description

Directed research (non-dissertation) with a criminal justice agency in collaboration with a faculty member.

CRJU 9830 Comprehensives Seminar
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Seminar integrates prior coursework with an emphasis on providing the foundation for the studentÂ’s future scholarship.

CRJU 9900 Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Coordinator
Description

This course is for students engaged in dissertation research.

CRJU 9920 Qualitative Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CRJU 8610
Description

Research Methods in CJ or equivalentExposes advanced graduate students to several qualitative research methods used in the fields of criminal justice and criminology.