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CRJU 4995 Undergraduate Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Requirements Requires completion of CRJU 3020 Research Methods, 3.0 GPA, CITI certification and consent of instructor agreed to supervise research
Description

This course permits selected qualified students to participate in a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor

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 6940 Internship in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For Criminal Justice majors only. Application deadlines: see graduate student handbook. 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.

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 7020 Contemporary Criminal Justice Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be both knowledgeable producers and consumers of policy-oriented research. It reviews the current state of knowledge across a range of substantive crime policy areas like punishment policy, drug policy, drug courts, gun control, policing, cross-border crime, terrorism, forced migration, and human trafficking.

CRJU 7530 Cybercrime & Cybersecurity
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to help students understand and apply the nature of computer crime in the criminal justice field. Students will be presented with common types of fraudulent schemes, as well as several laws that have been enacted and developed specifically for computer crime. In addition, causes, victimization, legal issues, control strategies, and societal costs regarding the “computer-crime” problem will be explored and evaluated.

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 7920 Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites This course must have the approval of the student's instructor and the graduate program director
Description

Permits selected qualified criminal justice students to engage in independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

CRJU 7980 Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Requirements For graduate assistants
Description

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

CRJU 7990 Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequsites: PMAP 8111, CRJU 7010
This seminar is the integration experience and assessment tool used to measure learning outcomes expected of students in the MIS Criminal Justice Administration program. Students complete an empirically-based project that explores a problem facing their home institution. The final product will be a capstone paper, to be graded by the MIS CJA program director and approved by the student’s work supervisor.

CRJU 8010 Theory and Practice in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the form, function, and operation of the U.S. criminal justice system. Readings, discussions and assignments focus on how current criminal justice policies, practices, and controversies can be explained and understood from various theoretical and practical perspectives. Key issues of focus include understanding how and why the criminal justice system operates the way it does today, examining what is currently known about “what works” in policing, sentencing, and corrections, and discussing challenges to the system going forward.

CRJU 8050 Criminological Theory I
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 8321 Housing Markets and Housing Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

In-depth examination of housing market dynamics and processes, including racial and economic segregation, gentrification, affordability, housing finance, and other phenomena. Study of alternative local, state, and federal policies, both historical and contemporary, aimed at reducing housing problems and providing for fair and affordable housing and sustainable community development.

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 I
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 I
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 8830 Selected Topics in Methods, Data, and Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Provides in-depth treatment of research design, qualitative/quantitative methods, or data and workflow in criminal justice and criminology.

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 - 3.0
Prerequisites This course must have the approval of the student's instructor and the graduate program director
Description

Permits selected qualified students to pursue a course of readings on a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member.

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 - 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 program director 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 Criminological Theory II
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 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 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 Research in Criminology/Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Director
Description

Research (non-dissertation) on a selected topic under the guideance of a faculty member.

CRJU 9820 Research Externship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Director
Description

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

CRJU 9830 Readings in Area of Specialization
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Approval of the instructor and graduate program director
Description

Student pursues a course of readings of the theoretical and empirical literature in their specialty area to prepare a foundation for the area examination paper.

CRJU 9900 Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Prerequisites Approval of Graduate Program Director
Description

This course is for students engaged in dissertation research.

CRJU 9920 Qualitative Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CRJU 8610 Research Methods in CJ or equivalent
Description

Exposes advanced graduate students to several qualitative research methods used in the fields of criminal justice and criminology.