CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For Criminal Justice majors and minors only.
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 2200 Social Science and the American Crime Problem
Credit Hours 3.0
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 3005 Career Planning & Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Principles, methods, and practice in achieving career goals with emphasis on the exploration of career opportunities, identification of strengths, resume development, cover letter composition, interviewing, salary and benefits negotiations, networking, professional image, and the use of technology in achieving career goals.

CRJU 3020 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to social science research methods as they apply to criminal justice and how to evaluate and conduct research in the study of crime and criminal justice problems. The course introduces students to the tools and vocabulary of the scientific method. Various data collection techniques used in criminological and criminal justice research are explored and critiqued both methodologically and ethically. Students will learn how to critically evaluate the quality of research products and their contribution to the fields of criminal justice and criminology, as well as to learn how to develop and test their own research problems.

CRJU 3030 Criminal Justice and Public Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the major concepts related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policy, particularly as it relates to the criminal justice system, including the history, development and operation of policing, courts/sentencing, corrections, crime prevention, offender rehabilitation, as well as issues related to drugs and crime and race and crime.

CRJU 3060 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice (CTW)
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an examination of philosophical theories underlying ethics and how they relate to law enforcement, courts, corrections, law, criminal justice research, and principles of justice. This course is one of two Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses that all Criminal Justice majors must successfully pass in order to graduate.

CRJU 3070 Race and the Criminal Justice System
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will examine the relationship between race, crime, and the criminal justice system with particular attention given to theoretical issues in the literature involving race, gender, and social class; crime statistics; and bias in the criminal justice system related to arrests, prosecutions, sentencing, and incarceration. Public policy questions involving issues such as racial profiling, capital punishment, and War on Drugs also will be discussed.
Cities Perspectives Course.

CRJU 3100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

For non-Criminal Justice majors and non-Criminal Justice minors only. 
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 3110 Policing in America
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

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

CRJU 3210 Juvenile Offending
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to the definition, measurement, extent, and etiology of juvenile offending. The course will focus on our understanding of individual, social, and environmental factors that contribute to crime and delinquency. Trends in juvenile offending also will be addressed.

CRJU 3310 Corrections
Credit Hours 3.0
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 3350 Prisons and Jails
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course surveys the history and present status of correctional processing of adult offenders and the administration of adult correctional institutions in America.

CRJU 3410 Criminological Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a survey of criminological theory and practice, the nature and causation of crime, and the etiology and nature of criminal offenses and offenders.

CRJU 3610 Statistical Analyses in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to basic statistical tools used in generate information in the field of criminal justice. The course focuses on calculating a variety of univariate, bivariate, and inferential statistics. The appropriate uses and the meaning of these statistics will also be emphasized.

CRJU 3700 American Criminal Courts
Credit Hours 3.0
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.

CRJU 3710 Policing and Individual Rights
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the police role in maintaining social control while simultaneously protecting the rights of citizens. It provides an overview of the authority and restraints imposed on law enforcement by the federal Constitution and Supreme Court decisions, and the rights and responsibilities afforded to individuals. Specific attention will be given to the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments. Topics to be discussed include the arrests, searches and seizures, interviews and interrogations, identification procedures, and the right to counsel as well as remedies for constitutional violations.

CRJU 4010 Gender in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an examination of gender issues and the role they play in offending and criminal justice processing.

CRJU 4020 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the major concepts related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public policy, particularly as it relates to the criminal justice system, including the history, development and operation of policing, courts/sentencing, corrections, crime prevention, offender rehabilitation, as well as issues related to drugs and crime and race and crime.

CRJU 4040 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an overview and analysis of criminal justice systems – police, courts, and corrections- in selected eastern and western nations.
Global Perspectives Course.

CRJU 4070 Family Violence and Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines how the criminal justice system responds to family violence. In addition to addressing causes and consequences of family violence, specific attention is given to various forms of family violence (child abuse, sibling abuse, partner violence, and elder abuse) as well as how the criminal justice system (police, courts, probation, corrections, and parole) responds to each of these types of violence. The types of policies used to prevent family violence and intervene in these cases are also examined.

CRJU 4080 Crime and the Media
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course explores the nature of media messages concerning crime and how media images impact both individual attitudes and public policy. Particular attention is focused on how race and gender are treated in the media. This course integrates readings, theory, media excerpts, and classroom discussions to investigate crime in the media.

CRJU 4110 Criminal Investigations
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the origin of criminal investigation and traces the development to its present state. The course also provides an overview of the criminal investigation process from inception to culmination, including interviewing and investigation techniques and the use of forensic science to solve crimes. Special attention is given to the legal aspects of criminal investigations, including the criminal rules of evidence and Supreme Court decisions, which specify the procedures that law enforcement officers must follow when investigating crimes.

CRJU 4170 Victimology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an overview of the field of victimology. It covers the historical development of the study of crime victims, the causes and consequences of being victimized, as well as responses by the criminal justice system and social service agencies to crime victims. Specific types of victims and victimization are discussed within this context.

CRJU 4210 Juvenile Justice System
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an examination of the procedural and substantive aspects of the juvenile justice system, including the legal, organizational and political responses to youth and the crimes committed by them.

CRJU 4230 Juvenile Corrections
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an 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 4350 Community Based Corrections
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an examination of the history and current status of alternatives to institutional correctional programs for adults. Diversion, fines, community service, house arrest, probation, electronic monitoring, halfway houses, temporary release programs, and other treatment programs are a sample of potential topics included in this course.

CRJU 4420 Crime Typologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an examination of the typological systems used in criminal justice and criminology for classifying adult and juvenile offenders, victims, offenses, organizations, and criminal justice personnel on a wide range of physical, social, legal, and psychological attributes.

CRJU 4430 White Collar Crime
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to the various forms of crime and deviance that occur in the workplace. Consideration is given to the ways that organizational structures, work group socialization processes, and individual-level factors facilitate or enable the incidence and prevalence of employee crime occurring in the public, medical, and criminal justice sectors.

CRJU 4440 Street Crime
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This is an advanced interdisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with issues surrounding the phenomenon of street crime in America. It covers the problem of street crime from macro and micro perspectives methodologically (quantitative vs. qualitative research) as well as conceptually (sociologically vs. psychologically for example). The course is seminar format and requires students to do a fair amount of reading in order to participate in class discussions. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, violent (robbery, homicide, carjacking) vs. non-violent street crime (drug dealing, drug abuse, prostitution), retaliation and the spread of violence, gangs, subcultures of violence, and offender decision-making.
Cities Perspectives Course.

CRJU 4450 Drugs, Crime and Policing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the policing of drug crime and the relationship between drugs and other crimes such as murder, robbery, burglary, fraud, vandalism, and harassment.

CRJU 4460 Serial Killers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the phenomenon of serial homicide from both academic and popular perspectives. A detailed analysis explores types of serial murderers, including their patterns and methods of killing, as well as the characteristics of perpetrators and victims. Of special importance to this course is an understanding of the “making of a serial killer,” examining the underlying psychogenetic and sociological determinants of serial murder. This course also examines investigative techniques and the use of profiling to help apprehend serial killers.

CRJU 4500 Criminal Justice Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an overview of management theory, practice, and policy. Students will receive an introduction to traditional schools of organizational theory, including bureaucratic theory, scientific management, human relations, and the behavioral approach with particular emphasis on how each theoretical perspective applies to criminal justice agencies.

CRJU 4720 Law, Justice & Social Change
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course utilizes sociological perspectives to examine the sources and uses of law in the criminal justice system and society. Students will explore what law is using a variety of theoretical perspective. In addition, they will examine law as a dependent variable, paying special attention to social and political forces that are exerted on the law. The influence of law on the operation of the legal system also will be reviewed, with some focus on the actors in the system: police, prosecutors. The course concludes with an examination of the impact of law on society, or law as an independent variable. Specific cases will be reviewed throughout the course.

CRJU 4760 Criminal Procedure
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of criminal procedure in the criminal justice process. The course provides an overview of the constitutional restraints governing the prosecution and adjudication of criminal cases in the United States. Specifically, the course examines issues raised by the prosecution and defense during the pretrial, trial, and appellate stages. Topics of discussion include pre- and post-trial motions, discovery, rules of evidence, administration of criminal sanctions, and general court procedures. The course will cover the application to criminal procedure of Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

CRJU 4780 Criminal Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of substantive criminal law. The course will introduce students to the legal idea of criminal responsibility and the concepts of required state of mind (mens rea) and prohibited conduct (actus reus). The course will discuss the substantive content, structure, and sources of major crimes against persons and property, and provide a comprehensive evaluation of various legal defenses to criminal liability under both common law (case law) and statutory law (legislative law) approaches. The course also addresses the impact of the Model Penal Code on the development of contemporary criminal law.

CRJU 4800 Mental Health Issues in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an introduction to mental illness for criminal justice professionals. Policing people with mental disorders, mental illness issues facing the courts and corrections systems will also be covered. Special issues related to mentally disordered offenders and victims in the criminal justice system will also be addressed.

CRJU 4900 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An intensive study of current behavioral or administrative criminal justice problems and recent interventions in criminal justice. Examples of topics include interpersonal violence, information technology, drug law, data analysis, private security, or capital punishment. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered.

CRJU 4910 Selected Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

A course of intense study on selected legal topics arising in the criminal justice system is provided.

CRJU 4915 Controversial Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an intense study of selected legal topics arising in the criminal justice system. The course focuses on contemporary and controversial issues facing the legal system. Special emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills, persuasive argument techniques, and advocacy skills.

CRJU 4920 Community Policing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an in-depth examination of the history and evolution of community policing as a social control mechanism in the United States and other nations. The course explores police and community relations with a focus on the collaborative strategies used to detect, solve, and prevent crimes.

CRJU 4930 Internship Seminar in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites For Criminal Justice majors only
Corequisites CRJU 4940
Description

Students must register for and successfully pass both CRJU 4930 and CRJU 4940 in the same academic semester in order to graduate. This course is one of two Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) courses that all Criminal Justice majors must complete. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CRJU 4935 Criminal Justice Field Instruction II
Credit Hours 6.0
Description

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice, utilize knowledge, and confront contradictions between the conceptual and the real world. This course requires the completion of 180 hours of fieldwork. Applications for field placement must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator by the appropriate deadline: September 15 for Summer Semester; February 15 for Fall Semester, May 15 for Spring Semester. Students must register for and successfully pass both CRJU 4930 and (CRJU 4935 or CRJU 4940) in the same academic semester in order to graduate. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CRJU 4940 Criminal Justice Field Instruction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites For Criminal Justice majors only
Corequisites CRJU 4930
Description

Applications for field placement must be submitted to the Internship Coordinator by the appropriate deadline: September 15 for summer semester; February 15 for fall semester; May 15 for spring semester. Students must register for and successfully pass both CRJU 4930 and CRJU 4940 in the same academic semester in order to graduate. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

CRJU 4960 Domestic Terrorism
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides an exploration into the theoretical underpinnings, groups, and control of domestic terrorism in general and violent extremism in particular in the United States. Topics generally include a review of cults, separatist groups, select international terrorists, and the role of Homeland Security in controlling extremism.

CRJU 4990 Readings in Criminal Justice
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of instructor
Description

This course permits selected qualified students to pursue an approved topic through independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

CRJU 4995 Undergraduate Research Practicum
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites 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