CJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
The philosophical, historical and operational aspects of criminal justice in present society. The administration and definition of scope of interest of criminal justice agencies and how they interrelate.
CJ 127 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency (3)
The philosophical, historical and operational aspects of justice in juvenile law enforcement and courts.
CJ 155 Criminal Law (3)
Study of elements and proof in crimes of frequent concern, procedural consideration of criminal law, and rules of law. Prerequisite: CJ 111.
CJ 217 Criminal Investigation (3)
Introduction to criminal investigation procedures including theory of investigation, conduct at crime scene, collection and preservation of physical evidence, introduction to related forensic science, and follow-up legal investigation. Prerequisite: CJ 155.
CJ 221 Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3)
Rules of evidence of particular import in criminal justice: testimony, privileges, search and seizure, and exceptions. Prerequisite: CJ 155.
CJ 223 Introduction to Corrections (3)
An introduction to the various aspects of correctional systems and their historical development and an examination of societal influences and reactions to treatment of offenders and victims.
CJ 351 Introduction to Criminalistics (3)
Scientific approach to criminal investigation; collection, preservation and transportation of physical evidence; crime laboratory capabilities and limitations. Prerequisite: CJ 217. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 352 Police-Community Relations (3)
The professional concept in policing and its implications; changing nature of social controls; community and police allocation of resources to deal with problems. Prerequisite: CJ 111. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 353 Institutional Corrections (3)
Historical examination and development of correctional institutions and jails. An examination of various types of current jails and penal institutions and their functions. The course will include a discussion of past and present issues of correctional institutions, a brief look at international approaches and future trends. Prerequisites: CJ 111, 223 and SO 120. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 354 Noninstitutional Corrections (3)
Examination of all noninstitutional correction programs including pre-trial diversion, probation, parole, community-based correction programs, innovative approaches, and correctional counseling. A discussion of problems, concerns, and trends. Prerequisites: CJ 111, 223 and SO 120. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 361 Delinquency Prevention and Control (3)
A critical evaluation of delinquency causation theories and the social structures and their interrelationships with delinquency prevention and control. Prerequisite: CJ 111 and SO 120.
CJ 373 Civil Liability (3)
Study of the general concepts of state tort law, negligence, search and seizure violations, deadly force, and jail management. The student will also examine the basis of civil liability grounded with federal law under 42 U.S.C. ~1983. The concept of liability will then be studied as it pertains to criminal justice supervisors, including a discussion of defenses and policy decisions involving civil liability. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 413 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration (3)
Principles of organization and management as applied primarily to law enforcement and correctional agencies. Practical and theoretical aspects of management, such as organization, decision making, human relations, and values. Prerequisites: CJ 217.
CJ 451 The Juvenile Probate System (3)
Examines the legal principles and procedures of the juvenile and probate courts as it relates to the criminal justice and educational systems. The basic structure and operation of the American legal system is considered along with legal provisions related to: crime and delinquency; child welfare; education; family; mental health; guardianships, and the alternatives to these procedures. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 471 Criminology (3)
An analysis of the sociocultural factors leading to crime with an emphasis on crime causation theories and methods used to prevent and control criminal behavior. Prerequisite: CJ 111 and SO 120. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 472 Social Deviance (3)
An analysis of the sociocultural factors leading to deviant behavior with an emphasis on deviance causation theories and prevention, control, and treatment of deviant behavior.
CJ 473 Violent Crime (3)
An analysis of the sociocultural factors leading to violent crime emphasizing the correlates and causes of violent crime, and a review of the sources and procedures to classify and measure violent crime. Offered in alternate years.
CJ 478 Criminal Justice Seminar (3)
Senior capstone experience. Completion of a major paper and a presentation of this paper to a professional panel on an approved topic. Discussion and evaluation of policies and practices in the field with accepted theories and procedures. Prerequisites: CJ 217, 223 and 413.
CJ 495 Special Topics
Although frequently presented in a manner comparable to regularly listed courses, the subject matter of special topics is often of a more timely nature, or for some other reason, is not a regular part of the curriculum. Special topics are usually designed by a faculty member and are listed with the other courses in the schedule.
CJ 194, 294, 394, 494 Cooperative Education
A cooperative education course is a supervised work experience related to a student’s major or field of interest. A student should be employed full-time or part-time with pay. A student must complete 120 hours of work for each academic credit hour and may earn up to 16 credits. Other work arrangements must be approved by the coordinator of cooperative education and the Registrar. (Graded Pass/Fail)
CJ 247 Field Experience (Lower-Level) (3)
A basic exposure to a particular criminal justice agency through observation and limited participation. This course will provide an understanding of how this agency fits into the entire criminal justice system and the local community. (Graded Pass/Fail))
CJ 497 Field Experience (Upper-Level) (3-9)
This level meets the same basic objectives as the lower-level, as well as working directly with offenders under supervision when possible. (This is graded on a pass-fail basis)
CJ 199, 299, 399, 499 Independent Research
Independent research may be either project or research-oriented. Such topics are not a normal part of the curriculum and serve two needs: first, the student investigates an area of special interest; and second, the student works closely with a faculty member in planning, executing and evaluating the program.
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