CRJU - Criminal Justice

CRJU 1105 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

A survey of history, philosophy, functions, and relationships among criminal justice systems. Particular attention will be given to the behavioral, social, political, and policy aspects of the justice system at the state and federal levels including constitutional issues.

CRJU 2105 Criminology (3-0-3) 

Critical analysis and evaluation of major theories concerning the causes of crime and the implications of them for the prevention of criminal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 2106 Survey of Corrections (3-0-3) 

Analysis and evaluation of both historical and contemporary correctional systems. Deals with the development, organization, operation and results of different systems of corrections found in America.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 2145 Criminal Law (3-0-3) 

This course covers the historical origins and evolution of substantive law and its current purposes in the criminal justice system and U.S. society.

CRJU 2146 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3-0-3) 

A study of the introduction and progressive development of constitutional and legal procedures that govern the conduct of the United States criminal justice process.

CRJU 2165 Police Organization and Operation (3-0-3) 

A study of the history of law enforcement organizations, their duties and operational functions as an integral part of the criminal justice system.

CRJU 3107 Statistics for Criminal Justice and Sociology (3-0-3) 

An introduction to the major concepts, techniques, and application of statistical methods for the social sciences. Topics include the role of statistics in the analysis of data, organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, inferential statistics, correlation, and hypothesis tests.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1001 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1101 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1111 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1113 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1125 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1131 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior or Senior students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Criminal Justice or Sociology.

CRJU 3115 Deviant Behavior (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: junior standing. Focuses on the individual who violates social and legal norms and the consequences for both the individual and society.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3115H Deviant Behavior (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: junior standing. Focuses on the individual who violates social and legal norms and the consequences for both the individual and society.

Prerequisite(s): Honors Student with a score of Y

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students with the Honors College attribute.

CRJU 3116 Criminal Behaviors (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: junior standing. A study of specific categories of criminal offenders such as murderers, rapists, embezzlers, etc.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Freshman or Sophomore students may not enroll.

CRJU 3117 Introduction to Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Sociology (3-0-3) 

An overview of research methods employed in various realms of the social sciences. Major topics for the course include the theory that underlies scientific inquiry, ethical considerations in research, research design and sampling techniques, validity and reliability issues, survey research, and various other research oriented topics that cover both quantitative and qualitative research methodology.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 3107 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Criminal Justice or Sociology.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Letters Sciences college.

CRJU 3125 Community Based Corrections (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: junior standing. A comprehensive overview which covers the historical and contemporary development, organization, operation, and effectiveness of community based correctional programs.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2106 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

CRJU 3126 Institutional Treatment of Criminal Offenders (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: junior standing. This course examines institutional and individual theories of correctional treatment of criminal offenders.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C and CRJU 2106 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

CRJU 3128 Correction Law (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: junior Standing. The aim of this course is to examine the Constitution and Bill of Rights, court decisions and statutes that apply to U.S. corrections, and the function law plays in the juvenile and adult correctional context.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2106 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior or Senior students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Criminal Justice.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.

CRJU 3135 Women in Crime and Justice (3-0-3) 

A comprehensive overview of women offenders, women victims, and women workers in the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3136 Criminal Justice Ethics (3-0-3) 

Current issues in the ethics of law enforcement, courts, corrections, or criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3138 Victimology (3-0-3) 

Introduction to theories of victimization and the extent of victimization in society. Includes intimate partner and spousal abuse, child maltreatment, elder abuse, rape, homicide, and issues in victim’s rights to illustrate the interaction between the victim, the criminal, the criminal justice system, and society.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior or Senior students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Criminal Justice or Sociology.

CRJU 3146 Criminal Justice Administrations (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examines theories of organization, management, and administration as they relate to criminal justice practices in law enforcement, corrections, and the courts. Organizational life, leadership, personnel management, bureaucracy, resource management, and other critical administration issues are addressed.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1105 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Freshman, Sophomore, High School Dual Enrollment or Non-Degree - Undergraduate students may not enroll.

CRJU 3155 Juvenile Delinquency (3-0-3) 

Fundamental topics including history, definition, extent, cause, treatment, prevention and control of juvenile delinquency are covered in detail.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3165 Criminal Investigative Techniques (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: junior standing. An introduction to the theories, procedures, and techniques of modern criminal investigation.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2165 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

CRJU 3167 Forensic Evidence (3-0-3) 

Introduction to the role of the forensic sciences with specific reference to aspects of forensic evidence (physical evidence) in crime scene investigation, law enforcement, and criminal justice. It provides a contemporary view of the forensic sciences that will give the student a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the current techniques in forensic analysis of physical evidence.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2165 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior or Senior students.

CRJU 3168 Crime Scene Reconstruction and Investigation (3-0-3) 

Methods of crime scene reconstruction and investigation relevant to first-response, investigative methods used by criminologists and forensic techniques of investigation used by criminalists.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2165 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3169 Violent Crime (3-0-3) 

Examination of various types of violent crime, including homicide and assault, robbery, sexual assaults, and family, school, gun, and gang violence. This course will cover a range of academic disciplines including biosocial, social structural, cultural, developmental, and situational perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 3555 Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to B.S. Criminal Justice, Junior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Specialized topics from law enforcement, law, courts, corrections, delinquency, victimology, and juvenile justice by means of lecture, discussion, special seminar, and/or field investigations. May be repeated twice for credit.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior or Senior students.

CRJU 4126 Crime and Mental Health (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: CRJU 2106 with a grade of “C” or better. Exploration of historical and contemporary social responses to persons who have mental illnesses. Definitions of disorders and examples associated with criminal justice involvement set the foundation. The role of the police, courts, and corrections in diversion and collaborative efforts to provide alternatives to incarceration will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2106 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4155 The Juvenile Justice System (3-0-3) 

This course considers the relationships of various criminal justice agencies with juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 3155 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4165 Community Relations (3-0-3) 

The relationship and responsibilities of public safety agencies to problems of social change and conflict between groups and individuals in the community.

CRJU 4167 Multiculturalism in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

Examination of issues of cultural diversity that exist in the criminal justice system, to include discrimination, disparities, hate crimes, various miscarriages of justice, and the growing number of diverse populations entering society.

Restriction(s):

Freshman or Sophomore students may not enroll.

CRJU 4168 Professionalism in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

This course is designed to further the student's understanding of professionalism in criminal justice. Includes current, accurate training and education, the requirements for further awareness of public relations procedures and practices, and the continuing evolution of criminal justice procedures in the 21st century.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 3136 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4169 Technical Writing in Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

This course helps students improve the technical writing skills required in all criminal justice fields. Special emphasis will be placed on essential, objective, and factual report writing, note taking, the writing of extensive agency and court narratives, and the writing of social histories/reports when necessary. The provision of basic computer skills will also be included.

CRJU 4172 Comparative Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

A significant global study and comparison of legal philosophies, organizational structures, and procedures in criminal justice in the world’s major justice systems.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 1105 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4175 Interpersonal Communication Skills for Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

This course is designed to improve the student's ability to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, while working with conforming, non-conforming, and increasingly diverse populations of the community.

CRJU 4176 Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

Review of constitutional law cases, historical and current, that guide efficient and proper procedural action in criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 2145 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4178 Forensic Criminal Justice (3-0-3) 

This course is designed to provide the student with forensic knowledge that relates to criminal investigations that require the use of new, high-tech, techniques in criminalistics. Investigative techniques such as criminal mapping, blood stain analysis and patterning, criminal profiling, DNA analysis, fingerprinting analysis, etc. are topics included in the study of forensic criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU 3167 with a minimum grade of C

CRJU 4210 Criminal Justice Capstone Course (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Course should be taken last for final assessment. This course is required of each Senior criminal justice majors in order to assess the fulfillment of all departmental learning objectives for graduation. Requires Department approval.

Restriction(s):

Senior students may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the Department Prerequisite college.

CRJU 4698 Criminal Justice Internship (0-0-3-6) 

Practical, supervised experience in the field with an approved agency or company and selected seminars in the student's area of interest. Criminal Justice majors may earn up to 6 credit hours.

CRJU 4899 Independent Study (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to B.S. in Criminal Justice, senior standing, and approval of Department Chair. Topics must be assigned in advance by the instructor.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.