CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
General survey of federal, state, and local agencies involved in the administration of justice including police, courts, and corrections. This is the prerequisite for all other criminal justice coursework.
CJ110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
Philosophy, history and problems of law enforcement; organization and jurisdiction of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be examined.
CJ125 Introduction to Corrections
Introduces students to problems and the diversity of emphasis being placed on correctional programs.
CJ220 Criminal Law
Examines substantive law, classification of offenses and matters that affect criminal responsibility.
CJ230 Correctional Institutions
Study of prisons and other correctional institutions. Traces the history, development, types, objectives and organizations and administration of penal systems.
CJ310 Advanced Police Administration
Supervision and personnel management practices applied within the law enforcement agencies, first line supervision and middle management in police agencies.
CJ325 Security Systems
The role of security and the security industry in criminal justice; physical aspects of the security field; loss prevention in proprietary and governmental institutions; variations in physical security systems.
CJ326 Security and Loss Prevention
Operation of loss prevention, assets protection programs in business, industry, government and institutions; emphasis on theft control, employee dishonesty, shoplifting and fire protection.
CJ327 Security Management
The organization and management of security units in industry, government, business, institutions; the protection of manpower, facilities and other assets; administrative, legal and technical issues.
CJ330 Criminal Investigations
Examination of techniques employed in the investigation of crimes and the professional application of these techniques.
CJ335 Police Operations
An examination of the operational components of contemporary police organizations. Examines the development of operational goals and objectives, development of programs and applicability of research findings to strategies.
CJ355 Constitutional Rights of Inmates
An analysis of the rights of prisoners as guaranteed by the Constitution and interpreted through specific cases.
CJ365 Community Based Corrections
Study of group homes, work release programs, half-way houses, work-study projects and other community based programs.
CJ370 Juvenile Justice
Designed to acquaint students with the problems of dealing with juveniles in the criminal justice system.
CJ375 Criminal Typologies and Victimology
A survey of criminal and victim behavior patterns and subtypes for specific crimes, including personality and social characteristics, motivations, and methods and techniques.
CJ422 Criminal Procedure
Survey of the legal aspects of criminal procedure from arrest through appeal. Focuses on the laws of arrest, search and seizure and interrogation.
CJ425 Planning and Research in Criminal Justice
Role and scope of planning and research in criminal justice organizations is examined.
Examines major problems currently facing the system. Discussion of proposed solutions to the problems identified.
CJ440 Theories and Methods of Offender Rehabilitation
Analysis and evaluation of current theories and methods of treatment and classification in the correctional environment.
CJ471-473 Independent Study
CJ491 Internship in Criminal Justice
Practical experience with field agencies.
CO491 Internship in Corrections
Practical experience with field agencies.
LE491 Internship in Law Enforcement
Practical experience with field agencies.
SI496 Sociology Internship
Internship with a public or private agency providing first hand experience in the application of sociological skills. Prerequisites: 24 hours in SO courses.
SO102 Society, Culture and Social Behavior
A series of lectures, projects and group discussions analyzing the impact of society and culture on human social behavior. (University Studies course)
SO120 Cities and Society
Analysis of urbanization, including city life and problems, land use patterns, and the future of the city. (University Studies course)
SO205 Social Problems in America
Examines the causes and consequences of societal problems such as crime, delinquency, racism, and poverty.
SO242 (Cross-listed as SW242) Statistics for Social Scientists
Basic descriptive statistics in social science. Central tendency, dispersion, contingency, correlation, regression. Inferential statistics; parametric and nonparametric.
SO255 Special Topics in Sociology
Study of specific topics affecting the complex relationships existing among human groups. (May be repeated for credit on different topics and issues.)
SO305 American Minority Relations
Description and analysis of ethnic, racial, and religious group relationships.
SO355 Special Topics in Sociology
Study of specific topics affecting the complex relationships existing among human groups. (May be repeated for credit on different topics and issues.) On demand.
A survey of crime in America, analyzing lawmaking, lawbreaking, and society's attempts to control and eliminate criminal behavior.
SO370 The Family
Surveys the family as a structure common to all societies, emphasizing needs, changes, dating and mating, sexuality, child rearing, conflict and enrichment.
SO375 Collective Behavior
Examines phenomena such as crowds, publics, fads, fashions, disasters, and social movements. Prerequisite: SO102 or consent of instructor.
SO385 Family Violence
A sociological analysis of violent behavior among significant others; looks at causes and consequences, prevention and treatment strategies.
SO387-389 Independent Study in Sociology
Directed individual study of special interest areas in sociology.
SO444 Deviant Social Behavior
An examination of abnormal behavior as a product of the structure and process of one's social environment.
SO495 Senior Seminar
Students will research and analyze an issue of sociological concern, with emphasis on bringing together theory and method in sociology.
CJ510 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Study of the criminal justice systems of four major countries, including Great Britain, Japan and Sweden. Each country’s differing philosophical and practical approaches to criminal justice are analyzed and compared. (3)
CJ538 Crime and Criminal Justice Public Policy
Research overview and examination of major issues in criminal justice and the policy-making process at Federal and State level. (3)
CJ600 The Criminal Justice System: An Overview
Exploration of the origins and significance of key ideas influencing the rise and development of the criminal justice system. Selected issues in law enforcement, courts and corrections are examined in relationship to current criminal justice police and practices. (3)
CJ601 Research Methodology in Criminal Justice
Study of the design and execution of criminal justice research; critical examination of current research in criminal justice. (3)
CJ610 Seminar in Law Enforcement
An analysis of contemporary issues in law enforcement as they are translated into agency policy, programs, services, and relationships with public and private agencies, institutions and the community. (3)
CJ615 Criminal Justice Theory
Overview of research on the correlates and causes of criminal behavior. Focus on the significance of current knowledge for crime and control prevention. (3)
CJ625 Adult Correctional Organization and Administration
Study of adult correctional institutional organization and administration in the United States. Four levels of organization and administration are explored in detail: federal, state, county and private institutions. (3)
CJ626 Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice
The use of statistical methods and computer applications for research and program analysis in criminal justice.
CJ630 Contemporary Juvenile Justice
Exploration of contemporary issues in juvenile justice, including relationships among the various components of the juvenile justice system. Survey of current research literature in the field, and analysis of current philosophy, policy, law and practice in juvenile justice. (3)
CJ635 Civil Law and Liability
Study of the civil justice system, theories of civil liability and methods for managing civil liability in the law enforcement and corrections context. (3)
CJ640 Ethics in Criminal Justice
An exploration of the ethical issues that confront criminal justice professionals. Ethical issues include professional conduct in policing, corrections, and courts. (3)
CJ650 Seminar in Criminal Justice Leadership and Practice
The capstone course is designed to showcase students' integration and synthesis of the graduate experience from both a theoretical and practical framework. (3)
CJ691 Independent Study in Criminal Justice (1)
CJ692 Independent Study in Criminal Justice (2)
CJ693 Independent Study in Criminal Justice
Independent work in a specialized area not covered by course offerings.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3)
CJ694 Thesis (3)
CJ695 Thesis Second Semester (3)
CJ698 Master’s Final Comprehensive Examination
A four-hour examination over the degree program is one of the graduate capstone alternatives. (0)
CJ699 Criminal Justice Internship
Provides graduate students with a practical learning experience in a criminal justice agency. Students will gain experience in the operation and management of a criminal justice agency. For those presently employed in a criminal justice agency, internships must involve another agency or employment situation. (6)
CJ841 Death Penalty in America
An exploration of the history of capital punishment, the constitutional rules related to the death penalty in the United States as well as the policy arguments for and against the practice. (3)