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.
Philosophy, history and problems of law enforcement; organization and jurisdiction of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be examined.
Introduces students to problems and the diversity of emphasis being placed on correctional programs.
Examines substantive law, classification of offenses and matters that affect criminal responsibility.
Study of prisons and other correctional institutions. Traces the history, development, types, objectives and organizations and administration of penal systems.
Supervision and personnel management practices applied within the law enforcement agencies, first line supervision and middle management in police agencies.
Examination of techniques employed in the investigation of crimes and the professional application of these techniques.
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.
Introduction to evidence collection and technique used in the crime lab.
An analysis of the rights of prisoners as guaranteed by the Constitution and interpreted through specific cases.
Study of group homes, work release programs, half-way houses, work-study projects and other community based programs.
Designed to acquaint students with the problems of dealing with juveniles in the criminal justice system.
A survey of criminal and victim behavior patterns and subtypes for specific crimes, including personality and social characteristics, motivations, and methods and techniques.
Examination of dynamics, intervention strategies and treatment of crisis situations and investigation of conflict and its resolutions.
Survey of the legal aspects of criminal procedure from arrest through appeal. Focuses on the laws of arrest, search and seizure and interrogation.
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.
Analysis and evaluation of current theories and methods of treatment and classification in the correctional environment.
Practical experience with field agencies.
A study of criminal justice systems of four major countries including Great Britain, Japan and Sweden. Compares philosophical and practical approaches to criminal justice.
Research overview and examination of major issues in criminal justice and the policy-making process at federal and state levels.
Practical experience with field agencies.
Examination of facets of leadership, ethics, organizational theory and behavior for understanding operation and administration of criminal justice organizations.
Practical experience with field agencies.
Internship with a public or private agency providing first hand experience in the application of sociological skills. Prerequisites: 24 hours in SO courses.
A series of lectures, projects and group discussions analyzing the impact of society and culture on human social behavior. (University Studies course)
Analysis of urbanization, including city life and problems, land use patterns, and the future of the city. (University Studies course)
Examines the causes and consequences of societal problems such as crime, delinquency, racism, and poverty.
Basic descriptive statistics in social science. Central tendency, dispersion, contingency, correlation, regression. Inferential statistics; parametric and nonparametric.
Study of specific topics affecting the complex relationships existing among human groups. (May be repeated for credit on different topics and issues.)
Examination and overview of definition, detection, prosecution, sentencing and impact of white collar and organized crime.
A socio-historical analysis of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and gender.
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.
Surveys the family as a structure common to all societies, emphasizing needs, changes, dating and mating, sexuality, child rearing, conflict and enrichment.
Examines phenomena such as crowds, publics, fads, fashions, disasters, and social movements. Prerequisite: SO102 or consent of instructor.
A sociological analysis of violent behavior among significant others; looks at causes and consequences, prevention and treatment strategies.
Directed individual study of special interest areas in sociology.
An examination of abnormal behavior as a product of the structure and process of one's social environment.
Students will research and analyze an issue of sociological concern, with emphasis on bringing together theory and method in sociology.
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)
Research overview and examination of major issues in criminal justice and the policy-making process at federal and state levels. (3)
Research overview and examination of major issues in criminal justice and the policy-making process at Federal and State level. (3)
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)
Study of the design and execution of criminal justice research; critical examination of current research in criminal justice. (3)
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)
Overview of research on the correlates and causes of criminal behavior. Focus on the significance of current knowledge for crime and control prevention. (3)
An exploration of the principles and theory of restorative justice and its application as a response to criminal conduct. (3)
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)
The use of statistical methods and computer applications for research and program analysis in criminal 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)
Study of the civil justice system, theories of civil liability and methods for managing civil liability in the law enforcement and corrections context. (3)
An exploration of the ethical issues that confront criminal justice professionals. Ethical issues include professional conduct in policing, corrections, and courts. (3)
The capstone course is designed to showcase students' integration and synthesis of the graduate experience from both a theoretical and practical framework. (3)
Independent work in a specialized area not covered by course offerings.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. (3)
A four-hour examination over the degree program is one of the graduate capstone alternatives. (0)
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)
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)
Application and exploration of advances in technology as it relates to decision-making
tools in policing today. (3)
Prerequisites: CJ100, CJ110