Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

CRJU - Criminal Justice

CRJU 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

Required of all first-year students to be taken in their first semester on campus. This seminar provides an overview of academic requirements for graduation and helps establish meaningful career goals and objectives. Discussion of policies, standards, procedures, expectations, and resources that will contribute to student success not only during the first semester but throughout the student's academic career at GCSU. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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CRJU 1100 Intro to Criminal Justice

An introduction to the elements of America's criminal justice system. The student will study and understand the criminal justice process by analysis of the police, court, and corrections subsystems.

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CRJU 2350 Introduction to the Law

A basic introduction to the nature of American law, providing an overview of the functions, limits and future of the law. Taught by lecture and case-study method. (Cross-listed as POLS 2350.)

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CRJU 2950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 3000 Rsch & Analytic Mthds Crim Jus

Research and Analytic Methods for Criminal Justice; Prerequisite: MATH 2600 or equivalent, CRJU 1100 or permission of the instructor. A junior level course in quantitative and qualitative methods with emphasis on the analysis on a variety of data. The course requires the execution of each stage of the research process.

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CRJU 3315 The American Judicial System

A study of the federal process concentrating on the role of the Supreme Court as the judicial policy making institution in the American political system. (Cross-listed as POLS 3315.)

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CRJU 3325 Delinquency & Juvenile Jus Sys

A survey and analysis of the nature and extent of juvenile delinquency. This course examines the juvenile justice system, delinquency theories, and prevention, control, and treatment programs. (Cross-listed as SOCI 3325.)

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CRJU 3424 Criminology

The course focuses on the nature and extent of crime. Emphasis is placed on past and current theories of crime, typologies of crime, programs for prevention, treatment, and control. (Cross-listed as SOCI 3424.)

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CRJU 4000 Systematic Analysis

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CRJU 4010 Criminal Justice Ethics

This course is designed to examine critical issues of public policy that affect criminal justice. Specific issues will vary. Topics will include current issues in policing, corrections, and the legal system.

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CRJU 4101 Police Systems & Practices

This course is a study of the administration of police agencies. It emphasizes the process, role, organization, and management of policing in the United States.

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CRJU 4102 Police Organization & Mgmt

Study of the philosophy, strategy, and tactics for the management of police organizations in the 21st century.

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CRJU 4103 Correctional Systems & Practic

A detailed examination of the administration of correctional programs for adults and juveniles. The course emphasizes the process, role, organization, and management of institutional and noninstitutional corrections.

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CRJU 4104 Community Corrections

Study of the philosophy, strategy, and tactics for the management of community-based corrections programs in the 21st century, focusing on probation, parole, electronic monitoring, boot camps, halfway houses, and home arrest. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4307 Criminal Law & Procedure

Prerequisite: CRJU/POLS 2350. A study of the development and current application of criminal law and the constitutional law focusing on criminal law and procedure.

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CRJU 4450 Women & Crime

Prerequisites: SOCI 1121 or CRJU 1100. This course cakes an intersectional approach to studying women in the criminal justice system as offenders and inmates, as well as crime victims. Materials will cover such topics as feminist criminology, media portrayals of women, women as offenders, women and the legal system, and women as victims (more specifically rape, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.) Course is cross-listed with WMST 4450.

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CRJU 4500 The Ecology of Crime

Course utilizes ecological theory to integrate ecological factors influencing opportunities for crime. Emphasis is placed on the distribution of crime in rural and urban areas.

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CRJU 4510 White Collar Crime

The study of crime and deviance committed by corporations, by government organizations, and by individuals in positions of trust and responsibility.

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CRJU 4530 Research Pub Pol Internet

Study of the methodology for researching criminal justice policy issues on the internet and the worldwide Web. It is designed to orient the student on the reliability and validity of public policy issues available in cyberspace. (Cross-listed as POLS 4530).

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CRJU 4540 Social Control

This course explores issues of social control and the criminal justice system by examining criminal justice policy and legislation, focusing on their implications in the control of groups and individuals. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4920 Sr Sem Admin of Crim Justice

A capstone course focusing on criminal justice professionalism, critical issues in criminal justice policy, program evaluation and the future of the discipline. Enrollment limited to CRJU seniors. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4940 Independent Study

Prior approval of the department Chair or coordinator is required. Investigation of a topic of special interest, with reports to the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4950 Special Topics

This course is designed to examine critical issues of public policy that affect criminal justice. Specific issues will vary. Topics could include current issues in policing, corrections, and the law. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4960 Crim Justice Intern/Coop Educ

An individually designed and planned learning experience and study in the private or public sector of criminal justice. Must be approved by the department Chairperson or department internship coordinator. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 4985 Comparative Crim Justice Syste

A survey of selected international criminal justice systems, including the police, courts, and correctional subsystems. Emphasis is placed upon geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives making the systems unique.

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CRJU 4999 Student Research

A capstone course involving a detailed research project developed with close faculty supervision. The final product should be a paper demonstrating substantial methodological expertise and significant findings. This course is repeatable for credit.

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