Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

CRJU - Criminal Justice

CRJU 5102 Police Org & Mgt

Study of the philosophy, strategy, and tactics for the management of police organizations in the 21st century. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

CRJU 5104 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, bootcamps, halfway houses, and home arrest. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

CRJU 5325 Delinquency & the Juv Just Sys

An analysis of the nature of juvenile delinquency and the ability of the juvenile justice system to deal with the problems of juveniles. Explanatory models and theories, and the evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs will be considered. (Cross-listed as SOCI 5325.)

3

CRJU 5500 The Ecology of Crime

This course focuses on ecological theory to evaluate how ecological factors influence opportunities for crime. Emphasis is placed on the distribution of crime in rural and urban areas.

3

CRJU 5510 White Collar Crime

A critical analysis of crime and deviance committed by corporations, by government organizations, and by individuals in positions of trust and responsibility.

3

CRJU 5530 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.

3

CRJU 5540 Social Control

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

3

CRJU 5950 Special Topics

This course is designed to examine critical issues of public policy that affect criminal justice. Topics could include advance police management, policy options on the war on drugs, ethics in criminal justice, or others. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CRJU 6100 The Criminal Justice System

An examination of the criminal justice system, focusing on how the system functions in theory and practice as well as on current and future trends.

3

CRJU 6120 Current Issues in Crim Justice

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

3

CRJU 6140 Organizational Theory & Mgmt

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course is designed to introduce students to the development and evolution of organization and management theory in criminal justice organizations.

3

CRJU 6160 History of Crim Justice&Crime

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A study of the history and evolution of the Anglo-American justice system, its problems, defects, and proposals for reform.

3

CRJU 6180 Comparable Crim Just Systems

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A study of selected international criminal justice systems, including police, courts, and correctional subsystems. Emphasis is placed on geographical, historical and cultural perspectives that make the systems unique.

3

CRJU 6200 Police in Society

The philosophy and role of American policing, politics of policing, managing the police organization, police operational and administrative practices, and emergent issues and problems in policing. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

CRJU 6300 Seminar in Corrections

An in-depth examination of the various issues and problems in corrections as they relate to administration and management of correctional programs and organizations.

3

CRJU 6340 Correctional Counseling/Treatm

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A critical study of past, present, and potential future correctional counseling and treatment, analysis of practices, and intended goals.

3

CRJU 6400 Criminological Theory

An intensive overview and examination of each of the major criminological perspectives, theory construction, and theory integration.

3

CRJU 6405 Victimology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CRJU 6400. This course is designed to introduce students to the study of crime victims. Students will become familiar with the historical role of crime victims, the changes in that role and theories that help explain the role of victims in crime.

3

CRJU 6410 Critic Crim(Radical Theorists)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CRJU 6400. The purpose of this course is to examine the criminological theories of the late modern period and placing them in the context of the massive social transformations that have taken place in the past thirty to forty years. More specifically this course will examine social justice in the context of critical criminology by focusing on the following criminological theories and ideas: Marxist criminology, Socialist Feminist criminology, Peacemaking criminology, Prophetic criticism, Anarchist criminology, Postmodern Feminist criminology, Semiotics, Constitutive criminology, Critical race theory, Chaos theory, Catastrophe/topology theory, and Queer theory.

3

CRJU 6420 Criminal Behaviors

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CRJU 6400. This graduate course examines criminal behaviors using a psychological and sociological theories. Students will study specific categories of criminal offenders such as murderers, rapists and embezzlers. Students will also study biographies of well-known criminals as case studies, with the intent of applying specific criminological theories to the case studies.

3

CRJU 6460 International Terrorism

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CRJU 6180 recommended. This course is designed to have students look critically at world terrorist organizations and responses to terroristic acts.

3

CRJU 6500 Legal Issues in Crim Justice

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An in-depth analysis of the development and current application of criminal law and the constitutional law. Primary focus is on criminal law and procedure.

3

CRJU 6605 Crim Justice Research Design

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An exploration of quantitative and qualitative research designs utilized in the study of criminal justice.

3

CRJU 6610 Criminal Justice Statistics

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CRJU 6605. An exploration of quantitative and qualitative research methods utilized in the study of criminal justice.

3

CRJU 6695 Research Problem in Crim Just

An in-depth study of a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice. Specific issues will vary, and will be selected by the student with the approval of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

CRJU 6700 Comprehensive Exam

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in last semester of MSCJ coursework. This course is repeatable for credit.

0

CRJU 6940 Independent Study

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and instructor approval. Offers academic credit courses to students interested in earning academic credit through self-directed study.

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CRJU 6950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course is designed to examine topics in criminal justice and criminal justice policy that may not be covered in other graduate CJ courses. Class is repeatable.

3

CRJU 6960 Internship and/or Cooperative

Individually designed and planned learning experience involving off-campus field experience and study in the public and private sector. Must be approved by the department chairperson or program coordinator.

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CRJU 6970 Capstone Research Project

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, approval of Graduate Coordinator, CRJU 6605 and CRJU 6610. Student prepares a detailed prospectus or research project to include: bibliography, methodology, and research goals.

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