Criminal Justice (CRIMLJUS)

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CRIMLJUS 1130 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Credits

A survey of the administration of Criminal justice, including the structural components of the criminal justice system and the stages of the criminal process from the detection of crime and arrest through prosecution, adjudication, sentencing and correctional intervention; emphasis upon analysis of decisions and practices within the context of the entire criminal justice system.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

CRIMLJUS 2130 Foundations of Policing 3 Credits

The roles and functions of police in a democratic society, including their responsibilities for peacekeeping, law enforcement and service; the police as part of the criminal justice system and as agents of municipal government; models and styles of police behavior.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 1130 with a "C-" or better
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer,Fall/Summer

CRIMLJUS 2230 Foundations of Corrections 3 Credits

The theories, philosophies and practices of corrections; sentencing structures and their relationship to correctional objectives; the modes of correctional intervention.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 1130 with a "C-" or better
Typically Offered: Spring/Summer,Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 2630 Private Security Operations 3 Credits

A survey of the physical, personnel and informational aspects of the security field; concept of physical information and personnel security systems integrated with management systems; controls in regard to private, public and government owned complexes.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall,Fall/Spring/Summer

CRIMLJUS 3130 Criminal Investigation 3 Credits

An introduction to the principles and procedures of criminal investigation, including the identification of physical and testimonial evidence, creation of hypotheses for the development of leads and documentation of findings.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2130 with a "C-" or better and junior standing or junior standing and a Forensic Investigation Major
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 3330 Police Administration 3 Credits

Principles of police administration and organization; detailed analysis of police administration such as budgeting, personnel management, implementation of programs toward fulfillment of objectives and decision making.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2130 with a "C-" or better and junior standing
Typically Offered: Spring/Summer,Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 3430 Criminology 3 Credits

The legal and behavioral classification of crimes and criminals based on analysis of the criminal career of the offender, group support of the behavior, society's reaction and the response of the legal system; analysis of crimes as systems of behavior: property, violent, professional organized, victimless, white-collar, conventional and political crime.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2130 and CRIMLJUS 2230 with a "C-" or better in each and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 3630 Juvenile Justice 3 Credits

Conceptions of juvenile delinquency; the juvenile offender in the juvenile justice system; the philosophy, structure and function of juvenile courts; legal rights of accused juveniles, correctional theories, and programs in juvenile institutions; methods and models of rehabilitating juvenile offenders and prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2230 with a "C-" or better and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer,Fall/Summer

CRIMLJUS 3900 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3 Credits

An introduction to research methods in criminal justice and criminology, with applications to both pure and applied research. The course provides a basic conceptual framework for understanding and interpreting criminal justice research as well as designing, conducting, and evaluating research projects.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2130 and CRIMLJUS 2230 with a "C-" or better in each, MATH 1830 and junior standing or a Forensic Investigation major, MATH 1830 and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 4030 Criminal Law 3 Credits

A study of the principles, doctrines and selected rules of criminal law; the sources of substantive criminal law and historical development of common law principles of criminal responsibility; constitutional constraints on the decision to define behavior as criminal.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMJUS 2130 and CRIMJUS 2230 with a "C-" or better in each and junior standing; a forensic investigation major, CRIMLJUS 2130 with a "C-" or better and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer,Fall/Summer

CRIMLJUS 4130 Police-Community Relations 3 Credits

Analysis of the interdependence of the police and community in maintaining order and controlling crime; theories of community and the community's role in the development of police systems; tension and conflict in police-community interaction; programs and strategies for improving the quality of police-community relations.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2130 with a "C-" or better and junior standing
Typically Offered: Occasional,Fall/Summer

CRIMLJUS 4230 Community-Based Corrections 3 Credits

Community-based correctional programs; pre- and post-trial; a critical investigation of theories, practices and problems involved in pre-trial diversion, probation and parole.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 2230 with a "C-" or better and junior standing
Typically Offered: Occasional,Spring/Summer

CRIMLJUS 4330 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3 Credits

A study of case law defining constitutional constraints on police behavior in the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, identification and investigation; rules on the exclusion of illegally seized evidence.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 1130 or FORENSIC 1320 and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring,Spring

CRIMLJUS 4500 Directed Individual Studies 1-3 Credits

Supervised individual study of a topic selected by the student with staff approval.
Components: Independent Study
Cross Offering: FORENSIC 4500
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 1130 or FORENSIC 1320, Junior Standing, and Departmental Consent
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

CRIMLJUS 4630 Current Topics In Criminal Justice 1-3 Credits

Current issues in criminal justice which may not warrant a permanent course. Course content will be announced each time the course is presented.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 1130 with a "C-" or better and Junior Standing,P: CRIMLJUS 1130 with a "C-" or better
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

CRIMLJUS 4880 Internship 1-8 Credits

Enhancement of the educational experience through placement of a student with a governmental or private agency, emphasis place on integration of criminal justice theory and practice through field observations, practical experience, and extensive report writing, including submission of daily reports, administrative reports, and case reports.
Components: Field Studies
Cross Offering: FORENSIC 4880
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 60 credits plus 12 upper division criminal justice/forensic investigation credits, an accumulated GPA of 2.50 and have passed the department's writing certification requirement
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

CRIMLJUS 4930 Criminal Justice Seminar 3 Credits

Discussion and evaluation of problems in the contemporary criminal justice system; individual research and presentation of findings.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CRIMLJUS 4030 with a "C-" or better, senior standing and have passed the department's writing certification requirement,P: CRIMLJUS 4030 with a C- or better and senior standing and have passed the department's writing certification requirement
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer