CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Scientific method and multidisciplinary approach to administration, procedures, and policies of agencies of government charged with enforcing the law, adjudicating crime, and correcting criminal and deviant conduct. Response of justice system to social norms and trends; reciprocal relationship to social behaviors and values. No credit after former CRJ 2000. Offered Every Term.

CRJ 3110 Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in domestic relationships. Topics include: theories of violence, law, and the response of the justice system. No credit after former CRJ 4750. Offered Fall.

CRJ 3120 Politics of the Criminal Justice Process Cr. 4

Political aspects of criminal justice; politics of crime legislation, police function, prosecution, adjudication, and corrections; Federal role in criminal justice. Offered Irregularly.

Equivalent: PS 3120

CRJ 3200 Police and Society Cr. 4

Overview of policing. Topics include: social and historical origins of policing, police culture, organizational structure of policing, future of policing. No credit after former CRJ 4600. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 3260 Investigation Cr. 3

Overview of the history of criminal investigation, the functions of police investigators, crime scene search and evidence processing, an introduction to criminalistics, locating and interviewing witnesses, examining the elements of proof required in specific criminal offenses and interrogation techniques (pre- and post-Miranda). Offered Every Term.

CRJ 3350 Corrections Cr. 4

Description and analysis of legal, social and political issues affecting contemporary correctional theory and practice. Topics include: history of corrections; function and social structure of correctional institutions; institutional alternatives including diversion, probation and parole. Field trips to institutions and community correctional settings may be offered. No credit after former CRJ 4300. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of C-

Equivalent: SOC 3840

CRJ 3400 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Cr. 4

Overview of the theoretical background, structure, and processes of contemporary juvenile justice, as well as the correlates and characteristics of delinquency. No credit after former CRJ 4410. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 3550 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Overview of research design and methodology; criminal justice data sources; designs for research; and introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics in criminal justice. No credit after former CRJ 4860. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 3700 The Judicial Process Cr. 4

Structure, powers, doctrines and judicial processes including origin, nature and functions of judicial review in the criminal justice system. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 3710 Legal Writing for Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Basic elements of legal research; the law library and finding the law; case analysis; statutory analysis; constitutional analysis; writing legal memorandums; writing legal briefs; persuasive writing. Offered Every Term.

CRJ 3750 Diversity in Criminal Justice Cr. 4

Critical examination of gender, race, class, and ethnicity issues in criminal justice; impact on defendants, inmates, victims, and criminal justice personnel; relation to policy issues. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: GSW 3750

CRJ 3800 Criminological Theories Cr. 4

Delineation, review, and critical analysis of major explanations of criminality including biological, psychological, deterrence, rational choice, learning and integrated theories. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 4220 Criminalistics Cr. 4

Application of the physical and biological sciences to criminal investigation; ballistics, fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence, drugs, arson and explosives, questioned documents, introduction to forensic anthropology, courtroom testimony, ethics. Offered Every Term.

CRJ 4310 Correctional Counseling Methods Cr. 3

Application of causal theories to counseling strategies. Models for offender classification and treatment. Counselor attitudes and styles. Special issues in the treatment of delinquents. Individual and group models for counseling. Evaluation models to assess counseling effectiveness. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: CRJ 3400, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 4700 Criminal Law Cr. 4

Examination of common law and statutory rules, doctrines, and principles of substantive criminal law; development of criminal law, general elements of crime, general defenses, principles of accountability, and particular elements of specific crimes. Offered Irregularly.

CRJ 4740 Constitutional Criminal Procedure Cr. 4

Topics include: constitutional safeguards, role of the Supreme Court, due process, search and seizure of persons and property, self-incrimination and confessions, right to counsel, and pre-trial and trial processes. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 4800 Outsiders and Deviants Cr. 4

Definition and characteristics of behaviors which have, at times, been considered deviant, such as: criminality, mental illness, alcoholism, drug addiction, abortion, prostitution, and pornography. Interdisciplinary theories introduced to facilitate understanding of those behaviors, their diagnosis, management, control, and prevention. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: SOC 4800

CRJ 4970 Internship in Criminal Justice Cr. 3

A program of participation and study designed to give students the opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals in the workplace. Internship opportunities are available in the courts, corrections, law enforcement, and other agencies. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: CRJ 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior, enrollment is limited to students with a major in Criminal Justice, enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: US 6000

CRJ 4990 Directed Study Cr. 1-3

Independent reading or research in a particular facet of criminal justice, culminating in an extended paper or research report prepared under direct supervision of faculty. Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 3 Credits

CRJ 4998 Honors Thesis in Criminal Justice Cr. 3-6

Research problem to be completed under the direction of a faculty member. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice Honors, enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

CRJ 5500 Child Abuse and Neglect Cr. 3

Dynamics and psychopathology of child abuse: its incidence and impact on delinquent/criminal behavior, family, community, and the criminal justice system. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: CRJ 4410 with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 5810 Law in Human Society Cr. 3

Law and the legal structure in its social context. Development, enforcement, and interpretation of law; emphasis on the American governmental system. Reciprocal effects of law and the society in which it develops; comparative analysis. For pre-law, criminal justice, and political science students, as well as for sociology majors. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: SOC 5810

CRJ 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Criminal Justice Cr. 0

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of the instructor for CRJ 3800. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Students must submit and endorse the Writing Intensive (CRJ 5993) Contract stating the departmentally-approved requirements of the research writing project. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: CRJ 3800 with a minimum grade of D-

CRJ 5994 Dispute Resolution Cr. 3

Overview of the processes and actors in the field of dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and conciliation. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: PCS 5000, PS 5890, PSY 5710

CRJ 5995 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Cr. 3

Selected topics in criminal justice issues. Maximum 6 credits for CRJ majors. Offered Irregularly.

Prerequisites: CRJ 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 9 Credits

CRJ 5996 Special Topics in Criminology Cr. 3

Special criminology topics. Maximum 6 credits for CRJ majors. Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: CRJ 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 9 Credits

CRJ 5997 Special Topics in Law and the Legal System Cr. 3

Analysis of selected topics in the law and the legal system. Maximum six credits allowance for CRJ majors. Offered Irregularly.

Prerequisite: CRJ 1010, with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 9 Credits

CRJ 7010 Contemporary Criminal Justice Cr. 3

Survey of classic literature and important contemporary studies of all major facets of criminal justice system, including law, police, prosecution, defense, judiciary, probation, corrections, and parole. Offered Fall.

CRJ 7020 The Nature of Crime Cr. 3

Definition and measure of crime, crime statistics, types of criminal behavior; focus on causes of crime in context of various theoretical perspectives. Offered Winter.

CRJ 7220 Delinquency and Justice Cr. 3

Empirical research on institutions which influence delinquency, including families, peers, and schools. Empirical and conceptual evaluation of delinquency theories; focus on their relationship to juvenile justice and policy. Offered Biannually (Winter).

CRJ 7230 Policing and Society Cr. 3

Critical examination of role of police in contemporary society. Seminar topics include: history, culture, and social and organizational context of policing; current issues and future directions. Offered Winter.

CRJ 7240 Corrections Cr. 3

Legal, social, and political issues in both institutional and community corrections. Topics may include incarceration trends, penal philosophy, sanctions, community-based corrections, overcrowding, and related issues. Offered Winter.

CRJ 7400 Data Management and Analysis for Criminal Justice Cr. 3

Basic techniques for accessing and managing criminal justice-related data, introduction to quantitative analysis, and introduction to program evaluation. Contemporary data analysis tools in criminal justice. Offered Winter.

Prerequisite: CRJ 7860,

CRJ 7405 Wrongful Conviction Cr. 3

Causes and incidence of wrongful convictions; innocence movement; psychological and social consequences for exonerees and crime victims; exoneree compensation; legal and policy reforms to reduce wrongful convictions in policing, forensic science, prosecution, and adjudication. Offered Yearly.

CRJ 7860 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Cr. 3

Focus on logic of research designs, sampling techniques, data collection, instrument construction, available data sources in the field of criminal justice. Offered Winter.

CRJ 7870 Master's Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice Cr. 3

Students write essays demonstrating their knowledge and critical analysis of criminological and criminal justice theory, research methods, and public policy issues. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisite: CRJ 7010, with a minimum grade of B- ; CRJ 7020, with a minimum grade of B- ; CRJ 7860, with a minimum grade of B-

CRJ 7990 Directed Study Cr. 1-3

Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 3 Credits

CRJ 7995 Special Topics in Criminal Justice and Criminology Cr. 3

Specialized topics in criminal justice. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits when subject matter differs. Offered Irregularly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

CRJ 7999 Master's Essay Direction Cr. 3

Offered Every Term.

CRJ 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction Cr. 3,6

Offered Every Term.

Repeatable for 6 Credits