Criminal Justice

Office: 3054 Faculty/Administration Building; 313-577-2705
Chairperson: Shanhe Jiang
Academic Services Officer/Advisor: Marianka Holloway
Academic Advisor: Alicia Ortez
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/CRJ

Criminal Justice is society's primary formal means of social control. Generally, it is the practice of public and private agencies and groups that deter crime and delinquency, and that prosecute, defend, adjudicate, punish, and correct suspects and convicted offenders. The core of the criminal justice system is comprised of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and correctional agencies. This system enforces federal and state laws and is part of a larger administration of justice complex, involving court administration, juvenile justice, and private security.

The study of criminal justice begins with analysis of the entire justice system as a force for social order. Advanced study inquires into the political, organizational, social and behavioral aspects of its components. Students develop analytical and research skills that enable them to identify and assess the often conflicting objectives of criminal justice and investigate basic issues and practical problems in criminology and criminal justice. Legal courses foster an awareness of the values of due process and the limits of governmental power in a democratic society.

The Department advances a multidisciplinary understanding of the sources of criminal behaviors, including perspectives from criminology, psychology, and sociology. The curriculum exposes students to knowledge of the major types of crime, including crimes of violence, property crimes, public order crimes, sexual crimes, organized crimes, delinquent offenses, and other types of crimes. Innovative and theoretically based programs in the criminal justice system to reduce the incidence of crime are also examined.

Career opportunities in criminal justice professions include roles as police officers, supervisors, and executives; criminal justice investigators, working for public defenders, prosecutors, fire departments, and insurance companies, correctional officers, probation officers, parole officers, and community corrections specialists, for whom a college degree is often mandatory. Other specialized roles in criminal justice include juvenile intake officers, juvenile probation officers, volunteer administrators, criminologists, forensic psychologists, medical examiners, and policy analysts.

BYNDONE-FIELDS, EBONIE: J.D., Michigan State University; M.S.W., University of Cincinnati; M.S., Xavier University; B.G.S., University of Michigan; Lecturer

GEISTMAN, H.: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.S., Wayne State University; M.A., Central Michigan University; B.A., Saginaw Valley State University; Lecturer

JIANG, SHANHE: Ph.D., State University of New York; M.A., Nankai University; B.A., Wuhan University; Professor and Chair

KELLEY, THOMAS: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., Wayne State University; Associate Professor

KLAHM, CHARLES: Ph.D., M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.A., Northern Kentucky University; Assistant Professor

LARSON, MATTHEW: Ph.D., Arizona State University; M.A., Wayne State University; B.A., Sienna Heights University; Assistant Professor

SMITH, BRAD: Ph.D., M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; Professor

STACK, STEVEN: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Connecticut; Professor

STARZYNSKI, LAURA: Ph.D., M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; B.A., Southwestern University; Lecturer

WAREHAM, JENNIFER: Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of South Florida; Associate Professor

WU, YUNING: Ph.D., M.A., University of Delaware; LL.B., Renmin University; Associate Professor

ZALMAN, MARVIN: Ph.D., M.A., State University of New York, Albany; J.D., Brooklyn Law School; B.A., Cornell University; Professor

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior or Senior.

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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: (May be taken concurrently: [CRJ 3800 with a minimum grade of D-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits