CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis (3 cr)
Covers the properties of single variables, the measurement of association between pairs of variables, and statistical inference. Additional topics, such as the analyses of qualitative and aggregated data, address specific criminal justice concerns.
- Prerequisite: CJUS-P 100 or consent of instructor, any college math course, except MATH-M 117.
- PLEASE NOTE: K300 is required for the Criminal Justice Degree but will count toward the general education core.
CJUS-P 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr)
Historical and philosophical background, structure, functions, and operation of the criminal justice system in the United States. Introduction to and principles of formal behavior control devices.
Previously SPEA J101.
CJUS-P 200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3 cr)
Critical examination of biological, psychological, and individual, group, and societal reactions to norm-violating behaviors.
Previously SPEA J201.
CJUS-P 295 Criminal Justice Data, Methods and Resources (3 cr)
This course examines basic concepts of criminal justice. Students become familiar with research techniques necessary for systematic analysis of the criminal justice system, offender behavior, crime trends, and program effectiveness. Students will learn to critically evaluate existing research. Students will become familiar with existing sources of criminal justice data and will learn to assess the quality of that data.
Previously SPEA J202.
CJUS-P 300 Topics in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
Extensive analysis of selected topics and themes in criminal justice. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
Previously SPEA-J 370.
CJUS-P 301 Police in Contemporary Society (3 cr)
Examination of the rules and responsibilities of the police, history of police organizations, relations between police and society, and determinants of police action.
Previously SPEA-J 321.
CJUS-P 302 Courts and Criminal Justice (3 cr)
Structure, organization, composition, functions, and procedures of courts in the United States. Role of lawyers and judges in the criminal justice process.
Previously SPEA-J 306
CJUS-P 303 Corrections and Criminal Justice (3 cr)
Historical and comparative survey of prison confinement and the various alternatives within the scope of the criminal justice system’s policies and methods of implementation.
Previously SPEA-J 331.
CJUS-P 320 Foundations of Criminal Investigation (3 cr)
The pertinence to criminal investigation of physical evidence, people, and documents. Discussion of ethical problems, impact of legal systems on investigative process, and elements of effective testimony.
Previously SPEA-J 320.
CJUS-P 330 Criminal Justice Ethics (3 cr)
Study of major ethical theories with emphasis on their application to components of the criminal justice system. Personal and professional dilemmas and problem-solving strategies are emphasized.
CJUS-P 370 Criminal Law (3 cr)
Definition of common crimes in the United States and factors involving the application of criminal law as a formal social control mechanism. Behavior-modifying factors that influence criminal liability and problems created when new offenses are defined.
CJUS-P 372 Evidence (3 cr)
The rules of law governing proof at a trial of disputed issues of fact, burden of proof presumption and judicial notice; examination, impeachment, competency, and privileges of witnesses; hearsay rule and exception—all related as nearly as possible to criminal as opposed to civil process.
Previously SPEA-J 303.
CJUS-P 374 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr)
The development, limitations, and application of substantive criminal law utilizing the case study method.
CJUS-P 375 American Juvenile Justice System (3 cr)
Structure and operation of the juvenile justice system in the United States, past and present. Analysis of the duties and responsibilities of the juvenile police officer, the juvenile court judge, and the juvenile probation officer.
Previously SPEA-J 305.
CJUS-P 376 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr)
Criminal law application and procedure from the initiation of police activity through the correctional process, utilizing the case-study method.
CJUS-P 411 Criminal Justice Management (3 cr)
Examination of the ideas and concepts from various disciplines contributing to modern administrative theory, and translation of these insights to the management of criminal justice agencies.
CJUS-P 422 Crime in the Mass Media (3 cr)
Examination of the role of the media generally and in the criminal justice system in particular. Consideration of the construction of media images, images of crime and criminal justice in various mediums, and the ways in which the media affect beliefs about crime and criminal justice.
CJUS-P 457 Seminar on White-Collar Crime (3 cr)
The nature and incidence of white-collar crime. In addition to studying the etiological theories relating to white-collar crime, the course will also focus on both the criminal and civil (regulatory) processes used to control corporate, organizational, and elite misconduct.
CJUS-P 458 Wrongful Conviction (3 cr)
Investigates the factors associated with wrongful convictions and discusses possible remedies for minimizing such miscarriages of justice. The goal of this course is to systematically describe, explain, analyze and evaluate the factors associated with, and the consequences of, the wrongful prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of the innocent in the American criminal justice system. Includes a view of actual allegations of innocence by inmates currently in our prisons, and case-studies of wrongly convicted individuals who have been exonerated.
CJUS-P 470 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
A detailed examination of the major efforts designed to control or reduce crime, a review of existing knowledge is followed by an investigation of current crime control theories, proposals and programs.
Previously SPEA-J 439.
CJUS-P 481 Field Experience in Criminal Justice (1-6 cr)
Field experience with directed readings and writing.
CJUS-P 493 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr)
Intensive study and analysis of selected problems in criminal justice. Topics will vary. May be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours with different topics.
Previously SPEA-J 370.
CJUS-P 496 Research Internship (1-3 cr)
Active participation in a research project and related activities under the direction of a faculty member. Students and instructor will complete a form agreeing on responsibilities at the beginning of the relevant semester.