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Undergraduate & Graduate Courses (CRJ)
Courses numbered 0900-6999 are offered for undergraduate credit. Courses in the following list numbered 5000-6999 may be taken for graduate credit unless specifically restricted to undergraduate students by individual course limitations. Courses numbered 7000-9999 are offered for graduate credit only. 
2000. Introduction to Criminal Justice. Cr. 4 (Every Term)
No credit after former CRJ 1010. 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.
3120. Politics of the Criminal Justice Process. (P S 3120). Cr. 4 (Every Term)
Prereq: sophomore standing. Political aspects of criminal justice; politics of crime legislation, police function, prosecution, adjudication, and corrections; Federal role in criminal justice.
3260. Investigation. Cr. 3 (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. 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.)
3510. Introduction to Security: Persons and Property. Cr. 4 (Intermittently)
No credit after former CRJ 231. Historical, philosophical and legal framework for security operations; detailed presentations of specific security processes and programs currently and historically utilized in providing security; operational view of specialized areas of security in loss prevention management.
3710. Legal Writing for Criminal Justice. Cr. 4 (Fall and Winter)
Basic elements of legal research; the law library and finding the law; case analysis; statutory analysis; constitutional analysis; writing legal memoranda; writing legal briefs; persuasive writing.
3750. Gender Issues for Criminal Justice Professionals. Cr. 4 (Intermittently)
Becoming aware of gender issues faced by criminal justice professionals, explaining these issues through sociological theory, and examining research studies and suggesting improvements for the system.
4000. Criminological Theories. Cr. 4 (Fall and Winter)
Delineation, review, and critical analysis of major explanations of criminal behavior, including biological, psychological, deterrence, rational choice, learning and integrated theories.
4300. Corrections. (SOC 3840). Cr. 4 (Fall and Winter)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. No credit after former CRJ 230 or CRJ 270. Description and analysis of legal, social and political issues affecting contemporary correctional theory and practice. Topics include: history of corrections; functions and social structure of correctional institutions; institutional alternatives including diversion, probation, and parole. Field trips to institutions and community correctional settings may be offered.
4400. The Judicial Process. Cr. 4 (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. No credit after former CRJ 240. Structure, powers, doctrines and judicial processes including origin, nature and functions of judicial review in the criminal justice system.
4410. Juvenile Justice. Cr. 4 (Fall and Winter)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. No credit after former CRJ 241 or CRJ 291. An overview of the theoretical background, structure, and processes of contemporary juvenile justice, as well as the correlates and characteristics of delinquency. 
4600. Police and Society. Cr. 4 (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. No credit after former CRJ 260. An overview of policing. Topics include its social and historical origins, police culture, organizational structure and its future. 
4750. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice. Cr. 4 (Intermittently)
Examination of the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in domestic relationships. Topics include theories of violence, law, and the justice system’s response. 
4800. (SOC 4800) Outsiders, Outcasts and Social Deviants. Cr. 3 (Every Term)
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.
4860. Research Methods in Criminal Justice. Cr. 4 (Fall and Winter)
Criminal justice data sources; designs for research; analysis and application of descriptive and inferential statistics in criminal justice planning and evaluation.
4970. Internship to Criminal Justice. Cr. 3 (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 2000; criminal justice major; junior or senior standing; minimum 2.5 G.P.A.; written consent of adviser. A program of participation and study designed to give students an opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals in the workplace. Placements are made in courts, corrections, law enforcement, and other agencies.
4990. Directed Study. Cr. 1-3 (Every Term)
Prereq: Criminal justice major; written consent of instructor. Open only to Criminal Justice majors. 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.
4998. Honors Thesis in Criminal Justice. Cr. 3-6 (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 4990, written consent of instructor and Honors Program director. Open only to Criminal Justice majors. Research problem to be completed under the direction of a faculty member.
5060. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. Cr. 3 (Intermittently)
No credit after former CRJ 650. Selected criminal justice systems in other nations.
5340. Community Based Corrections. Cr. 3 (Intermittently)
Prereq: CRJ 2000, 4300. History, theory and practice of community based corrections. Probation and parole; halfway houses and other residential correctional facilities. Jails as community correctional centers. Legal issues. International perspectives. The future of community corrections.
5430. Correctional Counseling Methods. Cr. 3 (Winter Term)
Prereq: CRJ 4410. No credit after former CRJ 691 or 6430. 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.
5500. Child Abuse and Neglect. Cr. 3 (Fall Term)
Prereq: CRJ 4410. No credit after former CRJ 6600. Dynamics and psychopathology of child abuse: its incidence and impact on the family, society , and the numerous social and legal agencies involved in the detection, processing, and treatment of both child abusers and the abused.
5710. Constitutional Criminal Procedure. Cr. 4 (Every Term)
Prereq: Minimum of twelve credits in criminal justice; CRJ 2000. Not for graduate credit without consent of graduate program director. 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. 
5720. Criminal Law. Cr. 4 (Every Term)
Not for graduate credit without consent of the graduate program director. An 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. 
5790. Topics in Justice and Law. Cr. 4 (Intermittently)
Prereq: junior status; 3.0 G.P.A. or above, or honors student. Legal analysis of selected topics in justice and law; rotating topics include political trials.
5810. (SOC 5810) Law in Human Society. Cr. 3 (Annually)
Law and the legal structure in it's 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 sociology majors.
5910. Seminar on Crime, Victimization and Society. Cr. 4 (Intermittently)
Prereq: CRJ 2000, 5860. Review of advanced research on crime, victimization and society.
5993. (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Criminal Justice. Cr. 0 (Every Term)
Prereq: junior standing, satisfactory completion of English Proficiency Examination, consent of instructor; coreq: CRJ 3120, 3260, 3510, 3710, 3750, 4300, 4400, 4410, 4600, 4750, 4860, 4990, 4998, 5060, 5340, 5430, 5500, 5720, 5995, 6000. Offered for S and U grades only. No degree credit. Required for CRJ majors. Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a course designated as a co-requisite; see Schedule of Classes for co-requisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement.
5994. (PCS 5000) Dispute Resolution. (P S 5890)(PSY 5710). Cr. 3 (Every Term)
Overview of the processes and sectors in the field of dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and conciliation.
5995. Special Topics in Criminal Justice. Cr. 3 (Max. 9) (Every Term)
Prereq: CRJ 2000. No credit for repeated section. Possible course topics include, but are not limited to: Criminalistics, Youth Gangs, The Rule of Law, Women in Crime, etc.
6750. Administrative Law in Criminal Justice. Cr. 3 (Spring/Summer Term)
Prereq: Senior or graduate level standing. Functions, powers, procedures, and constitutional limitations germane to administrative agencies and officers, with particular emphasis on those operating in the criminal justice field.
7010 Contemporary Criminal Justice. Cr. 3 (Fall)
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.   
7050 Deviant Behavior and Social Control. (SOC 7060) Cr. 3 (Intermittently)
Description and explanation of selected types of deviant /criminal behavior. Review of selected efforts at controlling deviant/criminal behavior.  
7200 Public Policy and the Criminal Justice System. Cr. 3 (Intermittently)
Analysis of interrelationship of criminal justice system components and the political setting surrounding the formulation and administration of public policies for crime control.  
7230 Policing and Society. Cr. 3 (Winter)
Prereq: CRJ 2000 or former 1010, and CRJ 4600. Analysis of competing perspectives on role of police in society. Students review and analyze selected problems and issues facing police agencies; focus o n research related to current practices.  
7990 Directed Study. Cr. 1-3 (Max. 3) (Every Term)
Prereq: 24 graduate credits in major and written consent of adviser.
7999 Master's Essay Direction. Cr. 1-3 (Every Term)
Prereq: written consent of adviser.  
8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction. Cr. 1-8 (Every Term)
Prereq: written consent of adviser.  
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