CRIMINAL JUSTICE




CRJU 5100-Foundations of Criminal

Justice.........................................................3.00 Credits

A survey of the total criminal justice system, including crime causation, police, courts, corrections, juvenile delinquency, private security, research and planning.


CRJU 5110-Theory and Philosophy of

Criminal Justice.......................................3.00 Credits

This course covers contemporary criminological theories and a philosophical examination of the ethical aspects of criminal justice: the nature of law and punishment, the conflict between due process and crime control models of criminal justice.


CRJU 5400-Organization and Administration of Criminal Justice System........................3.00 Credits

A study of theories of bureaucracy, the exercise of power and the functional relations between police, courts and corrections.


CRJU 5600-Research Methodology in Criminal Justice........................................................3.00 Credits

A study of research design, theory construction and modes of data collection.


CRJU 5610-Research Statistics in Criminal

Justice.........................................................3.00 Credits

An examination of scale construction, descriptive and inferential statistics.


CRJU 6000-Survey of Law

Enforcement.......................................3.00 Credits

A comprehensive overview of law enforcement system in the United Sates with a focus on local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.



CRJU 6100-Policing in a Democratic

Society.........................................................3.00 Credits

A study of the conflict between individual liberty and social control agencies, public acceptance of the order maintenance function of police, the pros and cons of present limitations on police authority.


CRJU 6110-The Social Service Role of Criminal Justice Personnel....................................3.00 Credits

A study of the officer's role in the field of social service to the community. Topics covered are human relations, social dynamics and crisis management. Police responsibilities to the elderly, juveniles and the mentally disturbed are stressed.


CRJU 6120-Law Enforcement

Operations............................................... 3.00 Credits

An examination of law enforcement responsibilities and the allocation of resources to meet the role. Topics covered include managing criminal investigations, patrol operations, crime prevention, mass media relations and criminal court procedures.


CRJU 6200-Law Enforcement Management and Planning ....................................................3.00 Credits

This course focuses on the implementation of criminal justice policies, planning, criminal justice management, decision-making and communications as basic management activities, budgetary processes and personnel management.

CRJU 6400-Foundations of

Corrections............................................... 3.00 Credits 

A survey of the history of punishment, prisons and penology in America. The social, intellectual and institutional environment in which corrections evolved is discussed. Analysis of the punishment experience as seen by prison officials and offenders.

 

CRJU 6410-Administration of Psychological

Tests............................................................3.00 Credits

Supervised training in the administration, scoring and interpretation of tests of intelligence, aptitude, interest and personality.

Prerequisite: CRJU 5600, 5610.


CRJU 6420-Interviewing and

Counseling................................................. 3.00 Credits

An examination of the purpose and principles of effective interviewing. Analysis of individual problems and the process of problem-solving with criminal justice clients. Emphasis is placed on learning experiences to help unmotivated, involuntary clients.


CRJU 6430-Rehabilitation and

Treatment...................................................3.00 Credits

Development of frame of reference for rational treatment of offenders through description, examination and practice of treatment methods. Analysis of methods employed by correctional institutions to prepare inmates for reintegration into their environment upon release.


CRJU 6440-Management of Correctional

Institutions.................................................3.00 Credits

An analysis of the organization and management of various types of correctional facilities. Focus is on personnel selection and training, legal and administrative requirements, security, maintenance, program implementation and staffing.


CRJU 7001-Thesis Seminar......................3.00 Credits

The purpose of the thesis is to apply theories and techniques to relevant questions in the discipline of criminal justice. Students should pose the research question in the context of the police, the courts or corrections. The thesis topic must be approved and evaluated by the

advisor.

Prerequisite: successful completion of comprehensive examination.


CRJU 7002-Thesis..................................3.00 Credits

This course includes the analysis of data collected from appropriate research designs including computer analysis and appropriate statistical tests of significance or a review of literature and theories or concepts that lend themselves to a thesis topic.

Prerequisite: CRJU 7001.


CRJU 7003-Technology and Criminal

Justice.........................................................3.00 Credits

This course familiarizes graduate students with the various uses of technology in the criminal justice system and raises ethical and legal issues with its use.


CRJU 7004-Criminal Justice Program

Evaluation..................................................3.00 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize students with techniques that are utilized in evaluating the effectiveness of public programs and policies.