CRJU 1100 - Intro. to Criminal Justice ...............3.00 Credits

This is a survey course of the essential components of the criminal justice system. These components include police, courts and corrections. The interrelationships between components are illustrated. Processes and procedures within each component are reviewed. This survey course is a prerequisite to subsequent upper division courses.

CRJU 2200 - Intro to Law Enforcement ..............3.00 Credits

This course is required for students majoring in criminal justice. This is a study of the philosophy and history of law enforcement at the federal, state, county and city levels. It is designed to expose students to the characteristics and operational missions of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Special emphasis will be placed on historical influences and conflicting roles with which the profession has struggled. Students become familiar with policing goals, contemporary police organizations and methods of operations, police culture and approaches to community police and problem- oriented policing.

CRJU 2210 - Intro. to Criminal Law & Procedure3.00 Credits

This course includes an historical overview of criminal procedure including criminal procedure and common law. The Constitution's impact on criminal procedure and the impact of the Supreme Court are included in this overview. Probable cause and the requirements of search warrants are central issues. Arrests, illegal seizures, the exclusionary rule and the appeals process are examined.

CRJU 2400 - Report Writing & Research Skill ...3.00 Credits

This course is designed as a departmental effort to improve the writing skills of criminal justice majors, including technical and agency requirements in properly formatting reports. Students will utilize library resources, compiling bibliographies and abstracting articles.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 2500 - Constitutional Proc in CRJU..........3.00 Credits

Practices and procedures of criminal justice personnel are regulated by Constitutional principles and safeguards. This course focuses on the nature of due process and equal protection requirements as they apply in criminal justice settings. Special attention is given to the major components of the criminal justice settings. Special attention is given to the major components of the criminal justice system. These components are police, prosecution, courts, corrections and the juvenile justice system.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 2600 - Juvenile Delinquency.......................3.00 Credits

This is a survey course of the juvenile justice system. Attention is given to theories of juvenile delinquency, legal processes in responding to delinquency and the treatment approaches utilized in the juvenile justice system.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100 .

CRJU 2700 - Police Communication Relations ...3.00 Credits

This course includes problems in citizens relations, treatment of victims, witnesses and jurors, citizen involvement in the Criminal Justice process and community resources related to Criminal Justice programming.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 2800 - Intro to American Correction
Systems……………………………………………3.00 Credits

This is an interdisciplinary overview of the American Correctional System. Corrections refers to the sentencing, imprisonment and treatment of offenders coming to the attention of officials in criminal justice. Topics include the history of the American Prison System, research conducted on the inmate subculture, structure and of corrections, case law on prisoner rights litigation and community based corrections.
Prerequisites: CRJU 1100

CRJU 2900 - Criminology......................................3.00 Credits

Criminology is the study of the amount of crime in society theories of crime causation and the origins of criminal law. Elements of corpus delicate and the different methods of measuring crime are considered. The focus of the course is on the major schools of criminology: classical school, positive school and critical school. Empirical research studies within each school will be reviewed.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 2910 - Organization and
Administration of CRJU .........................................3.00 Credits

May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): ALL LEVELS This course provided an analysis of the basic principles of administration and management as they apply to criminal justice agencies. Emphasis is placed on theories of bureaucracy, exercise of power planning and models of decision making. Principles of organization are applied to police, courts and corrections.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 3000 - Global Terrorism .............................3.00 Credits

This course will focus on worldwide terrorism as an evolving phenomenon, from both historical and contemporary viewpoints. Students will derive their own definitions of what constitutes "terrorism" and "terrorists" from a wide-ranging study of the groups and individuals associated with politicized action by force and violence. In doing so, the class will attempt to arrive at a consensus regarding the effects of terrorism and the responses to it, both by governments and by citizens at large. Terrorist methods, weapons, and tactics will be examined in detail. Finally, each student will be assigned a region of the globe for particular study and will prepare a Term Paper in which past and current terror events will be reviewed and analyzed, and a forecast will be prepared (and defended) of what may be expected in the future.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 3300 - Comp Inter legal System .................3.00 Credits

This course, although designed specifically for a Student Study Abroad Program, can also be offered in-residence at Albany State University, as well as in future student study abroad programs in various countries. The course seeks to enhance the student's knowledge of legal theories and practices in selected countries throughout the world. Comparisons of different countries and their systems for responding to various legal issues and dilemmas with an emphasis on various

CRJU 3410 - Criminal Justice Research ..............3.00 Credits

This is a survey course on the methods/procedures of conducting social science research. Empirical methods utilized in sociology, psychology, economics and journalism are reviewed, sampling techniques and various approaches to hypothesis testing are emphasized.
Prerequisites: CRJU 1100, CRJU 2400 or CRJU 2900.

CRJU 3420 - Research Statistics ...........................3.00 Credits

This is a survey of descriptive and inferential statistics used in Criminal Justice research. Applications of parametric and nonparametric methods of hypothesis testing constitute the emphasis of the course. Measures of central tendency and dispersion are related to inferences to population parameters. Pearson's Product Moment correlation, regression, analysis of variance and other tests of sample means are reviewed.
Prerequisites: CRJU 1100, CRJU 3410.

CRJU 3530 - CRJU Ethics and Professionals ......3.00 Credits

No field of professional employment is more strewn with ethical considerations than the area of criminal justice. As students leave to join the work force they must be prepared to act professionally and ethically in any number intense situations. Further, students will be exposed to concepts and ethical points is critical to the success of their professional careers. Students will leave this with an increased awareness and concern for ethical issues in criminal justice, and a firm understanding of the importance of professionalism in their efforts for career advancement.
Prerequisite: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2400.

CRJU 4130  - Law Enforcement

and Legal Proc .........................................................3.00 Credits This course includes analysis of the legal aspects of police activities including  investigation,  arrests,  searches  and  seizures;  study   of Constitutional and statutory law and decisions of the United States Supreme  Court  and  the  Georgia  Court  of  Criminal  Appeals.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2210.

CRJU 4210  - Philosophy of

Law & Punishment..................................................3.00 Credits This course exposes students to the various philosophies  that  laws and systems of punishment are based on today. The history of law in society is reviewed. Due Process and Crime Control philosophies are compared and contrasted.  Each philosophy is applied to the various stages of criminal justice processing: arrest,   trial,   appeals   and corrections.   Various works of key philosophers in the field will be presented  and  discussed.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4340  - Corrections and the Legal Proc......3.00 Credits This course provides a review of   major   federal   court   cases impacting correctional processes and procedures.  Emphasis is given to  Supreme Court decisions relating to prisoner  rights  under  the first,    fourth,  fifth,  eighth  and  four-  tenth  amendments  of  the Constitution. Also,  an analysis  of  the  "hands  on  doctrine"  as  it relates   to   judicial intervention will be included.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2500.

CRJU 4350  - Treatment/Testing/Evaluation

in Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Credits Treatment and the tests and measures used in its implementation are reviewed in this course.  Details of the different approaches used in the correctional process along with a   presentation   of   testing instruments utilized in the treatment process are presented. Emphasis is  placed  on  the  theoretical  basis  for  treatment  programs  in corrections, along with the importance of tests and measurements in  program   design   and evaluation.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4360  - Community Based Corrections ......3.00 Credits

An in-depth analysis of the origins and  philosophy  of  community based corrections is given.  Diversion is discussed in an historical context.  Various forms of community  based  corrections include probation, parole, house arrest, electronic monitoring and offender boot camp.    The  role  and  functions  of  halfway  houses  and community transitional centers are an important aspect of community based corrections.   Schools of criminology   and   theories   of punishment   are related to various forms of community based corrections.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2800 or CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4510  - Organized/White Collar Crime ......3.00 Credits Conceptual distinctions are drawn  between  organized and white collar crime. There is a review of the causes and consequences of both forms of crime in contemporary society.  Theories of white collar  and  organized crime will be classified into the following categories: social psychological and structural (societal). Society's response  to   both   forms   of  crime  include  federal  statutes, newspaper  publicity and debarment from  occupational opportunities. 

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100.

CRJU 4520  - Drugs and Crime . . . . . . . . . ...3.00 Credits Chemical dependency is  correlated  to  a  number  of  societal problems including crime, poverty and unemployment.        This course estimates the prevalence of drug use, types and amounts of drugs on the market, relationship between drug use and crime and various explanations of  this relation- ship.  Stages of drug dependency are reviewed.  Demand and supply side approaches to the war on drugs are compared  and  contrasted.  Demand side approaches include drug testing, drug treatment programs  and other prevention activities. 

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4530  - Comparative Criminology . . . . . ....3.00 Credits This course provides a review of theories and practices of crime and criminal justice systems in other countries throughout the world. Comparisons of different nations and  their  systems  for responding  to crime and delinquency will be made.  Differential explanations    of    crime  and  delinquency  will  be  discussed. Prerequisites: CRJU 1100, CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4610  - Internship. . . . . . . . . ...3.00 TO 12.00 Credits This course provides junior or senior students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in a criminal justice agency setting. Prior to enrolling in Internship, students must have a  minimum cumulative  grade point average of 2.2 and must have completed CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2400 with a minimum grade of C. Successful completion of CRJU 4610 requires a final report and supervisory evaluation of the  student  by  the  agency. Agencies must be approved in advance by the faculty member coordinating internship activities.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100, CRJU 2900

CRJU 4620  - Special Topics .. . . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Credits This course will allow students to participate in specialized classes on a variety of topics. These topics will be presented by visiting scholars, faculty   completing   research   in   specialized   areas, faculty returning from sabbaticals, and exchange faculty from other institutions and countries.  Examples of the type of courses that would be offered   in CRJU 4620 are as follows: International Crime,  Crime  and  the  African American Experience, German Criminal Justice System, Computers and Crime.  This course is designed to allow students access to the most current  and diverse subject matter available to the department on a continuing basis. Course syllabi will vary from  course  to  course.

Prerequisites:  CRJU 1100.

CRJU 4630  - Race, Gender and CRJU... . . . . ....3.00 Credits This course examines race and  gender  in  the  criminal  justice system.  Comparisons of system treatment of males and  female majority race and non-majority races, specifically the African- American race will be examined.  Specific issues include, but are  not  limited   to   the disproportionate representation African Americans  in  American        correctional  system,  the  disparate treatment  of  females  in  the  criminal  justice system, racial profiling, jury composition and nullification, bail and sentencing options, the creating   and   enforcement   of   drug   policy   and immigrating issues.

Prerequisites: CRJU 1100, and CRJU 2900.

CRJU 4650  - The Court Systems in USA . . . . . .....3.00 Credits This course is designed to familiarize students with  the  United States court system and our system of justice as implemented through  the  civil and  criminal  procedures.   The  course  will examine and assess the interdependence of our judiciary, and the role that politics  and  public policy play.  Federal and state court structures  will  be examined; including  appellate,  lower  and juvenile   courts,   and   students        will familiarize themselves including appellate, lower  and  juvenile  courts, and students will familiarize themselves with the various judicial, legal, and political personnel who impact our courts.

Prerequisites:CRJU-1100 and CRJU 2210 or CRJU-2500

CRJU  4999  - Senior Capstone Seminar...............3.00 Credits Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(s): Senior. This course  is  designed  to  expose  students  to  the  most  advanced information available in the field of Criminal Justice.   Students will also be taught how  to  utilize  this  information  during  their coming professional careers.   New technology in the field   of Criminal Justice will be taught to students.  Students will learn how    to    use    this  technology  and  become  proficient  in  its utilization.   Further  students will be taught where information relating to Criminal Justice is   located and how to access this information.  Finally the  ability  to  synthesize large amounts of information into a coherent report   of   a   subject   area will be instilled in students.  Graduating Seniors only.