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ClassID Name Description Credits
CRJU 2250 Introduction to Criminal Justice Prerequisite for all Criminal Justice courses. An introduction to the philosophical and historical background, agencies, processes and functions of the criminal justice system. In addition, the course will cover major systems of social control, victimology, and comparative criminal justice. 3
CRJU 2350 Introduction to Law Enforcement An examination of the principles of organization, administration and functions of police departments. An evaluation of personnel policies, decisions, operations, command policies and the department as a whole. Contemporary law enforcement and comparative law enforcement issues will be discussed. 3
CRJU 2450 Introduction to Corrections A survey of philosophy and history of corrections a study of correctional institutions probation, parole and processes and other components of the correctional system. Contemporary corrections and comparative corrections issues will be discussed. 3
CRJU 2470 Jail Policy and Practice An analysis of jail policy and practices from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Specific attention will be devoted to jail administrative and staff demands as well as legislative and policy issues, fiscal constraints, special populations and best practices for the management of jail facilities. 3
CRJU 2500 Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science Application Prerequisite CRJU 2350. An examination of criminal investigation fundamentals including crime scene search, collection and preservation of evidence, interviews, interrogation, case preparation, and the familiarization with specific instrumentation in crime detection and evidence selection for evidentiary value. 3
CRJU 2510 Corrections in the Community This course examines the historical development of probation, parole and community-based alternatives. Emphasis will be placed on community based programs that can be a viable alternative to prison and the reentry of ex-offenders in their communities. 3
CRJU 2650 Juvenile Justice An in-depth study of the juvenile justice system. Topics covered are the development of delinquent behavior, victimology, initial handling and proper referrals, preventive police techniques, special police problems with juveniles, juvenile law, and related juvenile justice agencies. 3
CRJU 3000 Criminal Justice Theory An analysis of major criminological theories, theory construction, testing, and application. Theoretical perspectives for both perpetrators and victims of crime will be discussed. A critical analysis of their policy implications will be discussed. 3
CRJU 3020 Introduction to Private Security An examination of the role of the security industry in criminal justice administrative, personnel and physical aspects of the security field loss prevention management. 3
CRJU 3050 Community Relations Examination of police community relations from historical and contemporary perspectives. Also explore citizen involvement and community outreach in efforts to promote public safety. 3
CRJU 3060 Ethics in Criminal Justice The study of ethics and diversity in criminal justice, critical thinking and moral reasoning with selective readings emphasizing a variety of perspectives. Specific cultural and ethical issues and problems associated with law enforcement, corrections, and the courts will be emphasized as well as legal and societal constraints and codes of conduct. 3
CRJU 3070 Correctional Theory and Practice Prerequisite CRJU 2450. This course will study theoretical applications and how they relate to practice in various institutional and community correctional settings. The course will also explore the role of theory in the organizational management of corrections. 3
CRJU 3500 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Forensic Science Prerequisites CRJU 2350 and 2500. An examination of evidence, court procedures, legal and ethical issues and the role of forensic science in the field of criminal justice. 3
CRJU 3600 Advanced Forensic Science Applications with Lab Prerequisites CRJU 2350, 2500 and 3500. An overview of forensic science from a biological, chemical and criminalistic perspective, and its application from the crime scene to the court process. Permission of instructor and two years of biology or chemistry. 3
CRJU 3650 Counseling in Juvenile Justice Prerequisite CRJU 2650. This course focuses on researchbased prevention and intervention strategies. Emphasis will be placed on strategies that improve psychosocial functioning via risks and needs assessments, treatment planning, behavioral management techniques, and therapeutic relationships. 3
CRJU 4000 Criminal Justice Practicum Prerequisite Minimum of seventyfive earned credit hours. This course will provide students with an 80 hour field experience to integrate theoretical criminal justice perspectives with the real world of employment. In addition, classroom instruction will further develop soft and hard employment skills in preparation for their career development. 3
CRJU 4010 Correctional Management Theory Prerequisite CRJU 2450. This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of management theories and current management systems, supervision, and supervisory principles as applied to corrections and total care institutions administration, programs and staff roles. 3
CRJU 4025 Drugs, Addictions, Vice and Crime This course involves an in-depth examination of the causes, prevention and control of the socalled victimless crimes such as drug use, addictions, gambling and prostitution. In addition, other criminal offenses associated with crimes of vice will be discussed. 3
CRJU 4060 Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice Prerequisite MATH 1110. A statistics course that develops an understanding of statistical methods and procedures with an emphasis on criminal justice research and data analysis. A variety of statistical techniques will be discussed as well as their application in social science research. 3
CRJU 4061 Statistical Methods in Criminal Justice Laboratory Must take with corresponding CRJU 4060 course. Computer laboratory designed to enhance classroom instruction through interpreting, comprehending and use of data from an applied perspective. 1
CRJU 4110 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Prerequisites CRJU 3000, 4060, 4061. This course serves to develop student research skills with an emphasis in analytical thought processes, research design and problem solving. This course will focus on the integration of research methods, data processing and data analysis. 3
CRJU 4111 Research Methods in Criminal Justice Laboratory Must take with corresponding CRJU 4110 course. Laboratory experience in SPSS, research design, concepts, operationalization and measurement. Collecting, inputting, and interpreting data sets. 1
CRJU 4150 Police Management Theory Prerequisite CRJU 2350. An advanced course focusing upon management theories, current management systems, supervision and supervisory principles as applied to police administration. This course examines leadership skills, planning and implementation, decision making and creative problemsolving for the police administrator. 3
CRJU 4160 Correctional Counseling Prerequisite CRJU 2450 An overview and survey of counseling and rehabilitation approaches which are relevant to contemporary corrections. Techniques will be examined in the use of treatment, counseling, and rehabilitative practices. 3
CRJU 4200 International Corrections Prerequisites CRJU 2250 and 2450. An in-depth study of the major correctional systems of the world. Emphasis will be on examining existing philosophy, trends and problems of these systems. 3
CRJU 4210 Contemporary Problems in Criminal Justice I Permission of instructor required. These courses will allow the faculty to teach contemporary and special criminal justice issues that are not taught as a part of the regular curriculum. 3
CRJU 4220 Contemporary Problems in Criminal Justice II Permission of instructor required. These courses will allow the faculty to teach contemporary and special criminal justice issues that are not taught as a part of the regular curriculum. 3
CRJU 4250 Criminal Law for Criminal Justice Personnel Prerequisite CRJU 2350. A course designed to provide a basic concept of criminal law and to provide legal ground work for those who seek to enter the criminal justice system. The structure, definitions and interpretations of the most frequently used criminal statutes and the purpose of criminal sanctions will be analyzed. 3
CRJU 4260 Independent Study in Criminal Justice Permission of the instructor is required. This course allows the student to make an in-depth study of the literature in an area of special interest within the criminal justice system. The student will submit a prospectus to be approved by the faculty prior to enrollment in the course. 3
CRJU 4270 Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Personnel This course teaches the use and meaning of vocabulary peculiar to the profession and also emphasizes the skills necessary in communicating in the criminal justice area. 3
CRJU 4305 Law, Evidence and Testimony in Computer Forensics Prerequisites COMP 2110 and 2115. Provides the student with an understanding of factors related to the law, evidence and expert testimony in computer forensics. Students will demonstrate ability to understand their function with both civil and criminal cases, the burden of proof required in each, and prosecutorial and judicial duties and responsibilities. 3
CRJU 4350 Legal Aspects of Corrections Prerequisites CRJU 2250 and 2450. This course will analyze the role of law in corrections including substantive rights of prisoners, prisoner remedies, procedural rights of prisoners, the legal authority and responsibility of correctional agencies and the restoration of offenders rights. 3
CRJU 4500 Criminal Justice Honors Prerequisite 3.0 GPA and permission of the instructor. This course will allow exceptional students to work on an individual basis with a faculty member in an area of interest. 3
CRJU 4510 Criminal Justice and Court Processes The course will provide the student with an understanding of criminal law, procedure, and the court processes. The elements of offenses as well as defenses, constitutional and others, and processes from detention, arrest, pretrial, trial and posttrial will be analyzed. 3
CRJU 4600 Senior Seminar Criminal Justice seniors with permission of the instructor. This is the capstone course for criminal justice majors that require students to demonstrate, through reflection and critical analysis, their ability to integrate subject matter in the departments core areas of study. This studentcentered course will require students to integrate their knowledge and skills to analyze a contemporary issue in criminal justice and provide a corrective course of action, which incorporates a nexus between theory and practice and related policy. 3
CRJU 4620 Correctional Theory, Policy and Practice Prerequisites CRJU 2450, 2470, 2510, 4160. This course will serve as a capstone course for the correction concentration. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of theory, policy and practice in corrections through their participation in a project that addresses a contemporary issue in corrections. Best practices in corrections will also be discussed. 3
CRJU 4630 Law Enforcement Theory, Policy and Practice Prerequisites CRJU 2350, 2500, 4150, 4250. This course will serve as a capstone course for the law enforcement concentration. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of theory, policy and practice in law enforcement through their participation in a project that addresses a contemporary issue in law enforcement. Best practices in law enforcement will also be discussed. 3
CRJU 4650 Juvenile Justice Theory, Policy and Practice Prerequisites CRJU 2650, CRJU 3650, SOCW 3500, SOCW 3600. This course will serve as a capstone course for the juvenile justice concentration. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of theory, policy and practice in juvenile justice through their participation in a project that addresses a contemporary issue in juvenile justice. Best practices in juvenile justice will also be discussed. 3
CRJU 4700 Criminal Justice CO-OP Prerequisites Minimum of seventyfive earned credit hours and permission from the department chair. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to have a work experience aligned with their career interest. The course varies between 10 and 40 hours per week at an approved agency. A prospectus is required prior to enrollment in the course. 1
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