CRJ105 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3). A basic overview of crime and justice in America. Includes the criminal process, problems and prospects of policing, the courtroom workgroup, prisons, and correctional policy. Each Fall.
CRJ222 JUVENILE JUSTICE (3). Introduces the juvenile justice system in the United States. Includes classifications of juvenile offenders, the family and the offender, the role of the juvenile court, and the legal approach to combating juvenile crime. Causation models are outlined, as well as current treatment methods used in juvenile rehabilitation. Prerequisite:CRJ105 recommended. Each Spring.
CRJ225 COMMUNITY CORRECTION (3). Focus on forms of supervised release including probation and parole, home confinement, electronic monitoring and halfway houses. Includes planning for logical and rational development of community based programs to help alleviate prison overcrowding and reintegration into society. Prerequisite: CRJ105. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
CRJ240 THE POLICE, LAW, AND SOCIETY (3). A study of the history, structure, and
function of police in America. Includes police management and supervision; constitutional limitations on police; law enforcement and community relations; and the sociological implications of contemporary policing. Prerequisite: CRJ105 recommended. Each Fall.
CRJ301 CRIMINAL LAW (3). Covers topics such as the nature of law and crime, the history of criminal codes, criminal responsibility and the state’s role in criminal laws in the areas of crimes against property, crimes against the person, crimes against society, inchoate offenses, and defenses to accusations of criminal action. Prerequisite: CRJ105, CRJ240, and POL411 recommended. Each Spring.
CRJ314 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3). A study of the fundamentals of criminal
investigation, including analysis of crime scenes, locating and interviewing witnesses,
criminalistics, and the examination of the elements of proof required in specific types of criminal cases. Includes an introduction to criminal evidence, forensics, and courtroom presentation. Alternate years. Fall 2005.
CRJ330 THE PRISON IN AMERICAN SOCIETY (3). Examines the institution of incarceration as it exists in American society. Includes many of the current issues in the field such as overcrowding, prison violence, rehabilitation, and prison construction. Prerequisite: CRJ105 recommended. Each Spring.
CRJ335 VICTIMOLOGY (3). Addresses the victim’s experience in the justice system. Using case studies of individual and organizational victims, examines the costs of crime, prevention services, intervention, and public compensation. Explores the concepts of vulnerability, culpability, and intrafamily crime. Prerequisites: CRJ105 and CRJ240. Alternate years. Spring 2007.
CRJ350 TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3). Topics to be announced, such as Homicide, Organized and White Collar Crime, Forensics and Criminal Evidence, Legal Issues in Corrections. May be repeated when topics vary. Each Fall.
CRJ400 CORRECTIONAL COUNSELING (3). Develops foundational skills for interacting with offenders in a variety of settings. Counseling process with offenders includes interviewing skills, crisis intervention, sensitivity to and awareness of special needs and cultural differences as well as basic knowledge of relevant statutes. Prerequisite: CRJ105, CRJ222, CRJ330, and PSY151. Alternate years. Fall 2006.
CRJ460 INTERNSHIP (3). An opportunity to work in a professional capacity in an area
criminal justice agency. Biweekly meetings with faculty sponsors are required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing Criminal Justice majors or minors.