Criminal Justice (CJ)

CJ 500 Applied Ethics in CJ3 Credit hours   

Examines ethical issues and moral dilemmas faced by criminal justice professionals. Traditional ethical theories and practices designed to foster public trust in the criminal justice system are examined and applied.

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CJ 503 Understanding Cybercrime3 Credit hours   

Examination of hacking, piracy, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, identity theft, and other cybercrimes through the lens of various criminological theories with an emphasis on research methodology and criminal justice policy.

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CJ 504 Theoretical Criminology3 Credit hours   

A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.

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CJ 505 Women and the CJS3 Credit hours   

Examines factors surrounding women and the criminal justice system from a theoretical and practical perspective. Explores feminist ideologies, plus women as victims, offenders, and professionals in the justice system.

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CJ 506 Race, Ethnicity, Class,& Crime3 Credit hours   

Examines the impact and relationship of race, ethnicity, and social class within the criminal justice system.

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CJ 510 Police Administration3 Credit hours   

This course studies the functions and activities of police agencies, including police department organizations and responsibilities of police administrators. Current administrative and management techniques and theories are also explored. Police department organizations. Development of personal and employment practices in law enforcement. Issues con- cerning unions and unionization. Problems and techniques of management.

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CJ 515 Rural Criminology3 Credit hours   

Critical analysis of rural crime and the criminological sub-field of rural criminology. Examines the economic, racial, and cultural conditions in rural America which reproduce exploitive economies and overall destructive behaviors.

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CJ 516 Terrorism3 Credit hours   

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the history of terrorism, the current status of terrorist groups, terrorism tactics, and methods to counteract terrorism.

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CJ 517 CJ Decision Making3 Credit hours   

Focuses on theories of criminal justice decision-making and decision points across the criminal justice system. Topics include the decision to report crime, police decisions, jury decisions, and sentencing decisions.

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CJ 518 Crime and Pop Culture3 Credit hours   

A critical examination of the popular culture presentations of crime, offenders, victims, and the criminal justice processes.

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CJ 522 Law of Evidence3 Credit hours   

Leading rules and principles of exclusion and selection; burden of proof, nature and effect of presumptions; proof of authenticity and contents of writing; examinations competency and privilege of witnesses.

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CJ 524 Computer Crime3 Credit hours   

Students will identify and define criminal acts committed with computers or directed toward computer systems, electronic search and seizure and electronic evidence.

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CJ 526 Civil Liability Issues CJ3 Credit hours   

This course examines various theories of civil liability that relate to Criminal Justice professionals, the civil justice system, and preventing and defending civil liability claims.

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CJ 533 Correctional Administration3 Credit hours   

Objectives of correctional institutions; records; personnel, program development, security; educational programs.

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CJ 540 CJ Response to Dom Violence3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the legal response to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Examines dynamics of abusive relationships, the effects of victimization, and current research on these issues.

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CJ 550 Bus & Industry Security3 Credit hours   

Selection, training and staffing of a security force; security devices available, techniques of internal security; ground security; security techniques applicable to personnel selection; legal problems.

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CJ 553 Seminar Crime Prevention3 Credit hours   

This course examines theory, operation, and evaluation of crime prevention as a function of the criminal justice system. Techniques for crime prevention are analyzed from various orientations, including environmental design.

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CJ 560 Miscarriages of Justice3 Credit hours   

This course provides a critical examination of the processes and procedures used by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and corrections agents which may potentially produce errors or "miscarriages" of justice.

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CJ 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.

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CJ 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised re- search (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

This course permits the student to undertake supervised research (field or library) in any area where there is no appropriate course.

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CJ 590 Internship1-6 Credit hours   

The placement of an individual into a criminal justice agency (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and participate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC.

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CJ 601 Seminar Criminal Justice3 Credit hours   

A forum to acquaint students, faculty and guests with each others' research and experiences in dealing with criminal justice issues.

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CJ 604 Adv Theory Criminal Just3 Credit hours   

Course is designed to provide the student already familiar with the basic concepts of criminological theory the opportunity to examine in depth a selected set of theories.

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CJ 621 Adv Crim Law & Procedure3 Credit hours   

A review of contemporary legislation and court decisions relating to criminal law and procedure.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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CJ 655 Research Methods in CJ3 Credit hours   

Elements of scientific research; interaction between research and theory; use of data processing resources.

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CJ 656 Applied Statistics in CJ3 Credit hours   

Principles of statistical techniques with emphasis upon their application in the Criminal Justice system. (PR: Undergraduate statistics course and permission)

Pre-req: CJ 655.

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CJ 679 Problem Report3 Credit hours   

The preparation of a written report on a research problem or field study in Criminal Justice. (PR: CJ 655 and Permission)

Pre-req: CJ 655.

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CJ 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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CJ 699 Capstone Experience3 Credit hours   

A culminating experience where students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their program of study to create, in collaboration with an agency or organization in the field, an original, scholarly work that addresses a current issue of concern.

Pre-req: CJ 601 and CJ 604 and CJ 655 and CJ 656.

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