Criminal Justice (CJ)

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CJ 200 Bison image  Intro to Criminal Justice3 Credit hours   

This survey course examines the various components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will be introduced to various criminal justice agencies and career possibilities.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CJ 211 Bison image  Intro to Law Enforcement3 Credit hours   

Designed to examine the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Addresses constitutional limitations on law enforcement, objectives of law enforcement, and processes of law enforcement.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CJ 221 Bison image  Intro to Criminal Courts3 Credit hours   

This course addresses the evolution of current functioning of the American criminal court system. Students are exposed to court administration, court procedures, and the state and federal court system.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CJ 223 Introduction to Legal Research3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the processes and strategies involved in legal research. Students will develop an understanding of the sources of legal information and judgment in selecting appropriate sources and formats for specific projects.

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CJ 231 Bison image  Intro to Corrections3 Credit hours   

A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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CJ 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Lower level specialized courses of contemporary interest.

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CJ 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Lower level specialized courses of contemporary interest.

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CJ 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Lower level specialized courses of contemporary interest.

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CJ 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Lower level specialized courses of contemporary interest.

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CJ 300 Admin of Criminal Justice3 Credit hours   

This course provides an analysis of the theories of organization and the administration of criminal justice agencies, including management styles, techniques of leadership, and decision-making.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 302 CJ Research Methods3 Credit hours   

Logic of social research methods, survey research, methods of evaluation, sampling, and the contrast between qualitative and quantitative CJ research.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 312 Criminal Investigation3 Credit hours   

Investigation methodology, realtions of the detective with other police divisions; modus operandi; sources of information; surveillance, interrogation, follow-up procedures.

Pre-req: CJ 211.

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CJ 314 Crime Scene Investigation3 Credit hours   

This course exposes students to crime scene evidence, collection techniques, and the various uses of modern technology in preserving and analyzing evidence.

Pre-req: CJ 211 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 322 Criminal Law3 Credit hours   

History and development of criminal law, elements of a crime; parties to a crime, types of offenses.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 323 Criminal Procedure3 Credit hours   

Admissibility of evidence and confessions, recent civil rights decisions, reconciling individual rights and community interest in law and order.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

Attributes: Social Sciences
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CJ 325 Juvenile Justice3 Credit hours   

A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Social Sciences
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CJ 331 Probation & Parole3 Credit hours   

Organization of systems of after-care treatment of juvenile and adult offenders released under probation and parole.

Pre-req: CJ 231 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Social Sciences
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CJ 332 Correctional Rehab3 Credit hours   

Examines the theories, treatment strategies and the role of the correctional counselor. Special emphasis is given to the topics of classification, development of treatment plans and principles of effective intervention.

Pre-req: CJ 231.

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CJ 340 Drugs and Crime3 Credit hours   

Examines the history and consequences of mind-altering drugs, and criminal behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance abuse.

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CJ 341 Victims of Crime3 Credit hours   

Examines victims of crime, the process and consequences of victimization. Also covered are victims' rights and services available for victims and victim compensation.

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CJ 400 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 403 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 404 Theoretical Criminology3 Credit hours   

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

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 405 Women & 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 406 Bison image  Race, Ethnicity, Class & Crime3 Credit hours   

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

Pre-req: CJ 200.

Attributes: Multicultural
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CJ 410 Police Administration3 Credit hours   

Functins and activities of police agencies. Police depart- ment organizations, responsibilities of upper level administrators. Current administrative experimentation on law enforcement agencies.

Pre-req: CJ 211.

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CJ 415 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 416 Terrorism3 Credit hours   

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 417 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 418 Crime and Pop Culture3 Credit hours   

A critical examination of the popular cutlure presentation of crime, offenders, victims, and the criminal justice process.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 422 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 writings; examinations, compentency and privilege of witnesses.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 424 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 426 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 433 Correctional Administration3 Credit hours   

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

Pre-req: CJ 231.

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CJ 440 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 450 Business & Industrial 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. CJ majors only.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 453 Seminar in 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D.

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CJ 460 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.

Pre-req: CJ 200.

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CJ 480 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 481 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 482 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 483 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 485 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 486 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 487 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 488 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 490 Internship1-6 Credit hours   

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

Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit Grade Only
CJ 492 Bison image  Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

Capstone course. Integrates and applies material learned in the program of study. Serves as a culminating experience in which students demonstrate what they have learned in the classroom.

Pre-req: (CJ 200 with a minimum grade of D and CJ 302 with a minimum grade of D and CJ 404 with a minimum grade of D).

Attributes: Capstone Course
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