Course Description

Course

Hrs

CRMJ 110.  THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMThis course is an overview of the Criminal Justice System; roles of law enforcement personnel, the courts, and correctional agencies; and the philosophical and theoretical views.
3
CRMJ 210.  THE ADJUDICATION FUNCTIONThis course includes the objectives, process setting, roles, and perspectives of the court, prosecution, and defense. (Prerequisite:  CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 220.  CORRECTIONS PROCESSThis course covers an historical view of the development of methods of offender treatment: operation of correctional systems; the effect of institutionalization upon individuals; and alternatives to incarceration.  (Prerequisite: CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 300.  CONCEPTS AND ISSUES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICEThis course includes issues relating to criminal justice policies, perspectives, techniques, roles, institutional arrangements, management, uses of research, and innovative patterns. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 302.  SENTENCINGThis course covers theories, practice and reform of sentencing.  It includes the study of the philosophical justifications of punishment, the history and nature of criminal sanctions, sentencing/parole practices, and reforms of law and practice of sentencing. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 and one upper division Criminal Justice course)
3
CRMJ 310.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH METHODSThis course concentrates on theories and methods of research with emphasis on research designs most relevant to Criminal Justice data and problems. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 319.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE ADDICTIONSThis course is designed to acquaint students with legal, judicial and enforcement procedures and how they relate to the problem of drug and alcohol use and abuse.  The criminal justice perspective is examined from historical and contemporary points of view with the central objective to provide a working knowledge of how the legal system affects drug/alcohol prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.  Special emphasis is placed on the dignity and human rights of those who have become dependent upon drug and alcohol.
3
CRMJ 320.  POLICE PROCESSThis course is a critical study of the objectives, strategies, programs, institutional arrangements, roles, perspectives, and interagency relationships of police. (Prerequisite CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 330.  JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCYThis course is a critical study of the objectives, strategies, programs, institutional arrangements, roles, perspectives, and interagency relationships of police. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 110)
3
CRMJ 360.  LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROLThis course is a study of resolution of social issues through the application of law as an agent of social control; nature, sanctions, and limits of law; and categories of law and schools of jurisprudence. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110, and one upper division Criminal Justice course)
3
CRMJ 409.  ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMThis course is a system-wide analysis of organizational structures; management and administrative policies of criminal justice agencies-law and schools of jurisprudence. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 110 and one upper division Criminal Justice course)
3
CRMJ 410.  CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREThis course includes examination of criminal liability, crimes against person, property and society; the criminal process; constitutional and legal problems associated with criminal procedures; and the due process of law. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 and one upper division Criminal Justice course)
3
CRMJ 411.  DISCRETIONARY JUSTICEThis course examines the use of discretionary authority throughout all phases of the criminal justice system; and effect of discretionary authority. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 and one upper division Criminal Justice course)
3
CRMJ 412.  SPECIAL TOPICS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICEThis course includes topics chosen from various fields of criminal justice. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 and one upper division Criminal Justice course or consent of the department chairperson)
3
CRMJ 413.  PRO-SEMINARThis course provides small group-study and research for advanced students.  (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 and one upper division course or consent of the department chairperson)
3
CRMJ 414.  INDEPENDENT STUDYThis course provides original study or investigation in the advanced student’s field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member; it may be repeated for credit but not more than 6 hours may be applied toward the major. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110 Senior status, major GPA of 3.0 or better and consent of the department chairperson)
3
CRMJ 415.  CRIME AND SOCIAL CAUSATIONThis course is an examination of theories of deviance and crime as they relate to social policies and specific response of the criminal justice system, including crime prevention. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, 330 or consent of the department chairperson)
3
CRMJ 416.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATIONThis course is a study of the administrative policies and practices used in criminal justice agencies and their application to the various facets of the criminal justice administrative process. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 110, 210 and 330)
3
CRMJ 417.  WOMEN AND CRIMEThis course is a study of the nature and extent of female crime, causation theories, and the treatment of female in the criminal justice system. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 415)
3
CRMJ 418.  JUVENILE DELINQUENCYThis course is an in depth study of delinquency, including causation theories, alternative definitions of delinquency, official statistics and the critique, and an analysis of the interaction between social institutions and youth. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 415)
3
CRMJ 420.  PROBATION AND PAROLE STRATEGIESThis course is an in depth study of delinquency, including causation theories, alternative definitions of delinquency, official statistics and the critique, and an analysis of the interaction between social institutions and youth. (Prerequisite: CRMJ 415)
3
CRMJ 430.  CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTICUMThis course provides assignments in a criminal justice agency, designed to further the student’s integration of theory and practice.  Placements are arranged through consultation with students and agencies.  Students must work 120 hours in their assigned placement. (Prerequisites: CRMJ 110, 310 and 410)
3
CRMJ 492S.  Seminar For MajorsThis seminar focuses on preparing majors for standardized tests required for graduate and professional schools and for civil service employment.  It also serves to monitor whether students have completed all University requirements for graduation.
3