Courses

To locate when and where courses are offered, including Criminal Justice courses, utilize the Schedule of Courses
  • 100 - 300 Level Courses
    Course Title Credits Offered Description
    CJ-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Fall, Spring Description and analysis of agencies and processes involved in administration of justice in the United States.
    CJ-210 Introduction to Forensic Science 3 Fall  Techniques of crime scene search. Collection and preservation of physical evidence. Class and individual scientific tests. Rules of evidence governing admissibility of physical evidence. Expert testimony.
    CJ-220 Criminology 3 Fall, Spring Introduction to the socio-legal foundation of crime. Crime typology and measurement procedures. Theory and public policy. Societal responses to crime and criminals.
    CJ-235 Investigation Procedures 3 Fall Laws of evidence controlling investigative procedures. Crime scene concerns. Multi-agency investigation.
    CJ-275 Criminal Procedure 3 Fall, Spring Administration of criminal law. Investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing. Constitutional safeguards and legal controls on official action.
    CJ-292 Methods of Criminal Justice Research 3 Fall, Spring Logic, design, analysis, and ethical principles in criminal justice research. Indicators of crime and its control.
    CJ-294 Leadership and Professional Development in Criminal Justice 3 Fall, Spring Career planning and professional development. Leadership principles and theory, as related to the field of criminal justice.
    CJ-335 Policing 3 Fall, Spring Roles, responsibilities, issues, and trends pertinent to contemporary law enforcement organizations in contemporary society.
    CJ-355 Juvenile Justice 3 Fall, Spring The juvenile justice system and law. Theories of juvenile delinquency and deviance. Sociological, psychological, and anthropological perspectives.
    CJ-365 Corrections 3 Fall, Spring Historical and contemporary views of offender management and treatment. Corrections system operation. Effects of institutionalization. Alternatives to incarceration.
    CJ-385 Private Security 3 Fall Relationships of private protective services with public law enforcement. Individuals, businesses, and governments providing prevention, protection, investigation, and disaster recovery services. Protection of persons, property, and information.
  • 400 Level Courses
    Course Title Credits Offered Description
    CJ-422 Comparative and Historical Criminal Justice 3 Spring Comparative study of criminal justice systems. Theories, types, and effects of intervention.
    CJ-424 Crime, Mass Media, and Society (W) 3 Spring Representation of crime and criminal justice in the media. Relationship between media and criminal justice organizations. Images of crime, criminal justice, and trafficking. Media effects on criminal justice policy.
    CJ-425 Women and Criminal Justice 3 Spring  Theories on women's victimization and criminality. Women's experiences as victims, offenders, and criminal justice employees. Laws and their effects on the rights of women in the criminal justice system.
    CJ-426 Violence against Women (W) 3 Spring Intimate partner violence, rape and stalking. Theoretical causes of violence against women and factors commonly associated with it. Physical, mental and legal consequences, institutional responses and prevention efforts.
    CJ-427 Criminology and Public Policy (W) 3 Fall Advanced study of criminological theory. Examination of policies implied by different theories of crime. Evaluation of crime control policies.
    CJ-430 Advanced Seminar in Policing (W) 3 Fall Advanced issues in policing. Police strategies and evaluation. Behavioral determinants of policing. Socialization and culture of police. Police coercion. Police deviance.
    CJ-432 Community Policing 3 Spring Community policing philosophy, applications, issues, and contemporary research. Community policing models.
    CJ-433 Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations 3 Spring Law enforcement intelligence as an analytic tool for case development and resource allocation. Historical, ethical, legal, and operational issues affecting current practice.
    CJ-434 Police Administration 3 Fall Organizational theory, leadership, communications, and labor relations in police administration. Historical and legal perspectives.
    CJ-439 Homeland Security 3 Fall Definition of terrorism and terrorist groups. Fundamental principles of emergency management and homeland security. Historical perspectives and modern threats. Public health and environmental protection. Private sector role and impacts. Security vs. civil liberties. Science, technology, and research issues.
    CJ-445 Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 3 Fall Internet crimes and problems and procedures for cybersecurity.
    CJ-450 Introduction to Product Counterfeiting 3 Spring of odd years Introduction to the crime of product counterfeiting through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories. Understanding of product counterfeiting.
    CJ-465 Critical Issues in Corrections (W) 3 Spring Advanced topics in corrections. Probation and parole. Community corrections. Recidivism and reentry. Evolution of punishment. Comparative systems of confinement.
    CJ-466 Corrections Organizations and Systems 3 Fall Management of correctional organizations. Interactions between correctional organizations and their political and cultural environments.
    CJ-471 Law of Corrections 3 Fall of odd years Constitutional limitations and the impact of law on correctional practice. Due process, prisoners' rights, and parole and probation.
    CJ-473 Comparative Constitutional Law 3 Spring Comparative constitutional law. Courts with constitutional jurisdiction. Allocation of constitutional powers. Relationship among levels of government. Individual constitutional rights.
    CJ-474 Law and Criminal Justice Policy 3 Spring Impact of law on police practices, court processes, and corrections institutions and programs. Development, implementation, and evaluation of judicial policies.
    CJ-485 Critical Issues in Private Security 3 Spring Advanced topics in private security. Planning and administering. Organizing and staffing. Human relations. Management styles. Media relations.
    CJ-490 Independent Study 1 to 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Individual study in fields of criminal justice, under direct supervision of a faculty member.
    CJ-491 Topics in Criminal Justice 1 to 4 Fall, Spring Special issues in criminal justice.
    CJ-494 Criminal Justice Practicum Fall, Spring, Summer Observation, participation, and study in selected criminal justice agencies.
  • 800 Level Courses
    Course Title Credits Offered Description
    CJ-801 Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control 3 Fall, Spring Theories of crime causation. Translation of theory to policy.
    CJ-802 Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Law enforcement intelligence as an analytic tool for case development and resource allocation. Historical, ethical, legal, and operational issues affecting current practice.
    CJ-803 Foundations in Homeland Security 3 Fall, Spring Homeland security's definition of terrorism and terrorist groups. Fundamental principles of emergency management and homeland security. Historical perspectives and modern threats. Public health and environmental protections. Private sector role and impacts. Security versus civil liberties. Science technology and research issues.
    CJ-804 Crime Scene Investigation 1 Fall of even years Introduction to crime scene investigation. Documentation, evidence collection, presumptive chemical and biological tests, and collection and preservation of impression evidence.
    CJ-805 Survey in Forensic Science 3 Fall  Scientific analysis of physical evidence. Four major aspects of physical evidence using real criminal and civil cases: generation of physical evidence by criminal activity; collection and preservation of physical evidence; analysis of physical evidence by forensic science laboratory; presentation of scientific expert testimony in court.
    CJ-809 Issues in Criminal Justice 1 to 4  Fall, Spring, Summer Special issues in criminal justice research and management.
    CJ-810 Proseminar in Criminal Justice 3 Fall Survey of classical and recent literature in criminal justice. Trends and issues that transcend the components of the criminal justice system.
    CJ-811 Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research 3 Fall and Spring Scientific methods in criminal justice research. Design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, and ethical concerns. Computer use in data analysis.
    CJ-812 Criminal Justice Management Seminar 3 Spring Organization theory and behavior for the criminal justice agency. Organization and policy planning, budgeting, forecasting, human resource management, and project implementation.
    CJ-817 Law and Forensic Science 2 Fall of even years Legal aspects of forensic science. Adjudicative process, admissibility of scientific evidence, laboratory reports, hearsay, relevant case materials, and expert testimony
    CJ-819 Forensic Analysis of Drugs and Alcohol 3 Fall of odd years Techniques and processes in analysis of physical evidence including spectroscopy, chromatography, and microscopy. Emphasis on controlled substances.
    CJ-820 Forensic Chemistry and Microscopic Evidence 3 Spring Continuation of CJ 819. Analysis of trace evidence including hairs and fibers, paints and coatings, explosives and fire residues, glass and soil.
    CJ-822 Comparative Criminal Justice 3 Spring of even years Globalization, crime causation, measurement, and control in comparative and cross-national contexts. Nature of policing, courts, and corrections in select countries.
    CJ-823 Globalization of Crime 3 Fall of even years International crimes and organized crime. Trafficking in women, children, and body parts. Related problems such as firearm violence, money laundering, and corruption that transcend national boundaries.
    CJ-830 Foundations of Police Studies 3 Spring Police practice. The police role, socialization, discretion, strategies, deviance.
    CJ-836 Assessment of Police Policies and Operations 3 Spring of even years Recent policy-related research and its application to the deployment of human resources.
    CJ-837 The Intelligence Process and Counterterrorism 3 Fall, Spring Law enforcement intelligence process for domestic and international terrorist threats. Current issues and trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, and the role of law enforcement intelligence.
    CJ-838 Terrorism 3 Spring, Summer Origins, history, and mutable definitions of terrorism. Ideologies, organizational features, ideologies, and state responses. Influential contemporary and historical terrorist movements. Force multipliers and media.
    CJ-839 Analytic Thinking and Intelligence 3 Fall Analytic processes, tools, applications, and contemporary issues as used in law enforcement intelligence processes.
    CJ-845 Environmental Risk Perception and Decision-Making 3 Spring of odd years Theoretical underpinnings of individual decision-making and risk perception processes. Case studies of the interplay of risk perception and decision-making in an environmental and or criminological context.
    CJ-847 Global Risks, Conservation, and Criminology 3 Fall Theories, actors, characteristics and legal instruments associated with risk, conservation, and criminology related to globalization. Current case studies in criminological conservation.
    CJ-850 Product Counterfeiting 3 Fall of odd years Advanced theoretical and empirical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior to analyze the crime of product counterfeiting.
    CJ-855 Delinquency Prevention and Control 3 Fall Historical overview. Theories and methodologies. Models and organization of delinquency prevention and control programs. Law and public policy. Program evaluation.
    CJ-856 Advanced Topics in Policing 3 Spring Special topics on policing such as crime analysis, problem solving, police recruitment, retention and development, police behavior and ethics.
    CJ-865 Adult Correction 3 Fall of odd years Traditional and contemporary adult correctional practices. Social, political, economic, and organizational factors affecting correctional policies.
    CJ-866 Adult and Juvenile Corrections Programs 3 Fall of even years Adult and juvenile crime prevention and correctional programs. Application of research findings to management issues.
    CJ-870 Introduction to Crime Analysis 3 Fall Theoretical foundations of crime analysis. Techniques and processes used by law enforcement agencies to document and respond to patterns of crime.
    CJ-871 Advanced Crime Analysis 3 Spring Advanced application of intelligence and crime analysis skills and techniques.
    CJ-872 Open Source Information Analysis 3 Spring Techniques for collection and intelligence analysis of open source information. Ethical issues for collection of publicly available information and validation of sources.
    CJ-885 Security Management 3 Spring of odd years Organization and management of security operations in business, industry, and government.
    CJ-886 Security Administration 3 Fall of odd years Administrative and quantitative techniques for security operations. Statistical analyses. Analysis of financial statements. Operations research and computer techniques.
    CJ-887 Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research 3 Spring Descriptive and inferential statistics and computer use in criminal justice research. 
    CJ-890 Independent Study 1 to 6 Fall, Spring, Summer Individual research and writing under faculty supervision.
    CJ-894 Practicum (Internship) 1 to 6 Fall, Spring, Summer Observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. Participation in domestic and foreign criminal justice systems.
    CJ-896 Policy Analysis under Conditions of Change 3 Spring Methods of policy analysis in criminal justice settings. Policy analysis for the formulation, adoption and implementation of changes.
    CJ-897 Comprehensive Threat Assessment 3 Fall, Spring, Summer Methods of conducting a comprehensive threat assessment in criminal justice settings. Comprehensive threat assessment for the formulation, adoption, and implementation of prevention and intervention practices.
    CJ-899 Masters Thesis Research 1 to 6 Fall, Spring, Summer Planned research and writing directed by student's thesis committee.
  • 900 Level Courses
    Course Title Credits Offered Description
    CJ-901 Seminar in Contemporary Criminal Justice Theory 3 Spring Theoretical perspectives and issues in criminal justice and criminology.
    CJ-904 Criminal Justice Organizations and Processes 3 Spring Theoretical perspectives on organizations and processes in criminal justice. Evaluation of organizational performance in justice agencies.
    CJ-905 Law and Society 3 Fall of even years Theoretical perspectives on law. Impact of law on society and the criminal justice system.
    CJ-906 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research 3 Spring Applications of quantitative techniques to criminal justice data. Use of multiple regression and SPSS.
    CJ-907 Advanced topics in Criminal Justice Data Analysis 3 Spring Advanced quantitative analysis techniques for criminal justice data.
    CJ-908 Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice    3 Spring Intensive study of one subfield of criminal justice. Critical evaluation of the literature.
    CJ-909 Advanced Research Methods 3 Fall Methodological approaches to conducting sound, ethical criminal justice and criminological research. Research ethics, study design, and data collection methods.
    CJ-999 Doctoral Dissertation Research 1 to 12 Fall, Spring, Summer Doctoral dissertation research.