CCJS - Criminology and Criminal Justice

CCJS100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Introduction to the administration of criminal justice in a democratic society, with emphasis on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement. The principles of organization and administration for law enforcement; functions and specific activities; planning and research; public relations; personnel and training; inspection and control; direction; policy formulation.

CCJS105 Introduction to Criminology (3 Credits)

Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.

CCJS158 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CCJS188 Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Contemporary and emerging crimes and the response to them by criminal justice agencies. Emphasis is on the emergence of new forms of crimes or criminals.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CCJS200 Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, graphical techniques, and the computer analysis of criminology and criminal justice data. Basic procedures of hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and the analysis of continuous and binary dependent variables. Emphasis upon the examination of research problems and issues in criminology and criminal justice.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (STAT100, MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, MATH135, MATH140); or must have completed MATH220 with a minimum grade of C-.

Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

Credit Only Granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).

CCJS225 Responses to Violence (3 Credits)

Conflict is unfortunately resolved through violence in a number of settings. It ranges from interpersonal to international in its scope. This course investigates the strengths and weakness of a number of resolutions to reducing violence over the course of history using both state centered and informal control.

CCJS226 Out of Lock Up: Breaking the Cycle (3 Credits)

Offender reentry in the United States. Examination of experiences of prisoners during and after incarceration. Research on the experiences of special offending populations including females, juveniles, and young adults. Exploration of reentry challenges, historical trends, policy, and practice.

CCJS230 Criminal Law in Action (3 Credits)

Law as one of the methods of social control. Criminal law: its nature, sources and types; theories and historical developments. Behavioral and legal aspects of criminal acts. Classification and analysis of selected criminal offenses.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

CCJS234 Law of Criminal Investigation (3 Credits)

General principles and theories of criminal procedure. Due process. Arrest, search and seizure. Recent developments. Study and evaluation of evidence and proof.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.

CCJS258 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CCJS278 Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Topics of special interest to undergraduates in criminology and criminal justice. Offered in response to student request and faculty interest. May be delivered online.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CCJS288 Special Topics in Law and Justice (3 Credits)

An analysis of recent developments in criminal law and their implications for criminal justice systems and research. Focus will be on Supreme Court decisions and legislative initiatives.

Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS230.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CCJS300 Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods (3 Credits)

Introduction to the formulation of research questions covering crime and justice, research designs, data collection, and interpretation and reporting in criminological and justice-system settings.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105; and (PSYC200, CCJS200, ECON321, BMGT230, or SOCY201).

CCJS310 Criminal Investigations (3 Credits)

An introduction to modern methods used in detection, investigation, and solution of crime. Students will be taught basic and advanced investigative techniques utilized by law enforcement agencies. Analysis of actual cases will be used to demonstrate practical uses of these techniques.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.

CCJS320 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 Credits)

An introduction to modern methods used in the detection, investigation and solution of crimes. Practical analysis of evidence in a crime laboratory, including fingerprints and other impressions, firearms ID and ballistics, hairs and fibers, document examination, and use of polygraph.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.

CCJS325 Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking (3 Credits)

The trafficking of human beings in its historical, legal, economic, political and social contexts. Scope of the global problem, different forms of human trafficking, and regional trends and practices. Roles of government, the international community and individual actors. Strategies to combat trafficking.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS325 or CCJS498R.

Formerly: CCJS498R.

CCJS330 Contemporary Criminological Issues (3 Credits)

Topics may include career criminals, prison overcrowding, prediction, ecological studies of crimes, family and delinquency, entrepreneurship in criminal justice and criminology, and similar criminological problems.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105.

CCJS331 Contemporary Legal Policy Issues (3 Credits)

In-depth examination of selected topics. Criminal responsibility. Socio-legal policy alternatives with regard to deviance. Law enforcement procedures for civil law and similar legal problems. Admissibility of evidence. Representation. Indigent's right to counsel.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.

CCJS332 Major Transitions: From Undergraduate to Professional (1 Credit)

This course is designed to assist criminology and criminal justice students explore career opportunities. Topics will include: graduate school, law school, career opportunities in federal, state, local, and public agencies, resume writing, and internships.

Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; and sophomore standing or higher.

CCJS340 Policing (3 Credits)

Critical issues relating to policing. Topics include police discretion, role of police, use of force, misconduct, police research, administration, personnel, and etc.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

CCJS342 Corrections (3 Credits)

Examination of the American correctional system. Identification of historical and contemporary themes, issues, and trends. Evaluation of correctional policies, practices and research.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS342 or CCJS452.

CCJS345 Courts and Sentencing (3 Credits)

Contemporary issues in the American court system such as prosecution, sentencing and punishment. Theoretical perspectives on courtroom decision-making integrated with empirical research. Courts and sentencing processes, including initial charging, pretrial detention and final sentencing outcomes. Innovations in courts and sentencing.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

CCJS346 Domestic Violence (3 Credits)

A thorough and critical examination of family violence. Topics include the historical background to family violence, methods of studying this serious issue, elder abuse, child abuse, the cultural factors involved in intimate partner violence, violence in same-sex relationships, and the criminal justice response to family violence. Although the course focuses on the American family, illustrations from other cultures are provided.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS346 or CCJS498Y.

Formerly: CCJS498Y.

CCJS350 Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credits)

Juvenile delinquency in relation to the general problem of crime; analysis of factors underlying juvenile delinquency; treatment and prevention; organization and social responsibility of law enforcement.

Prerequisite: CCJS105.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS 350 or CCJS 450.

CCJS352 Drugs and Crime (3 Credits)

An analysis of the role of criminal justice in the control of drug use and abuse.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

CCJS358 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CCJS359 Field Training in Criminology and Corrections (1-6 Credits)

Supervised field training in public or private social agencies. Group meetings, individual conferences and written program reports.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

CCJS360 Victimology (3 Credits)

Overview of the history and theory of victimology. Analysis of victimization patterns with special emphasis on types of victims and crimes. The interaction between victims of crime and the criminal justice system with respect to the role of the victim and the services offered to the victim.

Prerequisite: CCJS105.

CCJS370 Race, Crime and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Role and treatment of racial/ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system. Course will provide students with historical and theoretical framework for understanding this dynamic.

Prerequisite: CCJS100.

CCJS386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

CCJS388 Independent Reading Course in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Designed for the needs of honor students in criminology and criminal justice.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105.

Restriction: Must be in the Honors program.

CCJS389 Independent Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (1-6 Credits)

Independent Research for CCJS Departmental Honors students.

Prerequisite: CCJS105.

Restriction: Must be in CCJS Honors Program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

CCJS398 Law Enforcement Field Training (1-6 Credits)

Supervised, structured and focused field training in law enforcement agencies.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

CCJS399 Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (1-3 Credits)

Integrated reading or research under direction and supervision of a faculty member.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

CCJS400 Criminal Courts (3 Credits)

Criminal courts in the United States at all levels; judges, prosecutors, defenders, clerks, court administrators, and the nature of their jobs; problems facing courts and prosecutors today and problems of administration; reforms.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS300; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

CCJS418 Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Selected topics of interest in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be covered.

Repeatable to: 18 credits if content differs.

CCJS432 Law of Corrections (3 Credits)

A review of the law of criminal corrections from sentencing to final release or release on parole. Probation, punishments, special treatments for special offenders, parole and pardon, and the prisoner's civil rights are also examined.

Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105, CCJS230, and CCJS300.

CCJS440 Security Administration (3 Credits)

Designed to introduce students to the complex issues of Security Administration and the critical terrorism issues facing the nation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and contemporary issues effecting U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. It also explores the challenges facing today's security administrators including: ethics, classified information, intelligence, terrorist organizations and incidents, physical and personnel security, transportation and border security issues.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS340.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS440 or CCJS498Z.

Formerly: CCJS498Z.

CCJS444 Advanced Law Enforcement Administration (3 Credits)

The structuring of manpower, material, and systems to accomplish the major goals of social control. Personnel and systems management. Political controls and limitations on authority and jurisdiction.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS340.

CCJS450 Advanced Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credits)

Examination of juvenile delinquency in the United States. Nature and extent of juvenile delinquency, historical approaches, sociological and criminological theories and research, social contexts including the institutions of families, schools, and peers, and social responses. Prevention, punishment, and treatment programs, both within and outside of the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems.

Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS350 or CCJS450.

CCJS451 Crime and Delinquency Prevention (3 Credits)

Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.

Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.

CCJS452 Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents (3 Credits)

Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.

Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.

Credit Only Granted for: CCJS 342 or CCJS 452.

CCJS453 White Collar and Organized Crime (3 Credits)

Definition, detection, prosecution, sentencing and impact of white collar and organized crime. Special consideration given to the role of federal law and enforcement practices.

Prerequisite: CCJS300; and (CCJS350 or CCJS105).

CCJS454 Contemporary Criminological Theory (3 Credits)

Examination of the main theoretical accounts that explain the underlying causes of criminal behaviors. Explore how individual choices, socialization experiences, biological factors and social structure affect criminal behaviors.

Prerequisite: CCJS300 and CCJS105.

CCJS455 Dynamics of Planned Change in Criminal Justice I (3 Credits)

An examination of conceptual and practical issues related to planned change in criminal justice. Emphasis on the development of innovative ideas using a research and development approach to change.

Prerequisite: CCJS300.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

CCJS456 Dynamics of Planned Change in Criminal Justice II (3 Credits)

An examination of conceptual and practical issues related to planned change in criminal justice. Emphasis on change strategies and tactics which are appropriate for criminal justice personnel in entry level positions.

Prerequisite: CCJS455; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.

CCJS458 Special Topics in Study Abroad IV (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

CCJS461 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3 Credits)

Biological, environmental, and personality factors which influence criminal behaviors. Biophysiology and crime, stress and crime, maladjustment patterns, psychoses, personality disorders, aggression and violent crime, sex-motivated crime and sexual deviations, alcohol and drug abuse, and criminal behavior.

Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.

CCJS489 Honors Thesis Research (3 Credits)

Designed for students completing their honors thesis.

Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105.

Restriction: Limited to CCJS Departmental Honors students.

CCJS498 Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3 Credits)

Topics of special interest to advanced undergraduates in criminology and criminal justice. Offered in response to student request and faculty interest.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.