CJUS-P100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3cr.)
P:Freshman or sophomore standing. Historical and philosophical background, structure, functions, and operations of the criminal justice system in the United States; introduction to and principles of formal behavior control devices.
CJUS-P200 Theories of Crime and Deviance (3cr.)
Critical examination of biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime and deviance. Examination of individual, group, and societal reactions to norm-violating behaviors.
CJUS-P250 Issues in Criminal Justice (3cr.)
Thorough review and analysis of issues currently facing the criminal justice system. Topics vary each semester. Repeatable with different topics for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
CJUS-P295 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3cr.)
This course examines basic concepts of criminal justice. Students become familiar with research techniques necessary for systematic analysis of the criminal justice system, offender behavior, crime trends, and program effectiveness. Students will learn to critically evaluate existing research. Students will become familiar with existing sources of criminal justice data and will learn to assess the quality of that data.
CJUS-P301 Police and Contemporary Society (3cr.)
Examination of the rules and responsibilities of the police, history of police organizations, relations between police and society, and determinations of police action.
CJUS-P302 Courts and Criminal Justice (3cr.)
Structure, organization, composition, functions, and procedures of courts in the United States. Role of lawyers and judges in the criminal justice system.
CJUS-P303 Corrections and Criminal Justice (3cr.)
Historical and comparative e-survey of prison confinement and the various alternatives within the scope of the criminal justice system’s policies and methods of implementation.
CJUS-P325 Principles of Forensic Investigation (3cr.)
This course focuses on how a criminal offender is influenced by a variety of factors within the psychosocial environment. The class will examine the legal arenas and investigate procedures involved in dealing effectively with the system's most serious and chronic offenders.
CJUS-P335 Race, Gender, and Inequality in the Criminal Justice System (3cr.)
This course is designed to examine the influence of gendered and race relations impacts on crime and justice.
CJUS-P345 Terrorism (3cr.)
A survey of the incidence of terror with particular emphasis on public policy responses designed to combat terrorism. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the criminal justic system in combating domestic and foreign terrorism.
CJUS-P372 Evidence (3cr.)
P:CJUS-P 100. The rules of law governing proof at a trial of disputed issues of fact, burden of proof presumption and judicial notice; examination, impeachment, competency, and privileges of witnesses; hearsay rule and exception—all related as nearly as possible to criminal as opposed to civil process.
CJUS-P373 Correctional Law (3cr.)
P:CJUS-P 100. Legal problems from conviction to release; pre-sentence investigations, sentencing, probation and parole, incarceration, loss and restoration of civil rights.
CJUS-P374 Substantive Criminal Law (3cr.)
The development, limitations, and application of substantive criminal law utilizing the case study method.
CJUS-P376 Procedural Criminal Law (3cr.)
P:CJUS-P 100. Criminal law application and procedure from the initiation of notice activity through the correctional process, utilizing the case-study method.
CJUS-P399 Readings for Honors (1-6cr.)
P:Approval of departmental honors advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.
CJUS-P457 Seminar on White-Collar Crime (3cr.)
The nature and incidence of white-collar crime. In addition to studying the etiological theories relating to white-collar crime, the course will also focus on both the criminal and civil (regulatory) process used to control corporate, organizational, and elite misconduct.
CJUS-P470 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (3cr.)
P:Senior standing. A detailed examination of the major efforts designed to control or reduce crime, a review of existing knowledge is followed by an investigation of current crime control theories, proposals and programs.
CJUS-P471 Comparative Study of Criminal Justic Systems (3cr.)
Comparison of the American criminal justice system with those of other federated nations and of selected unitary states.