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Course Descriptions

CRMJ 103 - Survey of the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)

The fundamental concepts and contemporary issues associated with criminal law, policing, the judicial systems, and corrections are presented.

CRMJ 280 - Criminal Justice Research Methods (3 credits)

A survey of research methods including research design, measurement and sampling procedures, development of survey questionnaires, experimental and field research, data collection, and analysis. Emphasis is placed on understanding, interpreting, and critically evaluating research in the criminal justice field.

CRMJ 291 - Special Topics (3-6 credits)

Intensive study of a topic selected because of special interest on the part of students or faculty.

CRMJ 301 - Criminology Theory (3 credits)

Presentation of the biological, psychological, and social causes and correlates of criminal behavior. The emphasis is on contemporary factors and theories of crime and criminal behavior. 
 

CRMJ 302 - Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (3 credits)

Designed to give students a multidisciplinary understanding of the youth crime problem and the juvenile justice system. Topics include the causes and consequences of youth crime, intervention and treatment methods, juvenile law and juvenile courts. 

CRMJ 303 - Crime Prevention (3 credits)

Examines various crime prevention policies and programs. Topics include crime prevention methods, theoretical applications to prevention efforts, and program effectiveness. The importance of research design in evaluating programs is also considered.

CRMJ 319 - Police in Society (3 credits)

Examines who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. Analyzes the complexities and ambiguities of modern policing. Topics covered include police operations, law enforcement ethics, police misconduct, women and minority police officers, police work with juveniles, and cross- national methods of policing. 

CRMJ 342 - Confinement and Corrections (3 credits)

Examines the confinement experience and field of corrections with particular focus on institutional and community-based corrections. Students will learn about typical correctional clients, life in prison, programs and services for prison inmates, and correctional practices worldwide.

CRMJ 359 - Teen Technology Misuse (3 credits)

Explores the ways teens use and misuse technology, with particular emphasis on cyberbullying, sexting, and unsafe social networking. Implications for preventing and responding to these behaviors will be examined.

CRMJ 395 - Directed Studies (1-3 credits)

Students, with assistance and approval from supervising instructors, define a particular problem or topic to study. 

CRMJ 397 - Teaching Mentorship in Criminal Justice (1-3 credits)

Qualified students work under close supervision of faculty exploring methods to teach criminal justice and assisting in the teaching of a course or courses. Students enhance their understanding of the discipline and their communication skills.

CRMJ 399 - Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 credits)

Students propose an independent study project on a topic in criminal justice to an instructor. Projects may include library research or original empirical research. Students work independently, with supervising instructor providing oversight and assistance.

CRMJ 491 - Special Topics (3-6 credits)

Intensive study of a topic selected because of special interest on the part of students or faculty.

CRMJ 498 - Criminal Justice Internship (1-6 credits)

A field course which integrates principles of criminal justice with practical experience in a criminal justice agency. Supervision by instructor and agency representative.

CRMJ 499 - Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 credits)

Students propose an independent study project on a topic in criminal justice to an instructor. Projects may include library research or original empirical research. Students work independently, with supervising instructor providing oversight and assistance.

Questions? Email: Criminal Justice Program


 

 

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