CRIM101
Survey of Criminal Justice

Description: The justice process and the criminal justice system in general. Concepts of crime, deviance and justice, and general theories of crime causality. Individual rights in a democratic society and the legal definitions of various crimes. Law enforcement, judicial, juvenile justice and corrections subsystems explored and a number of reform proposals presented.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

CRIM203
Police and Society

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.

Description: The role of the police in American society. Origins of policing, the nature of police organizations and police work, and patterns of relations between the police and the public.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM211
The Criminal Court System

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.

Description: Analysis of the structure and function of the criminal court system in the United States, including the roles of prosecutor, defender, judge, jury, and court administrator. Issues confronting the system considered from historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological perspectives. Ideals of the system compared with actual functioning and court reform proposals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM221
Survey of Corrections

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.

Description: History and evolution of the corrections process. Covers all aspects of institutional and community-based corrections.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM222
Community-Based Corrections

Prerequisites: CRIM 101

Designed to familiarize the student with the most recent developments in community-based corrections.

Description: Discussion will focus on the issues related to implementation, management, effectiveness and challenges of community-based programs. Provides a broad overview of the structure and functions of Community-based Corrections. By the end, expect to understand the best practices in community corrections.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM241
Criminal Procedure

Prerequisites: CRIM 101

Description: Deals with the legal aspects of the investigation and arrest processes as well as the rules governing the admissibility of evidence in court.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM251
Research Methods

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.

CRIM 251 and SOCI 205 cannot both be applied toward the degree.

Description: Introduction to the principles, methods and techniques of empirical social research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM300
Applied Statistics and Data Processing in the Public Sector

Prerequisites: Math placement into MATH 101 or ACT Math sub score of 19 or above within the last two years

Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CRIM 300 or ECON 215 or EDPS 459 or SOCI 206 or STAT 218.

Description: Basic statistics of public sector research and public administration decision making. Data processing techniques as they relate to statistical analysis and on understanding the proper application of statistics.

This course is a prerequisite for: BLAW 371H; FINA 361H; SCMA 250; SCMA 331; SCMA 350; SCMA 350H; STAT 318

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

CRIM301
Philosophy of Criminal Justice

Prerequisites: CRCJ 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Philosophical examination of justice and its administration. Provides the student with a richer understanding of the conceptual foundations of justice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM331
Criminal Law

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: The means by which society attempts to use criminal law to prevent harm to society. Acts which are declared criminal and the punishment prescribed for committing those acts. Philosophies and rationales that have shaped current day substantive criminal law. English Common Law and the historic evolution of substantive criminal law from its early origins.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM335
Criminology

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: General survey of the nature of causes of crime and efforts of the criminal justice system to predict, prevent, modify, and correct this behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM337
Juvenile Delinquency

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

CRIM 337 and SOCI 311 cannot both be applied toward the degree.

Description: How delinquents and juveniles in need of supervision are handled within the juvenile justice system. The nature and extent of delinquent behavior status offenses, child abuse and neglect; theories of delinquency and their implications for intervention; cultural and social factors related to delinquency; as well as the philosophy by and functioning of the juvenile justice system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM338
Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Survey of minority groups and criminal justice in the United States. Racial minorities as victims of crime, as offenders, as defendants, and as criminal justice professionals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CRIM339
Women, Crime and Justice

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Women's experiences as victims of crime, as offenders, as defendants, and as criminal justice professionals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM397
Internship in Criminal Justice

Prerequisites: CRCJ major or CRCJ minor, 75 credit hours completed, GPA of 2.5 and instructor permission.

May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

Description: Job-related experience in a criminal justice agency and permission to enroll must be received from the student's adviser each semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CRIM403
Organization and Administration

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Contemporary concepts, principles, and theories of organization and administration as they relate to criminal justice agencies. Historical development and modern practices of public policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM406
Criminal Justice Ethics

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Examines ethical issues that arise in the three major areas of criminal justice: police, courts, and corrections. General philosophical theories of ethics as well as Codes of Ethics that operate to control the institutional and personal behavior of police, courts and correctional systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM413
Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

CRIM 413 and SOCI 474 cannot both be applied toward the degree.

Description: Investigates the etiology of many forms of norm-violating conduct. Rule-breaking behavior as defined by the criminal statutes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM421
Institutional Corrections

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: In-depth analysis of the history and operation of prisons and jails in the United States and other countries. Management and operation of prisons and jails from the perspective of both employees and incarcerated persons.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM440
Domestic Violence

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Examines the criminal justice system response to domestic violence/intimate partner violence. A focus on the interactions between battered victims and components of the criminal justice system, as well as the role of the community in addressing and preventing this violence serves as the foundation for this course. Insight into factors contributing to the incidence of intimate partner violence, explore the background/history of domestic violence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM441
Victimology

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Provides an introduction to the topics and issues that are pertinent to the study of victimology. Prevalence, predictors, and consequences of various forms of victimization, including child abuse, intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, stalking, and homicide over the life-course. Examines the nature of criminal justice victimization data, and the issues related to the measurement and costs of victimization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM442
Child Abuse and Neglect

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Addresses issues related to child abuse and neglect investigation, intervention and prevention efforts facilitated through criminal justice system processes. Discusses the history of child maltreatment, definitional challenges, statistical trends, physical and behavioral indicators, mandatory reporting, investigative processes, intervention strategies and prevention efforts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM443
Human Trafficking

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above, and 45 credit hours

Description: A systematic introduction to the study of human trafficking. Learn about what constitutes human trafficking, theories of victimization as they apply to trafficking, debates about the language and definitions surrounding sex trafficking and prostitution. Discuss the prevalence, predictors, and consequences of various forms of trafficking and critically assess efforts related to measurement, intervention, and prevision.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM450
Drugs and Crime

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Socially constructed nature of drugs and drug policy, focusing on the variety of ways drugs and crime are connected and the socio-historical context of contemporary US drug policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM451
Violence

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: This course is a survey of the nature and extent of violence. The focus is on patterns of violence across social groups, the causes and correlates of violence and violent behavior, and programs/policies geared toward violence prevention and reduction. Also of interest is the relationship between theory and violence research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM455
Gangs and Gang Control

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Focuses on American youth street gangs. Topics include history of gangs, gang and gang member characteristics, gang life and strategies of gang control. Link between youth street gangs, prison gangs and other deviant collectivities will be explored.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM456
Homicide Investigations

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Designed to present an overview of the crime of homicide. Attention is given to homicide data, theories of why homicides occur, types of homicide, investigating/solving homicides, prosecuting homicide cases, and the impact on co-victims and society as a whole. Use critical thinking skills while exploring various investigative techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM471
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England

Prerequisites: CRCJ major or CRCJ minor and instructor permission

Study abroad required.

Description: Specialized course which provides a comparison of the criminal justice systems of the United States and the United kingdom. Allows for an exploration of how the American system developed from the British system and why social and cultural factors influenced the differences/similarities in their development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM475
International Criminology and Criminal Justice

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Analyzes the dynamics of criminality and the social response to criminality across countries. Differences in crime and justice between developed and developing countries and between socialist and capitalist nations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM476
Terrorism

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Development of an understanding of terrorism as a political crime. Examines social, political, and psychological aspects of this behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM477
Organized Crime

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Traces the origins and historical development of the activities that have come to be known as "organized crime." These crimes are some of the most dangerous to American society and range from the commonly known offenses of gambling, racketeering, and narcotics trafficking to the more subtle and sophisticated, less understood but equally serious, crimes of extortion, commercial bribery, and political corruption.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM478
White Collar Crime

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Illegal acts committed by nonphysical means and by concealment or guile, to obtain money or property, to avoid the payment or loss of money or property, or to obtain business or personal advantage.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM480
Special Topics

Prerequisites: CRIM 101, ENGL 150 or above and 45 credit hours

Description: Analysis of contemporary special problems in the broad spectrum of criminal justice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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CRIM495
Independent Studies

Prerequisites: Admission into upper division criminal justice program, 24 hours of criminal justice credit, and permission

Description: Faculty-guided research in an area of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Students are responsible for selecting the area of inquiry prior to contacting the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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CRIM496
Issues in Crime and Justice

Prerequisites: Upper-division CRIM major or minor

Description: Capstone course will focus on contemporary issues of crime and justice. Justice process and the general operations of the criminal justice system. Concepts of crime and deviance, individual rights, and discrimination in a democratic society will be reviewed and critiqued against the backdrop of contemporary issues. Law enforcement, judicial, juvenile justice, and corrections subsystems. Number of reform proposals presented and considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CRIM497H
Senior Honors Project/Thesis

Description: Independent research project supervised by department/school faculty.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3-6

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CRIM499
Senior Assessment

Description: Part of the department's Student Outcomes Assessment effort. Designed to monitor the department's performance and to identify changes needed.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
Max credits per degree:
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:0

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