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Courses - Spring 2018
CCJS
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Site
CCJS100
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
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
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.
CCJS200
(Perm Req)
Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (STAT100, MATH107, MATH111, MATH120, MATH130, 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).
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.
CCJS230
(Perm Req)
Criminal Law in Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
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.
CCJS234
(Perm Req)
Law of Criminal Investigation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.
General principles and theories of criminal procedure. Due process. Arrest, search and seizure. Recent developments. Study and evaluation of evidence and proof.
CCJS300
(Perm Req)
Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105; and (PSYC200, CCJS200, ECON321, BMGT230, or SOCY201).
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.
CCJS320
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Criminalistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230.
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.
This class is taught using a "blended learning" format divided equally with presentation of online recorded lectures, case studies, webcasts and readings; and practical examination of criminalistics procedures and evidence identification exercises in the CCJS Crime Laboratory. There are lab fees associated with this course.
CCJS325
Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: CCJS325 or CCJS498R.
Formerly: CCJS498R.
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.
CCJS332
(Perm Req)
Major Transitions: From Undergraduate to Professional
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; and sophomore standing or higher.
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.
CCJS340
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Critical issues relating to policing. Topics include police discretion, role of police, use of force, misconduct, police research, administration, personnel, and etc.
CCJS342
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
Credit only granted for: CCJS342 or CCJS452.
Examination of the American correctional system. Identification of historical and contemporary themes, issues, and trends. Evaluation of correctional policies, practices and research.
By Permission Only (Permreq)
CCJS345
(Perm Req)
Courts and Sentencing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
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.
By Permission Only (Permreq)
CCJS346
Domestic Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
Credit only granted for: CCJS346 or CCJS498Y.
Formerly: CCJS498Y.
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.
CCJS359
(Perm Req)
Field Training in Criminology and Corrections
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS 105 or CRIM 220; and CCJS 350 or CRIM 450; and permission of department. For majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS360
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS105.
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.
CCJS370
(Perm Req)
Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
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.
CCJS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department; and junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS389H
(Perm Req)
Independent Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS398
(Perm Req)
Law Enforcement Field Training
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: junior standing. For majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: written consent of faculty under whose direction the study is to be performed, and at least twelve hours of CCJS credits.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS418B
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Cyber Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS100 and CCJS105.
CCJS418D
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prereqs: CCJS 100 and CCJS 230
CCJS418J
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Immigration and Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS444
(Perm Req)
Advanced Law Enforcement Administration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS340.
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.
CCJS450
(Perm Req)
Advanced Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.
Credit only granted for: CCJS350 or CCJS450.
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.
CCJS451
(Perm Req)
Crime and Delinquency Prevention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.
Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.
CCJS452
(Perm Req)
Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS300.
Credit only granted for: CCJS 342 or CCJS 452.
Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.
CCJS454
(Perm Req)
Contemporary Criminological Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS300 and CCJS105.
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.
CCJS461
(Perm Req)
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And CCJS300.
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.
CCJS498C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Police and Campus Interaction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498D
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crisis Management and Leadership for Public Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498F
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498M
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime Mapping
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498N
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Homeland Security Intelligence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498T
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Victim Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498V
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Rules of Engagement: Evidence in Criminal Trials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498Y
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; The Intersection fo Crime and the Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS604
(Perm Req)
Policy Analysis Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An application of statistical and conceptual tools to criminal justice data in the student's area of concentration, resulting in a paper reporting the conceptualization, analytic methods and results. The topic of the independent study will be chosen through individual consultation with the instructor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS610
Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: CRIM610.
Examination of special research problems and techniques.
CCJS621
General Linear Models in Criminal Justice Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS620.
Credit only granted for: CCJS498F or CCJS621.
Formerly: CCJS498F.
An in-depth exploration of applied linear regression analysis. Covers characteristics of estimates, such as unbiasedness and efficiency. Encourages fluency with the theoretical issues involved in the basic linear regression using simple algebra, familiarity with the general model using matrix algebra, and fluency with the computer application of multivariate regressions and the probit/logit models.
CCJS651
Seminar in Criminology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: CRIM651.
Analysis of significant recent issues in Criminology.
CCJS667
Innovations in Policing: Programs, Policies and Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: CCJS667 or CCJS699W.
Formerly: CCJS699W.
Examine the factors that have led to recent police innovations and recent innovations in the study of policing. Critically explores the effects of such policies on crime and disorder, on research practices, as well as unintended consequences on community, police abuse and police organization. Which policies have been found to be effective? What types of practices work most effectively for what type of crime and disorder problems? Has there been sufficient research for us to come to solid conclusions regarding these questions? Does present research fit the practices of the police?
CCJS699
Special Criminological Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS699P
Special Criminological Problems; Testing Criminological Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CCJS699Q
Special Criminological Problems; Punishment and Inequality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CCJS700
Advanced Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CCJS610.
An in-depth inventory of the methods of criminological research. It considers the philosophy of science and research ethics; discusses sampling, measurement and methods of data collection, including survey, experimental, evaluation, and qualitative research.
CCJS799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.