Criminal Justice (CRMJ)

CRMJ 201 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (3)

Overview of types of crime that occur in society; common explanations of crime; common misconceptions of crime; characteristics of offenders and victims; measurement of crime; social costs of crime and various social responses.

CRMJ 254 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

The history, the present structure, the functions, and the contemporary problems of the police, prosecution, courts, corrections system, probation and parole. A brief introduction to law as an element of social control will be given. GenEd II.B.3 or Core: The United States as a Nation.

CRMJ 307 ISSUES IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (3)

Identification, treatment and prevention of home-based abuse or violence focusing on children, spouses/partners, and elders. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 309 ISSUES IN CAMPUS VIOLENCE (3)

Micro-level examination of issues of crime and violence, including prevention, treatment and punishment on the college campus. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 311 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CROSS-NATIONALLY (3)

Examination of differences and similarities between U.S. and other nations' experiences of and responses to crime. Prerequisite: CRMJ 201, CRMJ 254, or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 313 BIOCRIME AND SECURITY (3)

Contemporary issues and controversies in criminal justice policy and practice related to biocrimes and other major security threats. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 315 MENTAL HEALTH, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Examination of the link between mental illness and crime as well as the treatment of mentally ill offenders within the criminal justice system, from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 317 JUSTICE AND CRIME (3)

Critical investigation of the meaning of justice and the implications it has for our society, the perpetration of crime, and the operation of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 and CRMJ 201 or CRMJ 254, and 6 additional hours of CRMJ.

CRMJ 331 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FILM (3)

Critical analysis of media portrayals of crime and the criminal justice system; consideration of related crime myths, wider images of justice, and other consequences for society; primary emphasis on visual media. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 332 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Introduction to conflict analysis and resolution in the context of the criminal justice system; understanding, assessing, and remedying the causes and dynamics of social conflict particularly in the realm of law enforcement and corrections, such as hostage standoffs or prison riots. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 333 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (3)

Theory and research of restorative justice practice including victim-offender mediation, community conferencing, and peacemaking circles; how restorative justice reframes traditional notions of justice in the criminal context. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 337 CONTROVERSIES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Contemporary issues and controversies in criminal justice philosophy, policy, and practice from the counting and reporting of crime to the rights of citizens, the dilemmas of victims, and the punishment of the perpetrator; implications of criminal justice policy upon the community. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 345 RACE AND CRIME (3)

Structural and cultural dimensions of race-specific patterns of criminal offending and victimization. Focus on urban development, social construction of race, and the political-economy of crime and social control in America. Prerequisite: CRMJ 244 or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 348 WOMEN AND CRIME (3)

Women as offenders, victims and workers in the criminal justice system. Theories of female criminality. Discrimination and sexism in juvenile and adult systems. Prerequisite: CRMJ 244 or SOCI 101.

CRMJ 352 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (3)

Probation and intermediate sanctions of boot camp, electronic monitoring, house arrest/detention. Casework management and sentencing. Parole and diversion programs. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 353 THEORIES OF CRIME (3)

Evolution of criminological theory; crime rates and trends; social profile of criminal offenders and victims; societal responses. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, CRMJ 201, or CRMJ 254; and 9 additional units of CRMJ, SOCI, and/or ANTH.

CRMJ 354 WRITING FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

The components of the criminal justice system; police, courts, corrections. Theories of criminal justice applied to operations. Does not fulfill GenEd I.D when completed as SOCI 354. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 190. GenEd I.D.

CRMJ 355 DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (3)

Nature, distribution, and causes of youth crime; youth gangs; the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

CRMJ 356 PRISONS IN AMERICA (3)

Purposes of punishment; incarceration, and death penalty; inmate subculture; administration and staff issues. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 358 INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE (3)

Face-to-face violent crime; perpetrators and victims; strategies for response. Prerequisites: SOCI 101.

CRMJ 368 RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Various steps in conducting research projects, from statement of the problem to final analysis of data, with focus on procedures used to study crime and criminal justice. Emphasis on the research techniques and the ethical issues involved. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254 and PSYC 212 or MATH 231 or ECON 205.

CRMJ 370 TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3)

Current topics in criminology designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six units provided a different topic is taken. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.

CRMJ 375 TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Current topics in criminal justice designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 384 ADVANCED CRIMINAL LAW (3)

Concepts of substantive criminal law through the case method approach; role of common law in the development of criminal law; examination of elements and types of crime, criminal actions, and defenses in relation to criminal law doctrines. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 385 POLICE ADMINISTRATION (3)

Law enforcement and organization structure; management of departments, including deployment, recruitment, training, specialization, budget and research. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 387 ISSUES IN POLICING (3)

Individual and system-related problems facing police personnel. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 393 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Analysis of the ethical dilemmas that confront law enforcement, criminal law, and corrections professionals in the course of their daily work. Focus on both macro and micro level solutions. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254.

CRMJ 431 CRIMINAL JUSTICE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM (3)

Integrates criminal justice issues related to reducing crime, reintegrating offenders, or responding to criminal victimization with real world projects designed by students in an external learning framework. Involves visiting and networking with community agencies in the criminal justice field. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; SOCI 353 or CRMJ 353.

CRMJ 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3)

An examination of current topics in criminology designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six units provided a different topic is taken. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 or CRMJ 244; and 6 additional units of CRMJ.

CRMJ 475 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

An examination of current topics in criminal justice designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six units provided a different topic is taken. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 or CRMJ 254; and 6 additional units of CRMJ.

CRMJ 485 SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Capstone application of ideas, methods, and facts learned in previous criminology and criminal justice courses. Prerequisites: CRMJ 254; CRMJ 244; CRMJ 353 or SOCI 353; CRMJ 368 or SOCI 391; and Senior Standing; or consent of instructor.

CRMJ 491 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE I (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to inquiry in criminal justice and criminology and application of knowledge in field. Students may elect to take one term for 3 units (CRMJ 491) or two terms for 3 units each (CRMJ 491 - CRMJ 492), in one agency both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOAN majors only; CRMJ concentration; Junior Standing; and consent of instructor.

CRMJ 492 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE II (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to inquiry in criminal justice and criminology and application of knowledge in field. Students may elect to take one term for 3 units (CRMJ 491) or two terms for 3 units each (CRMJ 491 and CRMJ 492), in one agency both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. Prerequisites: SOAN majors only; CRMJ concentration; Junior Standing; and consent of instructor.

CRMJ 495 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3)

Supervised research in criminology and criminal justice involving library and/or field experiences, and culminating in a written report. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: CRMJ 353 or SOCI 353; CRMJ 368 or SOCI 391; and consent of instructor.

CRMJ 497 HONORS SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Exploring and analyzing major areas in criminology and criminal justice. Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ Honors Coordinator.

CRMJ 498 HONORS READINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (4)

A survey of the relevant scholarly literature in criminology and criminal justice under the guidance of a faculty member who will direct the student's research. Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ Honors Coordinator.

CRMJ 499 HONORS THESIS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (4)

Supervised research and investigation in criminology and/or criminal justice involving library and/or field experience and culminating in a written report. Prerequisite: Consent of CRMJ Honors Coordinator.