Course Descriptions for Graduate Classes

CRJU 7000 Criminal Justice Administration 3-0-3
An introduction to the administration and organizational structure of criminal justice agencies and the criminal justice system as a whole.

CRJU 7010 Advanced Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3-0-3
A seminar on crime, law, and criminal justice systems of major legal systems allowing for cross-cultural comparisons

CRJU 7100 Seminar in Law Enforcement 3-0-3
A seminar in which administrative issues pertinent to policing are examined. These include ethics, rural policing, and community policing, among others.

CRJU 7300 Seminar in Criminal Law And Procedure 3-0-3
A seminar in which rapidly changing controversial legal issues which have a major impact on criminal justice are explored.

CRJU 7350 Seminar in Forensic Investigation 3-0-3
An introduction to special topics in forensic science involving the use of forensic techniques in criminal investigations. This course will examine different areas related to the solving of crimes using forensic techniques currently available to the investigator. As needed, experimental forensic techniques will be discussed. Each student will gain an understanding of how forensic science is an integral part of the criminal justice system.

CRJU 7370 Ethical and Legal Issues 3-0-3
An introduction to the study of criminal justice ethics as a classical and contemporary discipline. Modern criminal justice codes of ethics and professional standards will be studied and critiqued. Students will be encouraged to examine critical values and moral beliefs and to develop humanistic philosophies. Questions about the ethical spirit and consequences of specific laws or policies and the disparities between these relatively narrow requirements and more generous professional and personal ethics will be addressed.

CRJU 7411 Applied Statistics for Criminal Justice Research 3-0-3
Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic statistical methods as demonstrated by undergraduate or graduate course work. A study of advanced statistical techniques applied in criminal justice research.

CRJU 7412 Advanced Research Methods for Criminal Justice 3-0-3
Prerequisite: CRJU 7411 or equivalent.
 Advanced research methodology used in criminal justice. The course requires the use of CRJU 7411 statistics.

CRJU 7413 Criminal Justice Planning and Evaluation 3-0-3
An analysis of criminal justice program development through planned change and techniques of program evaluation, with emphasis on procedure and design.

CRJU 7500 Seminar in Criminal Behavior and Personality 3-0-3
An advanced study of specific criminal behavior types emphasizing violent offenders, sexual deviants, the anti-social personality, and the criminally insane.

CRJU 7510 Advanced Correctional Therapies 3-0-3
Study and practice in the development and application of theoretically based correctional treatment plans.

CRJU 7600 Advanced Criminological Theory 3-0-3
An intensive overview of each of the major criminological perspectives regarding the etiology of crime. The course will provide students with an understanding of theoretical developments and research and will emphasize interrelationships among theories. The impact of social change is also emphasized.

CRJU 7610 Seminar in Gang, Group, and Multiple Offender Criminality 3-0-3
An intensive study of gang, mob, mass, and other types of group criminality. The course includes an examination of the formulation, evolution, characteristics, and threat of multiple offender violence. Topics include but are not limited to youth gangs, cults, organized crime, mob violence, vigilante groups, and domestic terrorist groups.

CRJU 7620 Seminar in Criminal Victimization 3-0-3
An introduction to the study of crime victims, including identification, research, and statistical data used to assess victims of crime. Major emphases of this course will be victims’ rights legislation and the responsibilities of individual criminal justice agencies providing services and programs to crime victims.

CRJU 7630 Advanced Crime Prevention 3-0-3
Basic concepts of crime prevention theories and techniques. Students will study past and current techniques, programs, and research used to establish crime prevention in today’s society. Course requirements include a hands-on creation of a crime prevention program for an existing criminal justice agency, business, or other entity whose use of a crime prevention program is necessary for its success or survival.

CRJU 7700 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3-0-to 6-0-6
A variable topics course that may be taken for 3 to 6 semester hours.

CRJU 7710 Seminar in Juvenile Justice 3-0-3
A seminar on the Juvenile Justice System and major issues related to the administration of juvenile justice. These include administrative issues, legal issues, and issues revolving around theory and rehabilitative goals.

CRJU 7900 Directed Study In Criminal Justice 0-3-to 0-18-6
May be taken for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” The study plan must be determined in advance and approved by the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Graduate Program as well as the instructor of record. Independent study or research under the guidance of a criminal justice graduate faculty member.

CRJU 7910 Criminal Justice Internship 3-0-6 
May be taken for a maximum of 6 credit hours. The internship involves placement in a work/observer situation in a criminal justice agency requiring academic performance and supervision as described in the Criminal Justice Internship Guidelines, or a research internship in which the student works with a criminal justice graduate faculty member to obtain knowledge of special research applications including data collection and organization, analysis, and publication. The internship plan must be determined in advanced and approved by the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Graduate Program as well as the instructor of record.

CRJU 7990 Area Paper 3 hours credit
Graded “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory.” The student must be registered for CRJU 7990 in the term in which the degree is earned. For students electing the non-thesis option and writing an Area Paper as per established guidelines.

CRJU 7999 Thesis 0-3-to 0-18-6
The student must be registered for CRJU 7999 in the term in which the degree is earned. For students developing and writing a thesis and as recommended and approved by the student’s thesis advisor. Must be taken for a total of 6 hours.