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Courses - Spring 2022
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, MATH135, MATH140).
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, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201.
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.
CCJS225
Responses to Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Conflict is unfortunately resolved through violence in a number of settings. It ranges from interpersonal to international in its scope. This course investigates the strengths and weakness of a number of resolutions to reducing violence over the course of history using both state centered and informal control.
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.
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.
CCJS301
Fundamentals in Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be enrolled at The Universities at Shady Grove; and must be in the Criminal Justice minor; or by permission of department; and must not be in the Criminology and Criminal Justice major.
Provides an overview of the three major components of the American criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Each component will be explored in its development over time as well as various issues surrounding each component. This course will also cover important issues that are relevant to current debates including race, reentry, technology and crime, juvenile justice, and future directions for criminal justice.
CCJS318F
Special Topics in Criminology & Criminal Justice; Terrorism and Political Violence: Understanding Terrorism, Insurgency, and Civil Conflict
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS318F is cross-listed with BSST338B. Credit may only be earned for BSST338B or CCJS318F.
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.
Students must pay a $53.00 lab fee.
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.
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.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.
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.
CCJS345
(Perm Req)
Courts and Sentencing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.
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.
CCJS346
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.
CCJS352
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100.
An analysis of the role of criminal justice in the control of drug use and abuse.
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.
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.
CCJS418A
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Offender Re-entry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105, and CCJS300.
CCJS418D
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Evolving Legal Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS 100 and CCJS 230.
CCJS418E
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Applications of Data Science in Criminology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105, CCJS200, and CCJS300.
CCJS418F
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crime on TV
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105, and CCJS300.
CCJS418J
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Immigration and Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS418P
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Marijuana, Law and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS100 and CCJS105.
CCJS418Q
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminology and Criminal Justice: Crime and Place
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS100, CCJS105, andCCJS 300
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.
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.
CCJS489H
(Perm Req)
CCJS498C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; . Police and Campus Interaction
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
CCJS498O
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Crossover Youth: The Intersection of the Child Welfare and Criminal Justice Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498Q
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Navigating Your Future: Transforming Your Degree into a Career
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498R
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Woman and Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS498Y
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Rules of Engagement: Evidence in Criminal Trials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CCJS601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
An introduction to research, theory, and applications of the causes and consequences of police behavior. Community policing, problem-solving methods, police discretion, police misconduct, police crime prevention strategies, and restorative justice.
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.
CCJS633
Translating Research into Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CCJS632.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department.
Law enforcement policy and practice is increasingly "evidence based." This course will focus on understanding data sources and the fundamentals of research methodology, focusing on how data and methodological choices shape the conclusions that can be drawn. At the end of this course, students will be able to discern between research of good and poor quality and understand the crucial benefits of evaluation.
CCJS651
Seminar in Criminology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: CRIM651.
Analysis of significant recent issues in Criminology.
CCJS652
Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Formerly: CRIM652.
Analysis of delinquency and its control.
CCJS658
CCJS661
Crime and the Life Course
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: CCJS699J or CCJS661.
Formerly: CCJS699J.
Designed to provide an intensive examination of crime and the life course. Life course is examined as a theoretical orientation, a research methodology, and an empirical field of study with special reference to crime and deviance. Course includes development of criminal behavior and criminal careers; stability and change in criminal behavior across developmental stages; trajectories, transitions, and turning points through life; quantitative and qualitative approaches to studying crime and the life course; and social change and its link to individual lives.
CCJS699
Special Criminological Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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: S-F
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.