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Courses - Summer 2024
CCJS
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Site
Open Seats as of
06/15/2024 at 09:30 AM
CCJS100
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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.
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.
Please note, for Summer Term, restrictions will not apply.
CCJS225
Responses to Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
What are the dimensions of violence in the United States and worldwide, and how has humanity responded to violence? 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 weaknesses of a number of resolutions to reducing violence over the course of history using both state centered and informal control.
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.
CCJS325
Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
What is human trafficking and how do we stop it? An introduction to 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.
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.
Please note, for Summer Term, restrictions will not apply.
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.
Please note, for Summer Term, restrictions will not apply.
CCJS359
(Perm Req)
Field Training in Criminology and Corrections
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
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; Law Enforcement Field Training
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS418J
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Immigration & Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS100, CCJS105, and CCJS300
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.
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.
CCJS498R
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Women and Crime
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisites: CCJS100 and CCJS105
CCJS671
Technology in Modern Policing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Leaders in law enforcement must be able to effectively evaluate, deploy, and manage technology projects. This course covers state-of-the-art technologies used in everyday policing, as well as emerging and future technologies. Students evaluate technological solutions to public safety problems from a legal/policy and privacy/optics perspective, from a procurement and budgetary perspective, and from a technical perspective. Students learn the challenges and best practices associated with deploying major technology projects. This course covers the underlying technical aspects of these technologies at a high level, such that students are able to successfully make informed decisions.
CCJS699
Special Criminological Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CCJS899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.