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Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
CCJ-Criminology and Criminal Justice

CCJ 2002 Survey of Crime and Justice . . . . . 3(F,S)
Provides an introduction to, and analysis of, important topics related to crime and justice, such as gun control, the death penalty, and drug enforcement. (General Studies Course: SS/BEH)

CCJ 2948 Service Learning Field Study I . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 6-8 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

CCJ 3XXX Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime . . . . . 3(SS)
Analysis of the demographic state of affairs in criminal justice in the United States. Designed to elicit discussion regarding the impacts of and on race, gender, and ethnicity as they apply to the criminal justice field. Time permitting, a discussion of juveniles and the elderly will be included.

CCJ 3014 Criminology . . . . . 3(F,S)
Pre/Corequisite: CCJ 3024.
Examines the causes, types, and patterns of crime in society. Special emphasis is given to the methods criminologists use to study crime and its social context.

CCJ 3024 The American Criminal Justice System . . . . . 3(F,S)
Introductory analysis of crime and the criminal justice system. Topics include crime, the law and the interrelationships of the various criminal justice subsystems and their environments.

CCJ 3060 Moral Issues in Criminal Justice . . . . . 3(F,S)
Identification and analysis of ethical issues in the field of criminal justice using the case approach.

CCJ 3450 Criminal Justice Management and Organization . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Acquaints student with the basic management processes affecting criminal justice agencies, develops the student's ability to analyze management problems and apply effective interventions to those problems in police departments, courts, and corrections agencies.

CCJ 3654 Substance Abuse and the Offender . . . . . 3(S)
Addresses the "biological/psychological/social" issues of substance abuse and treatment for defendants within the criminal justice system. Designed to provide the student with comprehensive critical analysis of the social and psychological issues of substance abuse including theories of causation and treatment. Is intended primarily to address issues relevant for those working in the criminal justice system.

CCJ 3666 Victimology . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
The study of crime, its victims, and their relationship to the criminal justice process. Emphasis is on the psychological, financial, and medical needs and problems of the victim.

CCJ 3948 Service Learning Field Study II . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 6-8 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission is required.

CCJ 3949 Cooperative Education . . . . . 1-2(F,S,SS)
Alternating full-time or consecutive parallel terms of practical experience in the intended field. Reinforcing academic preparation; confirming educational and career goals; personal and professional development; early start in career; earnings toward self-support; improved employability. (See program description under Cooperative Education). Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission of director of Cooperative Education is required.

CCJ 4036 Behavioral Science and the Law . . . . . 3(F,S)
Addresses topics in the field of forensic psychology, public policy and the law. Selected issues will include: competency to procede, insanity at the time of the alleged offense, malingering, psychopathy, domestic violence, prediction of violence, false confession/police deception, sexual violence, civil commitment, sexual predator laws, including the Jimmy Ryce Act.

CCJ 4075 Crime Analysis . . . . . 3(S)
Pre/Corequisite: CCJ 3024.
Provides essential knowledge required to research and analyze crime. Hands-on introduction to software used to investigate crime phenomenon.

CCJ 4141 Restorative Justice . . . . . 3(S)
Provides students with information on the theory and practice of restorative justice. Restorative Justice is an alternative to the traditional criminal justice model. It focuses on meeting the needs of victims, offenders, and the community as they relate to crime.

CCJ 4239 Criminal Investigation . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Pre/Corequisite: CCJ 3024.
An introduction to criminal investigation. Topics will include investigative theory, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interview and interrogation, uses of forensic sciences and case and trial preparation.

CCJ 4501 Juvenile Justice . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Survey of the major elements involved in the administration of juvenile justice-etiology, law, treatment and prevention.

CCJ 4610 Criminal Behavior . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Introduces students to models that have been developed to explain criminal behavior. Biological, medical, psychiatric, and psychological perspectives are covered. Critically examines both the advantages and the shortcomings of the various attempts to "medicalize" criminal behavior. Throughout the course, medical models will be compared with phenomenological explanations of criminal behavior that describe the psychic experiences of committing criminal acts and the reasons that some types of crime are so seductively attractive to certain individuals.

CCJ 4644 White-Collar Crime . . . . . 3(S)
Considers the question "what is while-collar crime?" and the implications associated with enforcement of laws related to white-collar criminality, investigation and prosecution of such offenses and sentencing of while-collar offenders. Various forms of white-collar crime will be examined and illustrated through case studies and research, including estimates of cost, victim and offender profiles, and legal issues. Examines theoretical explanations for while-collar crime and questions of corporate liability.

CCJ 4700 Research Design in Criminal Justice . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: CCJ 3024.
Designed to give students an understanding of the basic principles and practices of empirical research as they are practiced in criminal justice and to enhance students' critical thinking skills with respect to criminal justice programs and proposals.

CCJ 4701 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: CCJ 4700.
Data analysis applied to criminal justice data, including descriptive and inferential statistics and computer applications in criminal justice research.

CCJ 4940 Criminal Justice Internship . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Internship in field of criminal justice intended to give field observation and experience. Permission of undergraduate coordinator and 3-6 sh career experience required. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis only.

CCJ 5XXX Criminal Justice and Administration . . . . . 3(S)
Focuses on the principles of organization, administration, and function of criminal justice agencies. These agencies include law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Includes an examination of management approaches and problems in criminal justice, including the planning and evaluation techniques and the use of information systems.

CCJ 5XX3 Human Resource Management in Criminal Justice . . . . . 3(S)
Introduces students to basic principles of human resource management, particularly as they apply to criminal justice agencies. Where applicable, the case method will be used to illustrate applications to real world problems. Issues related to organizational justice and ethics will also be addressed.

CCJ 5018 Crime and Public Policy . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Analysis of various policy initiatives designed to reduce the level of crime. Applies elements of criminological theory and research methods to critically evaluate the effectiveness of policies.

CCJ 5496 Critical Analysis of Justice Administration . . . . . 3(F)
A detailed survey of the government agencies involved in the administration of the American criminal justice system. An overview of the processes of the justice system from entry to exit of criminal defendants. Evaluation of organizational performance in justice agencies and the critical analysis of the public policies they promulgate.

CCJ 6XX1 Criminal Justice Research Methods and Data Analysis 3(F)
Covers issues related to research methods and data analysis as they are applied in the field of criminal justice and criminology. Lectures and discussions will be used to help students understand what constitutes scientifically acceptable inquiry and how to conduct empirical research. Also examines statistical concepts as they are used for criminal justice and other social science research.

CCJ 6XX2 Criminal Justice Budgeting and Finance . . . . . 3(F)
Provides criminal justice administrators or future criminal justice administrators with the opportunity to apply budgeting models to real-world organizational budgeting issues and problems.

CCJ 6910 Applied Research Project . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: CCJ 6XX1 (CJ Research Methods and Data Analysis).
The applied research project is a capstone course that gives students the opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the MSA curriculum to an organizational or policy related problem. Students are expected to produce a paper showing evidence that they have mastered the learning outcomes. Before enrolling the student should have completed at least 27-30 hours of MSA coursework including CCJ 6XX1 (CJ Research Methods and Data Analysis). Permission is required.

CCJ 6930 Seminar: Special Topics in Criminal Justice . . . . . 3(S,SS)
Designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in a particular field of criminal justice such as juvenile justice/ corrections or on a cutting edge topic of relevance to criminal justice practitioners such as restorative justice of homeland security.