Courses

CMJS 2003. Introduction to Criminal Justice (ACTS Equivalency = CRJU 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Survey of the field of criminal justice, with an emphasis upon law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

CMJS 2023. Introduction to Criminology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Examination of the extent of crime in America, patterns of criminal behavior, and the causes of criminality.

CMJS 2043. Criminal Law and Society (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Principles and problems of criminal law in contemporary society.

CMJS 2513. Criminal Investigation (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Survey of the theories, concepts, and legal conditions concerning the techniques used in the location, preservation and presentation of evidence. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

CMJS 3023. Criminology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A survey of theories of crime causation, development of law, corrections, victimization, and police and policy. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013 and junior standing.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3023.

CMJS 3043. The Police and Society (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Origins, development, and practice of policing, with an emphasis on police organization, problems, and issues in contemporary society. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

CMJS 3053. Serial Crime (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Exploration of the historical development of criminal profiling related to serial homicide, serial sex crimes, serial stalking, and serial arson. Examination of behavioral and criminological theories, focusing on different profiling techniques and their strengths and challenges. Case studies and published research on serial crime will be used whenever possible. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3053.

CMJS 3063. Victimology (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the scientific study of victimization. Examines conceptual boundaries of victimology research, covers theories and statistics relevant to victimology, and explores practical applications of victimology, and the social, legal, and criminological issues that stem from concern over victims. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3063.

CMJS 3203. Corrections (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A study of the origins, development, and practices related to corrections, including incarceration, community corrections and supervision, and intermediate sanctions. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3203.

CMJS 3413. Special Topics (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Designed to cover specialized topics not usually presented in regular courses. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CMJS 3503. Criminal Procedures (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Legal principles of police work, including arrests, force, interviewing, search and seizure. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

CMJS 3513. Criminal Evidence (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of how criminal evidence is collected by police and used by prosecutors and defense attorneys within a constitutional framework. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3513.

CMJS 3723. Deviant Behavior (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Prevalence, theories, stereotypical responses, and treatment programs for behaviors such as vagrancies, alcoholism, violence, and sexual deviancy which deviate from social norms. Prerequisite: SOCI 2013.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 3723.

CMJS 399VH. Honors Course (Sp, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

CMJS 4003. Internship in Criminal Justice (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Supervised experience in municipal, county or state criminal justice agency, or any other agency which is approved by instructor. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CMJS 4013. Special Topics in Criminal Justice (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Comprehensive study of varied subjects in contemporary criminal justice. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

CMJS 403V. Individual Study in Criminal Justice (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

A reading and conference course on special topics in criminal justice. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

CMJS 4043. Juvenile Justice (Irregular). 3 Hours.

An introduction to the juvenile justice system and delinquent behaviors. Focuses on the extent of delinquency in America and the historical foundations and contemporary functions of the juvenile justice system. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

CMJS 4053. Homeland Security (Irregular). 3 Hours.

An introduction to homeland security and the intelligence community, focusing on how counterterrorism data is collected and used, emerging threats, and balancing civil liberties with domestic intelligence gathering. Prerequisite: CMJS 2003.

CMJS 4113. Terrorism and Social Control (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Examination of the causes, consequences, and counterterrorism policies affecting terrorism committed against Americans, whether domestic or international. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 4113.