Criminal Justice


CRJU 101 Police Process

Philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Examines federal, state, local, and private law enforcement agencies.


CRJU 103 Corrections Process

Survey of criminal corrections. Explores historical development of penal and correctional philosophy, and practical application of theoretical concepts.


CRJU 105 The Criminal Justice System

Overview of American criminal justice system and functional relationship among its component parts-law enforcement, courts, and corrections.


CRJU 160 Criminal Law

Theory and application of criminal law within the criminal justice system.  Discusses societal, cultural, and political contexts of criminal law.


CRJU 162 The Judicial Process

Organization and function of courts and operation of judicial process from arrest through sentencing. Examines roles of judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, jury, and court administrator.


CRJU 203 Evidence

Rules of evidence in law enforcement and criminal procedures in areas such as arrest, force, search, and seizure.  Discusses court decisions affecting law enforcement.


CRJU 204 Legal Rights of the Confined

Impact of recent court decisions on inmates' rights, correctional institutions, and correctional personnel. 


CRJU 209 Criminology

Origin, extent, types and causes of criminal behavior.  Topics include criminal theories as well as societal reaction to deviant behavior and criminal acts.  Same course as SOCI 209.


CRJU 222 Drug Abuse

Overview of American drug problem.  Examines characteristics of major drug groups and history and philosophy of drug control legislation.


CRJU 240 Juvenile Delinquency

Theories of delinquency, nature of delinquent behavior, and juvenile justice system.  Same course as SOCI 240.


CRJU 261 Constitutional Law

Police powers of the state and their limitations.  Due-process privileges and immunities of criminal defendants and prisoners afforded by U.S. Constitution.  Same course as POLI 261.


CRJU 270 Victimology

Overview of victims of crime in America, focusing on index crime victims, as well as the victim's role in preventing or assisting crime, and the relation of the victim to the criminal justice system.  Special crime victims such as missing children, abused children, the elderly and battered women will be given attention.  Same course as SOCI 270.


CRJU 295 Criminal Justice Research

Introduces forms and applications of criminal justice research. Includes generation of data and statistical analysis.  Emphasizes interpretation of research findings.  Prerequisite: ENGL 101.  Same course as SOCI 295.


CRJU 298 Criminal Justice Practicum

Research and field work, under staff supervision, in student's area of concentration.  Preparation of research paper analyzing theory versus practice.