CRJU Criminal Justice

CRJU   1010   Intro Criminal Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Emergence and current state of formal institutions established within the American experience to deal with criminal behavior. Philosophical, cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of the justice system and process.

CRJU   1020   Ethics/Morals Criminal Justice

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Relationship between ethical theory and criminal justice policies and practices. Principle ethical theories of the Western world and the application of these theories to the administration of justice in the United States. Ethical underpinnings of the crime control and due process models of justice.

CRJU   1030   Interpersonal Commun Skills

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Development of interpersonal communication skills to improve interaction among agency employees and between employees and the public.

CRJU   1100   Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an introduction and overview of the criminal justice system and its central components: police, courts, and corrections. Topics include: the history, development, and current status of law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections in the U.S.; the philosophical, economic, and socio-political aspects of the criminal justice system and processes; individual rights and public order; an introduction to the juvenile justice system; theories of crime causation; and special issues such as drugs, mental health and public policy.

CRJU   1130   Interpersonal Commun Skills

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Development of interpersonal communication skills to improve interaction among agency employees and between employees and the public.

CRJU   1200   Intro to Law Enforcement

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

History, philosophy, and basic objectives of the police system in the U.S. and Georgia. Emphasizes applications of the law for law enforcement officers.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1010.

CRJU   1210   Introduction to Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

History of cyber crime and the examination of techniques and strategies for investigating computer crime. Prerequisite(s): ENGL   1101.

CRJU   2010   Universal Justice

2-3 Credit Hours.   2-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical juxtaposition of the justice ideal in actual practice in the U.S. and other countries. Development of universal justice construct rooted in the Rule of Law and applicable to terrorism, piracy, international criminal conspiracy, immigration, sanctuary, asylum, amnesty, and war crimes.

CRJU   2020   Ethical Theor/Moral Iss in CJ

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Relationship between ethical theory and criminal justice policies and practices. Principal ethical theories of the western world and the application of these theories to the administration of justice in the United States. Ethical underpinnings of the crime control and due process models of justice.

CRJU   2100   Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Nature and extent of crime in the U.S. Evaluation of factors leading to criminal behavior and measures proposed to control it.

CRJU   2210   Introduction to Policing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical examination and assessment of American policing. Major emphases include policing history, functions, organizational structure, policing strategies, effectiveness of practices, and accountability measures.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1100.

CRJU   2210M   Intro Law Enforcement by WC

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

History, philosophy, and basic objectives of the police system in the U. S. and Georgia. Emphasizes applications of the law for law enforcement officers.

CRJU   2410   Introduction to Corrections

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Correctional process and interventions designed to deter and control adult criminal behavior. Addresses philosophy and goals underlying correctional interventions, types of criminal sentencing, and penal sanctions, including community-based programs, institutional corrections, and parole. Examines intentions and consequences of various methods of institutional and non-institutional processing and treatment of convicted offenders.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1100.

CRJU   2500   Criminal Evidence & Procedure

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Historical and contemporary overview of rules governing criminal procedure and rules of evidence as they affect the accused, the convicted, the functions of law enforcement, and the conduct of criminal prosecutions. Constitutional rights of the accused and the conflict of those rights with maintenance of public order and enforcement of criminal law.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1010.

CRJU   3110   Legal Process

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce students to the American court system with a focus on the sources of law and the actors, institutions, and processes that affect the administration of justice.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3137.

CRJU   3112   Honors Thesis Seminar II

1 Credit Hour.   1 Lecture Hour.   0 Lab Hours.

In a seminar setting, students will continue to progress toward researching and writing the honors thesis. Particular emphasis will be given to construction of a comprehensive literature review and research design. Prerequisite(s): Minimum junior standing.

CRJU   3120   Ethics in Criminal Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of ethical theories and understandings of justice in the context of contemporary issues related to the criminal justice system. Students practice identifying ethical dilemmas and applying major ethical systems to resolve dilemmas and evaluate decision-making in law enforcement, the judiciary, and the correctional system.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3131   Criminal Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the social and political influences on criminal law in the United States. Analyzes the constitutional limits on criminal law, principles of criminal liability, elements of crimes, criminal defenses, and the application of the Georgia Criminal Code to specific crimes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3133   Evidence and Procedure

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on the legal processes from arrest through appeal, with emphasis on the rights of the accused including due process, right to counsel, search and seizure, self-incrimination, and the rules of evidence governing criminal procedure.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3134   Investigations

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to fundamentals of conducting investigations. Topics include: evidence gathering, interviews and interrogations, court preparation and testimony, and written reports. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3150   Organized Crime

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of phenomenon of racketeering in society from a variety of perspectives, using historical, theoretical, and comparative materials. Analysis of the nature of the activities of organized criminals, the relationship between these criminals and the public, the structure of racketeering groups and enterprises, and the strategies and success of legal control on organized crime. Special attention paid to the ways in which these crimes can be differentiated from "common" street crimes.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1010.

CRJU   3160   Corporate Crime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the laws, law enforcement, victimization, and cost of corporate, white collar and occupational crime.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3170   Criminal Justice Admin

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Survey of basic concepts and principles concerned with the administration and management of agencies within the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on organizational structure, functions, standard operating procedures, leadership, and the role of discretion.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1100 and CRJU   2020.

CRJU   3210   Law Enforc: Struct/Process

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Philosophical, cultural, and historical background of policing, focusing on the role of police in contemporary society, quasi-military organization, and community relations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3220   Indust, Commer & Private Secur

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

History, development, and analysis of privately employed police and security in the U.S. Topics include an analysis of public vs. private agencies, types (contract and proprietary), and components (physical, information and personnel) of private security. Special emphasis on the functions, strengths, and problems encountered by privatized agencies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3233   Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the nature and extent of crime in the U.S. Evaluates factors leading to criminal behavior drawing on major criminological theories and research, as well as measures proposed to control crime. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3234   Research Methods

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

Provides an overview of research methods and techniques in criminal justice and criminology, to include research design, analytical techniques, ethical issues in research, and relationships between theory, research, and practice. Particular topics include the nature of conceptualization, hypothesis testing, measurement, operationalization, and sampling populations to provide students with conceptual and practical foundations to develop research and program evaluation skills.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU 4231.

CRJU   3263   Cyber Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Assesses the usefulness of classic criminological theories to explain a wide range of cybercrimes and the possible need for the creation of new cyber-related criminological theories. Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   1210 or approval of instructor.

CRJU   3310   Youth, Gangs & Drugs

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Relationship among illicit drugs, gang affiliation, and juvenile delinquency with emphasis on the drug/crime nexus. Topics include consideration of both the relationship between adolescent involvement with drugs/alcohol and affiliation with a negative peer group and the impact of these behaviors on progressive delinquency. Policies and programs for prevention and control of these destructive behaviors.

CRJU   3400   Corrections

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis and evaluation of both historical and contemporary correctional systems. Development, organization operation, and results of the different correctional systems in the U.S.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3420   Applying Elementary Statistics in Justice and Crime Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Students learn about and practice using elementary statistics with a focus on crime and criminal justice data and usage. Focuses on linking levels of measurement, inference, questions posed, and data limitations in statistical usage. Students will compute and interpret statistics.

Corequisite(s): CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3431   Juvenile Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides an overview of the juvenile justice system and juvenile jurisprudence. Examines the development of the juvenile justice system and treatment of juveniles in civil and criminal justice systems. Additional topics include examination of theoretical frameworks and correlates of juvenile delinquency as well as strategies aimed at reducing and preventing delinquency. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3432   Gangs and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the historical development and contemporary influence of gangs as well as their criminal and noncriminal activities. Emphasis is placed on myths associated with gangs, individual and structural forces influencing juveniles to join gangs, differentiating gangs from other organized criminal groups, how gangs fit into society as a whole, the impact of gangs on the criminal justice system, and the effectiveness of policies and initiatives aimed at reducing gang activity.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3531   Victimology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the causes, consequences, and theoretical explanations of victimization. Major emphases on victimization patterns, risk factors, the victim-offender relationship, range of injuries experienced, and the role of the victim in criminal justice proceedings.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3534   Drugs and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the scholarly study of drugs and alcohol from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. Students will become familiar with drug discourse, history, and policy with particular emphases on the legal prohibitions and enforcement of drugs in American society.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3535   Family Violence

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an examination of family violence with specific focus on child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. Attention centers on the nature, prevalence, causes, consequences, as well as on responses by social service agencies and the criminal justice system for each form of violence occurring within the family.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3536   School Violence

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an examination of school violence, focusing on the school as the location for various forms victimization of students, teachers, and school administrators. Specifically, the course will focus on several forms of school violence including bullying and school shootings. Theoretical explanations, administrative, and criminal justice responses to the various forms of school violence, and the consequences of these responses, will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3538   Gender, Crime, and Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical examination of gender as a significant, yet overlooked, dimension of criminality to include the nature and extent of women as victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system. Causes of crime and victimization, gender disparities in processing/punishing female offenders, treatment of female offenders in the community, responses to female victimization, and ways to reduce both crime and victimization will be examined, while promoting justice by recognizing the important role of gender and the intersection of gender and other social inequalities. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3631   Crime and Justice in Public Policy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on the intersection of crime and social justice in the policy process. Particular attention paid to the development of public policy, actors in the process, and the impact of public policy on society, social programs, and the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3732   Conflict Resolutioin

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the causes of conflict and techniques to resolve conflict in the criminal justice system. Studies conflict among colleagues, the public, and with clients in the criminal justice field are a focus, as well as how criminal justice agencies (police, courts, and corrections) resolve conflict. Special emphases on collaborative resolutions, restorative justice/peace making, community policing, mediation, arbitration, and development of interpersonal communication skills within and between agencies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade or "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3733   Inequalities, Crime, and Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces forms of social stratification and inequalities and their intersection crime and justice. Attention is given to race, class, and gender inequalities within the United States criminal justice system and the paths into contemporary inequality. The impacts of the extent, causes, and generation of institutionalized inequalities on criminal justice processes, victimization, and system employment are explored. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3831   Popular Culture and Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines portrayals of crime, justice, social stratification, the criminal justice system, as well as social and political responses to those issues, in television, film, and literature.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   3931   Issues in Homeland Security

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores the legal, practical, and ethical challenges that accompany efforts to secure the homeland against major twenty-first threats such as terrorism and cyber-terrorism. Course topics may include but not be limited to: threat assessment, crisis response, incident prevention, and the need to reconcile governmental strategies for disrupting attacks on the homeland with the imperative of protecting civil liberties.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4031   Community-Based Supervision and Treatment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines alternatives to incarceration and methods of treatment in non-institutional settings. Focus is on supervising criminal offenders in the community and theories/techniques employed to influence and alter attitudes, values, and behavior.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4032   Criminal Behavior

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines criminal and deviant behaviors from a multidisciplinary approach. Addresses major theories and research, correlates of crime including classification concepts, case studies, and application by components of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4092   Special Topics in Criminology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Periodically scheduled to allow exploration of contemporary substantive topics related to criminology and crime that are not offered in the regular curriculum. Topics will be announced when the course is scheduled. Repeatable if topic is substantially different. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4093   Special Topics in Criminal Justice

1-3 Credit Hours.   0-18 Lecture Hours.   0-18 Lab Hours.

Periodically offered to facilitate exploration of contemporary topics related to law enforcement, courts, corrections, or justice administration not offered in the regular curriculum. Topics will be announced when the course is scheduled. Repeatable if topic is substantially different.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4100   Criminality/Abnormal Behavior

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Interface between abnormal behavior and criminality regarding identification, classification, and treatment of criminals. Emphasis on behavioral patterns and motivations of repeat offenders such as child molesters and serial killers.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4110   International Criminal Conspir

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Organized crime transcending international boundries, to include drug trafficking and corporate crime. Emphasis on origins and evolution of national/ethnic organizations such as the Sicilian and Russian syndicates.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1010.

CRJU   4120   Seminar on Justice Ideal

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Inquiry into the philosophical concept of justice in Western civilization and the means employed to achieve it in the United States and Europe. Emphasis on both normative and descriptive dimensions of justice and the rule of law in a system of ordered liberty.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1010.

CRJU   4135   Directed Study in Criminal Justice and Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers opportunity for individualized, structured examination of a specific topic. Student and instructor mutually agree upon topic and required output. Requires approval of instructor and department chair. Repeatable if topic is substantively different. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4137   Law, Justice, and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the legal system and analyzes the interrelationships of law, custom, morality, politics, economics, and social change.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4531   Comparative Justice Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the institutions of justice in various countries around the world, as well as the variety of international institutions that address questions of justice. The historical development, legal, socio-political, economic, and philosophical factors underlying these institutions are examined, with an emphasis on comparison with the U.S. system of criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4532   Organized Crime in a Global Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of organized crime in a global context. Examples include but are not limited to: human, arms, and drug trafficking; racketeering; money laundering; environmental crime; and intellectual property crime. Governmental, legal, and institutional responses to the international crimes are also examined.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" or better in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4632   Senior Seminar in Justice Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A discussion-based, intensive reading and writing capstone course for Justice Studies majors and minors. Integrates material from the major core courses and addresses current issues and trends in the administration of criminal and social justice. It is strongly suggested students complete BOTH Criminal Behavior and Justice Studies Research Methods prior to registering for Senior Seminar.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4639   Inside-Out

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The "Inside-Out" Prison Exchange Program is an opportunity for a small group of students from Georgia Southern University and residents from a local prison to exchange ideas and perceptions about crime and justice, the criminal justice system, corrections, and imprisonment. All participants will gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system through the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience achieved by weekly meetings extended throughout the semester. Departmental and instructor approval is required before enrolling. Strong preference will be given to seniors. The course is repeatable if the topic is substantively different.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CRJU   1100.

CRJU   4792   Internship in Justice Studies

1-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides students an opportunity to work in a supervised setting to bridge academics with practical experiences. Students submit a substantial research paper and/or other writing assignments in addition to professional duties required by their interning agency. Enrollment requires permission of the internship coordinator. To meet Area G requirements, students must have senior status. Students enrolling prior to their senior year will be awarded credit toward their upper division criminal justice and/or general elective requirements. (Repeatable.).

CRJU   4910   Senior Seminar CRJU & Crim

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A discussion-based, intensive reading and writing capstone course for criminal justice and criminology majors and minors. Integrates material from the major core courses to critically examine past, current and future developments in the administration of justice. In addition, this seminar will help students explore and prepare for a career in criminal justice. It is strongly suggested students complete BOTH Criminology and Research Methods prior to registering for Senior Seminar.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "grade of C in CRJU   1100.".

CRJU   4930   Justice Studies Honors Thesis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A substantial research project in Justice Studies structured jointly by a University Honors Program student and faculty mentor, approved by the University Honors Program director.

CRJU   5003   Cyber Forensics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to gather evidence suitable for presentation in a court of law. Techniques of cybercrime scene analysis, media analysis, and the use of various forensic tools. Students cannot receive credit for both CRJU   5003 and 5010.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5003G.

CRJU   5003G   Cyber Forensics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to gather evidence suitable for presentation in a court of law. Techniques of cybercrime scene analysis, media analysis, and the use of various forensic tools. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper or project based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime. Students cannot receive credit for both CRJU   5003G and 5010G.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5003.

CRJU   5010   Applied Digital Forensics I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Identification, capture, and recording of evidence from suspect and victim's computer hard drives and laptops. Students cannot receive credit for both CRJU   5003 and CRJU   5010.

Prerequisite(s): CRJU   1100.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5010G.

CRJU   5010G   Applied Digital Forensics I

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Identification, capture, and recording of evidence from suspect and victim’s computer hard drives and laptops. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper, project, or presentation based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime. Students cannot receive credit for both CRJU   5003G and CRJU   5010G.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5010.

CRJU   5020   Applied Digital Forensics II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Expansion of the identification, capture, and recording of evidence from suspect and victim’s mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and PDAs. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper, presentation, or project based on course objectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJU   5010.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5020G.

CRJU   5020G   Applied Digital Forensics II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Expansion of the identification, capture, and recording of evidence from suspect and victim’s mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and PDAs. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper, presentation, or project based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJU   5010G.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5020.

CRJU   5060   Special Topics in Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines substantive topics, problems, and issues of importance to contemporary study of cybercrime. Topics announced when course is scheduled. Course may be repeated if substantially different.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   1210, or approval of instructor.

CRJU   5060G   Special Topics in Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines substantive topics, problems, and issues of importance to contemporary study of cybercrime. Topics announced when course is scheduled. Course may be repeated if substantially different. Graduate students are required to complete an additional research paper or project based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5060.

CRJU   5360   Hackers, Malware, and Online Economic Crime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines cybercrimes that are often influenced by either curiosity or financial motivation. Topics include, but are not limited to, the subculture of computer hackers, the role of malicious software in computer intrusions, and different types of online economic fraud.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   1210 or approval of instructor. Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5360G.

CRJU   5360G   Hackers, Malware, and Online Economic Crime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines cybercrimes that are often influenced by either curiosity or financial motivation. Topics include, but are not limited to, the subculture of computer hackers, the role of malicious software in computer intrusions, and different types of online economic fraud. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper or project based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5360.

CRJU   5361   Cybercrimes against Persons and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines cybercrimes in which violence is threatened or exerted against individuals or society. Topics include, but are not limited to, cyber harassment and stalking, pornography, child pornography and exploitation, and cyber terrorism.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   1210 or approval of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5361G.

CRJU   5361G   Cybercrimes against Persons and Society

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines cybercrimes in which violence is threatened or exerted against individuals or society. Topics include, but are not limited to, cyber harassment and stalking, pornography, child pornography and exploitation, and cyber terrorism. Graduate students are required to complete an additional substantive research project or paper based on course objectives. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CRJU   5361.

CRJU   6060   Current Issues in Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines current cybercrime issues in the news,, such as data breaches and recent computer intrusion. Graduated students are required to complete an additional substantive research paper or project. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   6080   Seminar in Transnational Crime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Special topics concerning illegal activities of international criminal organizations and the effect of transnational crime on the economic and socio-political environment in countries across the globe. Explores linkages between various crime groups, role of government corruption, and terrorism. Specific topics will be specified upon offering. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   6801   Proseminar in Ethics and Criminal Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to current research and critical issues in the administration of justice and criminological theory. Includes discussions of ethics and professional development for the field.

CRJU   6811   Criminal Justice Systems: Leadership, Management, and Policy

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Intersection of crime and policy process with particular attention on development of public policy and its impact on society. Includes exploration of organizational and managerial issues associate with the criminal justice system components.

CRJU   7080   Seminar in Victimization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores special topics in victimization, placing attention on historical contexts, forms, theoretical frameworks, and victim-offender overlap. May focus on specific type or particular context of victimization. Specific topics will be specified upon offering. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7090   Topics in Violence and Crime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

In-depth analysis of selected topics on violence and crime. Analysis may include, but is not limited to, examination of nature, prevalence, causes and consequences of violence. Specific topics will be identified upon offering of course. Courses may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7434   Quantitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical issues related to social scientific research.

CRJU   7436   Qualitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the analysis and practice of qualitative methodology in social science. Topics may include participant observation, ethnographic methods, interviews, case studies, content analysis, archival research and other innovative techniques.

CRJU   7437   Statistics for Social Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course addresses the techniques and statistics necessary to design and interpret quantitative social scientific research.

CRJU   7631   Criminological Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines major theoretical perspectives in classical and contemporary criminology, including but not limited to: control, learning, strain, labeling, rational choice, conflict and theoretical integration. The socio-political and historical context in which these theories were developed is also considered.

CRJU   7632   Seminar in Criminal Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores a selected topic in criminal justice of interest to groups of students, including, but not limited to policing, corrections, courts, or the law, which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7633   Seminar in Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the exploration of a selected topic in criminology of interest to groups of students which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7695   Applying Elementary Statistics to Justice and Crime Research

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   3 Lab Hours.

Provides an examination of the effects of public policies on crime trends and the control of crime. Specific attention is paid to the development of criminal justice policies and their consequences for the criminal justice system and society at large. Specific crimes and/or policies will be identified upon offering of course. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7791   Practicum II

1-3 Credit Hours.   0-3 Lecture Hours.   0-3 Lab Hours.

Educational placement designed for research observation and practical experience in a select criminal justice agency. May be used to satisfy Cybercrime Track or Certificate with permission of Advisor and Instructor.

Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment in CRJU   7880.

CRJU   7822   Seminar in Law Enforcement

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In-depth analysis of selected topics in the enforcement of laws in a system of ordered liberty. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7842   Seminar on Issues in Justice Administration

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis of the unique contexts of management in the justice system and specific agency types. Emphasizes experiences and delimmas of individuals working in these organizations, as well as organizational standards and guiding principles of professionalism. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7843   Special Topics in Corrections and Offender Supervision

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In-depth analysis of selected topics in corrections within a larger system of ordered liberty. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7853   Seminar in Law Courts

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

In-depth analysis of selected topics in the role and operation of law and courts in a system of ordered liberty. Course may be repeated when topic is different.

CRJU   7864   Legal Aspects of Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of laws related to computers, cell phones, other electronic devices, and the internet. Evaluation of computer misuse crimes, traditional crimes committed using computers, punishment and sentencing issues, Fourth Amendment issues, jurisdiction at state and federal levels, international computer crime, and national security. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   7865   First Responder Tools and Applications

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines basic computer forensic tools and applications including seizure, imaging and analysis of computer media with reference to computer hard drive and forms of storage. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   7866   Readings in Cybercrime

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination of the foundational works in cybercrime with a focus on the hacker ethic. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   7867   Cyber Ethics and Internet Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Application of ethical theory to 21st century issues, such as music piracy, cyber warfare, and cyber stalking. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   7868   Cyber Criminology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Assessment of the usefulness of traditional criminological theories to explain cybercrime, new theories created to better explain cybercrime and measures to control such crimes. This course serves as a content area for Cybercrime.

CRJU   7880   Practicum I

1-3 Credit Hours.   0-3 Lecture Hours.   0-3 Lab Hours.

Educational placement designed for research observation and practical experience in a select criminal justice agency. May be used to satisfy Cybercrime Track or Certificate with permission of Advisor and instructor.

CRJU   7891   Independent Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an independent examination of graduate course topics offered in the criminal justice and criminology curriculum of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies.

CRJU   7892   Directed Research

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course requires participation in an independent or group research project. More than three hours of credit for directed research may be earned, but only three hours may be applied to the completion of minimum hours required for the M.S. Degree with a major in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

CRJU   7999   Thesis

1-6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical and analytical research thesis examining approved criminal justice or criminology topic is produced.

CRJU   8830   Seminar in Juvenile Justice

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Assessment of policies and practices of agencies processing youthful offenders. Addresses current issues and trends impacting juvenile delinquency and crime and system responses. Specific topic will be identified upon offering. Course may be repeated when topic is different.