2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice (CJS)

CJS 200  Introduction to Criminial Justice  (3 Credits)  

Study of systematic analysis of the functions of the police, courts and corrections in dealng with lawbreakers with emphasis on basic theories and empirical research findings.

CJS 220  Juvenile Delinquency  (3 Credits)  

Systematic analysis of juvenile delinquency as a major social problem in American society with emphasis on the prevenyion and control of delinquency, the cause of delinquency, and the treatment of juveniles in the juvenile justice system. Introduces and analyzes classical works and empirical findings.

CJS 225  Law Enforcement  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on the police as an official societal agency of social control. Provides understanding of the role of the police in reducing and promoting crime. Surveys the organization of police departments, as well as the recruitment and socialization of police officers.

CJS 230  Introduction to Correctioms  (3 Credits)  

Examines various attempts to control crime and deliqency by diverting the potential and actual offender into law abiding activities. Provides a better understanding of contemporary correctional activities in the United States through historical and cross cultural information about formal and informal legal and extra legal and institutional and community based programs.

CJS 310  Criminology  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on the scientific study of criminal behavior in contemporary industrial urban societies. Systematic attention is given to social, economic, and cultural factors associated with the causes of crime, prevention and control of crimes and treatment of criminals. Presents a systematic analysis of classical theories, innovative strategies and empirical studies.

CJS 313  American Ct Systems Honors  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the operation of the judicial court system with emphasis on the police, agents of the FBI, the Treasury Department, and other agencies, the prosecutor, the courts, and institutions, special treatment programs, and probation and parole officers. Analysis of problems in the administration of justice such as overcrowding, delays, discrimination and the role of the negotiations in the sentencing process.

CJS 313H  American Ct Systems Honors  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the operation of the judicial court system with emphasis on the police, agents of the FBI, the Treasury Department, and other agencies, the prosecutor, the courts, and institutions, special treatment programs, and probation and parole officers. Analysis of problems in the administration of justice such as overcrowding, delays, discrimination and the role of the negotiations in the sentencing process.

CJS 315  Sociology of Drug Usage  (3 Credits)  

Examines facts and theories of drug usage in different cultures, focuses primary attention on contemporary US. Includes medical aspects of different kinds of drugs and psychological effects, legal aspects of the origins of criminal drug laws and the consequences of drug use; epidemiologial aspects of the sociopsychological factors as to why persons use and abuse drugs; and control aspects including prevention and rehabilitation programs.

CJS 340  Cybercrime  (3 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce, students to the criminal justice aspects of, cybersecurity. The course will examine, theoretical frameworks and methods of, investigation. This 300-level Cybercrime course, offers students studying criminal justice an, understanding of the new frontier in which, cyber-victims and cyber-perpetrators exist.

CJS 492  Topics in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the gender differences in criminal behavior, victimization, and criminal justice processing, emphaizing the unique experiences of racial minorities in these areas.

CJS 492F  Special Topic: Dis Min Ctct & Ctvr Iss Juv Just  (3 Credits)  

This course examines many of the contemporary issues presently impacting the juvenile justice system. Some of the issues are controversial because there is a lack of consensus of experts as to the most effective way to handle the issues.

CJS 492I  Topics in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to a contemporary criminal justice, subject with emphasis on a specific criminal , justice issue or a combination of issues in , greater depth.

CJS 492L  Spe Tpics: Women in the Crim Just System  (3 Credits)  

Research Development Activities for Graduate Stude

CJS 492M  Special Topic: Environmental Crime & Justice  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a critical analysis of enviromental crime and justice. A sociological understanding of crime provides the context for examining the issues of enviromental equity and implications for the criminal justice system.