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JUST: Criminal Justice

6000. Criminal Justice Principles (3)
Systemic nature of current crime control efforts in criminal justice system.
6001. Seminar in Research Methods and Statistical Interpretation (3)
Fundamental principles of research methodology, experimental and survey designs, scaling and sampling techniques, and interpreting statistical analyses.
6005. Legal Aspects of Substance Abuse (3)
Explores and focuses on legal aspects of substance abuse. Extensive focus on policy issues, HIV, and laws and legal sanctions.
6006. Seminar in Corrections (3)
Analytical perspective of history, development, current practices, and future of corrections. Detention, institutional, and community-based correctional issues in local, state, and federal systems.
6007. Supervision: Substance Use, Abuse & Dependence (3)
Overview of field of substance use, abuse, and dependency. Explores substance abuse from historical perspective along with theoretical conceptualizations about drugs and criminal offenders.
6008. Drugs and Crime as a Community Health Issue (3)
Examines drugs and crime in relation to community health problems and practices currently in communities. Considers issues of the twenty-first century by examining impact of ATOD on community and correctional facility problems (e.g., HIV/AIDS).
6012. Seminar in Law Enforcement (3)
Police culture in American society. Emphasis on territorial control, solidarity vs. code of silence, issues of morality, and price of misconduct.
6201. Seminar in Criminology (3)
P: Graduate standing in JUST. Theories and systems of criminological thought. Analysis of conceptual foundations of contemporary institutions and policies, formulation of crime prevention strategies, and development of responses to practical problems which arise in delivery of criminal justice.
6202. Advanced Criminology (3)
P: JUST 6201. Criminological theory applied to crime in NC, US, and other countries.
6211. Statistics in Criminal Justice (3)
P: Graduate standing in JUST or consent of instructor. Social science statistics for data analysis.
6300. Principles of Criminal Justice Administration and Management (3)
Theoretical and practical analysis of management principles of criminal justice organizations. Organizational structure, leadership strategies, strategic planning, and performance evaluation.
6400. Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice (3)
Violent juvenile and female offenders and juvenile system.
6500. Seminar in Criminal Justice Courts (3)
P: Graduate standing in criminal justice or consent of instructor. Substantive and procedural law. Judicial process, criminal law, constitutional criminal procedure, rights of prisoners, and juvenile law.
6501. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice (3)
Liability issues of criminal justice personnel in US. Strategies to reduce risk of exposure to liability. Legal role and responsibilities as criminal justice practitioner.
6502. Criminal Justice and Terrorism (3)
Issues of (who) the types of individuals and organizations involved in terrorism; (what) the types of activities conducted; (when) examinations of historical, socio political, and economic forces that facilitate terrorism; (where) temporal and geographic aspects of terrorism; (how) structural, administrative and organizational issues related to terrorism, and official (governmental, law enforcement) responses to terrorism.
6601. Special Topics (2-4)
P: Graduate standing in JUST or consent of instructor. Contemporary criminal justice issues.
6602. Directed Study in Criminal Justice (3)
For advanced students. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with consent of director. C: JUST 6990. Independent Study under faculty supervision.
6700. Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
Impact of America’s changing demographics. Emphasis on women, elderly, and minorities. Criminal justice professionals and clients.
6800. Program Evaluation (Applied) (3)
P: Graduate standing in JUST or consent of instructor. Evaluation methods that provide understanding of qualitative research.
6990. Field Practicum (3)
P: Successful completion of minimum of 30 s.h. in JUST graduate program; C: JUST 6602. Practical application of criminal justice knowledge in community settings.
6991. Professional Paper (3)
May be repeated. P: Consent of instructor. Independent analyses of a pertinent criminal justice related problem with guidance of a faculty committee culminating in a written report.
6995. Comprehensive Examination of Criminal Justice Studies (3)
Comprehensive assessment of retention and integration of students’ knowledge about the core curricular components of the MSCJ degree covering theoretical, research and practical issues of the criminal justice system.
JUST Banked Courses
5000. Comparative Criminal Justice (3)