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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13
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JUST: Criminal Justice
1001. Japanese Level I (3)
Lab work. First of four-course sequence. Intensive training in basic skills of understanding and speaking Japanese.
1002. Japanese Level II (3)
Lab work. P: JAPN 1001 or placement in 1002 by Japanese placement test. Second of four-course sequence. Further intensive training in basic skills of understanding and speaking Japanese. Introduction to reading and writing Japanese.
1003. Japanese Level III (3)
Lab work. P: JAPN 1002 or placement in 1003 by Japanese placement test. Third of four-course sequence. Further intensive training leading to more advanced achievement in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese.
1004. Japanese Level IV (3)
Lab work. P: JAPN 1003 or placement in 1004 by Japanese placement test. Fourth of four-course sequence. Further intensive training leading to more advanced achievement in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese.
JUST: Criminal Justice
1000. Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) (F,S,SS)
Roles, problem areas, and suggested program changes for police and law enforcement, detention services, courts, community correctional services, and correctional institutions.
2525. Law and the Movies (3) (F,S)
P: JUST 1000 or consent of instructor. Compares due process model and crime control model in criminal justice system as portrayed in movies.
3003. Addiction, Crime, and the Criminal (3)
P: JUST major or minor. Crime relationship to alcohol and drug addiction and abuse.
3004. Crime and Criminality (3) (F,S) Formerly JUST 2000
P: JUST major or minor. Systematic examination of criminal theories and causes of crime. Explores various disciplines of explaining crime and assessing strategies and policy issues which work to prevent crime.
3006. Security Systems (3) (S,SS)
P: JUST major or minor. Historical and current legal bases of security and loss prevention. Examines relationship between public and private security fields and criminal justice agencies.
3007. Criminal Investigation (3) (F)
P: JUST major or minor; or forensic science minor. Fundamentals include various types of physical evidence, collection and preservation of evidence, preliminary procedures, crime scene searches, major crime investigations, and court appearances.
3008. Correctional Systems (3) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Federal, state, and local correctional operations. Role and purpose of correctional facilities, historical and philosophical development, management and organizational principles, custody and security operations, treatment and classification issues, custody levels of various correctional facilities for men and women, and role of correctional personnel.
3012. Police Operations (3) (S)
P: JUST major or minor. Role and operation of law enforcement organizations in US. Accountability, legal issues, and community relationships.
3020. Introduction to Forensic Science (3) (F,S,SS)
P: JUST major or minor; or forensic science minor. Introduction to and history of key themes in forensic science. Application of science to enforcement of criminal and civil laws.
3021. Forensic Impressions and Markings (3) (F,S,SS)
P: JUST major or minor; or forensic science minor. Forensic impressions and markings obtained at crime scenes. Identification, techniques, process and procedure to aid in the recovery of impressions and markings for evidence.
3022. Crime Scene Investigation (3) (F,S,SS)
P: JUST major or minor; or forensic science minor. Crime scene safety, evidence photography, hair, fiber and paint samples, document and voice forensics, toxicology, blood and body fluid collection, bloodstain examination.
3101. Conflict Management (3) (F,S) Formerly JUST 3100
P: JUST major or minor. Theoretical and practical bases for accurately assessing and responding to crises unique to criminal justice profession in order to reduce stress, violence, injury, or even death among citizens.
3102. Interviewing in Criminal Justice (3) (F,S) Formerly JUST 3100
P: JUST major or minor. Examines interactions between criminal justice personnel and persons other than offenders, including victims, witnesses, children, and families. Develops interviewing skills.
3500. Principles of Criminal Law (3) (F,S)
P: JUST or SOCW major or minor; JUST 1000. Nature, sources, and types of criminal law. Detailed examination of selected specific criminal offenses, criminal liability, and defenses and basic legal research.
3501. Criminal Procedure (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Rules and procedures governing criminal justice process from arrest through search, interrogation, indictment, arraignment, and trial until final sentence. Review and rights given to prisoners. Basic concepts of due process from the Constitution.
3502. Correctional Law (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Legal issues of confining prisoners and operating a correctional facility. Prisoners’ rights, constitutional issues, and legal role and responsibilities of jails, prisons and community correctional personnel. Role of courts in correctional matters. Development of correctional law in US.
3700. Race, Gender and Special Populations in the Criminal Justice System (3) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Issues related to public safety services in communities of cultural, ethnic, racial, philosophical, and moral diversity. Discrimination within system, including hiring, promotion, and assignment policies.
3800. Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Design, conceptualization, hypothesis formulation, measurement, sampling techniques, data management, and research writing as related to field.
3900. Introductory Statistics for Criminal Justice (3) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor; JUST 3800. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for criminal justice research and administration.
4004. Criminal Justice History (3) (S)
P: JUST major or minor. Development of major aspects from pre-historic time to present. Past practices in American criminal justice and other societies.
4005. Organized Crime (3) (SS)
P: JUST major or minor. Type of individuals and organizations involved in organized crime, activities conducted, historical and socio-political forces which facilitate organized criminal behavior, structural aspects of organized crime, and official responses.
4006. Community Corrections (3) (F,SS)
P: JUST major or minor. Applies intervention methods within particular community service-delivery constructs.
4200. The Juvenile Justice System (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: JUST major or minor. Conditions under which delinquency occurs. Strategies and treatment interventions identified as most effective in dealing with delinquent behaviors. Role of juvenile court in prevention and control of delinquency. Emphasis on changing role of court and implications for professional practice.
4300. Criminal Justice Administration and Management (3) (S)
P: JUST major or minor. Basic concepts of organization and management as applied to criminal justice organizations. Management principles, supervision, and leadership.
4401, 4402, 4403. Independent Study (1,2,3) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated for maximum of 3 s.h. P: JUST major or minor. Selected readings, research, or studies related to criminal justice. Faculty conferences arranged by student-faculty contracts for program approved by JUST program director.
4500. Issues and Problems in Criminal Justice (3) (F,S)
To be taken by graduating JUST major or minor. Values, ethics, and major issues of concern to American criminal justice system.
4600. Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3,6) (F,S ,SS)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: JUST major or minor. Current topics and developments.
4990. Field Education and Seminar (9) (F,S)
Supervised field education in approved agencies taken during final semester of program. 2 seminar hours per week; 4 days directed field education per week. Application for admission to this course must be received 2 semesters in advance of placement. P: JUST major; minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA to be eligible for consideration; completion of all required JUST and supportive area courses; selection based upon availability of appropriate placements and criteria specified in Criminal Justice Student Handbook.
JUST Banked Courses
3000. Residential Institutions (3)
3009. Corrections Case Management (3)
5000. Comparative Criminal Justice (3)
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