Crime, Law and Justice
DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ352Junior Seminar

The course has three main objectives; 1) expose students to current critical issues in criminal justice with particular emphasis on the current United States Supreme Court docket. 2) Guides the criminal Justice major in preparing for the senior comprehensive exam in criminal justice. And 3) provide a resource in career planning for students, as they move toward specific post-graduation goals of either seeking criminal justice related employment or applying for graduate school. Both individual and group activities are scheduled in order to facilitate the senior comprehensive preparation and career planning.  Prerequisite: CJ190; Junior Standing

1.5
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ190Introduction to Crime, Law and Justice

Provides an introduction to crime, law and justice. The course will focus the understanding of the American Judicial System and the administration criminal and civil justice. The course will also address historical and current issues which shape the American justice system. Offered annually.

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ260Conflict Resolution

The course will focus on the development of skills utilized in conflict resolution. Topics covered will include negotiation techniques, persuasive oral and written argumentation, and mediation skills. 

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ270Advocacy

The course studies multiple facets of victim, child, and community advocacy. The course will focus on roles and responsibilities of advocates in the judicial system, legislative process, and community based initiatives. 

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ290Legal Research, Writing and Oral Argument

Explores the fundamentals of legal research and writing including, research sources, and document drafting. Students will also explore litigation techniques of persuasive oral presentations. 

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ315Policing and Investigation

Covers law enforcement policies and procedures; including, police ethics, arrests, use of discretion, and agency management. The course will also cover investigative processes and procedures; including crime scene analysis, collection and handling of evidence. Prerequisite: CJ190.

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ325Law, Courts and Procedures

This course provides an introduction to the law and the American legal system; Students will learn about the many sources of law including constitutions, statutes, cases, and regulations, and the application of each in the American legal system. Topics include Constitutional rights, legal procedure, ethical obligations and regulations. Current trends and developments which shape the legal system will be examined. Prerequisite: CJ190.

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ350Criminology and Victimology

A social scientific study of crime and victimology in society, including an examination of the historical theories of crime, and an analysis of the methods and research to respond to these crimes at both the legal level and in the treatment of victims. Prerequisite: CJ190.

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ430Field Experience in Crime, Law and Justice

Course involves a supervised practical experience in a vocation closely related to the student’s interest and/or future plans in Crime, Law and Justice. Readings, written assignments and group meetings assist the student in reflecting on and integrating the knowledge gained from involvement at an approved placement site.  Prerequisite: Attendance at a pre-placement meeting. Recommended for Junior year. Cross-listed as SO430, PS430. Offered fall and spring. Offered summer with special permission by department head.

3
Psychology and Crime, Law and JusticeCJ453Senior Seminar

Guides student in his/her preparation for the comprehensive examination in criminal justice. The course continues facilitating the career planning begun in Junior Seminar. Students will develop post-graduation goals of either seeking justice related employment, applying for graduate school or law school. Pre-requisite: CJ190; Senior Standing

1.5