CJ 513, Public Organization and Bureaucratic Theory.
This course is a study of the many theories that attempt to explain how organizations and the people in them will behave in varying organizational structures, cultures, and environments. Special attention is given to the role of democratic accountability, justice and fairness.
CJ 515, Ethics in Administrative Leadership.
This course examines major ethical issues that arise in public administration. Theoretical justification and application for ethical problems that arise in leadership positions will be explored.
CJ 580, Psychological Dimensions of Criminal Justice Practice.
Examines the psychological dimensions of criminal justice practice. Topics include the psychology of criminal conduct, the science for forensic profiling, the interviewing and interrogation of suspects, witnesses and victims, the interpersonal relationships among criminal justice professionals and members of the public, and other timely selected topics.
CJ 591, Special Topics.
This course surveys a contemporary justice issue. Topics will be treated by developing a theoretical understanding of the issue, and will foster both writing and critical inquiry skills. Course may be substituted for one upper-level elective in criminal justice.
CJ 610, Nature and Function of the American Judicial System.
Structure and function of the American judicial system; judicial process, ethics and decision making in the criminal and juvenile courts.
CJ 614, Management and Policy in Criminal Justice Organizations.
Approaches to the effective management of criminal justice organizations, with specific emphasis on personnel management and policy implications. Specialized topics include management principles, organizational structures, legal mandates, and political and social influences.
CJ 618, Crime in America.
This course will focus upon the statistical patterns of specific crimes, the modus operandi of offenders, the social-psychology of specific types of offenders (rapists, arsonists, etc.), techniques of crime prevention/protection, and potential solutions to the crime problem.
CJ 622, Contemporary Issues in Corrections.
An analytical examination of current issues in corrections, including those applicable to American prisons and jails, probation, parole, and correctional programs both within correctional institutions and in the community.
CJ 640, Methods of Research in Criminal Justice.
The application of the elements of scientific research to criminal justice; the implementation of research designs, methods, and tools; data processing analysis.
CJ 645, Advanced Statistical Applications.
An examination of the use of inferential statistics in the analysis of criminal justice data. Major course topics will include the analyses and applications of probabilities, chisquare, t-test, ANOVA, correlations, and bivariate and multiple regression.
CJ 650, Criminological Theory.
A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundation with emphasis on current theory and research.
CJ 691, Special Topics.
This course offers an opportunity for faculty and students to explore in depth topics of contemporary interest in the area of criminology and criminal justice that are not generally covered in the standard courses. While course content will vary from section to section, topics will be developing an empirical and practical understanding of the issues featured in the course, and will foster both writing and critical thinking skills.