2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Criminal Justice
Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies & Environmental Studies
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CJUS 226 Introduction to Probation
[formerly CRIM 226 Introduction to Probation]
3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, SOCI 221.  Provides an in-depth examination of the role of probation in the criminal justice system.  Topics include caseloads, pre-sentence investigations, practices and procedures, and issues associated with supervising offenders in the community.

CJUS 227 Introduction to Policing
[formerly CRIM 227 Introduction to Policing]
3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, SOCI 221.  Examines the police as a component of the criminal justice system.  Provides an overview of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.  Issues and trends in law enforcement will be examined.

CJUS 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime
[formerly CRIM 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime]
3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.  Explores the effects of social stratification on crime.  Examines the relationship between social class, race/ethnicity, and gender and the criminal justice system.  Includes analysis of populations as both offenders and victims.

CJUS 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly CRIM 292 Seminar]
3 cr.  Provides freshman and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.

CJUS 413 Administration of Law Enforcement
[formerly CRIM 413 Administration of Law Enforcement]
3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101.  Examines the structure and organization of law enforcement agencies.  Students will learn how to manage police departments and sheriff’s departments.  Topics include law enforcement organizational patterns, goal identification, planning, personnel management, and budgeting.

CJUS 421 Criminal Justice Ethics
[formerly CRIM 421 Criminal Justice Ethics]
3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101, SOCI 221.  Examines ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  Students will learn moral and ethical standards that can be used to resolve dilemmas they encounter in the criminal justice system.

CJUS 450 Computer Crime
[formerly CRIM 450 Computer Crime]
3 cr.  Examines the theoretical definition and applied context of crime committed either through or with “information age technology.”  Topics to be defined and discussed include privacy and information, wire tapping and encryption, internet security, communication in cyberspace, and censorship.  Special consideration will be given to such topics as the multinational criminal definitions of software piracy, hacking, information theft, digital forgery, and other internet crimes.

CJUS 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly CRIM 492 Seminar]
3 cr.  Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.

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