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College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Masters Courses

Course Descriptions (CRJU)

  • 510 -- Critical Incident Management for Criminal Justice. (3) Leadership and management strategies for criminal Justice agencies during critical incidents and disasters including multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional response.


  • 512 -- Information-Based Management in Criminal Justice. (3) The collection and use of information and data-driven analysis in criminal justice organizations.


  • 554 -- Women and Crime. {=WOST 554} (3) Impact of gender-based relations on crime and the criminal justice system.


  • 563 -- Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice. (3) A historical overview of the intersection between issues of race, crime, and justice. The impact of the criminal justice system on minority groups.


  • 577 -- Law and Criminal Justice Policy. (3) (Prereq: CRJU 313 or 314) Legal and policy responses to crime and criminal justice issues.


  • 582 -- Computer Applications in Criminal Justice. (3) Computing, database systems, and software applications in research and professional practice.


  • 591 -- Selected Topics in Criminal Justice. (3) A seminar for advanced students. Individual topics to be announced with suffix and title. May be repeated once with the consent of the advisor.


  • 701 -- Survey of Criminal Justice. (3) Classical and recent literature in criminal justice. Trends and issues that transcend criminal justice.


  • 702 -- Law and Justice. (3) Examination of law as an instrument of criminal justice policy, social control, and the protection of civil liberties.


  • 703 -- Research Methods in Criminal Justice. (3) (Prereq: STAT 201) Scientific methods in criminal justice research to include methods of design, data collection, and interpretation of research findings.


  • 704 -- Organization and Management in Criminal Justice. {=POLI 756} (3)Management strategies and selected analytic tools for the administration of criminal justice agencies.


  • 705 -- Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice. (3) Descriptive and inferential statistics and the use of computers in criminal justice.


  • 706 -- Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)(Prereq: CRJU 703 and 705) A detailed treatment of the general linear model, logistic regression analysis, and statistical models for event count data with applications in criminology and criminal justice. Restricted to criminology and criminal justice majors.


  • 711 -- Police Practices and Problems. (3) Historical and contemporary role of the police, societal expectations, resource allocation, police policies, and the effectiveness of various police strategies in controlling crime.


  • 712 -- Police Administration and Management. (3) Principles of leadership and management applied to law enforcement.


  • 714 -- Ethics in Criminal Justice. {=PHIL 715} (3) Classic and contemporary theories of ethics and their applications to criminal justice decision-making.


  • 731 -- Corrections. (3) Historical development of corrections, trends, and changes in the field of corrections and rehabilitation.


  • 732 -- Correctional Policy. (3) Policy development, implementation, and evaluation in corrections.


  • 741 -- Criminology. (3) The major theories of the etiology of criminal behavior, including biological, environmental, and other causative factors.


  • 743 -- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Child Abuse and Neglect. {=EDCE 769, HPRE 769, NURS 726, SOWK 769} (3) Current knowledge about child abuse and neglect, including typologies, etiology, effects, and current practice interventions.


  • 751 -- Juvenile Justice. {=SOWK 763} (3) Historical evolution of the juvenile justice system.


  • 752 -- Prevention and Treatment of Delinquency. (3) Theories and methodologies for the organization of delinquency prevention and control programs. Emphasis on the role of the program evaluation.


  • 791 -- Selected Topics in Criminal Justice. (3) Seminar for advanced students. Topics of current importance, such as drugs, judicial reform, or crime prevention. (May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours with consent of advisor.)


  • 792 -- Directed Study in Criminal Justice. (3) Independent study for advanced students, under faculty supervision. (May be repeated for credit up to 6 semester hours with consent of advisor.)


  • 794 -- Internship in Criminal Justice. (3) Placement in a criminal justice agency under faculty supervision.


  • 799 -- Thesis Research: Thesis Preparation. (1-9)