Course Descriptions

BUAN 302 INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE MANAGEMENT   3.0 Credit(s)
This is an introductory course on Database concepts and Structured Query Language (SQL) with a focus on business applications. This course provides a step-by-step overview and instructions on a variety of topics, including database and database management system (DBMS), data types, table structure and relationships, field definitions and naming conventions, data access queries using SQL, data definition language (DDL) and data manipulation language (DML) commands; table creation using SQL statements, database security and evolution of data models. No prior database or programming experience is required.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CJ 101 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE   3.0 Credit(s)
Provides an overview of the criminal justice system and its processes.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 120 CRIME & CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR   3.0 Credit(s)
This course uses an interdisciplinary perspective to examine the causes, measurement, patterns, and the effects of socioeconomic status on crime and criminal behavior.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 205 CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Reviews the fundamentals of criminal law and criminal procedure. Topics include specific criminal law distinctions between grades of offenses, criminal responsibility, search and seizure, use of force, search warrants, and self-incrimination. Prerequisite: Pre-req CJ-101
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 209 THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM   3.0 Credit(s)
Covers the basic structure and principles of the American legal system. The differences between federal and state courts, the civil and criminal judicial processes, the juvenile court process, and an understanding of the constitutional rights applicable to these areas.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 213 PROBATION AND PAROLE   3.0 Credit(s)
Teaches the application of probation, pardon, and parole methods for both juveniles and adults. Analyzes the most effective methods and techniques as they apply to these services. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 216 JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM   3.0 Credit(s)
Includes an in-depth examination of the juvenile justice system, its history, and its practices. The course also examines the nature and causes of juvenile delinquency, sociological factors that influence such behavior, typologies of juvenile offenders, and current trends in the control of such behavior. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 225 DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE   3.0 Credit(s)
An examination of domestic and sexual violence including offender accountability, victim advocacy, and the CJ response. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 229 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester Odd Years

CJ 232 POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines various human relations issues that affect policing and police management. Also explores programs established by the police in community relations and community involvement in police policies. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 234 PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILY VIOLEN   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CJ 239 POLICE ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines management principles as they apply to police organizations. This course includes discussion on the organization and management of police personnel at all levels of operation, leadership styles, policy formation, and the internal control of the organization. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CJ 248 INTRODUCTION TO FRAUD EXAMINATION   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines the legal elements of fraud and fraud investigation. This course also explores the methods of preventing, detecting, and deterring fraud in organizations as well as preserving the chain of custody for the court and compiling evidence for court proceedings. Prerequisite: TAKE CJ-101
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

CJ 256 CRIMINALISTICS   3.0 Credit(s)
An introduction to forensic science, this course examines the application of forensic science to criminal investigations as well as the techniques of the crime lab through actual and case histories. Prerequisite: Take CJ-101
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 300 ADV. CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 301 CRIME CAUSATION AND DEVIANCE   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE CJ-101
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CJ 302 ADMIN & MGMT OF THE CJ SYSTEM   3.0 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: TAKE CJ-101
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

CJ 304 CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRAD. & CJ TRAD.   3.0 Credit(s)
Exploration of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Catholic social teaching and the intersection of contemporary issues and policies of the criminal justice system are examined.
Offered: Spring Semester Even Years

CJ 305 ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 306 VICTIMOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CJ 312 MENTAL HEALTH & CJ SYSTEM   3.0 Credit(s)
Introduction and exploration of the criminal justice system as it deals with an increasing number of clients with mental health issues.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 318 POLICING IN A DEMOCRATIC SOC.   3.0 Credit(s)
Through scientific research and theory, students will better understand public policy and the practices that define the effective police organization.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 382 ADVANCED CJ RESEARCH METHODS   3.0 Credit(s)
Applied research methods to practical based problems identified by criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: Take CJ-381
Offered: As Needed All Years

CJ 500 CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course provides an in-depth analysis into United States criminal law through the model penal code and an in-depth analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped criminal justice. Students will apply criminal law and procedural acts of law as practiced throughout the country.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 501 CRIME CAUSATION AND DEVIANCE   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the development and application of theories of crime causation and social deviance. The course includes an assessment of the issues and problems involved in controlling crime and deviance in society. Students learn about the nature of criminal behavior and the impact of this behavior on the victims, and study the development of programs and policies to control crime and assist the victims.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 502 ADMIN & MGMT OF THE CJ SYSTEM   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the current problems and issues facing the American criminal justice system. The course explores the role of the courts and correctional system, access to the justice system, controversial policies such as the use of force and discretion, and organizational and legal issues related to decision-making within the criminal justice system.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 503 LAW, SOCIETY AND ETHICS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course focuses on constitutional and ethical issues as they affect the operation of the criminal justice system. Topics examined include legal issues related to punishment and the ethical responsibilities of criminal justice agents.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 504 ADMIN OF CORRCTIONAL SYSTEMS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course explores the operation and nature of the American correctional system. The course examines the juvenile justice system as well as the adult correctional system. Theories and philosophies of correctional administration and the conditions that generate delinquent behavior are examined as well as current critical issues such as overcrowding, alternatives to incarceration, and efforts to maintain family cohesion.
Offered: Fall Semester Even Years

CJ 505 CRIMINAL LAW   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines various topics in substantive criminal law as they affect the operation of the criminal justice system. Topics may include standards of evidence, defenses, and punishments.
Offered: Spring Semester Odd Years

CJ 581 RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICAL ANALYSIS   3.0 Credit(s)
This course must be taken at the graduate level. An undergraduate course in this subject cannot be substituted for the graduate course. Examines the research process and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practices of criminal justice empirical research. More specifically, methods of research and data analysis, as applied to the field of criminal justice, are presented. The application of these methods to criminal justice practice is demonstrated through various exercises. To better prepare capable professionals, students are taught both the language of scientific discourse and the ability to appraise empirical studies critically. To better prepare practitioners who are fair and respectful toward individuals from diverse backgrounds, research ethics, and sensitivity to populations-at-risk are promoted.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

CJ 601 CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP   3.0 Credit(s)
Students use their theoretical knowledge in a practical environment. Students are required to spend 150 hours interning in a criminal justice agency or use their current criminal justice work experience to apply theory. Students must observe and assist in the everyday operations of the agency. They are required to maintain a log of their activities and confer weekly with the faculty advisor to discuss their individual progress. The class meets regularly with the professor so that students may share their internship/ practicum experiences. Upon completion of the 150 hours, the student will prepare a two part paper. Those fulfilling the requirements through their current work experience will also prepare a paper. The first part of the paper will consist of a literature review on a topic related to the internship. The second part of the paper will consist of a description of the work experience including the topics provided by the instructor/advisor.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

CJ 650 CRIMINAL JUSTICE THESIS   3.0 Credit(s)
The student works with a mentor to develop a research project. The research project culminates in a thesis and an oral presentation of the thesis to faculty and students in the program.
Offered: All Semesters All Years

CJ 698 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION   0.0 Credit(s)
No credit is awarded for this exam. Students are eligible to take this exam at the end of the semester in which they complete the required 30 credits for the degree.
Offered: All Semesters All Years