Criminology, Law, and Justice (CLJ)

Courses

CLJ 101. Introduction to Criminology, Law, and Justice. 3 hours.

Introduction to key components of the justice system (including police, courts, and corrections) and contemporary trends in crime and delinquency. Critiques of the effectiveness and fairness of the system and emerging ideas for advancing justice. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 102. Foundations of Law and Justice. 3 hours.

Philosophical origins and historical development of U.S. criminal law in comparative perspective. Transformation of rights and due process; approaches to punishment and social control; legal institutions and procedures. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 110. Rights, Justice and the Law. 3 hours.

The historical development, philosophical justification and political underpinnings of the human rights framework. Exploration of specific human rights in U.S. vs. non-U.S. contexts. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 114. Race, Class, Gender and the Law. 3 hours.

Exploration of the relationship between social inequality and law/justice in the US, with specific attention to the importance of race, class, and gender. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 120. Crime and Society. 3 hours.

An introduction to theories of social deviance and control. The historical development, empirical basis, strengths, and limitations of various theories are analyzed. Course Information: This course may be taught in a blended-online and classroom format. When that is the case, use of a computer and Internet access will be required. A high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Please check the online class schedule for blended-online sections. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 121. Violence in Society. 3 hours.

Theoretical perspectives on the causes and consequences of violence in society. Examination of violence perpetrated by individuals, groups, and the state. Course Information: This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of a computer and Internet access is required. A high-speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion. US Society course.

CLJ 122. Gangs and the Media. 3 hours.

Popular images of gangs in the mass media are contrasted with perspectives from social science literature. Course Information: Blended online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. US Society course.

CLJ 200. Law and Society. 3 hours.

Development of law and legal institutions from historical, comparative, and contemporary perspectives; interrelationships of law, custom, morality, and social change; the legal profession. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. US Society course.

CLJ 210. Principles of Criminal Law. 3 hours.

A survey of the basic principles of criminal law and procedure: proof of fact, act and intent, responsibility. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101.

CLJ 220. Criminology. 3 hours.

Introductory survey of theories exploring the origins, organization, meanings, and control of crime. Course Information: Same as SOC 231. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

CLJ 240. Criminal Justice Organizations. 3 hours.

Theories of complex organizations, organization behavior, and administration relating to criminal justice and other rule-applying agencies. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion.

CLJ 261. Research Methods I. 3 hours.

Introduction to research in criminology, law, and justice. From conceptualization to description of results. Research design, observation, archival, survey, and experimental methodologies in criminal justice related settings. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101.

CLJ 262. Research Methods II. 3 hours.

Statistical data analysis in the criminology, law, and justice context. Probability, t-tests, correlation, regression, sampling theory, tests of significance. Problems with police and crime survey data. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): MATH 090 or MATH 118.

CLJ 271. African Americans and the Politics of Incarceration. 3 hours.

Examination of the status of African Americans as offenders, victims, and personnel within the criminal justice system. Course Information: Same as AAST 271 and SOC 271. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in AAST 100 or Grade of C or better or concurrent registration in SOC 101. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

CLJ 301. Writing in the Discipline. 0 hours.

This course will be used to identify the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing; and approval of the department.

CLJ 303. Introduction to Forensic Science. 3 hours.

Examines the basic principles and judicial uses of forensic science. Reviews the applications of the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences to questions of evidence and the law. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and major in either criminology, law and justice, or a natural sciences discipline; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

CLJ 310. Substantive Criminal Law. 3 hours.

General doctrines of criminal liability in the U.S.; classification of crimes against persons, property, and the public welfare; the concept of governmental sanctions of an individual's conduct. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 210 and one other 200-level criminology, law, and justice course.

CLJ 311. Criminal Procedure. 3 hours.

Legal problems associated with the investigation of crime, acquisition of evidence, commencement of adjudication, sentencing and appellate rights. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): One 200-level criminology, law, and justice course.

CLJ 345. Police in Society. 3 hours.

The functions and organization of police/investigative agencies, especially those on the local level, the nature of the experience of being a police officer. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 240 and one other 200-level criminology, law, and justice course; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 350. Courts in Society. 3 hours.

Behavior and structure of state and federal criminal courts including preadjudication processing, prosecutorial and defense decisions, guilty-plea processes, bench and jury trials, sentencing, judicial selection, court administration. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and two 200-level criminology, law, and justice courses; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 355. Punishment, Prisons and Corrections. 3 hours.

A survey of American corrections from local jails to mega prisons; correctional field services; probation and parole and recent developments in alternatives to incarceration. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and two 200-level criminology, law, and justice courses; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 361. Criminal Investigation. 3 hours.

Methods used for reconstructing crimes and criminal intent, incorporating information derived from people, physical evidence, institutional and electronic data. Scientific, organizational, legal, and ethical considerations informing the process. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and two 200-level criminal justice courses; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 394. Senior Studies in Criminology, Law, and Justice. 3 hours.

The analysis and exposition of historical or contemporary issues in the criminology field. Topics may vary from semester to semester. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

CLJ 395. Internship. 3 hours.

Observation of and participation in the daily work of a criminal justice agency, private or public. Work is supervised by a faculty member and the managment of personnel of the agency. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. A maximum of three hours may be counted toward the undergraduate major in criminology, law, and justice. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 200 and CLJ 210 and CLJ 220 and CLJ 240 and CLJ 261 and CLJ 262; and one from among CLJ 345 or CLJ 350 or CLJ 355 and junior standing; and consent of the instructor; and preregistration in the department.

CLJ 399. Independent Study. 2-8 hours.

Independent study and research under the supervision of a faculty member, on a subject not covered in the regular curriculum. Course Information: May be repeated. Repeating course for more than 6 hours must be approved by the head of the department. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 200 and CLJ 210 and CLJ 220 and CLJ 240 and CLJ 261 and CLJ 262; and one course from among CLJ 345 or CLJ 350 or CLJ 355; and a 3.50 overall grade point average, and a 3.00 grade point average in criminology, law, and justice coursework. For criminology, law, and justice majors only.

CLJ 402. Trial Interaction. 3 or 4 hours.

Language use, culture, and law in the trial process. Analysis of qualitative methods applied to legal processes and change. Course Information: Same as LING 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 261 and CLJ 350; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 405. The Problem of Justice. 3 or 4 hours.

Premodern and modern views of justice and their practical utility in analyzing legislative, executive, and judicial programs for enhancing or restricting justice. Course Information: Same as POLS 405. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101, plus two 200-level courses in criminology, law, and justice or two 200-level courses in political science.

CLJ 421. Youth, Crime, Law and Justice in Society. 3 or 4 hours.

Theories of juvenile delinquency and rule-breaking; juvenile rights; organization and administration of the juvenile justice system in the U.S. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 210 and CLJ 220.

CLJ 422. Victimization. 3 or 4 hours.

Survey of criminal victimization theory and research. Examination of causes, consequences, and prevention of violent crime and of victims' experiences in the criminal justice system. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and two 200-level criminology, law, and justice courses.

CLJ 423. Violence. 3 or 4 hours.

Explores how men and women have experienced violence historically and in modern times. Students examine how violence is perpetrated through words, pictures, physical harm, and silences. Course Information: Same as ANTH 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 200.

CLJ 424. Gender, Crime, and Justice. 3 or 4 hours.

An in-depth examination of the etiology of female crime and the involvement of females in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and workers/professionals. Course Information: Same as GWS 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 220; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 425. Violence Prevention. 3 hours.

Examination of contemporary approaches to violence prevention at the individual, family, community, and organizational levels, as well as within the larger society. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CLJ 101 and CLJ 220 and CLJ 261; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 435. White Collar Crime. 3 or 4 hours.

Examination of how white-collar crime is defined, investigated, defended, and adjudicated. Comparison of "suite" and "street" crime from a socio-legal perspective. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Two 200-level criminal justice courses.

CLJ 442. Comparative Criminal Justice Institutions. 3 or 4 hours.

Comparative study of law, jurisprudence, enforcement, and punishment in Western and non-Western societies, including civil law, common law, and Islamic systems. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Two 200-level criminology, law, and justice courses.

CLJ 450. Surveillance and Society. 3 or 4 hours.

Theoretical and empirical overview of the conceptualization, application and interpretation of surveillance in society, examined through the lens of various social topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Two 200-level CLJ courses; junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

CLJ 456. Community Corrections. 3 or 4 hours.

History, processes, and functions of programs organized for sanctioning offenders in community settings, such as probation, parole, halfway houses, restitution, community service, home confinement. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 350 or CLJ 355; plus one 200-level criminology, law, and justice course.

CLJ 480. Application of Science to the Law. 4 hours.

Issues affecting the development, accessibility and admissibility of forensic science services by the criminal justice system; problems which may compromise the quality, fairness and effectiveness of scientific inquiries. Course Information: Same as BPS 480. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 210 and CLJ 260; or graduate standing.

CLJ 491. Topics in Rule Breaking. 3 or 4 hours.

Content of course varies, addressing major issues. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Six 200- or 300-level criminology, law, and justice courses.

CLJ 492. Topics in Rule Application. 3 or 4 hours.

Content of course varies, addressing major issues. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Six 200- or 300- level criminology, law, and justice courses.