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JUST-104: Introduction to the Justice System (3 hours)
Roles of law enforcement personnel, the courts, and correctional agencies. Philosophical and theoretical views in historical perspective.
JUST-109: Principles of Justice Studies (3 hours)
The nature of justice, how justice is linked to power, ideology, social control, social change. Generative themes in various dimensions of justice such as social and economic justice, gender, race and criminal justice.
JUST-223: Basic Interviewing and Counseling Skills (3 hours)
The role and purpose of accepted interviewing techniques and their application to counseling, interrogation, and other social situations.
JUST-322: Ethics and Justice Policy (3 hours)
Ethical theories and their application to principles of justice, law, and social policies.
JUST-328: Police and Justice (3 hours)
Objectives, strategies, programs, institutional arrangements, roles, perspectives, and interagency relationships of police.
JUST-475: Community Policing (3 hours)
The development of community and problem-solving policing. Emphasis is placed on the critical issues in community policing, especially the patterns of interaction between police and the public. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
JUST-480: Women, Crime, and Justice (3 hours)
A historical examination of social, economic, and legal factors that have defined violence against women, violence by women, and the role of women in the justice professions. May be taken for honors.
JUST-500: Criminal Law and Society (3 hours)
Criminal process and constitutional and legal problems associated with arrest, search and seizure, and due process of law. Criminal liability and crimes against persons, property, and society; governmental sanctions of individual conduct as formulated by legislatures and the courts. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. May be taken for honors.
JUST-501: Criminal Procedure (3 hours)
Laws and constitutional protections that govern the criminal justice process from detection and investigation through arrest, adjudication, and punishment.
JUST-502: Criminal Profiling (3 hours)
The dynamics of human behavior as related to criminal activity. Utilizing sociological, psychological, and criminological theories, the course focuses on the analysis of the crime scene and the various characteristics of the offenders revealed by that analysis. Discusses in detail strategies employed by the FBI and state and local profilers.
JUST-518: Serial Killers (3 hours)
An examination of the phenomenon of serial killers with an emphasis on the social construction of serial murder. An investigation of theories, typologies, and case study analysis of serial killers and their victims. May be taken for honors.
JUST-521: Special Topics in Justice Studies (____) (1-3 hour)
Intensive examination and analysis of selected justice topics and issues relevant to justice studies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if subject varies.
JUST-522: Crime Scenes and the Law of Evidence (3 hours)
A critical examination of evidentiary issues associated with crime scene investigations. Emphasis on the role of the police and the admissibility of evidence at criminal proceedings. May be taken for honors.
JUST-528: White Collar Crime (3 hours)
Major issues in business, professional, and official rule violations. Consumer fraud, securities violations, unethical professionalism, and political corruption. May be taken for honors.
JUST-538: Philosophy of Law (3 hours)
Philosophical issues in law using actual cases as well as philosophical writings. Nature of law, judicial reasoning, rights, liberty, responsibility, and punishment. May be taken for honors.
JUST-591: Native American Sovereignty and the Law (3 hours)
Use of Native American case law to explore the dynamics of Indian sovereignty from the Doctrine of Discovery in the 16th century to contemporary politics of tribal self-determination, including federal Indian law cases and the Wounded Knee trials. May be taken for honors.
JUST-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)
The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.
JUST-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)
The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.
JUST-671: Internship (3 hours)
Assignments in a justice-related placement designed to further the student's integration of theory and practice. Internships are arranged with advisor. Graded on pass-fail basis.
JUST-695: Senior Seminar in Justice Issues (3 hours)
Comprehensive analysis of selected justice concepts and issues with an emphasis on a capstone research project and portfolio.
JUST-698: Directed Readings in Justice Studies (3 hours)
Individual study and research in selected areas of Justice Studies. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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