To locate when and where courses are offered, including Criminal Justice courses, utilize the Schedule of Courses
  • 100 - 300 Level Courses

    CJ 110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Description and analysis of agencies and processes involved in administration of justice in the United States.

     CJ 210 - Introduction to Forensic Science

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Techniques of crime scene search. Collection and preservation of physical evidence. Class and individual scientific tests. Rules of evidence governing admissibility of physical evidence. Expert testimony.

     CJ 220 - Criminology

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Introduction to the socio-legal foundation of crime. Crime typology and measurement procedures. Theory and public policy. Societal responses to crime and criminals.

    CJ 235 - Investigation Procedures

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Laws of evidence controlling investigative procedures. Crime scene concerns. Multi-agency investigation.

    CJ 275 - Criminal Procedure

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Administration of criminal law. Investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing. Constitutional safeguards and legal controls on official action.

    CJ 292 - Methods of Criminal Justice Research

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Logic, design, analysis, and ethical principles in criminal justice research. Indicators of crime and its control.

    CJ 294 - Leadership and Professional Development in Criminal Justice

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Career planning and professional development. Leadership principles and theory, as related to the field of criminal justice.

    CJ 335 - Policing

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Roles, responsibilities, issues, and trends pertinent to contemporary law enforcement organizations in contemporary society. 

    CJ 335 - Juvenile Justice

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    The juvenile justice system and law. Theories of juvenile delinquency and deviance. Sociological, psychological, and anthropological perspectives.

    CJ 365 - Corrections

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Historical and contemporary views of offender management and treatment. Corrections system operation. Effects of institutionalization. Alternatives to incarceration.

    CJ 385 - Corrections

    Credit: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Relationships of private protective services with public law enforcement. Individuals, businesses, and governments providing prevention, protection, investigation, and disaster recovery services. Protection of persons, property, and information.


  • 400 Level Courses

    CJ 442 - Comparative and Historical Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Comparative study of criminal justice systems. Theories, types, and effects of intervention.

    CJ 424 - Crime, Mass Media, and Society (W)

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Representation of crime and criminal justice in the media. Relationship between media and criminal justice organizations. Images of crime, criminal justice, and trafficking. Media effects on criminal justice policy.


    CJ 425 - Women and Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Theories on women's victimization and criminality. Women's experiences as victims, offenders, and criminal justice employees. Laws and their effects on the rights of women in the criminal justice system.

    CJ 426 - Violence Against Women (W)

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Intimate partner violence, rape and stalking. Theoretical causes of violence against women and factors commonly associated with it. Physical, mental and legal consequences, institutional responses and prevention efforts.

    CJ 427 - Criminology and Public Policy (W)

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Advanced study of criminological theory. Examination of policies implied by different theories of crime. Evaluation of crime control policies.

    CJ 430 - Advanced Seminar in Policing (W)

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Advanced issues in policing. Police strategies and evaluation. Behavioral determinants of policing. Socialization and culture of police. Police coercion. Police deviance.


    CJ 432 - Community Policing

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Community policing philosophy, applications, issues, and contemporary research. Community policing models.

    CJ 433 - Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Law enforcement intelligence as an analytic tool for case development and resource allocation. Historical, ethical, legal, and operational issues affecting current practice.

    CJ 434 - Police Administration

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Organizational theory, leadership, communications, and labor relations in police administration. Historical and legal perspectives.

    CJ 439 - Homeland Security

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Definition of terrorism and terrorist groups. Fundamental principles of emergency management and homeland security. Historical perspectives and modern threats. Public health and environmental protection. Private sector role and impacts. Security vs. civil liberties. Science, technology, and research issues.

    CJ 445 - Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Internet crimes and problems and procedures for cybersecurity.

    CJ 450 - Introduction to Product Counterfeiting

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring of odd years

    Introduction to the crime of product counterfeiting through an analysis of theory, empirical studies, and case histories. Understanding of product counterfeiting.

    CJ 465 - Critical Issues in Corrections (W)

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Advanced topics in corrections. Probation and parole. Community corrections. Recidivism and reentry. Evolution of punishment. Comparative systems of confinement.

    CJ 466 - Corrections Organizations and Systems

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Management of correctional organizations. Interactions between correctional organizations and their political and cultural environments.

    CJ 471 - Law of Corrections

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of odd years

    Constitutional limitations and the impact of law on correctional practice. Due process, prisoners' rights, and parole and probation.


    CJ 474 - Law and Criminal Justice Policy

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Impact of law on police practices, court processes, and corrections institutions and programs. Development, implementation, and evaluation of judicial policies.

    CJ 485 - Critical Issues in Private Security

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Advanced topics in private security. Planning and administering. Organizing and staffing. Human relations. Management styles. Media relations.

    CJ 490 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1 to 3      Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Individual study in fields of criminal justice, under direct supervision of a faculty member.

    CJ 491 - Topics in Criminal Justice

    Credits: 1 to 4      Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Special issues in criminal justice.

    CJ 494 - Criminal Justice Practicum

    Credits:                Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Observation, participation, and study in selected criminal justice agencies.


  • 800 Level Courses

    CJ 801 - Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Theories of crime causation. Translation of theory to policy.

    CJ 802 - Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Law enforcement intelligence as an analytic tool for case development and resource allocation. Historical, ethical, legal, and operational issues affecting current practice.

    CJ 803 - Foundations in Homeland Security

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Homeland security's definition of terrorism and terrorist groups. Fundamental principles of emergency management and homeland security. Historical perspectives and modern threats. Public health and environmental protections. Private sector role and impacts. Security versus civil liberties. Science technology and research issues.

    CJ 804 - Crime Scene Investigation

    Credits: 1          Offered:  Fall of even years

    Introduction to crime scene investigation. Documentation, evidence collection, presumptive chemical and biological tests, and collection and preservation of impression evidence.

    CJ 805 - Survey in Forensic Science

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Scientific analysis of physical evidence. Four major aspects of physical evidence using real criminal and civil cases: generation of physical evidence by criminal activity; collection and preservation of physical evidence; analysis of physical evidence by forensic science laboratory; presentation of scientific expert testimony in court.

    CJ 809 - Issues in Criminal Justice

    Credits: 1 to 4      Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Special issues in criminal justice research and management.

    CJ 810 - Proseminar in Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Survey of classical and recent literature in criminal justice. Trends and issues that transcend the components of the criminal justice system.

    CJ 811 - Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall and Spring

    Scientific methods in criminal justice research. Design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, and ethical concerns. Computer use in data analysis.

    CJ 812 - Criminal Justice Management Seminar

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Organization theory and behavior for the criminal justice agency. Organization and policy planning, budgeting, forecasting, human resource management, and project implementation.

    CJ 817 - Law and Forensic Science

    Credits: 2          Offered:  Fall of even years

    Legal aspects of forensic science. Adjudicative process, admissibility of scientific evidence, laboratory reports, hearsay, relevant case materials, and expert testimony

    CJ 819 - Forensic Analysis of Drugs and Alcohol

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of odd years

    Techniques and processes in analysis of physical evidence including spectroscopy, chromatography, and microscopy. Emphasis on controlled substances.

    CJ 820 - Forensic Chemistry and Microscopic Evidence

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Continuation of CJ 819. Analysis of trace evidence including hairs and fibers, paints and coatings, explosives and fire residues, glass and soil.

    CJ 822 - Comparative Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring of even years

    Globalization, crime causation, measurement, and control in comparative and cross-national contexts. Nature of policing, courts, and corrections in select countries.

    CJ 823 - Globalization of Crime

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of even years

    International crimes and organized crime. Trafficking in women, children, and body parts. Related problems such as firearm violence, money laundering, and corruption that transcend national boundaries.

    CJ 830 - Foundations of Police Studies

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Police practice. The police role, socialization, discretion, strategies, deviance.

    CJ 836 - Assessment of Police Policies and Operations

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring of even years

    Recent policy-related research and its application to the deployment of human resources.

    CJ 837 - The Intelligence Process and Counterterrorism

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring

    Law enforcement intelligence process for domestic and international terrorist threats. Current issues and trends in terrorism and counterterrorism, and the role of law enforcement intelligence.

    CJ 838 - Terrorism

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring, Summer

    Origins, history, and mutable definitions of terrorism. Ideologies, organizational features, ideologies, and state responses. Influential contemporary and historical terrorist movements. Force multipliers and media.

    CJ 839 - Analytic Thinking and Intelligence

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Analytic processes, tools, applications, and contemporary issues as used in law enforcement intelligence processes.

    CJ 845 - Environmental Risk Perception and Decision-Making

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring of odd years

    Theoretical underpinnings of individual decision-making and risk perception processes. Case studies of the interplay of risk perception and decision-making in an environmental and or criminological context.


    CJ 850 - Product Counterfeiting

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of odd years

    Advanced theoretical and empirical perspectives from criminology, victimology, and organizational behavior to analyze the crime of product counterfeiting.

    CJ 855 - Delinquency Prevention and Control

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Historical overview. Theories and methodologies. Models and organization of delinquency prevention and control programs. Law and public policy. Program evaluation.

    CJ 856 - Advanced Topics in Policing

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Special topics on policing such as crime analysis, problem solving, police recruitment, retention and development, police behavior and ethics.

    CJ 865 - Adult Correction

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of odd years

    Traditional and contemporary adult correctional practices. Social, political, economic, and organizational factors affecting correctional policies.


    CJ 870 - Introduction to Crime Analysis

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Theoretical foundations of crime analysis. Techniques and processes used by law enforcement agencies to document and respond to patterns of crime.

    CJ 871 - Advanced Crime Analysis

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Advanced application of intelligence and crime analysis skills and techniques.

    CJ 872 - Open Source Information Analysis

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Techniques for collection and intelligence analysis of open source information. Ethical issues for collection of publicly available information and validation of sources.

    CJ 874 - Cybercrime, Deviance, and Virtual Society

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Emergence of cybercrime and technology-engendered deviance, and the ways that subcultures transcend virtual spaces to affect behavior on and off-line.

    CJ 875 - Digital Forensic Investigations

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Digital forensic analyses, including computer technology, data storage, proper search/seizure/imaging techniques, analysis of imaged devices, and proper presentation of evidence.

    CJ 876 - Data Systems/Infrastructure

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Networked resources that support the Internet and the basics of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model. 

    CJ 877 - Cyber Terror and Cyber Warfare

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Use of technology and the Internet to further terror and extremism across the globe.

    CJ 885 - Security Management

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring of odd years

    Organization and management of security operations in business, industry, and government.

    CJ 886 - Security Administration

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of odd years

    Administrative and quantitative techniques for security operations. Statistical analyses. Analysis of financial statements. Operations research and computer techniques.

    CJ 887 - Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Descriptive and inferential statistics and computer use in criminal justice research. 

    CJ 890 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1 to 6      Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Individual research and writing under faculty supervision.

    CJ 894 - Practicum (Internship)

    Credits: 1 to 6      Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Observation, study, and work in selected criminal justice agencies. Participation in domestic and foreign criminal justice systems.

    CJ 896 - Policy Analysis under Conditions of Change

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Methods of policy analysis in criminal justice settings. Policy analysis for the formulation, adoption and implementation of changes.

    CJ 897 - Comprehensive Threat Assessment

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Methods of conducting a comprehensive threat assessment in criminal justice settings. Comprehensive threat assessment for the formulation, adoption, and implementation of prevention and intervention practices.

    CJ 899 - Masters Thesis Research

    Credits: 1 to 6      Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Planned research and writing directed by student's thesis committee.


  • 900 Level Courses

    CJ 901 - Seminar in Contemporary Criminal Justice Theory

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Theoretical perspectives and issues in criminal justice and criminology.

    CJ 904 - Criminal Justice Organizations and Processes

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Theoretical perspectives on organizations and processes in criminal justice. Evaluation of organizational performance in justice agencies.

    CJ 905 - Law and Society

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall of even years

    Theoretical perspectives on law. Impact of law on society and the criminal justice system.

    CJ 906 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Applications of quantitative techniques to criminal justice data. Use of multiple regression and SPSS.

    CJ 907 - Advanced topics in Criminal Justice Data Analysis

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Advanced quantitative analysis techniques for criminal justice data.

    CJ 908 - Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Spring

    Intensive study of one subfield of criminal justice. Critical evaluation of the literature.

    CJ 909 - Advanced Research Methods

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Methodological approaches to conducting sound, ethical criminal justice and criminological research. Research ethics, study design, and data collection methods.

    CJ 910 - Qualitative Methods

    Credits: 3          Offered:  Fall

    Methodological approaches to conducting qualitative criminal justice and criminological research. Application of qualitative analysis techniques to criminal justice data.


    CJ 999 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

    Credits: 1 to 12     Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer

    Doctoral dissertation research.