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Criminal Justice (CRJ)

Criminal justice is the study of criminal behavior, its causes, and its prevention, and of legal and institutional responses to crime. Career paths open to students who major in Criminal Justice include opportunities in law enforcement agencies, corrections, parole or probation, forensics, the courts, firefighting, juvenile delinquency, advocacy for the formerly incarcerated, or the law.

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the Criminal justice System and four of its components: the police, courts, corrections, and the Juvenile Justice System and how it operates is essential to successful navigation of daily activities in an urban environment.
This course is designed to expose the student to many diverse theories that characterize criminology. Theories and empirical research will be presented concerning deviant and criminal behavior and the extent to which these ideas have been applied both in practice and in policy. The implications of each will be examined.
This course is intended to broaden the students understanding of law enforcement, focusing on many of the contradictions and paradoxes that American police present. They are the largest agency in the Criminal Justice System, yet much of their work does not invovle crimes or justice. Police see their primary job as catching criminals, but they spend most of their engaged in other activities. This course focuses on police field behavior and will examine many of these contradictions, first tracing the origins and history of American policing; then focusing on many of the contemporary issues facing police departments today.
Prerequisite: CRJ 101
This course covers the policies and practices of the Criminal Justice System following the offender's arrest and conviction of a crime. This history of corrections is reviewed, and the functions of agencies that provide correctional services is covered: jails, probation, prisons, parole and intermediate sanctions. The course also considers important controversies and major trends in contemporary correctional practice.
Prerequisite: CRJ 101
This is an introductory course in the study of criminal law, general legal principles, and how the criminal law functions in and affects modern society. This course highlights a variety of key topics, including the concept of crime and the development of criminal law, defenses to criminal charges, and a number of specific types of crimes, including personal crimes, property crimes, public order crimes, and offenses aainst public morality. legal issues affecting punishment will also be discussed, as will ways the criminal law impacts victims of crime.
Prerequisite: CRJ 101
This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry.
Prerequisite: CRJ 101

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