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35-103 Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process 3 cr.

An introductory survey of the history, role, and structure of the American criminal justice process.
35-212 Managing Criminal Justice Organizations 3 cr.

The study of administrative problems and issues as they relate to criminal justice organizations. Prerequisite: 35-103.
35-218 Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice 3 cr.
An exploration of the criminal judicial process as distinguished from adjudication of civil disputes. Includes discussion of constitutional mandates and other aspects of justice administration in political and social institutions.. Prerequisite: 35-103.
35-244 Correctional Process 3 cr.
A survey of the correctional process; correctional objectives, alternatives, policies, and procedures; relationship between the correctional process and the crime control, rehabilitative, and due process models. Prerequisite: 35-103.
35-270 Introductory Criminal Law 3 cr.
Inquiry into the categories of crimes, responsibility for crimes, limitations on criminal capacity, modifying circumstances and special defenses for criminal conduct.
35-288 Police in Modern Society 3 cr.
An analysis of police roles, structure, and performance in American Society. A review of the interaction between economic, legal, political, psychological, and social forces and police behavior. Prerequisite: 35-103 or consent of instructor.
35-319 Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt 3 cr.
Rules of evidence as they affect participants in justice administration and the consequences for the justice system. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
35-328 Criminal Court Behavior 3 cr.
An analysis of the behavior of the principal actors in the criminal court process--prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys. Court processes will be analyzed from an organizational perspective. Prerequisites: 35-218 and 35-343.
35-304 Criminal Investigation 3 cr.
A survey of the techniques used for investigation of crime. Includes early developments and their effect on modern methods, interrelationships between scientific crime detection and professional skills of investigators, the proper care and handling of evidence for its useful introduction at criminal trials, and the impact of court decisions on police procedures. The course focuses on practical limitations on the effectiveness of crime investigation techniques. Prerequisites: 35-103 or consent of instructor.

35-333 Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System 3 cr.

An examination of the extent of illegal biases in criminal justice practice. Students will be guided to confront their and others' attitudes shaped by racial, sexual, and sexual orientation biases. The primary goal is to teach a method of open discourse to negotiate these conflicts in an evolving culture. Prerequisites: 35-103 or consent of instructor.

35-340/540 Police Administration 3 cr.

Focus is on theoretical principles as they relate to practice in complex organizations. Attention given to the interrelation of police, courts and correctional facilities as administrative units. Prerequisite: 35-103 and 84-221 or 35-212.
35-341/541 Administration of Police Operations 3 cr.
Organizational functions, structures, processes and behavior as they relate to law enforcement agencies (exp. local police). An analysis of the administrative problems and practices associated with the delivery of all manners of police services: crime prevention and control, conflict resolution, and general service. Operational police development. implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: 35-340
35-343 Empirical Analysis of Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr.
Methods of empirical research and program evaluation in criminal justice; selection of appropriate methods and statistics; data analysis using computer facilities; report writing. Prerequisites: 35-103 and an introductory level statistics course or consent of instructor.
35-346 Introduction to Commuunity-Based Corrections 3 cr.
An overview of probation and parole services and other alternatives to incarceration for adult offenders. Prerequisite: 35-103 or consent of instructor. NOTE. Students specializing in Corrections may not take 93-375 as an elective.
35-347 The Juvenile Justice System 3 cr.
The development and present structure of the juvenile justice system: legal structure, services, current policy issues. Survey of both community-based and institutional juvenile corrections. Prerequisite: 35-103 or consent of instructor.
35-348 Law of Corrections 3 cr.
Examination of the rights of pretrial detainee and convicted offenders from detention through parole. Prerequisites: 35-103 and 35-244 or consent of instructor.
35-358 Major Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr.
The administrative machinery of Criminal Justice in theory and practice. Critical examination of the roles of police, prosecution, courts, and correction in America today. Policy development implementation and evaluation with regard to key criminal justice issues. Prerequisite: 35-103 and senior standing or consent of instructor.
35-375 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 3 cr.
A course on a topic not normally covered in the curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the timetable. Prerequisites: 35-103 and at least one of the following: 35-218, 35-244, 35-288.
35-396 Internship in Criminal Justice 2-8 cr.
Supervised field experience in a criminal justice agency (e.g., police department, prosecutor's office, or a correctional agency) accompanied by an analysis of the experience. Open only to students who have earned a minimum of 90 credits. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
35-446 Independent Study in Criminal Justice 1-3 cr.
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisite, and proper contract form requirements.
35-474 Honors Thesis 1-6 cr.

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study, e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be "Honors Thesis". Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: University scholar status and junior standing.
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