Courses - MS Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Courses

CJ 550 – The Criminal Justice System – An Overview: An in-depth analysis of the American Criminal Justice System, including the examination of critical and contemporary issues in law enforcement. (3)

CJ 560 – Seminar in Criminological Theory: Explanation of crime in its context, including an extensive coverage of each of the major criminological perspectives/theories. (3)

CJ 561 – Crime and Criminal Behavior System: Analysis of the scope and nature of criminal activity. Emphasis will be on crime trends for both individual and group criminal activities. Crime prevention, control and treatment strategies will be evaluated. (3)

CJ 562 – Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency: Theoretical problems related to causation and preventions of deviant careers. (3)

CJ 563 – Seminar in Law Enforcement: An in-depth review of law enforcement, including history, practices, and future trends. (3)

CJ 564 – Seminar in Corrections: Review history and the operations of corrections, including the future of corrections. (3)

CJ 565 – Principles of Administration: The study of bureaucracy and complex organizations, including principles, practices, and theories. (3)

CJ 567 – Administration and Management in Criminal Justice: An extensive examination and analysis of managerial skills applicable to the management of criminal justice agencies. (3)

CJ 570 – Seminar in Private and Industrial Security: An extensive review of private and industrial security systems includes historical analysis, practices, and current and future trends. (3)

CJ 589 – Special Topics in Correctional Administration: In-depth examination of special problems in administering correction institutions, including detailed analysis of several crucial administrative practices. (3)

CJ 590 – Comparative Criminal Justice: A comprehensive comparative study of other criminal justice systems, as well as, the United States Criminal Justice System. (3)

CJ 591 – Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Detailed examinations of contemporary issues and trends within and outside of the criminal justice system. (3)

CJ 593 – Seminar in Police and Society: The examination of the evolution of the police in modern society with a special emphasis on the role of police in contemporary society. Current police research on police roles will be reviewed. (3)

CJ 595 – Planning, Budgeting, and Policy Analysis: Examination of critical issues in the planning and budget management of an agency, including an in-depth coverage of police analysis. (3)

CJ 596 – Seminar in Organized Crime: An extensive examination of the history, activities, and control strategies of organized crime. (3)

CJ 597 – Seminar in Terrorism: An advanced examination of national and international terrorism, including theoretical explanations and control strategies. (3)

CJ 598 – Seminar in Forensic Science: Examination of techniques and practices in forensic science, including finger printing, and crime scene investigating. Collection of evidence and laboratory are required. (3)

CJ 600 – Advanced Survey Research: Extensive coverage for the technique of conducting survey research. Designed to give students hands-on experience. (3)

CJ 602 – Seminar in Police Administration and Management: Extensive survey of police administration and management skills, including related theories. (3)

CJ 603 – Seminar in Rehabilitation and Resocialization: Detailed examination of the rehabilitative and resocialization process within the criminal justice system. (3)

CJ 605 – Seminar in Experiment and Field Research: Extensive coverage of techniques for conducting experiments and field research in the social sciences. (3)

CJ 606 – Seminar in Community Corrections: An analysis of community corrections, including historical development practices and future trends. (3)

CJ 608 – Human Resource Development in Organizational Content: Analysis of critical issues involved in managing human resources in criminal justice agencies. (3)

CJ 609 – Seminar in Public Administration and Administrative Law: Extensive examination and analysis of concepts, issues, and theories in public administration and the study of administrative law. (3)

CJ 615 – Advanced Research Methods: Extensive coverage of methods and techniques for social scientific research. (3)

CJ 620 – Seminar in Criminal Law and Procedure: Extensive examination of the criminal law and other criminal justice related laws and procedures. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of laws in general and their applicability to the criminal justice system. (3)

CJ 630 – Thesis Practicum: Overview of research strategies, principles of research writing; procedures for initiating, executing, and completing a thesis; and preparation and approval of a thesis prospectus. Preliminary planning for the thesis should begin first semester of graduate work; the student may enroll in CJ 630 if he/she has completed 15 credit hours of graduate work. (3)

CJ 640 – The completion and defense of the thesis. Students are required to be registered in the course in the semester in which the thesis is to be defended. (3)