Courses

CCJ 3024 Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice

Credits: 3

Advanced overview of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminological theory. Special emphasis is placed on the components of the criminal justice system: the police, the prosecutorial and defense functions, the judiciary and the field of corrections. This course is required of all majors and minors. (S)

CCJ 3038 Law and Society

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the scholarly study of law from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. Students will have an opportunity to become familiar with legal ideas, legal institutions, and the legal process, with particular emphasis on the study of criminal behavior and the criminal justice process in American society.

 

CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminology

Credits: 4; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

Advanced research design and data analysis. Study of experimental and non-experimental research designs, probability and nonprobability sampling techniques, construction of scales and indexes and methods of bivariate and multivariate data analysis. Prior completion of an introductory course in statistics is recommended but not required. (S)

CCJ 4037 Psychology and Law

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 3LS/4LS major

Application of behavioral science research and practice to the legal system. Psychologists and the legal system; lawyers: socialization, training, and ethics; legality, morality and justice; forensic assessment; the insanity defense; competence in the legal system; eyewitness identification; jury selection, theories or crime; punishment and sentencing

CCJ 4466 Victimology

Credits: 3

Multidisciplinary study of crime victims examining legal and philosophical issues regarding victimization, social science research into victimization, theories of victimization and role of victims in criminal justice and legal system. (S)

CCJ 4058 History of Criminal Justice in America

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

An examination of the historical development of crime and criminal justice in America. Special attention is devoted to the development of the modern prison, police and organized crime in America. (S)

CCJ 4604 Criminological Theory

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS

Advanced study and critical appraisal of various theories of crime causation, including an examination of biological, psychological, economic and sociological perspectives on the etiology of crime. (S)

CCJ 4644 White-Collar Crime

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

An examination of individual criminality in the course of one’s occupation and the crimes of organizations and corporations. Course will study the societal reaction to these “upper class” illegalities. (S) GR-E†

CCJ 4680 Intimate Violence

Credits: 3; Prereq: 3LS/4LS, major

An examination of the factors increasing the risk for intimate violence, the effects of violence on victims, interventions to prevent and treat violence, and public policies. Topics will include child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Law, social science, and feminist scholarship will be used to examine current controversies in these fields.

CCJ 4905 Individual Work

Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS major and consent of instructor

Qualified students and the instructor will develop a course of study or investigation designed to extend available course work. A formal written report is required. May be repeated, but no more than 3 hours of credit earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to either major area requirements or minimum degree requirements established by the university.

CCJ 4934 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024

May be repeated with change in topic up to a maximum of 12 credits; 3LS/4LS, major. A changing-topic seminar which will examine a variety of current issues, techniques and problems in criminal justice.

CCJ 4940 Practicum

Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 3LS/4LS major and consent of instructor

Supervised experience in a criminal justice agency. May be repeated, but no more than 3 hours of credit earned in CCJ 4940 may be applied to either major area requirements or minimum degree requirements established by the university.

CCJ 4970 Senior Thesis

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and director’s approval

Qualified students submit a formal research proposal, carry out individual research under the supervision supervision of a faculty member and prepare a formal written report of the research to a faculty committee. May be repeated, but no more than 6 hours of credit may be applied to either major area requirements or minimum degree requirements established by the university.

CJC 4010 Introduction to Corrections

Credits: 3; Coreq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

An introduction to the field of penology and corrections. Consideration is given to conflicting philosophies of punishment, criminological theory as it applies to the field of corrections, the selectivity of the process through which offenders move prior to their involvement in correctional programs, alternative correctional placements and empirical assessments of the short- and long-term consequences of involvement in correctional programs. (S)

CJE 3114 Introduction to Law Enforcement

Credits: 3; Coreq: CCJ 3024; 3LS/4LS, major

The role of the police in the criminal justice system of a democratic society. The organization of police work, discretion and police role in a socio-legal context.

CJE 4115 Police and Society

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024 and CCJ 3114, 3LS/4LS, major

An advanced assessment of poverty, minority groups, social class and cultural differences as they impact on the police and police interactions with other segments of the criminal justice system. Special attention will be paid to problems regarding police training and education, career development and community relations.

CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice

Credits: 3; Prereq: 2LS/3LS, major

An examination of the development, change and operation of the American juvenile justice system. Special emphasis is placed on the nature of juvenile law and our methods of dealing with youthful offenders. (S)

CJL 2000 Law and the Legal Process

Credits: 3

This survey course promotes an understanding of law as it relates to an individual’s everyday encounters with the legal system. Actual legal cases may be studied to analyze how disputes are resolved by application of legal principles to factual situations, whether justice was served by the decision, and potential implications of the decision on future cases. (S).

CJL 4050 Juvenile Law

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

An examination of the juvenile justice system including delinquency, dependency and laws that have special application for juveniles. Special emphasis is given to the operation of the Florida juvenile code and the relationship between children and society.

CJL 4110 Criminal Law

Credits: 3;, 3LS/4LS, major

A study of substantive criminal law. Consideration is given to its historical development, the tension between social and legal definitions of crime, the basic dimensions of criminality, the specific elements of major crimes and the nature of criminal sanctions. (S)

CJL 4410 Criminal Procedure

Credits: 3; Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS/4LS, major

Study of constitutional rights of the accused in criminal proceedings. The course focuses on analysis of case materials involving the law of arrest, search and seizure, the use of confessions, fair trial, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments.