Courses

CCJ 3024 Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice 3 Credits

Advanced overview of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminological theory. Emphasis 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. (S)

General Education - Social Science

CCJ 3662 Crime, Gender and Race 3 Credits

Examines the relationships between gender, race, age, social class and crime. Explores theoretical explanations, empirical research and patterns in criminal behavior and the criminal justice system.

Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major

CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminology 4 Credits

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. Previous completion of an introductory course in statistics is recommended but not required. (S) (WR)

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

General Education - Social Science
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CCJ 4014 Criminological Theory 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

General Education - Social Science

CCJ 4644 White-Collar Crime 3 Credits

Examines individual criminality in the course of one's occupation and the crimes of organizations and corporations. Studies the societal reaction to these upper class illegalities. (S) (WR)

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

General Education - Social Science
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CCJ 4681 Intimate Violence 3 Credits

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

Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major

CCJ 4905 Individual Work 1-3 Credits

Qualified students and the instructor will develop a course of study or investigation designed to extend available coursework. A formal written report is required. Course can be repeated, but no more than three credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university.

Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS or 4LS major, and instructor permission

CCJ 4911 Undergraduate Research in Criminology 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Criminology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Criminology.

CCJ 4934 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice 3 Credits

A variable topic seminar that examines current issues, techniques and problems in criminal justice.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

CCJ 4940 Practicum 1-3 Credits

Supervised experience in a criminal justice agency. Course can be repeated, but no more than three credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university. (S-U)

Prereq: CCJ 3024, 3LS or 4LS major, and instructor permission

CCJ 4970 Senior Thesis 3 Credits

Qualified students submit a formal research proposal, carry out individual research under the supervision of a faculty member and prepare a formal written report of the research to a faculty committee. Course can be repeated, but no more than six credits earned in CCJ 4905 may be applied to the major or to minimum degree requirements established by the university.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and director permission

CJC 4010 Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits

Introduces 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 before their involvement in correctional programs; alternative correctional placements; and empirical assessments of the short-term and long-term consequences of involvement in correctional programs. (S)

Coreq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

General Education - Social Science

CJE 3114 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Credits

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

Coreq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

CJE 4144 Private Security and Control 3 Credits

Understanding the role of private security in the prevention of crime. Examines deviance against the assets of formal organizations and their employees, such as business corporations, retail stores and educational institutions.

Prereq: 3LS or 4LS major

CJJ 4010 Juvenile Justice 3 Credits

Examines the development, change and operation of the American juvenile justice system. Emphasizes the nature of juvenile law and the methods of dealing with youthful offenders. (S)

Prereq: 2LS or 3LS major

General Education - Social Science

CJL 2000 Law and the Legal Process 3 Credits

Understanding the law as it relates to 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 the potential implications of the decision on future cases. (S)

General Education - Social Science

CJL 3038 Law and Society 3 Credits

Introduces the scholarly study of law from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. Examines legal ideas, legal institutions and the legal process with emphasis on the study of criminal behavior and the American criminal justice process.

CJL 4037 Psychology and Law 3 Credits

Application of behavioral science research and practice to the legal system. Topics include 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 of crime; and punishment and sentencing.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

CJL 4050 Juvenile Law 3 Credits

Examines the juvenile justice system, including delinquency, dependency and laws that apply especially to juveniles. Studies operation of the Florida juvenile code and the relationship between children and society.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

CJL 4110 Criminal Law 3 Credits

Studies substantive criminal law, including 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)

General Education - Social Science

CJL 4410 Criminal Procedure 3 Credits

Studies constitutional rights of the accused in criminal proceedings. 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.

Prereq: CCJ 3024 and 3LS or 4LS major

General Education - Social Science

CJL 4565 Law and Social Policy 3 Credits

Examines the philosophical, legal and scientific modes of inquiry central to the study of law. Students apply the appropriate method of inquiry to the social-policy question presented so that the law and its effectiveness can be evaluated. Previous completion of CCJ 3701 is recommended but not required.

General Education - Social Science

IDH 2931 Honors Seminar 3 Credits

Special topics restricted to those in the university-wide Honors Program. (WR)

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