CJ graduate students are required to complete nine credits (3 courses) from the following list of courses:
CJ 505 Seminar: Law and Social Control (3-0-3) (F).
A focus on the nature of law and legal institutions and the relationships between law and other forms of social control. Theory and research on the development of law and its implementation at various stages of the legal process is reviewed.
CJ 507 Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Policing (3-0-3) (S).
In-depth consideration of issues affecting policing today. Police organization, management and leadership, policy formulation, community policing and related issues are among the topics considered. Particular attention will focus on the role of police officers in a changing society.
CJ 508 Seminar: The Legal Process (3-0-3) (F).
Consideration of specific aspects of criminal adjudication, including prosecution and defense, bail determination, plea-bargaining, jury decision-making, and alternative sentencing practices. Specific subject matter will vary by semester.
CJ 509 Seminar: Juvenile Justice (3-0-3) (F).
A detailed examination of the historical development and current practices of juvenile courts and juvenile correctional institutions. Research on program evaluation is presented, with an emphasis on developments in delinquency theory as related to practice.
CJ 510 Seminar: Punishment and Corrections (3-0-3) (F).
An in-depth study of issues related to the philosophy and practice of punishment and corrections. Topics include correctional theory, the prison and jail environment, work and rehabilitation programs, corporal punishment, parole, overcrowding, capital punishment, and alternatives to imprisonment.
CJ511 Seminar: Community Corrections (3-0-3) (F).
An assessment of contemporary trends in community corrections, with a particular focus on considerations of effectiveness. This class will focus on the types of community corrections options available, program characteristics, and implications for broader correctional policy. The contribution of rehabilitative and deterrent philosophies to corrections will provide a backdrop to a consideration of the diverse contemporary perspectives on community corrections.
CJ 512 Seminar: Gender and Justice (3-0-3) (F).
An exploration of the theory, research, and practice related to women’s involvement in the justice system in the United States. Analysis will be directed toward the various roles and treatment of women as offenders, victims/survivors, and practitioners in the system.