Administration of Justice

AJU 1100: Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
An analysis of the criminal justice system with specific emphasis placed upon the history of justice and fair play, ethics, and concepts, philosophy and functions of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, the courts, adult and juvenile corrections.

 

 

AJU 2030: Applied Statistics (3)
Prerequisite: AJU 1100 or PSY 1100 or SOC 1100 or permission of instructor
Application of elementary statistical methods to psychological and sociological data. Lecture and laboratory course in techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics and research design. (Dual listing with PSY 2030 and SOC 2030).

 

AJU 2750: Integrated Statistics and Methodology for the Social Sciences (3) 

Prerequisite:  AJU 1100 or permission of instructor 

This course will introduce the student to basic research methodology and statistics as applied to social sciences and will cover the basic theory, methods and ethics of experimental and non-experimental research in the social and behavioral sciences. The use of statistical analysis will be correlated with the research problem hypotheses, and the method of research used to collect data. At the completion of the course, the student should possess an elementary working knowledge of various methods of research and the associated statistics. (Dual listing with PSY 2750 and SOC 2750.)

 

AJU 3010: Ethics and Law (3)

An introduction to concepts of ethics and an examination of contemporary ethical issues in the field of criminal justice.

 

AJU 3020: Terrorism (3) 

A systematic and theoretical examination of terrorism and political violence.

 

AJU 3030: Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: AJU 2030 or PSY 2030 or SOC 2030 and CSC 1100 or permission of instructor
An examination of research methods used by sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists, including surveys, participant-observations, and experiments. (Dual listing with PSY 3030 and SOC 3030.)

 

AJU 3400: Complex Organizations (3) 

Prerequisite: SOC 1100 or permission of instructor 

This course provides a general look at complex organizations, their impacts and trends. The course focuses on the themes of organizational life and life within organizations in the context of our larger social life, social institutions, and other post-modern dynamics. (Dual listing with SOC 3400.)

 

AJU 3450: Corrections (3)
An exploration of the theory and practice of deterrence, incapacitation, retribution, and rehabilitation within modern criminal justice systems. These aspects of the corrections systems are examined as an extension of the criminal justice system as well as an extension of the social, political, and economic system in which they are established.

 

AJU 3500: Criminology (3)
Prerequisite: SOC 1100 or permission of instructor
An overview of crime and the criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed on major theories and research findings, the criminal justice system, criminology as a practical field, criminology as an academic discipline, and adult crime. (Dual listing with SOC 3500.)

 

AJU 3510: Judicial Process(3)
Prerequisite: AJU 1100 or POL 1010 or permission of instructor
An examination of the administration of justice in American courts, emphasizing the nature and function of law, court organization, participants in the system, trial processes, juries, appellate processes, and the impact of court rulings. (Dual listing with POL 3510.)

 

AJU 3650: Deviance and Social Control (3)
A systematic examination of the various types of social disorganization with special emphasis on collective forms of norm violation. (Dual listing with SOC 3650.)

 

AJU 3740: Juvenile Delinquency (3) 

A survey of the causes of crime and delinquency, of adolescent behavior, adult crimes, prisons, probation, parole, and crime prevention programs. (Dual listing with SOC 3740.)

 

AUS 3850: Organized and White Collar Crime (3) 

An exploration of juvenile gangs, criminal organizations, organized conventional crime (e.g., professional theft, drug smuggling and dealing, violent crime, prostitution, etc.), and crime as practiced by the upper strata of society.

 

 

AJU 3940/4940: Internship in Administration of Justice (1-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Students shall be placed with entities in the criminal justice system for first-hand experience in the administration of justice environment. Students will meet on a periodic basis with an instructor and a paper analyzing the internship experience shall be submitted at the end of the semester. This course shall be offered to students on an individual basis with the prior approval of the instructor.

 

 

AJU 3950/4950: Selected Topics in Administration of Justice (1-3)
Prerequisite: AJU 1100 or permission of instructor

An examination of major topics or issues in the administration of justice. A maximum of 3 credits when the content differs.

 

 

AJU 4700: Criminal Law and Procedure (3)
Prerequisite: AJU 1100 or AJU 3510 or permission of instructor
Integrated overview of the elements of substantive criminal law and the fundamental concepts of due process and fairness underlying American criminal procedure.

 

 

AJU 4720: Constitutional Law (3)
Prerequisite: POL 1010 or AJU 1100 or permission of instructor
An examination of the foundational document of the American government and the historical development of the U.S. Constitution through interpretive Supreme Court rulings. (Dual listing with POL 4720.)

 

 

AJU 4730: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (3)
Prerequisite: POL 1010 or AJU 1100 or permission of instructor
An examination of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and civil rights legislation as applied in the criminal justice system at the federal and state levels of government through interpretive Supreme Court rulings. (Dual listing with POL 4730.)

 

AJU 4840: Practicum I: Research Design (3)

Prerequisite: AUS/PSY 2030 and 3030 

In this course students will apply their knowledge of how to conduct a literature review, write hypotheses, and design a research study with the aid of their advisor. Further, this course is designed to instruct the students in how to complete the Institutional Review Board (IRB) research forms.

 

 

AJU 4970: Independent Study in Administration of Justice (1-3)
Prerequisite: AJU 1100 or permission of instructor
Individual, instructor-supervised study or research into selected topics in the administration of justice.

 

AJU 4990: Senior Seminar in Administration of Justice (3)
Prerequisite: AJU/PSY 2030, AJU/PSY 3030, and permission of instructor
An integrated analysis and critical examination of all the subfields of the administration of justice, including criminology, adult offenders, juvenile offenders, law enforcement, court administration, prison administration, parole and probation administration and the role of ethics and justice within the justice arena. This seminar shall test the writing, speaking and computer skills of senior-level students. Students shall use a computer for preparing a research project and for preparing a final paper reporting their research findings. Students shall make in-class presentations, including a presentation regarding their research project. This course is required for all administration of justice majors and shall be taken during the student's senior year.