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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 012 (GS) (CRIM 012, SOC 012) Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 013 (GS) (SOC 013) Juvenile Delinquency (3) Juvenile conduct, causes of delinquency, current methods of treatment; organization and function of agencies concerned with delinquency.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 083S (GS) (CRIM 083S) First-Year Seminar in Criminal Justice (3) Critical approaches to issues in criminal justice and criminology.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 100 (GS) (CRIM 100) Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 113 (US) (CRIM 113) Introduction to Law (3) Introduction to law in society with a focus on criminal law, judicial code, laws of sentencing and corrections, criminal procedure.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 159 (GH;US) (HIST 159) History of the FBI (3) Survey of the FBI's history with special emphasis on civil rights and liberties and bureaucratic development.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

CRIMJ 200 Introduction to Security and Loss Control (3) A general introduction to the field of private security and asset protection.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 201 Legal and Ethical Issues in Private Security (3) Detailed examination of legal issues and ethical considerations in private sector security.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 200  

CRIMJ 210 Policing in America (3) Police organization and operations in America.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 220 Courts and the Prosecution Process (3) Purpose and function of criminal courts in society, organization, jurisdiction and staffing; prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing of offenders.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 221 Issues in the American Criminal Justice System (3) Examination of the models of the criminal process, functions of the justice system, and approaches to crime and punishment.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 230 Corrections in America (3) Punishment and treatment of sentenced offenders, correctional institution organization, staffing, inmates, and subcultures.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 234 Fundamental Techniques of Scientific Criminal Investigation (3) Traditional and innovative technical approaches utilized by law enforcement scientists; capabilities and limitations of technical techniques highlighted.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 240W Field Research in the Criminal Justice (4) Field research and observational strategies appropriate to the identification, investigation, and analysis of research questions in criminal justice.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 241 (PUBPL 241) Computer Applications in Public Affairs/Criminal Justice (3) Introduction to computer applications for criminal justice and public affairs agencies.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CRIMJ 250W (CRIM 250W) Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3) Fundamental concepts of social science research including design, measurement, sampling, and interpretation of the study of crime, law, and justice.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 012  

CRIMJ 260 (GQ) Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences (3) Methods of collection, presentation, and analysis of quantitative data in the social science; procedures, interpretation, and application.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: 2 units of High School Algebra andCRIMJ 100 or permission of the program  

CRIMJ 290 Introduction to Internship Experience (1) Planning and preparation for field experience in a criminal justice agency setting.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:CRIMJ 240W  

CRIMJ 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 300H Honors Seminar: Issues and Trends in Criminal Justice (3-6) Discussion of various, specific criminal justice topics, such as discretionary decision-making, due process, equal protection, violence, and recidivism.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing and admission to Schreyers Honors College  

CRIMJ 304 Security Administration (3) Interdisciplinary analysis of security and loss prevention; its administration, role in crime control and prevention, and relationship to criminal justice.
Effective: Spring 1990
 

CRIMJ 310 Forensic Science I (3) Presentation of the techniques, skills, and limitations of modern crime laboratory.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 311 Forensic Science II (3) Continuation of CRIMJ 310 including statistical analysis of data from crime scene.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 310  

CRIMJ 345 Criminal Justice and the Community (3) Justice agencies and the community's crime prevention and participation strategies; community involvement in policy development.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 389 Gangs and Gang Behavior (3) The history, structure, and practices of gangs in America as well as societal reaction to them.
Effective: Summer 2003
 

CRIMJ 406 (SOC 406, CRIM 406) Sociology of Deviance (3) Theory and research concerning behaviors and lifestyles viewed as significant departures from a group's normative expectations.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 andCRIMJ 113 andCRIMJ 230 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 407 (US) (CRIM 407) Victimology (3) This course will explore the legal, emotional, and social responses to the process of victimization by offenders and third parties.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 408 Police Administration (3) Principles of administration as they relate to a police organization; and policy development.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orCRIM 100 andCRIMJ 210 orCRIM 210  

CRIMJ 410 The Pennsylvania Court System (3) Tracing the steps of criminal cases through the investigative stage, arrest, trial, sentencing and appellate review in Pennsylvania.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100, CRIMJ 113  

CRIMJ 412 (SOC 412, CRIM 412) Crime, Social Control, and the Legal System (3) Legal and extralegal control; public opinion on crime; criminal justice and correctional processes; legal sanctions; control strategies. Field trip.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 012, CRIMJ 013 orSOC 005  

CRIMJ 413 (CRIM 413, SOC 413) Advanced Criminological Theory (3) This course provides an in-depth look at theories of crime and examines influential empirical studies designed to these theories.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 012, CRIMJ 250W  

CRIMJ 414 (SOC 414, CRIM 414) Criminal Careers and the Organization of Crime (3) Research on and theory of criminal careers and crime organizations, emphasizing recruitment and disengagement; offender characteristics and lifestyles; policy implications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 012 orCRIMJ 013 orSOC 005  

CRIMJ 415 (PUBPL 415) Drug Control Policy in Comparative Perspective (3) Examines the history of drug control policy in the United States; comparisons and contrasts with other countries' experiences.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 200 orPL SC 001 orPL SC 014 orSOC 001  

CRIMJ 420 Criminal Law and Procedure (3) Common law and statutory crimes; constitutional rights of accused persons, liability of criminal justice professionals.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 113  

CRIMJ 421 (CRIM 421) Violent Crime in the United States (3) The impact of violent crime on victims, their families, and communities; the police process as it relates to violent crime.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 012  

CRIMJ 422 (CRIM 422) Victimization (3) Examines the history, how victimization is measured/studied in social sciences, public policy implications of victimization movement in U.S.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 250W  

CRIMJ 423 (US) (WMNST 423, CRIM 423) Sexual and Domestic Violence (3) Legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives on sexual and domestic violence.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 424 (CRIM 424) Drugs and Crime (3) Analysis of international narcotics trafficking in the twentieth century.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 424W Drugs and Crime (3) Analysis of international narcotics trafficking in the twentieth century.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 425 (CRIM 425) Organized Crime (3) This course examines organized crime in terms of historical antecedents, structure, related theories, and policy issues.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 426 Special Offender Types (3-6) Study of special offender types; relationships with criminal justice system (drug abuse, victimless crime, white collar crime considered different semesters).
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Criminal Justice or permission of program  

CRIMJ 430 Alternatives to Incarceration (3) Control and treatment of offenders in the community, probation and parole organizations, diversion programs, innovative sentences, supervision techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 andCRIMJ 113 andCRIMJ 230 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 431 Offender and Prisoner Rights (3) The identification of correctional problems and the setting of objectives as reflective of court rulings, legislative change, and administrative law.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100, CRIMJ 113, CRIMJ 230 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 432 (CRIM 432) Crime and the American Court System (3) This course examines the American court system including structure and the way courts process offenders with special focus on sentencing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIM 100  

CRIMJ 435 Border Security (3) This course provides knowledge about government organizations charged with American border security, guiding laws and policies.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 6th semester standing  

CRIMJ 439 (PL SC 439) The Politics of Terrorism (3) Analysis of political terrorism as a violent alternative for peaceful change and traditional warfare in the nuclear age.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orPL SC 014 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 441 (US) (CRIM 441) The Juvenile Justice System (3) Historical and contemporary view of the juvenile justice system. Focus on analyzing components of the system, their interactions, processing, and handling of youths.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 441W The Juvenile Justice System (3) Historical and contemporary view of the juvenile justice system. Focus on analyzing components of the system, their interactions, processing, and handling of youths.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 450W Senior Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Capstone course exploring past, current and future developments in criminal justice.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orCRIM 100 and sixth semester standing or permission of program.  

CRIMJ 451 (US) (CRIM 451) Race, Crime, and Justice (3) This course focuses on the significance of race, class, and ethnicity to criminal justice processing and criminal offending.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 453 (US) (WMNST 453, CRIM 453) Women and the Criminal Justice System (3) This course focuses on the experiences of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orWMNST 100  

CRIMJ 460 History and Function of Criminal Justice Components (3) Historical development of criminal justice system components (police, courts, corrections) related to formulation and function of the state.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CRIMJ 462 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3) A comparison of American and selected foreign justice systems to illustrate the variety of possible responses to crime.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 465 Ethics in Criminal Justice (3) Ethical behavior in the criminal justice system.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 467 (SOC 467, CRIM 467) Law and Society (3) Law and society studies the social origins of law and legal systems; occupational careers, and decision-making of legal officials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orCRIMJ 113 or permission of program  

CRIMJ 469 (HIST 469) Drugs and Drug Policy in the United States (3) Examines the history and dimensions of drug use and analyzes the impact of drug policy.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100 orHIST 021  

CRIMJ 471 Legal Rights, Duties, Liabilities of Criminal Justice Personnel (3) Civil law issues within a justice agency and between criminal justice agencies and members of the public.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 473 Criminal Procedure and Evidence in the Business Community (3) Law of evidence and proof, constitutional constraints on police procedures (arrest, search, etc.) in society and the business community.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 482 (CRIM 482) Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency Administration (3) Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 489W Victimology: Predatory Crime (3) This course uses medical, social scientific and legal research to study the complexities of predatory crime.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 407  

CRIMJ 494 Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

CRIMJ 494H Research Topics (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

CRIMJ 495 Internship in Criminal Justice (3-12) Experience with a criminal justice agency coordinated through readings and discussion.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100  

CRIMJ 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall ourside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1987
 

CRIMJ 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1987
 

CRIMJ 497A Issues in Law Enforcement (3) This course will examine several contemporary issues of relevance to law enforcement professionals. Students who are seeking a career in law enforcement would benefit from discussion and understanding of four key areas of concern facing law enforcement professionals on a daily basis. The course will provide both instruction and application of key concepts covered through lecture.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

CRIMJ 497A Problem Solving Courts (3) This course provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the procedures, functioning and criteria that govern these new tribunals by examining the operation of drug, mental health, veterans, DUI, and reentry courts. It also analyzes whether such courts adequately address the needs of the offender, safeguard the constituional rights of the accused, and protect the safety and security of the community.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

CRIMJ 497B Media and Crime (3) This seminar course will include an examination of the relationship between media and crime. Specifically, the impact of the media on the criminal justice system, as well as the impact of crime on media, will be discussed. Additionally, media portrayal of special offender types, such as women and juveniles, will be covered. Various theories regarding the relationship between media and crime will also be examined.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

CRIMJ 497B Media and Crime (3) This seminar course will include an examination of the relationship between media and crime. Specifically, the impact of the media on the criminal justice system, as well as the impact of crime on media, will be discussed. Additionally, media portrayal of special offender types, such as women and juveniles, will be covered. Various theories regarding the relationship between media and crime will also be examined.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

CRIMJ 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (6) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

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