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CJUS

(CJUS) CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Randolph Dupont, Ph.D., Chair
Room 311, McCord Hall
http://www.memphis.edu/cjustice/

CJUS 1100, either 2226, or 2326 or 2426, and 3130 and 3540 are prerequisites for all upper-division electives except CJUS 3152, 3510, 3521, 4460 and 4542. The department chair or advisor may grant exceptions to these requirements for selected elective courses

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
CJUS 4010-19. Special Topics in Criminal Justice. (1-6). Topics are varied and in online class listings.


CJUS 1100 - Intro/Criminal Justice (3)
(TBR: CRMJ 1010). Introduction to American criminal justice system in its three dimensions: police, courts, and corrections, tracing its development from ancient and early English beginnings to present time.

CJUS 2110 - Comparative Justice System (3)
Overview of justice systems of various countries, focusing primarily on substantive and philosophical relationships between the subsystems and the society they serve.

CJUS 2120 - Contemporary Issues CJUS (3)
Overview of current problems facing the criminal justice system; causation, potential consequences, potential solutions of crime problems.

CJUS 2140 - Crime/Public Policy/CJ System (3)
Social construction, social causes, and explanations for criminal behavior. Evaluation and assessment of the major explanations of criminal behavior. Crime control and crime prevention strategies as they relate to theory, policy, and practice. Key criminological concepts, measurement of crime and delinquency, victimization, public opinion, and crime control strategies and policies. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100.

CJUS 2226 - Introduction to Police (3)
Introduction to law enforcement, emphasizing the functions, operations, and practical realities of crime control in American society; career opportunities within criminal justice. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100.

CJUS 2326 - Introduction to Courts (3)
Introduction to American courts, emphasizing the functions, operations, and practical realities of crime control in American society; career opportunities within criminal justice. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100.

CJUS 2426 - Intro/Corrections in America (3)
Introduction to corrections, emphasizing the functions, operations, and practical realities of crime control in American society; career opportunities with criminal justice. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100.

CJUS 3129 - Statistical Methods/CJUS (4)
Statistical methods commonly utilized in criminal justice research; emphasis on descriptive and inferential statistics, measures of significance, and interpretation of results; introduction to micro-computers. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540, and MATH 1710, 1830 or 1910.

CJUS 3130 - Research Methods CJUS (3)
Techniques commonly utilized in criminal justice research, emphasis on research design, methods of data collection, measurement of variables, analytical strategies for describing and making decisions using data, and threats to validity and reliability. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100 and either 2226 or 2326 or 2426.

CJUS 3152 - Drug Addiction/Alcoholism (3)
Cultural and medical aspects of use of alcohol and various other drugs; consideration of roles of law enforcement and corrections in these areas.

CJUS 3226 - Police in America (3)
Comparative analysis of problems, procedures, organization, and functions of effective police organization; examination of advanced police strategies and evaluation of their effectiveness. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130 and 3540.

CJUS 3326 - Courts in America (3)
Exploration and analysis of structure, process, personnel, policy, and legal theory in the American judicial system; examination of specialized and innovative courts and evaluation of their effectiveness. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130 and 3540.

CJUS 3426 - Corrections in America (3)
Concepts of organizational behavior applied to probation, parole, community-based corrections, prisons, and other detention facilities, with emphasis on their history and practice; examination of specialized programs and evaluation of their effectiveness. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130 and 3540.

CJUS 3510 - Law and Society (3)
Law as system of control and as mechanism for resolution of conflict; relationship of law to political, economic and social systems critically analyzed and development of legal profession studied.

CJUS 3521 - Constitutional Crmnl Procedure (3)
General application of U.S. constitution principles to investigative and prosecutorial process of the criminal justice system; emphasis on requirements of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments as they relate to arrest, search, and seizure, interrogation and identification procedures, trial and appellate proceedings.

CJUS 3540 - Criminology (3)
Examination and explanation of crime including sociological, economic, psychological, and biological theories of crime causation; theories examined in light of criminal justice data. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130

CJUS 3542 - Crime/Criminal Behavior (3)
Classification of crime and typical elements involved in each type of crime, classification of criminal offenders and salient career variables associated with each type of offender relative to background, crime, and career prognosis. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4100 - Ind Dir Studies (1-6)
Individual directed reading and research in special areas of interest in field of criminal justice. PREREQUISITE: permission of department chair. NOTE: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit.

CJUS 4110 - Advanced Application in CJUS (3)
Selected special issues integrating theory and empirical research with the evolving field of criminal justice practice, programs, and policy. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130 and 3540, and senior standing in CJUS, or permission of department chair.

CJUS 4126 - CJUS Admin and Mgmt (3)
Management philosophies for administration of criminal justice agencies; focus on organizational behavior, theories of management, planning and budgeting, administrative legal issues, and administrative problems unique to the criminal justice system. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4130 - Ethical Dilemmas/CJUS (3)
Legal, moral, and social implications of ethical dilemmas in criminal justice, including police use of deadly force, police discretion, victimless crimes, surveillance, enforcement of unpopular laws, use of informers, plea bargaining, judicial discretion, and capital punishment; subcultural norms and dilemmas they present to criminal justice practitioners. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4150 - Internship Criminal Justice (1-3)
Experience in actual criminal justice setting; both department and agency supervise and direct student program. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITE: permission of department chair. (S/U).

CJUS 4160 - Forensic Sciences (3)
Forensic specialties in terms of their history, scientific rationale upon which each is based, and problems that may compromise accuracy or validity; introduction to field techniques and analysis of evidence. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4170 - Prevention/Deterrence Crime (3)
Theoretical and practical strategies for crime prevention and deterrence. Social, environmental, and mechanical developments; police, courts, and correctional elements of criminal justice system analyzed in terms of current effectiveness and future potential for crime suppression. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4180 - Corporate/White Collar Crime (3)
Organizational and occupational crime compared to other types of criminality; emphasis on causes, frequency, control, and social impact. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4190 - Terrorism Soc/Legl Prsp (3)
Theoretical and ideological aspects of practice of and response to international and domestic terrorism; terrorism as crime from political, social. economic, historical, and legal perspectives. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4233 - Organized Crime (3)
Nature, structure, characteristics, and investigation of syndicated crime; its impact on social and economic conditions in this country. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4235 - Security Management (3)
Role and function of private police organizations and legal restrictions on private security personnel; facets of private security to include retail, industrial and corporate security. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4460 - Race/Ethnicity/Gender/America (3)
Race, ethnicity, and gender in the American system of criminal justice; examining how practices of criminal justice reflect societal organization, conflict, and social change.

CJUS 4520 - Substantive Criminal Law (3)
Substance of the crime, including common-law sources and basic principles, types of offenses, responsibility, justification and excuse, and related areas. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4521 - Foundation/Criminal Process (3)
Examination of historical, philosophical and social issues influencing the development of criminal law; consideration of various problems regarding application of criminal law in a democratic society. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4530 - Prin Evidence/Proof (3)
Rules of evidence and matters of proof affecting criminal investigation in investigatory and prosecutive stages of criminal justice; socio-legal aspect of basic rules of evidence, including hearsay rules, impeachment, materiality and relevancy, privilege, eyewitness identification. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4531 - Issues/Constitutional Rights (3)
Issues in constitutional rights related to criminal defendants; exclusionary rule; application of 1st Amendment to criminal law; due process, equal protection; examination of civil and criminal remedies for protecting and vindicating constitutional rights. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4533 - Juvenile Delinq Theory/Process (3)
Theories of juvenile delinquency, gang activities, and status offenses; history, organization programs and procedures of agencies charged with control and prevention of juvenile delinquency including police, juvenile units, juvenile court, and juvenile correctional agencies. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4535 - Capital Punishment/America (3)
Social science research on death penalty in United States; legal history of death penalty; structure of modern capital trials and appeals; wrongful death convictions; racial disparities; jury decision-making; life histories of capital defendants; deterrence, brutalization, incapacitation; human costs of murder and execution. PREREQUISITE: CJUS 1100, either 2226 or 2326 or 2426, and 3130, and 3540.

CJUS 4542 - Victimology (3)
Analysis of victim's role in criminal event; victim interaction with offender, criminal justice system, and others involved in event; evidenced by current and historical research findings. PREREQUISITE: senior standing or permission of instructor.

CJUS 4999 - Senior Honors Thesis (3)
Independent research project conducted under direction of faculty supervisor. Open only to Honors students in Criminology and Criminal Justice. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.