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Camden Undergraduate
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Undergraduate Education in Camden
Degree Requirements
Liberal Arts Colleges
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
University College-Camden
Programs, Faculty, and Courses
Course Notation Information
Availability of Majors
Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Institute for Effective Education 964
Engineering Transfer 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
French 420
Geology 460
German 470
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
International Studies 549
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Major Requirements
Sociology Major
Criminal Justice Major
Minor Requirements
Anthropology Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Sociology Minor
B.A./M.A. Dual-Degree Program
Courses (Anthropology 070)
Courses (Criminal Justice 202)
Courses (Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies 975
Women's and Gender Studies 988
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Spanish 940)
School of Business-Camden
School of Nursing-Camden
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920) Courses (Criminal Justice 202)  

Courses (Criminal Justice 202)

50:202:195 Lab in Diversity (0) Lab associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education diversity requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:202:196 Lab in Engaged Civic Learning (0) Lab associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education engaged civic learning requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:020:197 Lab in Experiential Learning (0) Lab associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education experiential learning requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:202:198 Lab in Writing (0) Lab associated with specific courses so that students receive credit for meeting the general education writing requirement. Students are not required to attend a lab in addition to the associated course unless otherwise noted.
50:202:201 Criminal Justice in American Society (R) (3) American crime and criminal justice agencies, i.e., police, courts, and correctional agencies. Emphasis on criminal justice as a system and the processing of persons accused of a crime from the point of arrest to postconviction and release.
50:202:202 Police and Policing (3) Explores the role of the police officer in the criminal justice system as well as the function of law enforcement in the United States. Includes historical foundations, trends, organizational structures, strategies, and issues concerning American police and policing. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:203 Confinement and Corrections (3) History and organization of American corrections. Emphasis on sentencing, custodial institutions, intermediate sanctions, community corrections, and mechanisms for release. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:204 Courts and Criminal Law (3) Structures and functions of American courts and law. Courtroom work group; roles of attorneys, judges, and other court personnel; trial, trial outcomes, and appellate courts. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:217 Criminology (3) Introduction to crime and criminal behavior, including theoretical explanations and types of crimes.
50:202:302 Statistics for Criminal Justice (3) A course in statistical methods with emphasis on criminal justice applications. Covers descriptive statistics, including levels of measurement, measures of central tendency, and measures of variability. Introduces the student to inferential statistics, including correlation, chi-square, the normal curve, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: 50:202:201. Recommended for students considering graduate study.
50:202:303 Gender, Crime, and Justice (D) (3) Explores women's experiences as victims, offenders, and criminal justice professionals; includes emerging legal doctrines on gender rights. Prerequisite: 50:202:201 or permission of instructor.
50:202:304 Death Penalty (3) History of capital punishment and contemporary use of the death penalty, including trends and statistics. Problems and issues pertaining to capital punishment, constitutional challenges to the death penalty, and the current state of capital jurisprudence. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:312 Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement (3) Legal study of constitutional issues related to the administration of criminal justice as well as due process protections in the Bill of Rights. Basic constitutional principles of law enforcement as applied to issues such as search and seizure, interrogation, and arrest procedures.
50:202:314 Technology and Criminal Justice (3) Discussion of how criminal justice has affected and been affected by the advent of technology and computers. Emphasis on innovations in policing, courts, corrections, and computer crime. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:315 Cybercrime (3) Overview of modern trends in crime involving computers and the internet. Topics include types of computer-based offenses, legal issues relating to cybercrime, topics in cyber criminology, and contemporary issues involving computer hacking and internet-related crime.
50:202:316 Violence in Prisons and Jails (3) Examines violence in correctional institutions with a focus on causes and control. Topics include prison and jail rape, gang violence, prison riots, the social world of jails and prisons, and methods to prevent and control violence.
50:202:317 Serial Killers (3) Explores the topic of serial murder, including motivations, methods, and types of killers; serial killer victims; as well as prosecution and social impact of serial homicide. Topics also include gender, race, myths, and the media. Case analysis of serial killers. Course incorporates academic and popular literature as well as film and official statistics.
50:202:319 Narcoterrorism (3) Examines the intersection between narcotics and terrorism, paying special attention to the fiscal basis of terrorism, threats to national and international security, and related crimes including trafficking in drugs and arms. Assesses profiles and ideologies of narcoterrorists with an additional emphasis on policing global narcoterrorism.
50:202:320 National Security Risk Assessment and Analysis (3) Explores the various risks posed by threats to national and global security, including threats from terrorist organizations, and what plans and strategies have been put in place to mitigate these risks and protect various infrastructures, such as transportation, energy, nuclear facilities, and information systems. The course will also examine risk assessment methodology and its application to national security policy.
50:202:322 Juvenile Justice (3) Juvenile offenders and the changing perception of juvenile crime; the legal status of juvenile offenders and the role of the family court in preventing delinquency. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:323 Varieties of Crime (3) Discussion of the many types of crime, ranging from victimless/morals offenses to property offenses to interpersonal crime. Emphasis on reduction policies. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:324 Organized Crime (3) Historical development of national and international criminal organizations and organized crime core groups/syndicates. Also presents tactics to combat organized crime. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:325 Violent Crime (W) (3) Discussion of gangs, homicide, serial crimes of violence, interpersonal violence, and rape. Emphasis on crimes involving weapon use. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:326 White-Collar Crime (3) History and development of corporate crime, white-collar crime, political corruption, and other "upper-world" crimes. Emphasis on effective strategies for combating this phenomenon. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:327 Forensic Science: Theory, Expertise, and Policy (3) This course aims to introduce the theoretical framework of forensic science from both an academic and practitioner viewpoint. Students will be familiarized with a range of forensic issues, terminology, procedures, and protocols.
50:202:328 Forensics: Methods and Techniques (3) Students are introduced to a range of forensic techniques that cut across the physical and life sciences. Each lecture covers the basic science underlying each technique as well as the practical applications to criminal investigations.
50:202:329 Forensics: Lab (1) Students perform a range of forensic examinations and analyses in a laboratory setting. Methods are derived from the physical and biological sciences.
50:202:330 Social Justice in Film (3) Focus on how films and literature craft images and concepts of social justice by analyzing movies and written work depicting crime and the legal system. Explore how these portrayals of justice relate to gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and social class. Contrast relevant empirical evidence with the images and narratives of social justice portrayed in film.
50:202:335 Human Rights and Criminal Justice (3) Examines human rights and means by which groups and individuals can seek justice when mass human rights violations, including human trafficking, sexual slavery, arbitrary detention, and torture are committed. Focuses on basic human rights of the accused during the criminal justice process and international human rights treaties intended to protect individuals from being victimized by their own states.
50:202:337 Poor Minorities and Justice (D) (3) Examines the disproportionate representation of poor and racial minorities in the United States criminal justice system. Includes trends, policies, and issues concerning the effects of class and race on justice outcomes.
Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:340 Victimology (3) Study of the role and treatment of victims in the criminal justice system. Emphasis on risk factors in victimization and impacts of crime on victims. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:341 Children and the Justice System (3) Explores topics related to the way the justice system addresses issues that have an impact on children, including victimization of children, treatment of juvenile offenders, and the ways in which children are affected when their parents are imprisoned. Topics may include the legal response to child abuse, children in juvenile court, the treatment of children in confinement, and the impact of parental incarceration on children.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status, or permission of instructor.
50:202:342 Domestic Violence (3) Comprehensive overview of all forms of domestic violence and some of the variables such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation that impact the criminal justice system's response to these crimes. Specific topics may include intimate partner violence, elder abuse, sexual victimization, and battering.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status, or permission of instructor.
50:202:345 Comparative Criminal Justice (3) Examination of the criminal justice systems of other nations. Emphasis on police, court, and corrections systems. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:346 Children and Families of the Incarcerated (3) Connects research on the impact of parental incarceration, brain development, trauma, toxic stress, attachment, and resilience theories to the experiences of children of incarcerated parents and their families. Examines emerging best practices in serving children with incarcerated parents in education, health/mental health, child welfare, and corrections.
50:202:347 Families and the Criminal Justice System (3) Overview of current knowledge on the effects of mass incarceration on families, including trends in research, policies, and practices. Examines impact of arrest, incarceration, and reentry on child development and family dynamics. Critical examination of current strategies, effective interventions, and philosophical controversies surrounding the field of services to families involved in the criminal justice system.
50:202:348 Practicum: Creating Resources on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers-Camden (3) Provides students with an opportunity to be part of a program that spans three decades in providing resources on children and families of the incarcerated. Opportunities for students include gathering and disseminating current research and resources, identifying policy and practice initiatives across the country, tracking the needs of programs and systems, requesting information, participating in public awareness campaigns, and collaboration in planning for NRCCFI events and activities.
50:202:350 Punishment and Sentencing (3) Historical overview of punishment and punishment theory, with an emphasis on community corrections. Discussion of sentencing as a process, rights of offenders at sentencing, and factors involved in sentencing by judges and juries. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:351 Contemporary Issues in Policing (3) Evaluation of new trends in policing plus police unionism, discrimination, and affirmative action, as well as explanations for misconduct and evaluation of its remedies, e.g., civilian review boards. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:352 Community Corrections (3) Historical and philosophical overview of the theories behind alternatives to incarceration and their implementation in corrections. Emphasis on their impact and future. Prerequisite: 50:202:201.
50:202:354,355,356 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (1-3,1-3,1-3) Courses may be offered under this general title, dealing with special topics intended to involve students in topics not currently represented in the curriculum.
50:202:360 Topics in Police (3) Perspectives of leading law enforcement practitioners on criminal justice topics. Emphasis on law enforcement as a career. Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and 202.
50:202:361 Topics in Criminal Law (3) Perspectives of leading attorneys or judges on criminal justice topics. Emphasis on criminal law as a career. Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and 204.
50:202:362 Topics in Corrections (3) Perspectives of correctional practitioners on criminal justice topics. Emphasis on corrections as a career. Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and 203.
50:202:363 Topics in Juvenile Justice (3) Perspectives of leading practitioners in the juvenile system. Emphasis on juvenile justice as a career. Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and 322.
50:202:365 Queer Crime (3) Queer crime and punishment in America. Nonfictional accounts of queer--lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender--criminality as well as policing and punishment of these queer identities. Examines myth, misunderstanding, and prejudices of queer identities, criminalization of queer behavior, and marginalization of queer offenders by the criminal justice system.
50:202:375 Criminal Justice Learning Abroad (G) (3) A course focusing on crime and justice of a foreign country. Includes regular class meetings, required readings, and written assignments, as well as a short-term learning/service experience in a foreign country.
50:202:404 Service/Internship in Criminal Justice (BA) Supervised service/internship in a criminal justice agency. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. No more than 3 credits to be counted toward the major.
50:202:405 Criminal Investigation Practicum (3) Under instructor supervision, students provide investigative services for actual legal cases. Through seminars and field experience, students learn investigative techniques such as reviewing discovery, locating and interviewing witnesses, obtaining records, and testifying and writing detailed reports. Course may be repeated for 6 credits (only 3 credits can be counted toward electives for criminal justice majors). Open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and instructor permission.
50:202:410 Research Seminar in Criminal Justice (3) Independent research or special project under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:202:420 International Criminal Law and Justice (3) Examines subject of international criminal justice, which includes the prosecution and punishment of crimes that shock the conscience of the international community, namely genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. History and development of international criminal justice, crimes established under international law, mechanisms of prosecuting perpetrators of international crimes, and general principles of international criminal law.
50:202:449 Ethics and Policy in Criminal Justice (3) The development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice policy. Ethics of law enforcement, court processes, and corrections. Evaluation of research on topics such as race, class, and gender disparities; capital punishment; gun control; drug policy; pornography; and gambling. Prerequisites: Senior status. 50:202:201 and 50:920:301.
50:202:454,455,456,457 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (1-3,1-3,1-3,1-3) Courses may be offered under this general title, dealing with special topics intended to involve students in intensive study and investigation of topics related to crime and justice. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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