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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Confinement and Corrections (3)
History and organization of American corrections. Emphasis on sentencing, custodial institutions, intermediate sanctions, community corrections, and mechanisms for release.
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.
Introduction to crime and criminal behavior, including theoretical explanations and types of crimes.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Organized Crime (3)
Historical development of national and international criminal organizations and organized crime core groups/syndicates. Also presents tactics to combat organized crime.
Violent Crime (W) (3)
Discussion of gangs, homicide, serial crimes of violence, interpersonal violence, and rape. Emphasis on crimes involving weapon use.
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.
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
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.
Forensics: Lab (1)
Students perform a range of forensic examinations and analyses in a
laboratory setting. Methods are derived from the physical and biological
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comparative Criminal Justice (3)
Examination of the criminal justice systems of other nations. Emphasis on police, court, and corrections systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Topics in Corrections (3)
Perspectives of correctional practitioners on criminal justice topics. Emphasis on corrections as a career.
Prerequisites: 50:202:201 and 203.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Research Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
Independent research or special project under faculty supervision.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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.
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.
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.