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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
Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 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)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
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
Justice and Society Minor
Teacher Certification in Sociology
B.A./M.A. Dual-Degree Program
Courses (Anthropology 070)
Courses (Criminal Justice 202)
Courses (Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
School of Business-Camden
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920) Courses (Criminal Justice 202)  

Courses (Criminal Justice 202)

50:202:201 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) History and structure of American police; law enforcement, order maintenance, and service functions; police misconduct, unionism, affirmative action, and race relations; and careers in law enforcement. 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 theories of crime causation.
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) Women as victims and criminal offenders; women in the criminal justice workforce; emerging legal doctrines on gender rights. Prerequisite: 50:202:201 or permission of instructor.
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.
50:202:322 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.
50:202:337 The Poor, Minorities, and Justice (D) (3) Critical examination of the treatment of minorities and the poor by the criminal justice system. Focuses on the sources of tension between minorities and the poor on the one hand and personnel in the criminal justice system on the other. 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.
50:202:350 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 careers. 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.
50:202:404 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.
50:202:410 Research Seminar in Criminal Justice (3) Independent research or special project under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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: 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 on topics related to crime and justice. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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