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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Criminal Justice 202 Courses  


01:202:201 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Societal responses to people and organizations that violate criminal codes; police, courts, juries, prosecutors, defense and correctional agencies, and the standards and methods used to respond to crime and criminal offenders; social forces that affect the evolution of criminal laws.
01:202:202 Police (3) The function of police in contemporary society; the problems arising between citizens and police from the enforcement and nonenforcement of laws, from social changes, and from individual and group police attitudes and practices. Pre- or corequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:203 Prison and Prisoners (3) Origins and methods of revenge, coercive custody, confinement, punishment, rehabilitation, restitution, deterrence, and prisoner education programs are examined. Includes emphasis on current controversies related to jail and prison overcrowding, treatment of violent juveniles and chemically dependent offenders, and AIDS risk assessment of juvenile and adult offenders. Pre- or corequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:204 Crime and Public Policy (3) Introduction to the process by which criminal law and criminal justice policies are crafted and implemented in the American political process. Basic concepts of public policymaking across local, state, and national governments; unique challenges of developing effective crime control policies. Pre- or corequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:205 Criminal Procedure (3) Description and discussion of what is commonly characterized as the "criminal justice process and public policy consideration" through which the substantive criminal law is enforced. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:210 Introduction to Security (3) Principles and methods for screening people; monitoring environments; effective use and care of preventive techniques; preventive response and control; response procedures; legal aspects of security; individual and collective behavior; and developing problems in security such as terrorism and organized vandalism. Pre- or corequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:302 Police Organization and Administration (3) The effect of organizational structure and administrative procedure on police function; the processes of police recruitment, career advancement, and leadership. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:303 Correctional Systems (3) The major types of community-based correctional alternatives ranging from probation, shock incarceration, parole, work-release, overnight and weekend incarceration, and halfway houses to community-based centers; discussion of correctional laws, personnel development, correctional management, controversies, political pressures, and emerging trends in organization and goals. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:305-306 Scientific Applications in Justice (3,3) Contributions of physical science to crime prevention, detection, and prosecution; significant forensic aspects of chemistry, biology, geology, and physics as applied to prevention planning, contraband control, preserving evidence, ballistics, optics, sound, and sampling natural materials. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:307 Criminal Justice Research Methods (3) Underlying research concepts, methodologies, and techniques appropriate for application in the main behavioral environments of justice; application of course content to justice agencies, policies, and programs. Prerequisites: 01:202:201; 01:640:112 or 115, or Calculus I; or placement.
01:202:308 Advanced Criminal Justice Research Methods (3) Advanced research concepts, methodologies, and techniques appropriate for application in the main behavioral environments of justice; application of course content to justice agencies, policies, and programs. Prerequisites: 01:202:201 and 307.
01:202:309 Criminal Law: Theory and Practice (3) Study of the substantive criminal laws and judicial opinions, with emphasis on the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice to enhance insights into an understanding of the potentialities and limitations on the law as an instrument of social control. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:310 Victimology and Domestic Violence (3) Definitions and scope of violent crime in society. Includes a review of the issues, prevalence, myths, policies, programs, and services aimed at victims of violent crimes. The expanding role of the courts, police, battered women shelters, victim/witness assistance programs, crisis intervention units, and legislation highlighted. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:311 Political Terrorism (3) Analysis of diverse organizations using terror, starvation, torture, and murder for political objectives. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:312 Crimes against Humanity (3) Applies the concept of "crimes against humanity," as developed at the Nuremberg trials, to an analysis of similar events. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:315 Race, International Law and Empire (3) Critical examination of the role of international law establishing racial regimes in a global order using TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law). Topics may include laws of armed conflict, international criminal law, sovereignty, self-determination, and human rights using an interdisciplinary approach combining law, history, anthropology, geography, and political science.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:014:305.
01:202:322 Juvenile Justice (3) Examination of the recent political history of American juvenile justice; the policies, trends, and programs in juvenile justice during the past two decades. Focus on historical developments, the full range of contemporary alternatives for counseling and treatment, legal issues and functions of juvenile justice agencies, an exploration of future directions, and a reform agenda for the next two decades. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:327 Sex, Crime, and Justice (3) Survey of changing social values about sex, changing criminal codes about sex crimes, changing law enforcement policies and procedures in prosecuting sex offenders, and emerging legal doctrines about privacy and sexual rights. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:351-352 Forensic Science (4,4) Lecture and laboratory training in scientific methods and techniques applied to criminal investigation. Suitable for natural science majors and criminal justice majors interested in forensic science. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116, 01:160:161-162, 01:202:201, 01:202:205; and 01:640:112 or 01:640:115 or Calculus I; or placement.
01:202:360 Ideas in Justice (3) Twentieth-century contributions to the development and application of penology, criminology, and criminal and social justice; study of the main ideas and key events that influenced the ideas and ideals evident in our social institutions.
Prerequisite: 01:202:201 or 01:920:222.
01:202:370 Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice Settings (3) Focuses on the conceptual framework for crisis intervention practice including crisis theory, crisis concepts, crisis intervention models and strategies, and guidelines for evaluating program outcomes.
Prerequisites: 01:202:201, and 01:830:340 or 01:920:210. Credit not given for both this course and 01:202:422.
01:202:388,389 Criminal Justice Seminar (3,3) Examination of some central issues in contemporary criminal justice. Topics vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:406,407,408 Internship in Criminal Justice (3,3,3) The internships are 120 hours in a local criminal/administration of justice agency. Involves an intensive learning experience under professional agency supervision, as well as periodic symposia and study sessions, research, semester papers, and oral presentations. Prerequisites: 01:202:201, 3 credits in criminal justice, senior standing, and permission of instructor.
01:202:425 Race, Crime, and Justice (3) Explores the economic, political, and sociological relationships between the criminal justice system and racial minorities in the United States. Prerequisites: 01:202:201, 01:920:222 and 307 or other research methods course satisfying the criminal justice major requirement.
01:202:488,489 Advanced Criminal Justice Seminar (3,3) Examination of some central issues in contemporary criminal justice. Topics vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:495 Independent Study (1-3) Independent study under the direction of a member of the faculty. Prerequisites: 01:202:201 and permission of instructor and program.
01:202:496-497 Special Topics (3,3) Focuses on critical issues in criminal justice. May encompass topics related to law, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, etc. Specific issues are determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: 01:202:201.
01:202:498,499 Honors Thesis in Criminal Justice (3,3) Individual research projects to be written as an honors thesis. Prerequisites: Permission of program. For majors only. Students must have completed 15 credits toward the major, have senior standing, a 3.4 GPA in the major, and a 3.0 GPA overall.
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