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Graduate Justice Studies (JUS)

The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

55093 Variable Title Workshop in Justice Studies (1-3)

Classroom presentations and field study focused on professional and disciplinary concerns. Specific content varies with workshop topic. S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.

56701 Crime, Justice and Substance Abuse (3)
Examination of the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and criminal behavior. Efforts to regulate, control, prevent and treat chemical abuse offenders are considered.

56705 Community Corrections (3)
This course is devoted to an examination of formal and informal approaches to correctional supervision and treatment through probation, parole and community residential treatment.

56708 Treatment Methods (3)
Various methods of treatment are applied to the corrections field. Focus is on specific techniques in community and institutional correctional settings. Direct observation utilized when possible.

57095 Special Topics in Justice Studies (1-3)

Intensive analysis of issues significant and current in the field which are not covered in regular courses. Prerequisite: special approval.

66199 Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. S/U grading; IP permissible.

66299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: JUS 66199.

66761 Law, Justice and Society (3)

(Cross-listed with POL 70707) Course reviews the origins, structure and functioning of law in relation to social context and process. Topics to be covered include theories of law and society, law as a form of social control, and the use of law and legal institutions to address societal problems.

66762 Proseminar in Issues in Contemporary Justice (3)
(Cross-listed with POL 60701and POL 70701)  An analysis of current issues in the legislative, policing, judicial and correctional components of the justice system. 

66763 Theories of Crime and Delinquency (3)
(Cross-listed with POL 70704) Examination of major theoretical concepts in criminology that have been utilized to explain criminal behavior and juvenile delinquency. Includes discussion of social/policy implications.

66764 Juvenile Justice (3)
An analysis of the issues and current research related to juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice process.

66765 Criminal Violence (3)
Course explores the many dimensions of criminal violence. Topics to be covered include patterns and trends, types of violence, the prediction and etiology of violent behavior and response/solutions to violence. Emphasis will be placed on the U.S.

66766 Institutional Corrections (3)
Analysis of the correctional institution as a social system: formal structure and informal dynamics. Basic operational problems and special programs within the institutional setting are considered.

66767 Justice Administration (3)

Focuses on theory and practice in justice administration. Current organizational theories are considered in relation to the administration and management of criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: special approval.

66768 Research Methods in Justice Studies (3)

Methodological research designs and techniques utilized in criminal justice. Focuses on specific skills needed to complete basic and evaluative research in criminal justice. Prerequisite: special approval.

66769 Justice Research Applications (3)

Application of research methods within various content areas of justice studies, individualized research assignments included. IP permissible. Prerequisite: JUS 66768.

66770 Justice Institutions (3)

(Cross-listed with POL 70702) This course introduces students to various institutions related to the U.S. criminal justice system. Students examine techniques for conducting institutional analysis and apply these techniques to law enforcement, judicial and correctional institutions.

66771 Legal Aspects of Justice Administration (3)

An examination of the legal rights of the offenders and victims, and constraints of law and justice practices and administration.

66772 Victimology (3)
(Cross-listed with POL 70706) Patterns of victim-offender relationship. Role of victims in the justice studies process. Problems of adjustment to victimization and compensating the victim.

66773 Contemporary Policing (3)
The functions and dynamics of police work in contemporary society. Current and emerging functions are emphasized.

66774 Comparative Justice Institutions and Policy (3)

(Cross-listed with POL 70705) Cross-cultural analysis of crime and the justice institutions/justice policies of various countries. The developmental backgrounds, structure and functioning of the systems are compared. Important issues in international justice are considered.

66775 Research Methods in Justice Studies II (3)

Advanced topics in multivariate statistical analysis with applications in justice studies. IP permissible. Prerequisite: JUS 66768.

66776 Qualitative Methods in Justice Studies (3)

Examination of qualitative methods used in justice research, including ethnography, content analysis, historical analysis and focus groups. Use of computers in qualitative analysis also included. Prerequisite: JUS 66768.

66792 Internship in Justice Studies (4)

Observation and work experience under direction of a faculty member in a justice institution. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

66795 Special Topics (1-3)

Offered irregularly, this course provides opportunity to study special issues, developments and programs in justice studies. Topics vary. Prerequisite: special approval.

66796 Individual Investigation (1-3)

Intensive study of a subject that the student cannot normally pursue in a regularly scheduled course. Individual investigation topic must be approved by instructor and graduate coordinator. Prerequisite: special approval.

66798 Research (1-6)
Pursuit of research interests. Repeat registration permitted. IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.