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1999-2000 Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index


JUST 110 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Introduction to Justice (3+0) s
Survey of the structure and process of the agencies of criminal justice. Includes introduction to criminology, criminal law, policy, courts, and corrections.

JUST 222 (3 Credits) Fall
Research Methods (3+0) s
Application of social science research methods to solving scientific and nonscientific questions arising in justice or political science. Basic methods include statistical analysis, survey research, and Internet applications. (Prerequisite: JUST 110.)

JUST 251 (3 Credits) Spring
Criminology (3+0) s
The study of the major areas of deviant behavior and its relationship to society, law, and law enforcement, including the theories of crime causation. (Prerequisite: JUST 110.)

JUST 258 (3 Credits) Fall
Juvenile Delinquency (3+0) s
Survey of the structure and process of the juvenile justice system and the major theories of juvenile delinquency. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: JUST 110.)

JUST 300X (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Ethics and Justice (3+0) h
An examination of ethical and moral concepts, and their relationship to criminal justice issues. Applies ethics theories to the criminal justice institutions of police, courts and corrections. Examines ethical and moral dilemmas which confront crime control policy makers. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)

JUST 310 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Principles of Corrections (3+0) s
An introduction to adult institutions, community-based programs, and theories of incarceration. Correctional programs are examined. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and junior standing. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

JUST 320 (Variable Credit) Fall, Spring
A research-oriented exercise directed at the resolution of a specific problem within an agency of the criminal justice system. (May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 335W (3 Credits) Spring
Gender and Crime (3+0)
(Cross-listed with WMS 335W)
An exploration of gender and crime including the extent of female crime, victimization, masculinities and violence, and women professionals in the justice system. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 340 (3 Credits ) Fall
Rural Justice in Alaska (3+0) s
An examination of the application of the western justice system to remote northern Native villages including issues arising from cultural conflicts, difficulties associated with a centralized justice system serving distant roadless communities, the federal/Indian relationship, and a description of crime occurring in the villages. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 345W (3 Credits) Fall
Police Problems (3+0)
Analysis of the nature of coercive power and the special problems faced by people who assume the responsibility of coercing others; how coercive power affects personality and how personality affects the way different types of people respond to the challenge and responsibilities of using coercive means; conditions that discourage excessive use of coercive means and encourage police officers to develop in morally and politically mature ways. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 352 (3 Credits) Spring
Criminal Law (3+0)
A study of elements, purposes, and functions of the substantive criminal law with emphasis upon historical and philosophical concepts. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 354 (3 Credits) Fall
Procedural Law (3+0)
Emphasis upon the legal limitations of the police and the right of the people to be secure from the government under the protections of the Constitution and the Rules of Evidence. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and junior standing.)

JUST 404 (3 Credits) Spring
Introduction to Legal Research and Writing (3+0)
(Cross-listed with PS 404)
Methods of legal research and preparation of legal materials. Introduction to the resources of law libraries and the techniques of presenting issues in legal form. (Prerequisites: PS 101 or JUST 110, PS 303, junior standing, and permission of instructor.)

JUST 452 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Comparative Criminology (3+0) s
An issue-based approach to crime within selected countries including such topics as restorative justice, violence against women, drugs, punishment, juvenile justice and the death penalty. The structure and operation of the justice systems, as well as the influence of culture, will be considered with various developed and underdeveloped nations. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

JUST 454W (3 Credits) Spring
Advanced Problems in Procedural Law (3+0)
Advanced study of the elements of criminal procedural law. Emphasis on the legal limitations of the police and the right of people to be secure from the government under protections of the U.S. Constitution and "rules of evidence." (Prerequisites: JUST 110, JUST 354 and junior standing; or permission of instructor.)

JUST 460O (3 Credits) Fall
American Crime Control (3+0) s
Major concepts of the structure and process of criminal justice revisited with emphasis on current issues. (Prerequisite: JUST 110, JUST 222, JUST 251, and senior standing. Restricted to Justice majors only.)

JUST 475 (3 - 9 Credits) Fall, Spring
Supervised work experience in criminal justice agencies. (Prerequisite: Permission of director of intern program. Note: Department approval required for 9 credits.)

JUST 492 (Variable Credit) Fall, Spring
Various topics of current interest and importance to the justice major will be presented. Topics will be announced prior to each offering. (Prerequisites: JUST 110, junior standing, and permission of instructor.)

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