COURSE OFFERINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJUS)

Upper Division

504. Criminal Procedure
Examination of the rules governing criminal procedure. Impact of statutes and case law on criminal justice practitioners including the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments as they affect the accused, the convicted, and the employees working in the criminal justice system. Formerly CJUS 304. Prerequisites: CJUS 102 and consent of instructor. (4 units)
550. Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Analysis of existing criminal justice information systems with current computer applications in order to assist criminal investigations, examine crime patterns and resolve community crime problems. Analytical techniques including link diagrams, telephone tolls, and visual investigations. Prerequisites: CJUS 311 and 312 or equivalent. (4 units)
554. Terrorism
Characteristics and causes of terrorism emerging in the 21st century. An analysis from a criminal justice perspective of terror movements affecting the United States covering legal issues, investigations, and criminal profile. (4 units)
555. Homeland Security
Examination of homeland security events including radiological, biological and chemical events. Emphasis will be given to prevention, preparedness, and response. The roles of local, state and federal agencies are examined. (4 units)
570. Crime in Public Spaces
Field research on the interrelationship between the built urban environment and crime. Involvement in a community project to study public places that generate and attract crime in order to develop creative solutions. Prerequisite: CJUS 311. (4 units)
575. Internship in Criminal Justice
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. Open only to criminal justice seniors. May be repeated for credit for a total of eight units; only four may be used in the major. If student completes more than one internship, the other internship must be completed in another agency. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: completion of four of six upper division criminal justice requirements, 2.5 grade point average in criminal justice and consent of instructor. (4 units)
580. Juvenile Justice System
History, development and theory of the juvenile justice system. Formerly CJUS 353 and 380. (4 units)
585. Criminality Across the Life Course
Examination of factors influencing criminality across the life span from prenatal to elderly stages of life; emphasis on physiological, developmental, social and environmental factors. Formerly a topic under CJUS 590. (4 units)
590. Topics in Criminal Justice
Special topics in criminal justice. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor as topics change. Prerequisite: junior, senior or graduate standing. (1-4 units)
595. Independent Study
In-depth research into special topics concerned with the criminal justice system utilizing readings, library and/or field research. May be repeated for credit for a total of eight units; only four may be used in the major. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and department chair's approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (1-4 units)
596. Peer Advising in Criminal Justice
Theory, training, and practice in the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities involved in academic peer advising. A total of eight units may be applied toward graduation, four units may be applied as an upper-division elective in the major. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and department approval. (2 units)
597. Senior Honors Project
Original research in an area of criminal justice studies, culminating in a major research report receiving approval of the criminal justice faculty. Enrollment limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. (4 units)
598. Integrative Studies in Criminal Justice
Overview and integration of major issues in criminal justice. Cannot be counted toward the M.A. in Criminal Justice, but it is a prerequisite for graduate students who do not have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Limited to senior and graduate students. Prerequisites: CJUS 311 and 320. (4 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
604. Advanced Techniques of Basic and Applied Research in Criminal Justice
The application of scientific methods used as a means for inquiry, description and analysis of crime and the behavior of the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: CJUS 311 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor. (4 units)
605. Proseminar in Criminal Justice
Overview of contemporary research and literature across the criminal justice field. Topics will include current writings and research on crime, police, courts and corrections. (4 units)
606. Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice
Quantitative analytical techniques for criminal justice data. Emphasis will be placed on using and interpreting nonparametric and multivariate statistics. Prerequisite: CJUS 312 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor. (4 units)
607. Applying Criminological Theory to Criminal Justice
Analysis of social, behavioral and biochemical theories of crime, delinquency and victimization as they apply to criminal justice policy decisions. Examination of pertinent theoretical research and critique of theory formation. (4 units)
608. Crime, Criminals and Victims
Relationships between general crime trends and emerging patterns of criminal activity, and the composition of the offender and victim populations. (4 units)
629. Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
Roles and treatment of minority populations within the criminal justice system, including historical background, personnel and offender issues, current problems, needs and future directions. (4 units)
630. Legal Issues in Criminal Justice
Tort actions against representatives of criminal justice agencies based on case law in the areas of general civil liability, prisoner rights, and administrative and management practices. (4 units)
631. Seminar in Corrections
Exploration of topics in correctional administration including public opinion, civil rights, court intervention, system reform and the management of correctional personnel. (4 units)
632. Seminar in Policing
Exploration of issues in police administration including public opinion, civil rights, court interventions, system reform and the management of police personnel. (4 units)
650. Directed Area Studies in Criminal Justice
Advanced study in a specific area selected by the student with the approval of the student's committee. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1-4 units)
686. Graduate Review in Criminal Justice
Assessment of graduate students' knowledge and understanding of criminal justice theory and practice. Required of all graduate students in criminal justice master's program. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. (1 unit)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. Thesis
Preparation of the thesis for the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice under the direction of a faculty member from the student's committee. CJUS 699B must be completed before credit will be awarded for 699A. Graded credit/no credit.
  1. I. Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. (4 units)
  2. II. Prerequisite: CJUS 699A. (4 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
An assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the master's program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)

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