GRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION

The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2012. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing

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500 Law and Society

(4 hours)

Emergence and growth of rule-governed social order; social organization of legal actors; functional aspects of law including social control, dispute resolution; rule-interpretation; and the promotion of social and economic enterprises.

520 Criminological Theory

(4 hours)

Critical examination of the major traditions in criminological theories; emphasis on critical, positivist, interpretivist, and postmodern.

539 Seminar in Rule Breaking

(4 hours)

Study of a specific area of rule-breaking such as larceny, criminal violence, corporate crime, political crime, public order criminality or occupational crime. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

540 Criminal Justice: Process and Institutions

(4 hours)

Critical examination of the criminal justice system. The dynamics and processes of contemporary police, judicial, and correctional institutions are evaluated in the context of key historical developments and relevant research.

541 The Dynamics and Behavior in Criminal Justice Agencies

(4 hours)

Leading theories of organizational behavior used to interpret organizational patterns, functions, and constraints in rule-applying institutions; emphasis on the application of these theories to the problems of planned change.

546 Violence and Victimization

(4 hours)

The field of victimology and victimization theories are introduced including characteristics of victims, crime and post-crime victimization effects, and victim criminal justice system experiences.

547 Race, Class, and Gender Dimensions of Crime and Justice

(4 hours)

Theories addressing the intersections of race, class, gender, crime and justice. Students examine criminological theories, social construction of race, class, and gender, legal decision-making, and implications for justice in our society. Same as GWS 547.

548 Legal Discourse and Culture in Law and Society

(4 hours)

Discourse, power, and culture in legal settings and analysis of power and resistance in the construction of law as a social fact. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 500.

555 Corrections: Institutions and Field Operations

(4 hours)

Examines institutions and field services in public and private sectors. Addresses historical and empirical approaches to the analysis of policy and correctional effectiveness; the neo-classical challenge to rehabilitation, and corrections case law. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 540.

560 Quantitative Methods and Design

(4 hours)

Fundamentals of scientific inquiry, logic of causal inference, and quantitative methods. Development of perspective and identification of weaknesses in research design. Development of skills in proposal development and data collection unique to criminology, law, and justice. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 262 or consent of the instructor.

561 Qualitative Methods and Design

(4 hours)

Theories and techniques of qualitative research methods, particularly fieldwork and indepth interviews. Criminology, law, and justice problems amenable to these techniques and methods and interrelationship between the researcher role and substantive findings. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 262 or consent of the instructor.

562 Satitstical Applications in Criminology, Law, and Justice I

(4 hours)

Basic descriptive and inferential statistics, their applications in data analysis, and assumptions underlying use of these procedures in criminology, law, and justice research. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 262 or the equivalent.

563 Evaluation Research in Criminology, Law and Justice

(4 hours)

Experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental approaches to evaluation research; indicators of effectiveness. Applications to crime prevention, police, courts, and correctional programs. Politics of researcher-agency interactions. Prerequisite(s): One graduate level course in research methods and consent of the instructor.

564 Statistical Applications in Criminology, Law and Justice II

(4 hours)

Introduction to multivariate statistics with emphasis on multiple regression in criminology, law, and justice research, analysis and interpretation of regression output, coding of variables and path analysis. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 562.

570 Advanced Methods in Criminology, Law and Justice

(4 hours)

Methodological problems in criminology, law, and justice measurement including the identification problem in estimating deterrance and the limitations of survival analysis in estimating recidivism. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 560 and CRJ 561 or the equivalent.

592 Internship in Criminology, Law, and Justice

(2 to 4 hours)

Placement in a criminal justice agency or setting under the supervision of a faculty member with an accepted research project and paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

594 Selected Issues in Criminology, Law, and Justice

(4 hours)

Current issues and advanced problem areas related to deviance, crime, etiology, labeling, criminal careers, organized crime and victimology. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term.

596 Independent Study or Research

(2 to 8 hours)

Research undertaken for this course may not duplicate that being done for CLJ 598. Supervised projects, which may consist of extensive readings in criminology, law, and justice, research on special problems not included in the regular course offering. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and approval of the director of graduate studies.

597 Project Research

(0 to 8 hours)

Independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the M.A. in Criminology, Law, and Justice program and consent of the instructor.

598 Thesis Research

(0 to 16 hours)

For students doing thesis research or writing. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the student's adviser; and acceptance of the thesis topic and preliminary thesis outline by the thesis committee.

599 Dissertation Research

(0 to 16 hours)

Research on the topic of the doctoral dissertation. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 20 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty advisor and director of graduate studies.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.