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AOJ Courses

Consider some of the courses within the Administration of Justice curriculum:

Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.

Juvenile Delinquency (3) Juvenile conduct, causes of delinquency, current methods of treatment; organization and function of agencies concerned with delinquency.

Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (3) Criminal justice system, including formulation of laws, extent of crime, processing and correction of offenders, victims.

Introduction to Security and Loss Control (3) A general introduction to the field of private security and asset protection.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Private Security (3) Detailed examination of legal issues and ethical considerations in private sector security.

Issues in the American Criminal Justice System (3) Examination of the models of the criminal process, functions of the justice system, and approaches to crime and punishment.

Correctional Institutions and Services (3) Intensive analysis of intramural and extramural programs for juvenile and adult offenders; professional functions in the total correctional process.

Field Research in the Administration of Justice (4) Field research and observational strategies appropriate to the identification, investigation, and analysis of research questions in the administration of justice.

Law of Crimes and Corrections (3) Effective Date: FA2004 Origin and function of law, legal reasoning, civil and criminal law concepts, the crimes code, specific crimes.

Policing in America (3) Effective Date: FA2004 This course will focus on the current status of law enforcement in the United States.

Fundamental Techniques of Scientific Criminal Investigation (3) Traditional and innovative technical approaches utilized by law enforcement scientists; capabilities and limitations of technical techniques highlighted.

Probation, Parole, and Pardons (3) Examination of community treatment in the correctional process; contemporary usage of presentence investigation, selection, supervision, release of probationers and parolees.

Sociology of Deviance (3) Theory and research concerning behaviors and lifestyles viewed as significant departures from a group's normative expectations.

Correctional Counseling Processes (3) Basic concepts and principles of counseling, interviewing, individual and group therapy, carried on in correctional field and institutional services.

Crime, Social Control, and the Legal System (3) Legal and extralegal control; public opinion on crime; criminal justice and correctional processes; legal sanctions; control strategies. Field trip.

Criminal Careers and the Organization of Crime (3) Research on and theory of criminal careers and crime organizations, emphasizing recruitment and disengagement; offender characteristics and lifestyles; policy implications.

Law and Society (3) Social origins of law and legal systems; occupational careers and decision- making of legal officials; law and social change.

Special Offender Types (3-6) Study of special offender types; relationships with criminal justice system (drug abuse, organized crime, white collar crime considered different semesters).

Violent Crime in the United States (3) The impact of violent crime on victims, their families, and communities; the police process as it relates to violent crime.

Victimless Crimes and the Administration of Justice (3) An examination of victimless crimes; decriminalization and legalization strategies; the role of the criminal justice system.

Sexual and Domestic Violence (3) Legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives on sexual and domestic violence.

International Traffic in Narcotics (3) Analysis of international narcotics trafficking in the twentieth century.

Law Enforcement Responses to Organized Crime (3) This course examines organized crime in the United States, and analyzes the effectiveness of responses by law enforcement agencies.

Jewish/American Organized Crime in New York City (3) History of Jewish/American organized crime in New York City from 1890 through the Great Depression.

Correctional Institutions and Services (3) Intensive analysis of intramural and extramural programs for juvenile and adult offenders; professional functions in the total correctional process.

Computer Security (3) Introduction to computer security for Administration of Justice majors, designed to create an educated user of computer security services.

The Politics of Terrorism (3) Analysis of political terrorism as a violent alternative for peaceful change and traditional warfare in the nuclear age.

The Juvenile Justice System (3) Historical and contemporary view of the juvenile justice system. Focus on analyzing components of the system, their interactions, processing, and handling of youths.

Criminal Justice and the Community (3) Justice agencies and the community's crime prevention and participation strategies; community involvement in policy development.

Minorities and the Criminal Justice System (3) Significance of race, class, and ethnicity to crime perpetration and criminal justice processing. Prerequisite: 6 credits of administration of justice, Black studies, or sociology

Women and the Criminal Justice System (3) This course focuses on the experiences of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system.

History and Function of Criminal Justice Components (3) Historical development of criminal justice system components (police, courts, corrections) related to formulation and function of the state.

Comparative Justice Systems (3) A comparison of American and selected foreign justice systems to illustrate the variety of possible responses to crime.

Drugs and Drug Policy in the United States (3) Examines the history and dimensions of drug use and analyzes the impact of drug policy

Law of Crimes and Corrections (3) Origin and function of law, legal reasoning, civil and criminal law concepts, the crimes code, specific crimes.

Legal Rights, Duties, Liabilities of Criminal Justice Personnel (3) Civil law issues within a justice agency and between criminal justice agencies and members of the public.

Crime and the American Court System (3) An overview of the American criminal court system. Topics include court structure and personnel, processing of offenders, and sentencing practices.

Criminal Procedure and Evidence in the Business Community (3) Law of evidence and proof, constitutional constraints on police procedures (arrest, search, etc.) in society and the business community.

NOTE: Along with these specific curriculum courses, students are advised and encouraged to take sociology, psychology and political science courses.