College of Liberal Arts: School of Criminal Justice: Academics: Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Courses

CJ 2000 - Topics In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

CJ 3000 - Workshop In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given. No more than 6 hours of workshop may be counted toward a bachelor's degree.

CJ 3423 - Laws of Arrest, Search, & Seizure
Laws of Arrest, Search, & Seizure presents a consideration and analysis of the most significant and recent Supreme Court decisions as they pertain to the rights of the accused in the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, and right to assistance of counsel. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1213 and junior or senior standing.

CJ 3643 - Administration Of Justice
This course examines the basic structures and processes of the main components of the American criminal justice system and the interrelationship between the system components. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing.

CJ 3653 - Police Administration And Organization
This course explores the evolution of police agencies in the United Stated with emphasis on organizational structures, managerial concerns, roles and functions of various agencies, the nature and responsibilities of police work, the interrelationships of departmental units, and community relations. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above.

CJ 3990 - Advanced Topic
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

CJ 4003 - Community Oriented Policing
This course examines police and community collaboration to solve and prevent crime with a focus on police/community relations. The course will explore the history, current strategies, the impact of community on crime, disorder and fear of crime that contribute to friction or cooperation between law enforcement and the community. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643 and junior or senior standing.

CJ 4013 - Elements Of Criminal Offenses
This course will examine the foundations of American jurisprudence and the enactments of criminal offense statutes. The elements of and defenses to inchoate offenses, offenses against persons, crimes against persons, crimes against morality, alcohol/drug offenses, white collar/organized crime, offenses against public health, offense against public order and offenses against justice and public order will be reviewed in detail as well as other miscellaneous crimes, statutes and important appellate court cases. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3423. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4023 - Modern Criminal Investigations
This course is designed to combine the practical and theoretical aspects of criminal investigations; develop an analytical and practical understanding of the investigative processes and explore crime solving technology and techniques from a law enforcement and forensic science perspective. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3423. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4033 - Critical Issues In Criminal Justice
The object of this course is to present to the student major critical issues facing the criminal justice system in America. Major emphasis will be placed on the making of criminal law, police power in a democratic society, problems within the court and the correctional process in America. The course intends to develop an understanding in depth on the part of the student concerning major critical issues in the area of criminal justice. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4063 - Innovation In Corrections And Penology
This course will be designed to explain the needs for research and the interpretation of data in the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on planning, interpretation, implementation, and evaluation of programs in corrections and penology. The remainder of the course will focus on new and innovative programs in corrections and penology. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4113 - Research Methods In Criminal Justice
This course is primarily designed to acquaint students with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including an in-depth analysis of the following: conceptualization of research, type of sampling strategies, data collection methods, research design and proposal writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643 and SOC 3633 with minimum grades of "C". Enrollment open to criminal justice majors only with senior standing.

CJ 4123 - The Jury System
This course is designed to provide an indepth study of the processes and procedures of a jury trial in the American criminal justice system. The course will cover: the origin of juries, how jury panels are developed, how juries are selected, the criminal trial court procedures during trial, the legal rights of an accused during a trial, a brief overview of the appellate court system for criminal cases. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4143 - Family Violence Investigations
This course will cover law enforcement/social service agency investigations of family violence and provide an overview of the many facets, characteristics and theories of family violence, including but not limited to, child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, domestic violence (spousal & non-spousal), dating violence and date rape. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4203 - Dangerous/Violent Offenders
This course presents the characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes of violent offenders with particular emphasis on sex offenders. The areas of domestic violence, pedophilia, sexual assualt, and mass and serial murder comprise separate sections of the course. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 3633.

CJ 4213 - Drug Dependency and Crime
This course examines major categories of drugs that are sold and abused in America. The history of drug use, legislation and enforcement, sociology and psychology of drug abuse and drug abuse prevention/ treatment will be included. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Junior standing or above.

CJ 4313 - Ethics and Testimony
Ethics and Testimony provides a comprehensive review of ethics in the criminal justice system and specific ethical dilemmas that confront forensic specialists in the investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, and presentation of testimony and physical evidence in a court of law. Topics include ethics, arrest, search and seizure, evidentiary standards, methods of evidence presentation and evidentiary standards and procedures for courtroom testimony. This course will conclude with an in-depth analysis of the ethical responsibilities of the forensic specialist as an expert in courts of law. Prerequisite(s): CJ 3643 or FRSC 2503.

CJ 4413 - Delinquent Child Law
This course is a comprehensive survey of the evolution of the laws, agencies, institutions, courts and treatment for juvenile delinquents in Oklahoma and the United States, including the terminology unique to juvenile legal system and the processes and legal procedures of juvenile courts in Oklahoma and the United States. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 3103, 4573. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4423 - Child Abuse And Neglect Law
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the development of unique terminology, institutions, social service agencies, police units, procedures and courts to protect abused/neglected children in Oklahoma and the United States. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4433 - Oklahoma Juvenile Correctional System
This course is a comprehensive survey of the Oklahoma juvenile correction system. Included will be a review of the statutes creating, regulating and dictating the agency, institutions, infrastructure, processes, treatment procedures and personnel of various institutions and agencies. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 4573, CJ 4413, 4423. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4443 - International Juvenile Systems
This course is designed to give the student an overview of various international juvenile systems and explore how those countries deal with juvenile delinquents and other juveniles in comparison to juvenile court procedures and laws in the United States. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, SOC 4573, CJ 4413, 4423, 4433. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4523 - Cyber Crime
This course provides an introduction to the investigation of computer crime and the forensic examination of digital evidence. This course involves intensive study of the history and terminology of computer crime; the types of crimes committed in cyberspace; a behavioral profile of computer offenders; legal issues in cyberspace; the proper collection and preservation of digital evidence, and an overview of computer forensics. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4533 - White Collar Crime
This course will broaden students' understanding of crime by focusing specifically on white collar crime. Emphasis will be placed on the following: definitional debates about white collar crime, the complex nature of victimization, offender sentencing issues, and difficulties inherent in the criminal justice system response to white collar crime. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643 with a minimum grade of "C". Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4633 - Terrorism & Homeland Security
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the historical and current context of international and domestic terrorism using a criminological and criminal justice framework. The course will explore terrorist ideologies, existing and potential terrorist threats, and an analysis of recent terrorist attacks. The course will include discussions of the development of the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the role of the criminal justice system in balancing the protection of the United States and the security of civil liberties. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4703 - Admistration Of Correctional Institutions
Study of historical and contemporary approaches to corrections and the administration of penal institutions with emphasis on the organizational structure, function, and personnel requirements of correctional institutions and philosophy behind their operation. Special attention will be directed towards modern concepts of rehabilitation and problems associated with their implementation in penal institutions. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 3643 and junior standing.

CJ 4713 - Community-Based Corrections
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive survey of community-based corrections in Oklahoma and the United States, including probation, parole, halfway houses, work furlough programs and other components of community-based corrections. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 4703. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4723 - Critical Issues In Corrections
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive survey of the controversial issues in Oklahoma and American corrections, including but not limited to: rehabilitation v. punishment; shaming, electronic monitoring, boot camps, privatization; community supervision v. incarceration, drug offender incarceration v. treatment, white collar offenders, death penalty for adults and juveniles, coed institutions, incarceration of pregnant women and other issues in the field of corrections. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 4703. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4813 - Oklahoma Adult Correctional System
This course is a comprehensive survey of the Oklahoma adult correction system. Included will be a review of the statutes creating, regulating and mandating the infrastructure, processes, procedures and personnel of various institutions and agencies. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 4703, 4063, and 4723. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4823 - International Correction Systems
This course is a survey of various correction systems in the world, including England, France, Sweden, Japan, Russia, China and will include a comparison to corrections in Oklahoma and the United States. The correction systems will be explored in the context of the political, historical, organizational and procedural context for the various countries. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113, 1213, CJ 4703, 4713, 4723, and 4813. Junior or senior standing.

CJ 4900 - Practicum In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Field experience in criminal justice related situations. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4910 - Seminar In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4920 - Workshop
Credit will vary from 1 to 9 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given. No more than 6 hours of workshop may be counted toward a bachelor's degree.

CJ 4930 - Individual Study
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Study completed on individual basis covering material specified by the instructor. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4940 - Field Study In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213. Enrollment is open to criminal justice majors only with senior standing.

CJ 4950 - Internship In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced student. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4960 - Institute In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Assignments are given and students receive normal letter grades. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

CJ 4970 - Study Tour In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. An enrollment associated with educational travel organized through university faculty. Such enrollment may be for credit or audit. Prerequisite(s): ENG 1113 and 1213.

Graduate Courses

CJ 5013 - Juvenile Justice Systems Management And Administration
The juvenile justice system in America will be explored in depth from juvenile intake into the system to final disposition. Juvenile and police relations, the juvenile court process, juvenile law, juvenile rights, and the organizations, management and administration of juvenile bureaus will be covered. Operating juvenile systems will be studied and compared both on a national and international basis.

CJ 5023 - Community Oriented Policing
This course examines police and community collaboration to solve and prevent crime with a focus on police/community relations.

CJ 5033 - Critical Issues In Criminal Justice
The object of this course is to present to the student major critical issues facing the criminal justice system in America. Major emphasis will be placed on the making of criminal law, police power in a democratic society, problems within the court and the correctional process in America. he course intends to develop an understanding in depth on the part of the student concerning major critical issues in the area of criminal justice.

CJ 5043 - Modern Criminal Investigations
This course is designed to combine the practical and theoretical aspects of criminal investigations; develop an analytical and practical understanding of the investigative process and explore future predictions of crime solving technology and techniques from a law enforcement perspective. Prerequisite(s): POL 3613.

CJ 5053 - Principles Of Management In Criminal Justice Organizations
The criminal justice process in America will be viewed in depth from a systems approach. Areas to be covered are: (1) criminal justice as a manageable system, (2) systems as an approach to management, (3) systems management modeling, (4) criminal justice organizational consideration, and (5) making the criminal justice model go systematically.

CJ 5063 - Innovation In Corrections And Penology
This course will be designed to explain the needs for research and the interpretation of data in the criminal justice system. Emphasis will be placed on planning, interpretation, implementation, and evaluation of programs in corrections and penology. The remainder of the course will focus on new and innovative programs in corrections and penology.

CJ 5073 - Elements Of Criminal Offenses
This course will examine the foundations of American jurisprudence and the enactments of criminal offense statutes. The elements of and defenses to inchoate offenses, offenses against persons, crimes against persons, crimes against morality, alcohol/drug offenses, white collar/organized crime, offenses against public health, offense against public order and offenses against justice and public order will be reviewed in detail as well as other miscellaneous crimes, statutes and important appellate court cases. Prerequisite(s): POL 3613.

CJ 5093 - Police Systems Management And Administration
The police process in America will be viewed from a systems approach. Police activity represents only one aspect of the total criminal justice process. Areas to be covered: (1) police systems management and administration, (2) behavioral science application to police management, (3) police management and administration tasks, (4) systems analysis for police, (5) organizational development and managerial functions, and (6) police productivity.

CJ 5113 - Research Methods In Criminal Justice
Research Methods in Criminal Justice is designed to acquaint students with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including an in-depth analysis of the following: conceptualization of research, types of sampling strategies, data collection methods, research design and proposal writing. Prerequisite(s): CJ 3643 and SOC 3633 with a minimum grade of "C" or permission of the instructor.

CJ 5123 - The Jury System
This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the processes and procedures of a jury trial in the American criminal justice system. The course will cover: the origin of juries, how jury panels are developed, how juries are selected, the criminal trial court procedures during trial, the legal right of an accused during a trial, a brief overview of the appellate court system for criminal cases.

CJ 5133 - Correctional Systems Management & Administration
The correctional process will be viewed from a systems approach since it represents one element in the total criminal justice process. Attention will be given to the correctional process and its relationship to other institutional and organizational elements within the total Criminal Justice system.

CJ 5143 - Family Violence Investigations
This course will cover law enforcement/social service agency investigations of family violence and provide an overview of the many facets, characteristics and theories of family violence, including but not limited to, child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, domestic violence (spousal & non-spousal), dating violence and date rape.

CJ 5153 - Research and Planning
This course will examine the development of criminal justice policy and procedures using secondary data analysis, crime mapping, and open source data to establish the criterion for change and allocation of resources.

CJ 5203 - Dangerous/Violent Offenders
This course presents the characteristics, behaviors, and attitudes of violent offenders with particular emphasis on sex offenders. The areas of domestic violence, pedophilia, sexual assault, and mass and serial murder comprise separate sections of the course. Prerequisite(s): SOC 3633.

CJ 5213 - Drug Dependency & Crime
This course examines major categories of drugs that are sold and abused in America. The history of drug use, legislation and enforcement, sociology and psychology of drug abuse and drug prevention/ treatment will be included.

CJ 5233 - Writing & Evaluating Research
This course examines advanced principles and procedures of scholarly research in the criminal justice field.

CJ 5313 - Ethics And Testimony
Ethics and Testimony provides a comprehensive review of ethics in the criminal justice system and specific ethical dilemmas that confront forensics' specialists in the investigation, collection and preservation of evidence and presentation of testimony and physical evidence in a court of law. Topics include ethics, arrest, search and seizure, evidentiary standards, methods of evidence presentation and evidentiary standards and procedures for courtroom testimony. This course will conclude with an in-depth analysis of the ethical responsibilities of the forensics' specialist as an expert witness in courts of law. Prerequisite(s): CJ 3643 or FRSC 5253.

CJ 5323 - Victimology
This course is designed to provide a complete and integrated study of victimization, including a comprehensive review of the history and theories of victimology, the interaction of crime victims with others in the criminal justice system, an in-depth examination of diverse types of victimization, an examination of current as well as classical works in the field and a focus on victim services. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

CJ 5413 - Delinquent Child Law
This course is a comprehensive survey of the evolution of the laws, agencies, institutions, courts and treatment for juvenile delinquents in Oklahoma and the United States, including the terminology unique to juvenile legal system and the processes and legal procedures of juvenile courts in Oklahoma and the United States. Prerequisite(s): SOC 3103, 4573.

CJ 5423 - Child Abuse And Neglect Law
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the development of unique terminology, laws, institutions, social service agencies, police units, procedures and courts to protect abused/ neglected children in Oklahoma and the United States.

CJ 5433 - Oklahoma Juvenile Correctional System
This course is a comprehensive survey of the Oklahoma juvenile correction system. Included will be a review of the statutes creating, regulating and dictating the agency, institutions, infrastructure, processes, treatment procedures and personnel of various institutions and agencies. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4413, 4423, SOC 4573.

CJ 5443 - International Juvenile Systems
This course is designed to give the student an overview of various international juvenile systems and explore how those countries deal with juvenile delinquents and other juveniles in comparison to juvenile court procedures and laws in the United States. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4413, 4423, 4433, SOC 4573.

CJ 5523 - Cyber Crime
This course provides an introduction to the investigation of computer crime and the forensic examination of digital evidence.

CJ 5533 - White Collar Crime
This course emphasizes debates about white collar crime; different types of white collar crimes; theories and explanations of white collar crime; victimization and offender sentencing issues; and difficulties in the criminal justice system response to white collar crimes. Prerequisite(s): CJ 3643 with a minimum grade of "C".

CJ 5633 - Terrorism & Homeland Security
This course provides an overview of the historical and current context of international and domestic terrorism using a criminological and criminal justice framework.

CJ 5643 - Advanced Crime Theory
This course examines a range of criminological theories pertaining to offending populations and the correlates of crime. Prerequisite(s): SOC 3633.

CJ 5713 - Community-Based Corrections
This course is designed to give the student an in-depth overview of probation, parole, halfway houses, work furlough programs and other comprehensive aspects of community-based corrections in Oklahoma and the United States. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4703.

CJ 5723 - Critical Issues In Corrections
This course is designed to give the student a comprehensive survey of the controversial issues in Oklahoma and American corrections, including but not limited to: rehabilitation v. punishment, shaming, electronic monitoring, boot camps, privatization, community supervision v. Incarceration, drug offender incarceration v. treatment, white collar offenders, death penalty for adults and juveniles, coed institutions, incarceration of pregnant women, and other issues in the field of corrections. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4703.

CJ 5813 - Oklahoma Adult Correctional System
This course is a comprehensive survey of the Oklahoma adult correction system. Included will be a review of the statutes creating, regulating and mandating the infrastructure, processes, procedures and personnel of various institutions and agencies within the Oklahoma adult correction system. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4063, 4703, 4723.

CJ 5823 - International Correction Systems
This course is a survey of various correction systems in the world, including England, France, Sweden, Japan, Russia, China and will include a comparison to corrections in Oklahoma and the United States. The correction systems will be explored in the context of the political, historical, organizational and procedural context for the various countries. Prerequisite(s): CJ 4703, 4713, 4723, 4813.

CJ 5900 - Practicum In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Supervised practical application of previously studied theory. Limited to four semester hours per enrollment.

CJ 5910 - Seminar / Special Topics
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

CJ 5920 - Workshop
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given.

CJ 5930 - Individual Study
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Study completed on an individual basis covering material specified by the instructor.

CJ 5940 - Field Study
Credit will vary from 1 to 9 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

CJ 5950 - Internship In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Supervised practical experience gained in a professional field by an advanced or graduate student.

CJ 5960 - Institute In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 8 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Assignments are given and students receive normal letter grades.

CJ 5970 - Study Tour In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. An enrollment associated with educational travel organized through university faculty. Such enrollment may be for credit or audit.

CJ 5990 - Thesis In Criminal Justice
Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.


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