Information Technology and the Administration of Justice
The Department of Information Technology and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology have teamed to offer a second discipline for Information Technology Majors in Information Technology and the Administration of Justice. This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the nexus of technology and the criminal justice system. Students take courses specially tailored to develop their understanding of the evolving role of technology and information in the administration of justice in America. Students completing the program will be prepared for a variety of data management, security, investigative, and administrative positions in government agencies and the private sector.
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice: A three-hour survey course of the criminal justice system and its central components: police, courts, and corrections. Topics include: the activities and legal environment of each component; individual rights and public order; the juvenile justice process; theories of causation; the growth and use of technology in crime and crime solving; and special issues such as AIDS, drugs, and public policy.
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CRJU 2131 Justice and Ethics: Applies ethical theories to issues in the justice system. Topics include definitions of justice, theoretical approaches to ethical conduct, and applications of ethical behavior and decision-making in law enforcement, the judiciary, and the correctional system. Prerequisite: CRJU 1100 (may be co-enrolled in CRJU 1100 and CRJU 2131).Applies ethical theories to issues in the justice system. Topics include definitions of justice, theoretical approaches to ethical conduct, and applications of ethical behavior and decision-making in law enforcement, the judiciary, and the correctional system. Prerequisite(s): Prior or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
CRJU 3133 Criminal Procedure: Focuses on the legal processes from arrest through appeal, with emphasis on the rights of the accused. Particular attention paid to due process, right to counsel, search and seizure, self-incrimination, and challenges to individual rights represented by advances in technology and information systems. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
CRJU 3230 Policing: Critical examination and assessment of American policing. Major emphases include policing history, functions, organizational structure, effectiveness of practices, community policing, and accountability measures. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
CRJU 3234 Justice Studies Research Methods: Provides students with an understanding of research and its application in the field of justice studies. Topics include understanding the scientific method, research methodology, inductive and deductive statistics, and data analysis for report preparation. Includes student utilization of computer-based spreadsheets, database management, and interactive statistical packages. Prerequisite(s): STAT 2231 and a minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
CRJU 4032 Criminal Behavior: Examines criminal and deviant behaviors from a multidisciplinary approach. Addresses major theories and research, correlates of crime including classification concepts, case studies, and application by components of the criminal justice system. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
CRJU 4830 Justice Administration: Addresses organizational and managerial issues associated with the criminal justice system in respect to the courts, policing, and corrections. Attention is paid to a variety of topics within the context of the criminal justice system, including: staffing and training; leadership, power, and decision-making; organizational change; budgeting, and the selection and use of technology. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in CRJU 1100.
Last updated: 6/12/2017