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CJS 100. History of Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The historical development of the Anglo-American criminal justice system from its inception to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


CJS 101. Survey of Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Purpose of law enforcement, courts, penal institutions, probation, and parole. The role of the police officer in contemporary society.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


CJS 111. Crime and Justice in America (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: (MGM) Components, structure, and functioning of the criminal justice system in America: crime victims, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, parole, community corrections and juvenile justice. Document the failures of the system to provide equal justice to all people, especially women, children, and people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


CJS 188. Individual Research

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Directed study in an approved area of criminal justice. Permission required.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CJS 288. Individual Research

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Directed study in an approved area of criminal justice. Permission required.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CJS 305. Introduction to Private Security

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Threat assessment, risk prevention, protection of assets, security systems, and the issues, standards, and goals of private security.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 325. Comparative Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A comparative study of criminal justice systems in the world. The philosophical, historical, legal, and political roots of these systems will be examined. Although the course is international in scope, emphasis will be placed on Europe.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 388. Individual Research

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Directed study in an approved area of criminal justice. Permission required.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CJS 401. Introduction to Gang Issues

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Formation, continuance, and expansion of gangs; nature of, theoretical explanations for, response to, and public policies related to gangs in the United States.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 411. Organization and Administration in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Current theories of organization as they relate to the needs of the criminal justice process.
Prerequisites: CJS 101, CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 415. Corrections: Theory and Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical development, theories, and institutions of punishment and social control. Social systems of prisoners and officers; institutional administration and legal issues in management; policies and strategies of intervention; decision-making in sentencing and parole; and treatment and organization as they relate to the criminal justice process.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 420. Critical Issues in Law Enforcement

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Issues facing law enforcement officials in a free society. Ethnic tension, civil disobedience, police conduct, unionization, civil distrubances, and professionalism within law enforcement.
Prerequisites: CJS 101, CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 421. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Administration, Parts 1, 4, 6, 7

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of law enforcement, career influences, stress/crisis intervention, crime prevention, community relations, court testimony, law enforcement communications, and cultural awareness.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 422. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Statutes, Parts 2, 3, 5

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Minnesota statues relating to the Minnesota Criminal Code, Minnesota law enforcement procedures relating to search, arrest, confessions, identification, and evidence, and Minnesota Statues relating to juvenile justice.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 425. Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Identification, definition, and codification of deviance as a criminal act; definitions of sex offenses and social response to a sexual offense; treatment efforts and incarceration outcomes for offenders.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 430. Criminal Law

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of criminal liability, defenses to criminal prosecution, elements of major crimes.
Prerequisites: CJS 101, CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 431. Criminal Procedure

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Law of criminal procedure from arrest through post-trial proceedings.
Prerequisites: CJS 101, CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 433. Ethical Studies in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ethical decisions relating to criminal justice issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 441. Correctional Alternatives

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Alternatives to incarceration: probation, fines, house arrest, electronic surveillance, restitution programs, sentencing to service, community residential facilities, parole and supervised release. Probation and community corrections agent roles and responsibilities; pre-sentence in investigation; supervision methods.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Permission required.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 445. Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History, theory and methods of crisis intervention, especially as used in the criminal justice system.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 446. Child Abuse and the Criminal Justice System

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A survey of the response to physical and sexual child abuse by the criminal justice system, including the law, law enforcement prosecution, courts and corrections.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 450. Juvenile Justice System

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History and development of the juvenile justice system; the role of police and juvenile courts; analysis of dispositional decisions; probation investigation and supervision functions; juvenile corrections.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 451. Intermediate Gang Studies: National and International

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Global understanding of gangs and gang-related issues; examines the diversity of nationality, organization, leadership, membership, and activities.
Prerequisites: CJS 401
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 453. Intermediate Gang Studies: Prison Settings

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Gangs and gang-related issues within the United States correctional system.
Prerequisites: CJS 401
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


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