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CJS 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 502. Fundamentals of U.S. Gangs

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; diversity of organization, leadership, membership, and activities within gangs; prison gangs; prevention and intervention.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 511. Organization and Administration in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of organization and administration in criminal justice. Current theories of organization as they relate to the needs of the criminal justice process.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 515. 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 520. Critical Issues in Law Enforcement

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Critical issues facing contemporary law enforcement officials in a free society. Ethnic tension, civil disobedience, police conduct, unionization, civil disturbances, and professionalism within law enforcement are discussed.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 521. P.O.S.T., Parts 1, 4, 6, 7

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Principles of law enforcement, career influences, stress/crisis intervention, crime prevention, community relations, court testimony, and law enforcement communications, and cultural awareness.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 522. P.O.S.T., Parts 2, 3, 5

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Minnesota Statutes relating to Minnesota Criminal Code, of Minnesota Law enforcement procedures relating to search, arrest, confessions, identification, and evidence, and of Minnesota Statutes relating to juvenile justice.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 525. 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 530. Criminal Law

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


CJS 531. Criminal Procedure

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Law of criminal procedure from arrest through post-trail proceedings.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 533. Ethical Studies in Criminal Justice

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


CJS 540. Law of Corrections

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study of laws regulating sentencing, authority of correctional agencies, prisoners' rights and remedies and community supervision.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 541. Correctional Alternatives

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Alternatives to incarceration, including 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 investigation; supervision methods.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 545. Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History, theory and methods of crisis intervention, especially as used in the criminal justice system, e.g. victims of crime, suicide, domestic violence.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 546. 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 crimial justice system, including the law, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 550. 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; emphasis on juvenile corrections.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 552. Focused 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, activities, and gender; problem-solving and suppression-based approaches to gangs.
Prerequisites: CJS 401, CJS 502
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 554. Focused Gang Studies: Prison Settings

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Gangs and gang-related issues within the United States correctional system; examines the diversity of nationality, organization, leadership, membership, activities and gender.
Prerequisites: CJS 401, CJS 502
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 555. Private Security and the Criminal Justice Community

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The powers and authority of private security personnel. Stresses requirements and restrictions on private security. Includes criminal and civil liabilities faced by private security personnel.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 557. White Collar Crime

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview of white collar crime, including both corporate and occupational crime. Case studies in applicable criminal law and law enforcement procedures for detection.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CJS 561. Juvenile Legal Process

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Legal background and basis for separate juvenile statutes and justice system; legal procedures for arrest, investigation, and adjudication of juvenile offenders; examination of legal cases relating to rights of juveniles; emphasis will be on Minnesota procedure.
Prerequisites: CJS 450
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 565. Policing a Diverse Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Racial sensitivity, cross-cultural competency, gender awareness, and sexual orientation issues as key objectives for law enforcement in service to the community from a public safety perspective.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 570. Evidence Based Practices

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Evidence Based Practices in corrections (risk assessment, LSI-R, risk prediction, effective case management, motivational interviewing, and case planning) as applied to juvenile and adult correctional programs.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


CJS 573. Criminal Justice and the Media

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of the images of crime and the criminal justice system that are presented through the mass media.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 580. Victimology: Theories and Principles

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Types and theories of victimization; international principles; victims' bills of rights; and victim services.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


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