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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 199. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Offered at the discretion of departments, this program is intended for the very able, motivated student whose intellectual needs are partially served by serious independent study. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 299. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Offered at the discretion of departments, this program is intended for the very able, motivated student whose intellectual needs are partially served by serious independent study. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


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 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111
Semester Offered: Even Spring


CJS 399. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Offered at the discretion of departments, this program is intended for the very able, motivated student whose intellectual needs are partially served by serious independent study. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Even Spring


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 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
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 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 421. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Administration

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

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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Even Spring


CJS 430. Criminal Law

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


CJS 431. Criminal and Juvenile Procedure

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


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 and CJS 411 or CJS 415 or CJS 470 or instructor permission
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


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 and CJS 411 or CJS 415 or CJS 461 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


CJS 455. Private Security and the Criminal Justice Community

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The powers and authority of private security personnel. Requirements of and restrictions on private security. Criminal and civil liabilities faced by private security personnel.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 305 or CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


CJS 457. 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 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered: Even Fall


CJS 461. 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; legal cases relating to rights of juveniles; Minnesota procedure.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 450 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Even Spring


CJS 465. Community Policing a Diverse Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Racial sensitivity, cross-cultural competency, gender awareness, deescalation techniques, communication, and sexual orientation issues as key objectives for law enforcement in service to the community from a public safety perspective.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 420 or CJS 433 or instructor permission
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring






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