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CJS 470. 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 and CJS 411 or CJS 415 or CJS 441 or instructor permission
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CJS 473. 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.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Even Fall


CJS 480. Victimology: Theories and Principles

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Types and theories of victimization; international principles; victims' bills of rights; and victim services.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 482. Victim Services

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of victimology and their application in services to victims; victim legislation and rights.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 480 or CJS 485 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Spring


CJS 485. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Criminal justice responses to domestic violence.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 433 or CJS 480 or CJS 482 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


CJS 486. Theories of Crime and Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Value and application of theories of crime and justice in research, policy, and the administration of justice.
Prerequisites: CJS 111, must be admitted to the Criminal Justice major and completion of 45 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 487. Criminal Justice Research Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Quantitative and qualitative research designs and their use in criminal justice.
Prerequisites: CJS 111, CJS 486, must be admitted to the Criminal Justice major and completion of 60 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 488. Senior Thesis

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Capstone course. Individual research project based on an accepted thesis proposal.
Prerequisites: CJS 111, CJS 486, CJS 487, must be admitted to the Criminal Justice major, and completion of 90 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 489. Seminar in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Special issues in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, and the general areas of the administration of justice.
Semester Offered:
  • Even Fall
  • Odd Spring


CJS 496. Crime Analysis, Mapping and Profiling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and application of spatial analysis techniques and mapping software for development of prevention, intervention and preparedness strategies relative to crime and homeland defense. Review of criminological theories; crime profiling of criminals and geography; role of the crime analyst; methodological, ethical and legal issues in crime mapping; and geographic information systems (GIS) software.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


CJS 499. 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 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: Even Spring


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.
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.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 521. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Administration

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
  • Summer


CJS 522. Peace Officers Standards and Training: Statutes

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
  • 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: Even Spring


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 and Juvenile Procedure

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Law of criminal and juvenile procedure from arrest through post-trial 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:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


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.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


CJS 545. Crisis Intervention

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


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: Odd Fall


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; juvenile corrections.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall






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