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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: Odd Spring


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.
Semester Offered: Even Fall


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; legal cases relating to rights of juveniles; Minnesota procedure.
Semester Offered: Even Spring


CJS 565. 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.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


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.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


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: Even Fall


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


CJS 582. Victim Services

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Principles of victimology and their application in services to victims; victim legislation and rights.
Semester Offered: Spring


CJS 585. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Criminal justice responses to domestic violence.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


CJS 596. 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.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


CJS 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 601. History of Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: America's criminal justice system from early English precedents to the late 20th century.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 611. Advanced Criminal Justice Systems Administration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Advanced seminar on the administration of criminal justice systems: goals, structure, management, leadership, supervision, budgeting and policy formation.
Semester Offered: Spring


CJS 644. Practicum

Credits: 6 View Details
Description: A supervised practicum in a criminal justice agency in which the student is not employed. Prior approval by Director of Criminal Justice Graduate Program required.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CJS 650. Readings

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Specific topic in criminal justice. May be repeated with different topic to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 660. Theories of Criminal Behavior and Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theories about the causes of violence and criminal behavior.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 661. Juvenile Justice and Schools

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: School crime and juvenile delinquency; school failure, discipline problems, absenteeism, and dropout; juvenile law, school of law and cases relating to school crime and discipline; corrections and education policies and programs for delinquency prevention.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 677. Framing and Analyzing Research Problems

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Criminal justice research problem formulation and analysis, conceptualization and operationalization, populations and sampling techniques, empirical data collection methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis, research design critique, policy analysis and program outcome evaluation.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 679. Research in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research methodology, including research design, methods of inquiry, application and interpretation of data analyses (t-tests, chi-square tests, analysis of variance, measures of association), and their relationship to criminal justice policies and programs. Statistical software used to analyze criminal justice data.
Prerequisites: CJS 677 or permission of instructor.
Semester Offered: Spring


CJS 681. Current Problems and Issues in Criminal Justice

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Problem areas or issues in the criminal justice system as explored through directed readings in the research literature. May be repeated to max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: Fall


CJS 689. Advanced Graduate Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A self-directed, democratically oriented method of learning whose major purpose is to identify, explore, and share the results of an in-depth analysis of selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
Semester Offered: Spring


CJS 690. Selected Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: May be repeated to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 691. Enrollment Continuation

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 694. Selected Topics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: May be repeated to a max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


CJS 695. Temporary Workshop

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are intended to support established degree programs and may be included on a student's approved program within the workshop limitations established for each program option.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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