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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "CCJS-Criminology and Criminal Justice"

CCJS - Criminology and Criminal Justice

CCJS 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Introduction to the administration of criminal justice in a democratic society, with emphasis on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement. The principles of organization and administration for law enforcement; functions and specific activities; planning and research; public relations; personnel and training; inspection and control; direction; policy formulation.

CCJS 105 Introduction to Criminology (3) Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.

CCJS 158 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CCJS 188 Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Contemporary and emerging crimes and the response to them by criminal justice agencies. Emphasis is on the emergence of new forms of crimes or criminals.

CCJS 200 Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 or CCJS105; and minimum grade of C- in MATH111. Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GVPT422, PSYC200 or SOCY201. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, graphical techniques, and the computer analysis of criminology and criminal justice data. Basic procedures of hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and the analysis of continuous and binary dependent variables. Emphasis upon the examination of research problems and issues in criminology and criminal justice.

CCJS 230 Criminal Law in Action (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100. Law as one of the methods of social control. Criminal law: its nature, sources and types; theories and historical developments. Behavioral and legal aspects of criminal acts. Classification and analysis of selected criminal offenses.

CCJS 234 Law of Criminal Investigation (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230. General principles and theories of criminal procedure. Due process. Arrest, search and seizure. Recent developments. Study and evaluation of evidence and proof.

CCJS 258 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CCJS 278 Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics of special interest to undergraduates in criminology and criminal justice. Offered in response to student request and faculty interest. May be delivered online.

CCJS 288 Special Topics in Law and Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS105 and CCJS230. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An analysis of recent developments in criminal law and their implications for criminal justice systems and research. Focus will be on Supreme Court decisions and legislative initiatives.

CCJS 300 Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105; and (PSYC200, CCJS200, ECON321, BMGT230, or SOCY201). Introduction to the formulation of research questions covering crime and justice, research designs, data collection, and interpretation and reporting in criminological and justice-system settings.

CCJS 310 Criminal Investigations (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230. An introduction to modern methods used in detection, investigation, and solution of crime. Students will be taught basic and advanced investigative techniques utilized by law enforcement agencies. Analysis of actual cases will be used to demonstrate practical uses of these techniques.

CCJS 320 Introduction to Criminalistics (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230. An introduction to modern methods used in the detection, investigation and solution of crimes. Practical analysis of evidence in a crime laboratory, including fingerprints and other impressions, firearms ID and ballistics, hairs and fibers, document examination, and use of polygraph.

CCJS 325 Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking (3) Credit only granted for: CCJS325 or CCJS498R. Formerly: CCJS498R. The trafficking of human beings in its historical, legal, economic, political and social contexts. Scope of the global problem, different forms of human trafficking, and regional trends and practices. Roles of government, the international community and individual actors. Strategies to combat trafficking.

CCJS 330 Contemporary Criminological Issues (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105. Topics may include career criminals, prison overcrowding, prediction, ecological studies of crimes, family and delinquency, entrepreneurship in criminal justice and criminology, and similar criminological problems.

CCJS 331 Contemporary Legal Policy Issues (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS230. In-depth examination of selected topics. Criminal responsibility. Socio-legal policy alternatives with regard to deviance. Law enforcement procedures for civil law and similar legal problems. Admissibility of evidence. Representation. Indigent's right to counsel.

CCJS 332 Major Transitions: From Undergraduate to Professional (1) Restriction: Must be in Criminology and Criminal Justice program; and sophomore standing or higher. This course is designed to assist criminology and criminal justice students explore career opportunities. Topics will include: graduate school, law school, career opportunities in federal, state, local, and public agencies, resume writing, and internships.

CCJS 340 Policing (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Critical issues relating to policing. Topics include police discretion, role of police, use of force, misconduct, police research, administration, personnel, and etc.

CCJS 350 Juvenile Delinquency (3) Prerequisite: CCJS105. Juvenile delinquency in relation to the general problem of crime; analysis of factors underlying juvenile delinquency; treatment and prevention; organization and social responsibility of law enforcement.

CCJS 352 Drugs and Crime (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100. An analysis of the role of criminal justice in the control of drug use and abuse.

CCJS 358 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CCJS 359 Field Training in Criminology and Corrections (1-6) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Supervised field training in public or private social agencies. Group meetings, individual conferences and written program reports.

CCJS 360 Victimology (3) Prerequisite: CCJS105. Overview of the history and theory of victimology. Analysis of victimization patterns with special emphasis on types of victims and crimes. The interaction between victims of crime and the criminal justice system with respect to the role of the victim and the services offered to the victim.

CCJS 370 Race, Crime and Criminal Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Role and treatment of racial/ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system. Course will provide students with historical and theoretical framework for understanding this dynamic.

CCJS 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department; and junior standing or higher.

CCJS 388 Independent Reading Course in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105. Restriction: Must be in the Honors program. Designed for the needs of honor students in criminology and criminal justice.

CCJS 389 Independent Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (1-6) Prerequisite: CCJS105. Restriction: Must be in CCJS Honors Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent Research for CCJS Departmental Honors students.

CCJS 398 Law Enforcement Field Training (1-6) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Supervised, structured and focused field training in law enforcement agencies.

CCJS 399 Independent Study in Criminology and Criminal Justice (1-3) Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Integrated reading or research under direction and supervision of a faculty member.

CCJS 400 Criminal Courts (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS300; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Criminal courts in the United States at all levels; judges, prosecutors, defenders, clerks, court administrators, and the nature of their jobs; problems facing courts and prosecutors today and problems of administration; reforms.

CCJS 418 Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Repeatable to 18 credits if content differs. Selected topics of interest in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be covered.

CCJS 432 Law of Corrections (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100, CCJS105, CCJS230, and CCJS300. A review of the law of criminal corrections from sentencing to final release or release on parole. Probation, punishments, special treatments for special offenders, parole and pardon, and the prisoner's civil rights are also examined.

CCJS 440 Security Administration (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS340. Credit only granted for: CCJS440 or CCJS498Z. Formerly: CCJS498Z. Designed to introduce students to the complex issues of Security Administration and the critical terrorism issues facing the nation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the historical and contemporary issues effecting U.S. Counterterrorism Policy. It also explores the challenges facing today's security administrators including: ethics, classified information, intelligence, terrorist organizations and incidents, physical and personnel security, transportation and border security issues.

CCJS 444 Advanced Law Enforcement Administration (3) Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS340. The structuring of manpower, material, and systems to accomplish the major goals of social control. Personnel and systems management. Political controls and limitations on authority and jurisdiction.

CCJS 451 Crime and Delinquency Prevention (3) Prerequisite: CCJS300. And CCJS350 or CCJS105; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Methods and programs in prevention of crime and delinquency.

CCJS 452 Treatment of Criminals and Delinquents (3) Prerequisite: CCJS300. And CCJS350 or CCJS105; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Processes and methods used to modify criminal and delinquent behavior.

CCJS 453 White Collar and Organized Crime (3) Prerequisite: CCJS300; and (CCJS350 or CCJS105). Definition, detection, prosecution, sentencing and impact of white collar and organized crime. Special consideration given to the role of federal law and enforcement practices.

CCJS 454 Contemporary Criminological Theory (3) Prerequisite: CCJS350, CCJS300, and CCJS105. Brief historical overview of criminological theory up to the 50's. Deviance. Labeling. Typologies. Most recent research in criminalistic subcultures and middle class delinquency. Recent proposals for "decriminalization".

CCJS 455 Dynamics of Planned Change in Criminal Justice I (3) Prerequisite: CCJS300. Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. An examination of conceptual and practical issues related to planned change in criminal justice. Emphasis on the development of innovative ideas using a research and development approach to change.

CCJS 456 Dynamics of Planned Change in Criminal Justice II (3) Prerequisite: CCJS455; or permission of BSOS-Criminology & Criminal Justice department. An examination of conceptual and practical issues related to planned change in criminal justice. Emphasis on change strategies and tactics which are appropriate for criminal justice personnel in entry level positions.

CCJS 457 Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Prerequisite: CCJS300; and (CCJS350 or CCJS105). Comparison of law and criminal justice systems in different countries. Special emphasis on the methods of comparative legal analysis, international cooperation in criminal justice, and crime and development.

CCJS 458 Special Topics in Study Abroad IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CCJS 461 Psychology of Criminal Behavior (3) Prerequisite: CCJS105; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And CCJS300. Biological, environmental, and personality factors which influence criminal behaviors. Biophysiology and crime, stress and crime, maladjustment patterns, psychoses, personality disorders, aggression and violent crime, sex-motivated crime and sexual deviations, alcohol and drug abuse, and criminal behavior.

CCJS 498 Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics of special interest to advanced undergraduates in criminology and criminal justice. Offered in response to student request and faculty interest.

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