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Criminal Justice

 

Information

 

Chris Rose, Chair

Program Office: Clow Faculty
Telephone: (920) 424-3230

CRIM JUS

 

Faculty

Beck Lenza
Camlibel Rose
Jones Richie
 

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: A major in Criminal Justice can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Applied Science.
  • Students who complete a major in Criminal Justice may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Master of Public Administration program (for specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin).
 

Summary of Fields of Study

  1. Goal(s)
  • The criminal justice curriculum for the major is designed to prepare students for careers in many professions related to crime and justice. Courses focusing on law, corrections policing and criminology teach students about the complexities associated with the criminal justice process and crime analysis. In addition to the course work, criminal justice students can learn outside the classroom through criminal justice internships at a variety of criminal justice agencies. Since the Criminal Justice Major includes a focus on criminological theory, research methodology, statistical analysis, and law, graduates earn a criminal justice education that will have prepared them to pursue advanced degrees in the fields of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law.
  • The Major(s)
  • The Criminal Justice Major is recommended for students who seek an understanding of the criminal justice system. The major is not intended to serve as a professional training program; rather it focuses on the legal, ethical, administrative and behavioral aspects of the criminal justice system and its various parts.
  • The Minor(s)
    • The program offers one minor: Criminal Justice.
 

Admission/Graduation Requirements

A. Requirements for the Admission to the Criminal Justice Major:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater upon a minimum of 30 credits will be required for acceptance in the Criminal Justice Major. The 30 credits must include:
    • WBIS/English 101 College English I 3 cr.
    • Mathematics requirement 3 cr.
    • Natural Science requirement 4 cr.
  • Credits earned by students who have transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will be included and evaluated on the same basis as credits earned at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

B. Requirements for Maintenance of Criminal Justice Major Status:

  • Criminal Justice majors are expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher overall and a 2.75 grade point average or higher in their Criminal Justice courses; this includes courses taught by other academic units that are designated electives and/or requirements in the Criminal Justice Major.
  • Students expecting to enter and be retained in the Criminal Justice Major must complete their College English I and their General Education Mathematics requirements by the time that they have completed 60 credit hours.
  • Students who fail to maintain the required standards will automatically be placed on probation. If they do not meet the required standards after one active term they will be dropped from the Program. They may apply for readmission to the Program only after they comply with Program standards. They may apply for readmission only once.

C. Graduation Requirements for a Criminal Justice Major:

  • For a student to graduate with a Criminal Justice major, the student must meet all University, College and Criminal Justice Major requirements; also the Criminal Justice major must possess a 2.50 grade point average on all academic course work and a 2.75 grade point average in all courses that count toward the major, with grades “C” or better.
 

Required Core Courses

 

Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice 270 Introductory Criminal Law 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 244 Correctional Process 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 281 Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research
  • Criminal Justice 288 Police in Modern Society 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 312 Managing Criminal Justice Organizations 3 cr. or Public Administration 221 Introduction to Public Administration 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 318 Adjudication Process in Criminal Process 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 343 Quantitative Research Design 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 351 Theoretical Criminology 3 cr.
  • Criminal Justice 358 Major Criminal Justice Issues 3 cr.

Comment:

Criminal Justice 281 and 343 should be taken in the same semester. The final course taken should be Criminal Justice 358.

 

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

 

1. Criminal Justice Major

  • Required Credits: 42 minimum
  • Required Courses: In addition to the required core courses: A Criminal Justice Major must successfully complete a minimum of fifteen credits of elective courses in Criminal Justice selected from the following list:
    • Criminal Justice 304, Criminal Investigation
    • Criminal Justice 315, Police Deviance
    • Criminal Justice 319, Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt
    • Criminal Justice 328, Criminal Courts Behavior
    • Criminal Justice 331, Women and Crime
    • Criminal Justice 332, Institutional Violence
    • Criminal Justice 333, Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System
    • Criminal Justice 334, Comparative Criminal Justice Policies
    • Criminal Justice 340, Police Administration
    • Criminal Justice 344, Crime Films, Popular Culture, and Criminology
    • Criminal Justice 346, Community-Based Corrections
    • Criminal Justice 347, Juvenile Justice Systems
    • Criminal Justice 348, Law of Corrections
    • Criminal Justice 352, Organized Crime
    • Criminal Justice 353, Convict Criminology
    • Criminal Justice 354, Homeland Security and Terrorism
    • Criminal Justice 374, Human Osteology
    • Criminal Justice 375, Special Topics in Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Justice 377, Forensic Anthropology
    • Criminal Justice 396, Internship in Criminal Justice (Students must complete 90 credits, or permission of the Internship Coordinator)
    • Criminal Justice 446, Independent Study in Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Justice 474, Honors Thesis
  • A maximum of 6 of the 15 required CJ elective credits may be taken as credits cognate courses/electives offered by other departments such as:
    • Anthropology: Anthropology 312, 324
    • Business: Business Administration 314, 352, 363
    • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice 333, 352, 375, 446, 474
    • Human Services: Human Services 353, 415
    • Interdisciplinary: Interdisciplinary Studies 205, 312
    • Political Science: Political Science 225, 253, 304, 306, 310, 392
    • Public Administration: Public Administration 307, 362
    • Psychology: Psychology 224, 303, 305, 324, 331, 355, 363, 367, 383, 391, 481
    • Social Work: Social Work 333, 375, 410
    • Sociology: Sociology 311, 325, 331, 337, 351, 353, 355, 359, 361, 369, 373
    • This does not include all courses that may be approved. Students should consult with their Criminal Justice Advisors about courses not on this list.
    • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 425
    • Women Studies: Women Studies 353

Comment:

Students, with the permission of their Criminal Justice adviser, may take an internship in a criminal justice or related service agency. Up to eight elective credits can be earned for this experience.

 

The Minor(s)

1. Criminal Justice Minor

  • Required Credits: 21 minimum
  • Required Courses:
    • Required: CJ 110
    • Required: At least ONE of the following: CJ 244 OR CJ 270 OR CJ 281 OR CJ 288
    • Required: CJ 312, CJ 318, CJ 351
    • Required: One Upper-Level CJ Elective Course
    • Required: CJ 358

Course Offerings

Criminal Justice    110 3 (crs.)
Introduction to Criminal Justice Process
A beginning course in Criminal Justice designed to provide an understanding of the criminal justice system and to lay the foundation for additional work in the discipline. This course should be taken by students anticipating a major in criminal justice. Credit cannot be received for both Criminal Justice 103 and Criminal Justice 110. Special fees may apply.
 
 
Criminal Justice    125Q1 3 (crs.)
The Real Criminal Justice System (XS)
This is an introductory survey course on the criminal justice system and civic engagement. This course will cover the major branches of the criminal justice system – policing, adjudication, and corrections with special attention being paid to the importance of community engagement for citizens and professionals working in the criminal justice.
 
 
Criminal Justice    244 3 (crs.)
Correctional Process
A survey of the correctional process; correctional objectives, alternatives, policies, and procedures; relationship between the correctional process and the crime control, rehabilitative, and due process models.
 
 
Criminal Justice    270 3 (crs.)
Introductory Criminal Law
Inquiry into the categories of crimes, responsibility for crimes, limitations on criminal capacity, modifying circumstances and special defenses for criminal conduct.
 
 
Criminal Justice    281 3 (crs.)
Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research (XM)
This course has been designed to introduce students to commonly used statistical tests in criminal justice research.  Through this introduction, students will be equipped with the ability to conduct and interpret statistical analyses by hand and with computer statistical software. Topics covered (at minimum) include: variables and variable types; scales of measurement; graphical presentation of data and frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and variance; probability  theory and probability distributions; inferential statistics: scientific sampling, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, statistical tests of hypotheses (t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, partial correlation, bivariate and multiple regression analysis, and nonparametric tests of significance); the use of SPSS (data entry, programming SPSS to conduct statistical tests, and interpretation of statistical output). Prerequisite: Math 104, 106, or 108 with a C or better, or placement into Math 171 or 201, or a grade of C or better in Math 186, 187, 188, or 189 and a grade of C or better in Math 103 (or placement into Math 104, 106, or 108).
 
 
Criminal Justice    288 3 (crs.)
Police in Modern Society
An analysis of police roles, structure, and performance in American Society. A review of the interaction between economic, legal, political, psychological, and social forces and police behavior.
 
 
Criminal Justice    304 3 (crs.)
Criminal Investigation
A survey of the techniques used for investigation of crime. Includes early developments and their effect on modern methods, interrelationships between scientific crime detection and professional skills of investigators, the proper care and handling of evidence for its useful introduction at criminal trials, and the impact of court decisions on police procedures. The course focuses on practical limitations on the effectiveness of crime investigation techniques. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    312 3 (crs.)
Managing Criminal Justice Organizations
The study of administrative problems and issues as they relate to criminal justice organizations. Prerequisite: Crim Jus Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR Crim Jus Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    315 3 (crs.)
Police Deviance
This course examines and seeks to understand the problem of police officers and agencies that engage in deviant or criminal behavior. It will also examine the impact that deviance has upon the public’s perceptions of police legitimacy. Finally, police accountability and reform policies will be discussed. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor. Special course fees may apply.
 
 
Criminal Justice    318 3 (crs.)
Adjudication Process in Criminal Justice
An exploration of the criminal judicial process as distinguished from adjudication of civil disputes. Includes discussion of constitutional mandates and other aspects of justice administration in political and social institutions. Prerequisite: Crim Jus Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR Crim Jus Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    319 3 (crs.)
Criminal Courts: Proof of Guilt
Rules of evidence as they affect participants in criminal justice and the consequences for that system. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    328 3 (crs.)
Criminal Court Behavior
An analysis of the behavior of the principal actors in the criminal court process–prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys.  Court processes will be analyzed from an organizational perspective. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    331 3 (crs.)
Women and Crime
This course is the study of women and crime, including women as participants and victims of crime, and criminal justice professionals. The course explores the pathways by which women become involved in criminal behavior, the response of the criminal justice system, and the complex worlds women experience on the street and in prison. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 110 and 270 and at least 12 credits from the following: Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor. Cross-listed: Women’s and Gender Studies 331/Criminal Justice 331. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.
 
 
Criminal Justice    332 3 (crs.)
Violence: An Examination of the Institutional Foundations
In the United States predominant theories of violence focus on individualistic explanations as the root cause of violence while ignoring the broader and deeper role of social institutions in establishing and perpetuating policies and beliefs in utilizing violence to resolve political, social, and personal conflicts. Course will emphasize how societies can construct and apply less than human identities to individuals, racial or ethnic groups, or other nation states which then allow us to utilize forms of violence against them as “others”. Course will include historical and theoretical reviews of slavery, slave law, lynching, death penalty, genocide’s, economic violence, environmental violence and gendered violence, all of which disproportionately impact minority populations. Cross-listed Criminal Justice 332/Social Justice 332. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    333 3 (crs.)
Illegal Bias in the Criminal Justice System
An examination of the extent of illegal biases in criminal justice practice. Students will be guided to confront their and others’ attitudes shaped by racial, sexual, and sexual orientation biases. The primary goal is to teach a method of open discourse to negotiate these conflicts in an evolving culture. Cross-listed Criminal Justice 333/Social Justice 333. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    334 3 (crs.)
Comparative Criminal Justice Policies (XS)(GS)
This course has been designed to broaden student’s awareness of the intertwining historical and contemporary factors underlying differing criminal justice policies through a global perspective of how differing laws, policies, and practices in other nations as well as by some states in the U.S. impact criminal justice systems and broader society so that students can develop an awareness of alternative laws, policies and practices and their outcomes. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    340 3 (crs.)
Police Administration
Focus is on theoretical principles as they relate to practice in complex organizations. Attention given to the interrelation of police, courts and correctional facilities as administrative units. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    341 3 (crs.)
Administration of Police Operations
Organizational functions, structures, processes and behavior as they relate to law enforcement agencies (exp. local police).  An analysis of the administrative problems and practices associated with the delivery of all manners of police services: crime prevention and control, conflict resolution, and general service. Operational police development. Implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    343 3 (crs.)
Quantitative Research Design
Quantitative methods of empirical research and program evaluation in Criminal Justice; selection of appropriate quantitative methods and statistical tests; data analysis using computer facilities; research paper writing. Prerequisites: Criminal Justice 281 or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 281 and at least one of the following courses: Crim Jus 270, 288, or 244 and student must be a Criminal Justice major to enroll or consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    344 3 (crs.)
Crime Films, Popular Culture, and Criminology
Within today’s popular culture, movies about crime and criminals are common. Such films have become so common and popular, that very few of us have not shared in the experience of watching a crime movie. We all share this experience and, to one degree or another, we all can (and often do) draw from this cultural resource when thinking about issues relating to crime, criminals, and criminal justice. Throughout this source, we explore this phenomenon, and learn how crime movies, combined with other elements of our popular culture (music, literature, websites, video games, and so on), have produced a “popular criminology” that runs parallel to its more scientific cousin: academic criminology. Once these domains have been defined and their differences explored, we will “take criminology to the movies” and begin to look at how these two domains interact. For instance, does popular criminology support or contradict our scientific theories? Or, does it simultaneously do both? Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    346 3 (crs.)
Community-Based Corrections
An overview of probation and parole services and other alternatives to incarceration for adult offenders. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    347 3 (crs.)
The Juvenile Justice System
The development and present structure of the juvenile justice system: legal structure, services, current policy issues. Survey of both community-based and institutional juvenile corrections. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice Major who has completed CJ 270, 288, 281, 244, and at least two of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR Criminal Justice Minor who has completed CJ 110, at least one of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least two of the following: CJ 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor
 
 
Criminal Justice    348 3 (crs.)
Law of Corrections
Examination of the rights of pretrial detainee and convicted offenders from detention through parole. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    351 3 (crs.)
Theoretical Criminology
An exploration of both historical and contemporary criminological theories that explain the nature and etiology of criminal behavior, as well as, the behavior of criminal justice systems. Attention is placed on the content, validity, implications, and policy applications of these theories. Prerequisite: Crim Jus Major who has completed at least two of the following courses: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR Crim Jus Minor who has completed Crim Jus 110 and at least one of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    352 3 (crs.)
Organized Crime
This course highlights (1) the nature, extent, and theoretical explanations of organized crime, (2) the business of organized crime, (3) the measures being taken to combat organized crime in the United States and around the world, and (4) differing world perspectives on organized crime.  Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    353 3 (crs.)
Convict Criminology
Convict Criminology explores a new way of thinking about crime and corrections. This course examines the emerging field of convict criminology that consists primarily of essays and empirical research conducted and written by convicts, or ex-convicts, on their way to completing or already in possession of a Ph.D., or by enlightened academics who critique existing literature, policies, and practices, thus contributing to a new perspective in criminology, criminal justice, corrections, and community corrections. Cross-listed Criminal Justice 353/Social Justice 353. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    354 3 (crs.)
Homeland Security & Terrorism
This course focuses on various aspects of homeland security, domestic, and international terrorism. Terrorist group motivations, tactics, campaigns, and targets as well as counter-terrorism-related law enforcement strategies, criminal justice procedures; organization, missions, and critical issues in US homeland security will be discussed. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    358 3 (crs.)
Major Criminal Justice Issues
The administrative machinery of Criminal Justice in theory and practice. Critical examination of the roles of police, prosecution, courts, and correction in America today.  Policy development implementation and evaluation with regard to key criminal justice issues. Prerequisite: Crim Jus Major with CJ 270, 288, 281, 244, 312, 318, 343, 351 and at least, 9 of the 15 required Crim Jus elective credits; OR Crim Jus Minor with CJ 110, at least one of the following: CJ 244 or 270 or 281 or 288, & all CJ 312, 318, 351; OR consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    374 3 (crs.)
Human Osteology
This course focuses on the human skeleton and the data it provides forensic anthropologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. Skeletal and dental anatomy is covered in detail, with special attention given to anthropologically important aspects of specific bones and  teeth. Students will also learn how to recover bone from forensic and archaeological contexts, recognize bone fragments, estimate age-at-death, sex and biological affinity from skeletal elements, diagnose bone pathologies, collect metric data, and identify trauma. The information covered in this course is the foundation for future studies in bioarchaeology, paleoanthropology, and forensic anthropology. Prerequisite: Anthropology 202 or consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    375 3 (crs.)
Special Topics in Criminal Justice
A course on a topic not normally covered in the curriculum. Each time it is offered, the topic will be announced in the timetable. Prerequisite: CJ Major w/ CJ 244, 270, 281, 288 and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312, 318, 343, 351; OR CJ Minor w/ CJ 110, at least 1 of the following: CJ 244, 270, 281, 288, and at least 2 of the following: CJ 312 318, 351; OR consent of instructor. Course can be repeated twice with a different topic. See Academic Associate if you plan to take twice for a form that will need to be completed.
 
 
Criminal Justice    377 3 (crs.)
Forensic Anthropology
In this course students will be introduced to the methods and analytical techniques of forensic anthropology. The topics covered will include the stages of soft tissue decomposition, estimation of the post-mortem interval, forensic entomology, using skeletal elements to estimate demographic information, forensic odontology, skeletal trauma, and determining the cause of death. Additionally, Students will analyze simulated forensic cases using real human skeletons and learn to construct case reports for law enforcement agencies. Prerequisites: Anthropology 202 or Anthropology 374, or consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    396 1 – 8 (crs.)
Internship in Criminal Justice
Supervised field experience in a criminal justice agency (e.g., police department, prosecutor’s office, or a correctional agency) accompanied by an analysis of the experience. Open only to students who have earned a minimum of 90 units (crs.). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 
 
Criminal Justice    446 1 – 3 (crs.)
Independent Study
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisite, and proper contract form requirements.
 
 
Criminal Justice    474 3 – 6 (crs.)
Honors Thesis
The Honors Thesis is one of two options offered to Honors students to meet the senior capstone requirement of The Honors College. Students who choose the thesis engage in research as an independent study over two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) with the support of a faculty advisor. They decide on a topic in their major or minor, address recent scholarship, develop a prospectus, and produce a substantial work (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production). At the end of the term in which the capstone is completed, students give presentations at the Honors Thesis Symposia. Credits are applied to the respective department or unit. Prerequisites: In good standing with The Honors College, prior enrollment in HNRS 175Q and HNRS 275Q, and senior status.