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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

362 University Hall • Box 19595 • 817-272-3318 • www.uta.edu/criminology/
Degree Requirements - Faculty - Course Descriptions

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington is designed to strike a balance between theory and application. The department's curriculum emphasizes the theoretical foundations necessary to understand human behavior; the criminal justice system; and the application of theoretical knowledge to the development and critical analysis of policy implications. The curriculum provides strong preparation for graduate work in both academic and professional programs and prepares students to more fully understand, analyze, and operate in a variety of settings within or related to the justice system.

The curriculum includes

Requirements to Major in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Students admitted to UT Arlington from high school or transfer students who have completed less than 30 hours of transferable college credit will be admitted as Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ)-Intended majors, and will be allowed to declare CRCJ as their major based on the following criteria:

Students admitted to UT Arlington who have completed 30 or more hours of transferable college credit will allowed to declare CRCJ as their based on the following criteria:

Students already admitted to UT Arlington, who previously declared a major other than CRCJ, who desire to change to CRCJ as their major will be accepted based on the following criteria:

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, 2314 or equivalent.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher)

Science

Eight hours in a single natural laboratory science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Major

A total of 54 hours, consisting of 33 hours of required CRCJ core courses and 21 hours of major electives. In addition to fulfilling University and College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) must also fulfill the following requirements:

Core (Required)

Students majoring in criminology and criminal justice must complete CRCJ 2334 or equivalent, or have permission of advisor, before taking other criminology and criminal justice courses. CRCJ required core courses consist of CRCJ 2334, 2335, 3300, 3336, 3338, 3340 (or SOCI 3352), 3350, 4301, 4332 or 4333, 4380, and SOCI 1311.

Major Electives

Twenty-one (21) hours, of which at least 15 hours must be CRCJ-prefix courses. CRCJ 2340, 2350, 3307, 3337, 3370, 3380, 3385, 3390, 3395, 4300, 4309, 4310, 4315, 4320, 4325, 4331, 4332 or 4333, 4345, 4350, 4352, 4355, 4360, 4365, 4370, 4371, 4386, 4387, 4388, 4389, 4390, 4191, 4291, 4391, 4394; ECON 3302, HIST 3317, 3318, POLS 3331,3333, 3335, 4332, and SOCI 3320 and 3357.

Minor

A minor is not required, but is optional. A minor, if chosen, consists of 18 hours, of which at least six hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Additional Electives

Eight hours of courses taken from any discipline, sufficient to reach the total hours required for the degree.

Total

120 hours, at least 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.


Requirements for a Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice

A minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice consists of 18 semester hours, of which at least 12 must be 3000/4000 level. CRCJ 2334, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and CRCJ 4301 are required courses for a CRCJ minor. Students must earn a 2.0 GPA in all CRCJ courses taken toward the minor.

Computer and Communication Competency

Computer Use: Students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice may demonstrate competency in computer use by taking either CSE 1301, INSY 2303, or any other course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose. They may also demonstrate competency by passing the University proficiency examination in computer use.

Communication: Students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice may demonstrate competency in communication by taking either COMS 1301, 2305, 3302, 3315, or any other course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose.

Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) at UT Arlington, and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), which is one of seven institutes within the Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX, combine to offer a Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration for police officers, supervisors, and managers. To receive the certificate, officers must complete four courses offered by ILEA (13 student credit hours) and five courses (15 student credit hours) offered by the CRCJ Department at UT Arlington. Courses to be taken at or through ILEA are LEA 200, School of Police Supervision; LEA 220, Fair Labor Standards Act Law; ETH 100, Ethical Decision Making; and ETH 150, Ethics Train-the-Trainer. Courses offered by the CRCJ Department at UT Arlington are online courses and include CCJO 2310, Introduction to Criminal Justice; CCJO 3370, Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice; CCJO 4330, American Judicial Systems; CCJO 4336, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; and CCJO 4352, Criminal Careers and Behavior Systems.

Certificate in Law Legal Studies

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CRCJ) at UT Arlington, offers a Certificate in Law Legal Studies for persons working in the legal field. To receive the certificate, students must complete five courses (15 credit hours) offered by the department. The courses are CRCJ 2334, Introduction to Criminal Justice; CRCJ 3337, Advanced Criminal Procedure; CRCJ 4301, American Judicial Systems; and any two of the following courses: CRCJ, 4320, Forensic Psychology; CRCJ 4365, Capital Punishment; CRCJ 4370, Actual Innocence and Wrongful Convictions; or CRCJ 4371, The Innocence Project Practicum.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty


Chair

Associate Professor del Carmen

Associate Professor

Bing

Assistant Professors

Dobbs, Fowler, Rodriguez, Sarver, Stickels

Visiting Assistant Professors

Butler, Philips, Smith

Lecturer

Price

Requirements for the Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Bachelor's Completion Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Program is offered via the UT TeleCampus and is designed with the criminal justice and law enforcement professional in mind. This 66-credit hour program, combined with the appropriate lower-division undergraduate course work, will lead to a bachelor's degree from UT Arlington. To learn more about this program, please visit:http://www.telecampus.utsystem.edu/index.cfm/4,599,82,56,html

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in a single natural laboratory science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Major

CCJO 2310. Introduction to Criminal Justice (UTA)
CCJO 3312. Criminal Justice Administration (UTPB)
CCJO 3320. Research Methods (UTA)
CCJO 3322. Legal Aspects of Evidence (UTB)
CCJO 3326. Legal Aspects of Corrections (UTB)
CCJO 3332. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (UTPB)
CCJO 3370. Ethnic and Gender Issues in Criminal Justice (UTA)

CCJO 4316. Theories of Criminal Behavior (UTPB)
CCJO 4330. American Judicial Systems (UTA)
CCJO 4336. Comparative Criminal Justice System (UTA)
CCJO 4338. Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice (UTB)
CCJO 4350. Institutional Corrections (UTA)
CCJO 4352. Criminal Careers and Behavior Systems (UTA)
CCJO 4354. Ethics in Criminal Justice (UTPB)
CCJO 4356. Probation and Parole (UTPB)
CCJO 4358. Principles of Law Enforcement Supervision (UTB)
CCJO 4360. Correctional Casework and Counseling (UTB)
CCJO 4362. Seminar of Issues in Law Enforcement (UTB)
CCJO 4364. Police and the Community (UTPB)
CCJO 4372. Drugs and Behavior (UTPB)

Students should select two of the following five courses to complete the major core requirements:

CCJO 3324. Genetics (UTEP)
CCJO 3374. Homicide and Capital Punishment (UTD)
CCJO 4300. Forensics DNA Analysis (UTEP)
CCJO 4366. Special Topics: Gangs (UTPB)
CCJO 4395. Toxicology (UTEP)

Note: UT Arlington denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Arlington; UTB denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Brownsville; UTPB denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Permian Basin; UTD denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at Dallas; and UTEP denotes classes offered by The University of Texas at El Paso.

Electives

10 hours.

Total

120 hours.

Students will satisfy the computer and communications competencies during completion of the online core courses required for the BCRCJ degree.


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