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University of Texas Online Consortium program (UTOC) - Course Descriptions

CRCJ 2334 - INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (3-0)

An overview of the entire criminal justice system, history and development, law enforcement, prosecution and defense, courts and trial processes, and corrections. Formerly CRCJ 3334; credit will not be granted for both 3334 and 2334.

CRCJ 3350 - INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-0)

This course introduces students to the research methodology used in criminological research. Emphasis is on the development of a general understanding of why and how research can be and is conducted in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Other dimensions of research are discussed including the nature of scientific thought, the link between research methods and criminological theory, and the various ethical issues concerning research in the field of criminology.

CRCJ 3380 - RACE, CRIME, AND JUSTICE (3-0)

An examination of race in the context of the criminal justice system. Emphasis is on social construction of crime; and the treatment of racial minorities as victims and offenders by law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

CRCJ 4301 - THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM (3-0)

Federal, state, and local judicial systems, with special emphasis on state trial courts having criminal jurisdiction. Court structure and function, court management, and judicial behavior.

CRCJ 4315 - CRIMINAL CAREERS AND BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS (3-0)

Study and analysis of criminal syndicates, corporate crime, computer crime, criminal corporations, organized crime, and transnational criminal operations.

CRCJ 4333 - INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS (3-0)

Examination and evaluation of practices, issues, and trends in institutional corrections. Emphasis is on administration, organization, and effectiveness of incarceration.

CRCJ 4380 - COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS (3-0)

An overview of criminal justice systems in other countries. Includes an intensive study and analysis of materials on their law enforcement, judicial, and corrections components; review of comparative studies on a variety of criminal justice topics.

CRIJ 3316 - CRIMINAL EVIDENCE & PROOF (3-0) 

Examination of constitutional and legal issues pertinent to the acquisition of evidence and presentation of evidence in court. Topics may include forensic evidence, rules for evidence admissibility, and the exclusionary rule.

CRIJ 3331 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF CORRECTIONS (3-0)

Examination of the legal problems and principles from conviction through release. Topics may include sentencing and sentencing guidelines, probation, incarceration, conditional release, post-conviction remedies, and prisoners' and probationers' rights.

CRIJ 4312 - PRIN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPERVISION (3-0)

Examination of the administration and supervision of law enforcement. Topics may include principles of leadership, morale, discipline, grievances, and budgeting.

CRIJ 4313 - ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT (3-0)

Examination of contemporary issues in law enforcement, with a focus on the integration of established scientific knowledge with practical police experiences in various law enforcement issues.

CRIJ 4341 - CORR CASEWORK & COUNSELING (3-0)

Examination of the role and techniques of casework and counseling in corrections and rehabilitation with an emphasis on integrating responsibilities and procedures of both. Topics may include therapy techniques and processes in correctional settings and service delivery programs tailored to the needs of correctional clientele.

CRIJ 4370 - SENIOR SEMINAR: POLICY ISSUES (3-0)

This course is designed for students nearing completion of their baccalaureate degree. Examination of current and topical criminal justice policy issues and the intended and unintended consequences of criminal justice policies throughout the system and society.

CCJO 3312 - CRIMINAL JUSITCE ADMINISTRATION (3-0)

Administrative problems and their solutions in correctional and law enforcement programs.

CCJO 3332 - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY & JUSTICE (3-0)

A study of the juvenile system, theories of causation, the distribution and frequency of delinquency, correctional treatment, and prevention programs in modern society.

CCJO 4356 - PROBATION & PAROLE (3-0)

The history, philosophy and development of adult and juvenile probation and parole in the United States are examined.

CCJO 4316 - THEORIES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (3-0)

Principal theories of criminality and the application of these theories to research and corrections

CCJO 4354 - ETHICS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-0)

An examination of major ethical issues confronted by persons who work in the criminal justice system. Important appellate court decisions pertaining to those issues will also be reviewed.

CCJO 4356 - POLICE & THE COMMUNITY (3-0)

Examination of the role of police in a democratic society. Topics include professionalism, police discretion, police-community relations, police-minority relations, use of force, and control of police behavior, as well as other selected contemporary issues.

CCJO 4372 - DRUGS & BEHAVIOR (PSYC 4305) (3-0)

This course explores the origins, categories and treatments on mental, emotional and behavioral disorders ranging from relatively mild stress and anxiety disorders to the more severe schizophrenias and organic mental disorders.