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Criminal Justice

Course Code
CJ 111  Credits
Title American Criminal Justice 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The importance of race, ethnicity, and gender in criminal justice processes. MnTC Goal 2. 



Course Code
CJ 190  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topical course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
CJ 200  Credits
Title Introduction to Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Overview of the criminal justice field focusing on the history and description of the contemporary United States system. The overview will include both the adult and the juvenile justice system. 



Course Code
CJ 201  Credits
Title Introduction to Juvenile Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course provides an overview of historical and contemporary perspectives of juvenile justice within the United States. Specifically, this course examines: (1) the development of the U.S. juvenile justice system, (2) definitions and measurements of juvenile delinquency, (3) controversial juvenile justice practices and policies, and (4) the complex relationship between juvenile justice, race/ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status. 



Course Code
CJ 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a lower division topical course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
CJ 300  Credits
Title Criminology 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will survey the history of crime in society, including theories, research and commentaries on crime and delinquency. 



Course Code
CJ 301  Credits
Title Delinquent Behavior 
Prerequisite SOC 110 OR SOC 220 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Delinquent behavior and programs for its prevention, treatment and control. Same as SOC 301



Course Code
CJ 303  Credits
Title Punishment and Prisons 
Prerequisite CJ 200 SOC 110 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This class traces the origins and development of incarceration as the principle response to crime in the U.S. It explores changing punishment practices, reasons offered to justify punishment, and the social organization of contemporary U.S. prisons 



Course Code
CJ 304  Credits
Title Community Corrections 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Sociological analysis of community corrections, emphasizing probation and parole. 



Course Code
CJ 306  Credits
Title Gangs 
Lasc Area Goal 5  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines historical and contemporary perspectives of gangs in the United States, and briefly explore international gang activity. MnTC Goal 5. 



Course Code
CJ 309  Credits
Title Law and Society 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Relationships of law and society; social forces in law making; dynamics of law administration; social, cultural and behavioral effects of law; history and development of the legal profession; analysis of legal language and reasoning. Prerequisite may be waived with the consent of the instructor. Same as SOC 309



Course Code
CJ 312  Credits
Title Criminal Investigation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will cover a variety of topics that would assist law enforcement officers in conducting investigations. 



Course Code
CJ 313  Credits
Title Law Enforcement 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will examine the origin, history, and development of policing in the United States. 



Course Code
CJ 335  Credits
Title Criminal Law 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Substantive criminal law, development and meaning of principles of criminal law, current issues. Same as POL 335 



Course Code
CJ 337  Credits
Title Criminal Procedure 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The course will examine contemporary interpretations of the U.S. Constitution's protections for the criminally accused, which are primarily found in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments. 



Course Code
CJ 380  Credits
Title Global Criminal Justice 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Research, commentary, and theory in international crime and social control. Particular attention is given to social inequities and human rights. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
CJ 385  Credits
Title Crime, Justice, and Media 
Lasc Area Goal 9  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An exploration of how justice ideals are represented in print, broadcast, and Internet Media. Special attention is given to ethical codes and dilemmas for officers of the court. MnTC Goal 9. 



Course Code
CJ 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is an upper division course with varying topics from the discipline of criminal justice. 



Course Code
CJ 400  Credits 1-4 
Title Seminar in Criminal Justice 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An in-depth analysis of a topic in criminal justice. Students may apply up to 8 credits to the degree. 



Course Code
CJ 430  Credits
Title Minnesota Criminal Law and Procedure 
Prerequisite CJ 335 OR POL 335 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The Minnesota criminal statutes as well as the Minnesota rules of criminal procedure are examined. Technical study of police report writing designed to meet the standards of the POST Board licensing examination will be covered.