Criminal Justice (CRJU)

CRJU 101  - The American Criminal Justice System  (3 Credits)  

Survey of crime and societal responses to crime, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.

Carolina Core: GSS

CRJU 202  - Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the practice of social research in criminology and criminal justice settings.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

CRJU 311  - Policing  (3 Credits)  

Current and historical perspectives on American policing.

CRJU 312  - Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Current and historical perspectives on incarceration and its alternatives.

CRJU 313  - Criminal Courts  (3 Credits)  

Structure and organization of the federal and state criminal court systems and personnel.

CRJU 314  - Criminal Law  (3 Credits)  

Origin and development of criminal law in America. Basic elements of crimes and defenses.

CRJU 323  - Violence in America  (3 Credits)  

Historical overview of violence in American society, including theoretical perspectives on the causes and prevention of violence.

CRJU 341  - Sociology of Crime  (3 Credits)  

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

Cross-listed course: SOCY 353

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

CRJU 351  - Juvenile Delinquency  (3 Credits)  

Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101 OR SOCY 101.

Cross-listed course: SOCY 350

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

CRJU 399  - Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and Office of Academic Programs is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

CRJU 421  - Victimization  (3 Credits)  

Causes and consequences of criminal victimization and public policy responses to victimization issues.

CRJU 423  - Street Gangs: Structure, Activity, and Response  (3 Credits)  

Course covers the theoretical and empirical work on gangs, gang members, and gang activity along with insight on these issues from a practitioner perspective. It then examines the variety of policy responses from government and community organizations.

CRJU 426  - Criminal Justice and Mental Health  (3 Credits)  

Interface between the mental health sciences and the criminal justice system.

CRJU 491  - Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

Topics in criminology and criminal justice. Individual topics to be announced by title. May be repeated once with consent of advisor.