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 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 322  - Drugs and Crime  (3 Credits)  

Overview of criminal justice system responses to illegal substances. Relationship between substance abuse and crime.

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 421  - Victimization  (3 Credits)  

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

CRJU 422  - Alternatives to Incarceration  (3 Credits)  

Correctional alternatives to imprisonment including probation, parole, and various community correctional programs.

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

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

CRJU 440  - Homeland Security and Terrorism  (3 Credits)  

The nature of terrorism; its history; its methodology; and its application to criminological theory.

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.