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CRJS 5320   (3-3-0)   Ethical Issues in Law Enforcement
An in-depth study and philosophical analysis of ethical issues that confront criminal justice professionals whose practitioners are regularly confronted with ethically charged decisions.  Periodically. Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5321   (3-3-0)   Principles of Organizations and Administration for Justice Professionals
A study of the basic principles of organizations, administration, and supervision, with specific reference to criminal justice personnel and organization.  Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5322   (3-3-0)   Crime and Drug Problems and Control
History and casual factors of drugs and vice-type crimes, with emphasis on current education prevention programs, the effects of drug usage, along with the varied methods being utilized by governmental officials to control gambling, prostitution, pornography and other vice-type crimes. Explores the role of organized crime in these types of offenses, along with the criminal laws necessary to effectively control the activities of organized crime groups.  Spring.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5323   (3-3-0)   Crime and Community
The course considers the idea of crime and community from social, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The social patterns, characteristics and causes of crime will be examined along with theories of control and treatment.  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5324   (3-3-0)   Correctional Theory and Application
A study of the history, philosophy, and theory of corrections; applications of theory to practice with emphasis on research and analysis.  Periodically, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5325   (3-3-0)   White Collar Crime in America
This course is designed to alert people from the public/private sector to the methods and techniques used by white-collar criminals in committing crimes for profit. Such crimes as fraud, embezzlement, kick-back schemes, and internal thefts are emphasized in this course.  Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5326   (3-3-0)   Research Methods in Criminal Justice
This course is designed to introduce the student to the scientific method of research. Topics covered include the philosophy/logic of research, hypothesis testing, the construction of concepts, sampling, data gathering, and data analysis. Completion of the course will make student better "consumers" of behavioral research data, as well as prepare them for more advanced classes in statistics and research. Examples in the class will be drawn from diverse disciplines including criminal justice, sociology, and psychology.  Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5327   (3-3-0)   Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
Specialized courses approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education will be offered on a continuing basis both for credit and non-credit. Courses may be repeated once for elective credit when topics varies.  Periodically, Online.
Prerequisite: CRJS 1302 or Undergraduate Major/Minor in Criminal Justice or Past/Present Services as a Law Enforcement Officer.


CRJS 5330   (3-3-0)   Victim/Victimization
This course is designed to address the sources of violence and its influences on people and society. Students can see the causes of victimization from different perspectives. It examines the social environmental factors that cause victimization, relationship between victim and offender, how to avoid being victimized, and how legislation is designed to protect or compensate victims.   Fall.
Prerequisite: 6 hours in CRJS/PSYC/SOCI


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