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Course Group 1 (9 credit hours required from below.)
CRIJ 5320 Theoretical Foundations of Crime Control

A comprehensive overview of various theoretical approaches to the understanding of crime and delinquency, including selected biological, psychological sociological, legal and/or political theories.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5331 Quantitative Methods in Criminology

Coding and analysis of research data, the application of statistical methods common to criminology and the presentation of research findings to policy makers.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-15 Criminal Justice Capstone

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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course Group 2 (6 credit hours required from below.)
CRIJ 5310 Criminal Justice System and Policy

A critical review and analysis of the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the prevention, control and punishment of crime and delinquency. An emphasis is placed on policy analysis and recommendations for change.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5345 Criminal Justice Leadership

This course is designed to explore and expand the leadership qualities in each student. Combining lecture and self-guided research, students will learn about the theory and skills of leadership. Leaders in the field of criminal justice and related organizations will be examined to determine how they influenced others to shape their profession.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5330 Planning and Evaluation

An indepth examination of information gathering and analysis; planning and evaluation. Emphasis on the analytical tools useful in criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in research methods, an undergraduate course in statistics, and competence in the use of personal computers.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course Group 3 (15 credit hours required from below.)
CRIJ 5321 Constitutional Law

This course provides in-depth, graduate-level analysis of the history, structure, and content of the United State Constitution and focuses on specific constitutional amendments, doctrines, and landmark Supreme Court cases as they relate to criminal justice and criminal justice professionals. Particular emphasis is given to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5323 Homeland Security

This course seeks to examine the history of terrorism and its manifestations in the contemporary world. It examines issues of nationalistic terrorism, religious terrorism and domestic and special interest group terrorism. The course concludes with an examination of the political and ethical implications of the "global war on terror" and homeland security.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5324 Serial Murder

Murder, and serial murder in particular, is one of the most frightening types of crimes imaginable. Fortunately, it is an extremely rare occurrence. Nevertheless, criminologist, sociologist, and psychologists have long been interested in the psychology of multiple murderers and how their behaviors affect the social fabric of society. This course focuses on serial murderers, their methods, and their madness.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-1 Special Studies 1 Applied Criminology - Ethics

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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-2 Special Studies 2 Applied Criminology - Corrections

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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-3 Special Studies 3 Applied Criminology - Race and Crime

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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-5 Special Studies 5 Applied Criminology - Police Law

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Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-6 Special Studies 6 Applied Criminology - Correctional Administration

This course is designed to explore and expand the leadership qualities in each student. Combining lecture and self-guided research, students will learn about the theory and skills of leadership. Leaders in the field of criminal justice and related organizations will be examined to determine how they influenced others to shape their profession.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
CRIJ 5340-7 Special Studies 7 Applied Criminology - Cybercrime

This course is designed to explore and expand the leadership qualities in each student. Combining lecture and self-guided research, students will learn about the theory and skills of leadership. Leaders in the field of criminal justice and related organizations will be examined to determine how they influenced others to shape their profession.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

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