• Criminal Justice
    Criminal Justice Class members
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    deputized before working a mock crime scene
  • Criminal Justice
    Simulations help prepare
    for the real deal
  • Criminal Justice
    MTSU students are introduced to the Murfreesboro mobile crime unit
  • Criminal Justice
    CJA majors can choose either Homeland Security
    or
    Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice

As long as there is crime, there will be a need for the criminal justice system.. MTSU's degree in Criminal Justice Administration offers preparation for entering and advancing among the ranks of the industry's professionals. Graduates have gone on to become lawyers, police officers, corrections officials, and more!

MTSU places interns with more than 30 criminal agencies

On-the-job training

MTSU places interns with more than 30 criminal justice agencies including district attorney and public defender offices; police and sheriff departments; probation and parole offices; circuit, juvenile, and drug courts; and several state and federal agencies. Students not only experience the pragmatic operations of the criminal justice system, but they also get to see how to apply theories learned in the classroom to the profession.

The Docket provides valuable information on scholarships and awards

The Justice Society

Delta Gamma is the MTSU Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the only national criminal justice honor society for Criminal Justice majors. Through its national newsletter, The Docket, Alpha Phi Sigma provides member chapters with valuable information on existing scholarships and awards and chapter and advisor grants, as well as coverage of all pertinent information for national conferences

The Criminal Justice industry offers a rich array of career options for anyone interested in fighting crime and lessening its effects on the innocent.


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Brentwood Police Department
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Chattanooga Police Department
  • Clarksville Police Department
  • Davidson County Community Corrections
  • Davidson County District Attorney’s Office
  • Davidson County Juvenile Court
  • Davidson County Sheriff’s Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Probation and Parole
  • Lavergne Police Department
  • Memphis Police Department
  • Murfreesboro Police Department
  • Nashville Metro Police Department
  • Providence Probation Services
  • Public Defender of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County
  • Rutherford County District Attorney’s Office
  • Rutherford County Juvenile Court
  • Rutherford County Public Defender’s Office
  • Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department
  • Smyrna Police Department
  • Spartan Probation Services (Warren County)
  • State of Tennessee, Board of Probation and Parole
  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  • Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
  • Tennessee Department of Corrections
  • Tennessee Department of Homeland Security
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Marshals
  • U.S. Secret Service

Dr. Joshua Harms
Assistant Professor
joshua.harms@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-7829
Office | Room 213, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas (2011)
M.A., University of Texas, Arlington (2007)
B.A., Harding University (2005)
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Dr. Thomas Jurkanin
Assistant Professor
thomas.jurkanin@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2264
Office | Room 212, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University (1984)
M.A., University of Illinois, Springfield (1980)
B.A., University of Illinois, Springfield (1976)
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Dr. Deborah W. Newman
Professor 
deborah.newman@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2630
Office | Room 223, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1985)
Ed.D., Mississippi State University (1982)
M.Ed., Mississippi State University (1977)
B.S., University of North Alabama (1973)
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Dr. Dennis D. Powell
Professor
dennis.powell@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2265
Office | Room 300, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Michigan State University (1979)
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1978)
B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington (1973)
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Dr. Robert D. Rogers
Associate Professor
robert.rogers@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5084
Office | Room 214, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, NY (1985)
M.A., State University of New York at Albany, NY (1981)
M.S., Eastern Kentucky University, KY (1978)
M.A., University of Tennessee, TN (1975)
B.A., University of Kentucky, KY (1972)
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Dr. Lance Hamilton Selva
Professor | Interim Chair
lance.selva@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-2261
Office | Room 303, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 393, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., Florida State University (1985)
M.S., Florida State University (1977)
J.D., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1975)
B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1972)
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William L. Shulman
Associate Professor
william.shulman@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-898-5314
Office | Room 301, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1975)
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1972)
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Dr. Lee Wade
Assistant Professor
lee.wade@mtsu.edu

Phone | 615-494-7751
Office | Room 211, Jones Hall (JH)
Mail | MTSU Box 238, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi (2012)
M.P.A., University of West Georgia (2008)
B.S., University of West Georgia (2003)
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A student in the Criminal Justice Administration program may pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)degree, with concentrations available in either Law Enforcement or Homeland Security. (Minors in Criminal Justice Administration and Homeland Security are offered for non-CJA majors.)

At the graduate level, students may obtain a Master of Criminal Justice degree (offered as a joint program between MTSU and Tennessee State University).

Criminal Justice Administration Homeland Security Law Enforcement

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. 

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Criminal Justice Administration Academic Map

Department of Criminal Justice Administration
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 26003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030,
or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor course3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective 3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Math (Math)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
CJA elective3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
CJA 32003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
Minor course3  CJA elective3
Optional 9-hour CJA internship Optional 9-hour CJA internship
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Math (Math)3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030,
or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 26003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA 32003C or higher (no C-)
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
CJA elective3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
Optional 9-hour CJA internship    
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL1 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
Optional 9-hour CJA internship Optional 9-hour CJA internship
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed at www.mtsu.edu/records/grad.php.



Criminal Justice Administration–Homeland Security Academic Map

Department of Criminal Justice Administration
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 26003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor course3 
CJA 37503Prereq: CJA 1100 CJA 48703Offered spring only
CJA 48503  CJA Homeland Security elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Math (Math)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
CJA Homeland Security elective3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Minor course3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
CJA 32003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
Optional 9-hour CJA Internship Optional 9-hour CJA Internship
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Math (Math)3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 26003C or higher (no C-) CJA 37503Prereq: CJA 1100
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA 32003C or higher (no C-)
CJA 48503  CJA 48703Offered spring only
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
CJA elective3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
Optional 9-hour CJA internship    
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL1 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
CJA Homeland Security elective3  CJA elective3
CJA Homeland Security elective3  CJA Elective3 
Optional 9-hour CJA internship Optional 9-hour CJA internship
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed at www.mtsu.edu/records/grad.php.



Criminal Justice Administration–Law Enforcement Academic Map

Department of Criminal Justice Administration
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 26003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030,
or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3  Minor course 3 
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA Law Enforcement elective3 
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA Law Enforcement elective3 
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Math (Math)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Minor course3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
CJA 32003C or higher (no C-) CJA elective3 
CJA elective3  CJA elective3 
Optional 9-hour CJA internship Optional 9-hour CJA internship
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN SUMMER
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3C- or higher Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
ENGL 1020 (Comm)3C- or higher Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
CJA 11003C or higher (no C-) HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303
CJA 22003C or higher (no C-) CJA 24003C or higher (no C-)
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Math (Math)3 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or
HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 26003  CJA Law Enforcement elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Soc Beh/Sci (Rubric 2)3  CJA elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Minor course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
CJA 34003C or higher (no C-) CJA 32003C or higher (no C-)
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA Law Enforcement elective3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
CJA elective3  Guided elective1See dept./advisor
Optional 9-hour CJA internship    
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL1 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
Guided elective3See dept./advisor Guided elective3See dept./advisor
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA elective3 
CJA Law Enforcement elective3  CJA elective3 
Optional 9-hour CJA internship Optional 9-hour CJA internship
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed at www.mtsu.edu/records/grad.php.

Criminal Justice Administration

CJA 1100 - Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
3 credit hours
Survey of the criminal justice system; philosophy and history of criminal justice agencies; analysis of the problems and needs of agencies involved in the criminal justice process; survey of professional career opportunities.

CJA 2100 - Criminal Theory
3 credit hours
Introduction to crime theory and criminal justice policies. Topics include biological, psychological, and sociological studies of crime and policies adopted by the criminal justice system in response to crime theory.

CJA 2200 - Prevention and Control of Crime
3 credit hours
The police function; an analysis of crime prevention and control; major problems and needs of the law enforcement segment of the criminal justice system.

CJA 2400 - The Judicial Process
3 credit hours
(Same as FSCJ 2400.) The structure and function of the judicial system; the major problems and needs of the judicial segment of the criminal justice system; major emphasis on the basic concepts of criminal law and administration.

CJA 2600 - Corrections
3 credit hours
History of the development of corrections in Europe and America; survey of current prison conditions and operations, including pre-release, probation, and parole.

CJA 2900 - Practicum in Law Enforcement
6 credit hours
Practicum. (Specialized Instruction, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Donelson.) In addition to normal tuition and fees, students will also be required to pay room and board costs at the Academy. Open only to pre-service seniors. Arrangements to take this course should be made with the department chair at least one semester in advance so that the student can be enrolled in the academy.

CJA 3200 - Research Methods with Computer Technology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100 or permission of instructor. Overview of scientific research methods in criminal justice with emphasis on computer technology to conduct research and interpretation and analysis on various statistical data.

CJA 3220 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
3 credit hours
Principles of justice and ethics. Covers ethics and law, police and ethical standards, ethics and the courts, and correctional ethics.

CJA 3230 - Police Organization and Administration
3 credit hours
Principles of organization and personnel management, line staff and auxiliary functions; the police organization and the individual; planning, research, and development; political controls on authority and jurisdiction; professionalization of the police.

CJA 3250 - Criminal Law
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100. Theories and principles of the body of substantive criminal law. Covers the elements of the range of criminal law offenses.

CJA 3400 - Constitutional Issues and Criminal Justice
3 credit hours
Development of Constitutional and procedural controls of the administration of criminal justice. Constitutional limits on law enforcement agencies including the laws of arrest, search and seizure, admissions and confessions, and eavesdropping; on pre-trial and trial procedures, on past conviction processes. Emphasis on current U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

CJA 3450 - Legal Issues in Corrections
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100 or permission of instructor. Legal issues concerning the constitutional rights of convicted offenders. Topics include impact of court decisions upon correctional personnel and administration; use of force; rights of visitation; use of mail, solitary confinement, religion, legal services; probation and parole regulations; right to treatment; and civil liabilities of correctional officials.

CJA 3500 - Criminal Courts: Structure, Personnel, and Processes
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CJA 1100 and CJA 2400. Role of the criminal courts in our criminal justice system with a focus on structures, personnel, and processes. Various job opportunities and placement qualifications discussed.

CJA 3630 - Probation and Parole
3 credit hours
An analysis of the history, theory, philosophy, and function of probation, parole, and pardon; evaluation of the effectiveness of the individual in the community; usage of pre-sentence investigation; selection, supervision, and release of probationers and parolees.

CJA 3650 - Correctional Management
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CJA 1100 and CJA 2600 or permission of instructor. Comprehensive overview of management issues in both institutional and community corrections. Topics include organizational theory; planning, programming, and budgeting; policy analysis, program evaluation, information systems and technology; facilities management; offender classification systems; treatment programs; management of special offender populations; personnel issues.

CJA 3700 - Women, Crime, and Justice Administration
3 credit hours
Explores the experience of women in the criminal justice system as victims of violence and as criminal justice employees and prisoners. Focus on gender-based differences in the experience of criminal justice from historical, economic, and professional perspectives.

CJA 3750 - Terrorism and Criminal Justice
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100 or permission of instructor. Meaning, history, purposes, and incidents of terrorism. Emphasis on terrorist acts as crimes along with the unique role of law enforcement in the detection, prevention, investigation, and prosecution of the crimes. Legislative, constitutional, and legal issues surrounding law enforcement, courts, and corrections explored.

CJA 3900 - Organized and White-Collar Crime
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100. Explores emergent and historical treatments of white collar and organized crime, with an emphasis on theoretical, etiological, and enforcement typologies in both the criminological and criminal justice literatures. Advent of several high-profile connections between traditionally distinct organized and white-collar crimes emphasized.

CJA 4220 - Community Relations and Minority Problems
3 credit hours
Analysis of public hostility toward police and current community relations projects, human relations, training and education of law enforcement officers; responsibilities of police administrators, causes of tension and conflict, dissent and disorder, positive and negative factors in the control of minority group hostilities; minority recruitment in law enforcement.

CJA 4260 - Special Issues in Law Enforcement
3 credit hours
A variety of subtopics related to the law enforcement segment of the criminal justice system such as problems in private and public morality with regard to drug use, alcoholism, and sex offenses; analysis of current police training programs; relationship between legislation and political processes which affect law enforcement.

CJA 4300 - Criminal Justice Internship
9 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Open only to pre-service seniors, e.g., those preparing for a career in the criminal justice field who are not currently employed by a criminal justice agency and restricted to Criminal Justice Administration majors and minors.) Field placement in a criminal justice agency to provide practical understanding and experience in the field. A minimum of 320 clock hours required.

CJA 4330 - Criminal Investigations
3 credit hours
(Same as FSCJ 4330.) Prerequisite: For Forensic Science majors or Criminal Justice Administration majors or minors or with permission of instructor. General investigative responsibilities and techniques including administration, preparation, investigative jurisdiction and responsibility, and the importance of substantive report writing.

CJA 4340 - Crime Scene Investigation
3 credit hours
(Same as FSCJ 4340.) Prerequisite: CJA 4330 or FSCJ 4330. Advanced approach to the various elements of criminal investigations. Provides simulated investigative experiences through the use of mock crime scenes. Emphasis on preparing students for a career in law enforcement.

CJA 4350 - Homicide Investigations
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CJA 1100 and CJA 4330 or permission of instructor. Evidence analysis, suspect development, crime scene reconstruction, criminal profiling, and legal issues involved in homicide crime scenes. Emphasis placed primarily on the perspective of the criminal investigator, but impact of rules of criminal evidence also addressed.

CJA 4500 - The Juvenile Justice System
3 credit hours
The problem of juvenile delinquency and youth crime with emphasis on the history of the juvenile justice system, the court and police role within the system, rehabilitation and correction of the delinquent, and juvenile probation services. Alternatives to traditional procedures, such as community-based programs versus correctional institutions, and non-judicial and judicial adjustment examined.

CJA 4530 - Criminal Evidence and Procedures
3 credit hours
(Same as FSCJ 4530.)  Designed to develop an understanding of the types of individuals and problems of admissibility in court proceedings, the proper treatment and disposition of evidence, the legal procedure to be followed, and the actual trial procedure.

CJA 4750 - Seminar in Corrections
3 credit hours
Each student required to select a problem area of interest for an intensive research effort. The group will be presented with a contemporary corrections issue or problem and will be required to create practical and workable strategies for coping with the issue.

CJA 4800 - Crime in America: An Assessment
3 credit hours
An in-depth survey of the impact of crime on American society; the amount and trends of crime, the economic impact of crime, professional and white collar crime, characteristics of offenders, and victims of crime.

CJA 4850 - Private and Industrial Security
3 credit hours
Examines the relationships among the criminal justice system, homeland security, and private and industrial security including historical roots and mutual concerns. Covers terrorist acts, internal theft, white-collar crime, retail security, institutional security, cargo and computer security as well as the role of the criminal justice system in prevention and investigation.

CJA 4860 - Security Administration
3 credit hours
The placement of the security function within an organization. The role of the security manager in developing a program to protect assets and reduce illegal losses, to protect against acts of terrorism, and to provide protection for personnel. The application of management techniques to the operation of the organization's security division, including personnel recruitment and selection. Development of security survey techniques, identification of security risks, and techniques used to eliminate opportunities for theft, other crimes, and terrorist acts.

CJA 4870 - Security Law
3 credit hours
An analysis of the legal background of private and proprietary security. Critical current legal issues in the private security field including terrorism issues. Legal and cooperative relationships between private and proprietary security operations and public law enforcement agencies.

CJA 4900 - Readings in Criminal Justice Administration
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Open only to Criminal Justice Administration majors and minors. For the advanced student who is capable of independent study. Readings in a particular area of criminal justice relevant to the individual student's interests. Preparation of an annotated bibliography and report required. Arrangements for this course should be made with the instructor prior to registration.

CJA 4930 - International Criminal Justice
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CJA 1100 or permission of instructor. Compares the American criminal justice system with those in other countries. Examines historical origins, structural differences, and varying degrees of effectiveness and efficiency in law enforcement, courts, and corrections in selected nations. Explores challenges posed by the globalization of crime and terrorism.