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Graduate Course Descriptions
CJ 510 (UND). Historical Perspectives in Criminology. 3 Credits. An overview of the development of western criminological thought from the enlightenment to the mid-twentieth century. The course examines viewpoints ranging from the demonic perspective to early learning, anomie/strain, social disorganization, labeling, and conflict theories.
CJ 511 (UND). Contemporary Perspectives in Criminology . 3 Credits. Prerequisite: CJ 510. An overview of developments in criminological thought from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The course examines the growth of mainstream viewpoints (e.g. anomie/strain, learning, and control theories) and critical criminology (e.g. Marxist, feminist, post-modern, and peacemaking perspectives).
CJ 515 (UND). Human Nature and Crime . 3 Credits. Prerequisite: CJ 510. This course examines historical and contemporary applications of the concept of "human nature" in explanations of criminal behavior. Attention is also given to the role played by "human nature" in the evaluation of social institutions that react to crime and deviance. Finally, attempts to integrate biological and cultural explanations of human behavior as they pertain to crime will be addressed.
CJ 516 (UND). Theories of Punishment. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: CJ 510. This course surveys the variety of attempts to describe, justify, and explain punishment as a feature of human social life. Emphasis is placed on criminal punishment, but extra-legal punishments and their relationship to criminal punishments are also explored.
CJ 520(UND). Topics in Research Methods. 3 Credits. An examination of philosophical underpinnings of scientific method in social research. The course examines epistemological and ontological debates in con temporary social research and their application to research design.
CJ 522 (UND). Qualitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice. 3 Credits. An examination of the underlying rationale, methods, and limitations of qualitative research in criminal justice. Topics include ethnographic research, action research, historical research, case studies, and content analysis.
CJ 525 (UND). Advanced Quantitative Methods/Analysis. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: Soc 521. This course is intended to familiarize students with advanced multivariate statistical techniques. Topics include regression analysis, factor analysis and path analysis. Other specific statistical techniques may also be explored.
CJ 526 (UND). Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: CJ 525 or consent of instructor. Variable topics exploring advanced statistical methods/analytical techniques such as time-series analysis, structural equation models, logistics regression, hierarchical linear modeling, categorical-data analysis, structural equation models, logistics regression, hierarchical linear modeling, categorical-data analysis and general linear models. Topics to be determined based on student demand.
CJ 535/635 (UND). Seminar in Juvenile Justice. 3 Credits, repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program. Variable topics addressing the administration of the juvenile justice system and juvenile justice policy. Course will consist of lectures, discussion, and readings.
CJ 540/640 (UND). Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy . 3 Credits, repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program. Variable topics addressing policy and policy development in the criminal justice system, including police, prosecution, courts, and corrections systems. Course will consist of lectures, discussion and readings.
CJ 545/645 (UND). Seminar in Rural Justice Issues. 3 Credits, repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program. Variable topics addressing issues in the administration of policing, prosecution, courts, and corrections in rural areas. Course will consist of lectures, discussion and readings.
CJ 555/655 (UND). Seminar in Tribal Justice Systems. 3 Credits, repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. program and IS 375 or consent of the instructor. Variable topics addressing the administration of criminal justice in Indian territory. Course will consist of lectures, discussion and readings.
CJ 565 (UND). Victimology. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program or consent of the instructor. This course provides an analysis of the literature and research concerning criminal victimization. Attention will be directed toward current trends concerning the victim in the American criminal justice system with particular emphasis on measuring victimization, the impact of victimization and victim's rights and compensation initiatives.
CJ 594 (UND). Practicum: Research. 1-6 Credits. Prerequisites: CJ 621, Consent of instructor. S/U grading. This course is intended to place advanced students in criminal justice agencies as research analysts. Students will be under the supervision of a program faculty member and are expected to carry out research at the direction of an agency director or designee.
CJ 597 (UND). Administrative Internship . 1-6 Credits. Prerequisites: Admission into Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program, consent of instructor. S/U grading. Students are employed on a full-time or part-time basis in on-the-job assignments related to the administration of criminal justice agencies of federal, state or local governments. Students are required to produce an analytical report based on internship responsibilities.
CJ 996 (UND). Continuing Enrollment . 1-12 Credits. Prerequisites: Continuation of enrollment in dissertation.
CJ 999 (UND). Dissertation . 1-12 Credits, repeatable to 18 credits. Prerequisites: Successful completion of comprehensive exams, consent of department. Original research project suitable for publication. S/U grading.