TUA-CJ Offerings - SPRING 2005: * The full Temple University Schedule may be reviewed at: http://www.temple.edu/tu_courses/ Core: CJ 50: Introduction to Criminal Justice (TR 11:40-1:00pm) Introduction to the structure and issues of the criminal justice system. The prevalence and nature of crime and the response of justice agencies to it, ranging from arrest of suspects, prosecution, adjudication, and correctional treatment of offenders. CJ W145: Planned Change (TR 8:40-10:00am) Prerequisite: CJ C050 Introduction to Criminal Justice or permission of instructor. Introduction to strategies and techniques of change in criminal justice. Important theories, methods of analysis, and techniques employed in changing individuals, organizations, and communities. CJ 150: Introduction to Criminal Law (T 4:40-7:10pm) Study of the general principles of substantive criminal law. Topics include the American legal system and appellate process; nature, origin and purposes of criminal law; constitutional limits on criminal law; elements of crime - actus reus, mens rea, causation; and defenses to charges of crime. Emphasis on application of legal rules to solve hypothetical and real life legal problems. CJ 160: Introduction to Research Methods (TR 1:10-2:30pm) Examines different research tools used to gather empirical information on criminal justice issues. Reviews benchmarks of scientific quality, and research tools like qualitative field methods, survey research, experiments, quasi-experiments, and career research. Special attention devoted to research problems often salient when researching criminal justice topics. Electives: CJ 102: Introduction to Law Enforcement (MWF 11:40-12:30pm) Survey of major trends and issues in law enforcement. The history and contemporary operation of police organizations, as well as the legal framework within which they operate. Police behavior and attitudes, especially as they effect discretionary decision making, and issues such as police brutality and corruption. CJ 105: Introduction to Juvenile Justice (TR 10:10-11:30am) Prerequisite: CJ C050. Introduction to Criminal Justice or permission of instructor. Study of the juvenile justice system, including its origins, and development and contemporary calls for reform. Topics include definition of juvenile delinquency, philosophy and procedures of the juvenile justice system. Processes and policies used to control juvenile offenders, correctional treatment of juveniles, and prevention and intervention strategies will also be discussed. CJ 141: Victims in Society (MWF 9:40-10:30am) Course covers four main areas: What do we know about crime victims and victimization? What are the emotional, behavioral and psychological reactions to victimization? What rights do victims have in the criminal justice system? What can the criminal justice system do to reduce the adverse impacts of victimization? CJ 202: Issues in Criminal Procedure ((MWF 10:40-11:30am) Prerequisite: CJ 150. Introduction to Criminal Law or permission of instructor. In depth exploration of the law of criminal procedure applicable to the “police phase” of the criminal process, based primarily on reading and analysis of Supreme Court opinions establishing the legal rules that govern searches and seizures, arrests, interrogation, identification procedures, investigating grand juries, and entrapment. Investigation of the historical roots of the Bill of Rights and study of the process by which criminal procedure became constitutionalized. Emphasis on application of legal rules to real and hypothetical situations and critical analysis of rules’ impact on the criminal justice system. CJ 236: Prisons in America (W 7:25-9:55pm) Prerequisite: CJ 101. Introduction to Corrections or permission of instructor. Focus on development, current state of, and issues related to the U.S. prison system. Examination of reality of the prison experience. Analysis of the system’s efficacy and strategies for prison reform. Topics include prison life and culture, correctional management, the history of incarceration, and AIDS, drugs, sexual activity, and prison privatization. CJ 278: Urban Crime Patterns (R 4:40-7:10pm) The spatial variation of crime is analyzed at three levels. Cultural variables are used to explain crime in regions of the United States within which the cities are located. Economic base is used to explain variation in crime between cities. Finally, housing and income segregation are used to explain the spatial variation of crime within a city. Much of the course focuses on Philadelphia. CJ 294: Organized Crime (MWF 1:40-2:30pm) Analysis of definitional issues and methodological problems in the study of organized crime. Study of a variety of organized criminal activities on the local, national and international level. Exploration of the origins, opportunity and motives for criminal enterprises. Examination of interconnections between organized criminals and legitimate organizations. Analysis of legislative and policy responses. CJ 303-304: Internship (T 5:00-7:30pm - Course meets at Main Campus Only) Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Corequisite: CJ 304. 303 - Criminal Justice Practicum Lab. Mandatory weekly seminar to be taken in conjunction with field service internship with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, rehabilitation and prevention programs, and community organizations dealing with the crime problem. 304 - Criminal Justice Practicum. Field Service Training is provided with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, rehabilitation and prevention programs, and community organizations dealing with the crime problem. Allows students to clarify career interests, synthesize prior knowledge from the classroom with direct experience, critically examine the criminal justice system in operation, and sharpen analytic and observational skills. Students may register for 3 (10 hours per week), 6 (20 hours per week) or 9 credits (30 hours per week). CJ 325: Capital Punishment (MWF 8:40-9:30am) An examination of the highly controversial subject of the death penalty. The history of capital punishment in America and the types of offenses to which it has been applied; arguments for and against its use; its status in current legislation; significant cases; the current death row population and the likelihood of execution; public attitudes toward capital punishment; and the moral issues it raises. CJ 375: Independent Study (ARR) Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing in Criminal Justice; 3.0 grade point average; permission of the instructor. For students wishing to engage in intensive study of a specific topic in consultation with a faculty member. Not intended to be a substitute for any required course. The student and faculty member must enter into an agreement regarding the content and requirements, including readings, meetings, and papers. The agreement must be filed in the department office before the end of the first two weeks of the semester.