University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Criminal Justice Studies

Major:

Minor:

Criminal Justice is the scientific study of crime, deviance, and the agencies of the criminal justice system. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in criminal justice studies, is a broadly structured interdisciplinary and criminological curriculum designed to introduce students to:

  1. A critical theory of criminal justice/criminology and
  2. Requisite knowledge for public service, e.g., law enforcement and/or investigative services at the local, state and national levels; careers in the correctional field, community programs, and other rehabilitative services, as well as staff positions in the judiciary system; and
  3. Preparation for pursuing advanced study in a criminological graduate program or law school.

In addition to courses in criminal justice studies, students take courses in political science, psychology, sociology, and social work.

Those who enter the University of Dayton as first-year students, or as transfers without associate degrees, will be classified under Option A, a total program sequence. Students who transfer here with acceptable associate degrees in specific fields similar or closely related to criminal justice will be classified under Option B, a transfer program sequence. All students transferring into the curriculum must be in good academic standing and meet entry requirements.

A minor in criminal justice studies consists of eighteen semester hours.

Students intending to major or minor in CJS should consult with the program director to begin planning their CJS program. It is the sole responsibility of students to inform themselves of whatever changes occur in the curriculum and to observe all the regulations, procedures, and requirements of the University and the criminal justice studies program. The Criminal Justice Studies Program is a part of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.

Criminal Justice Committee

Arthur J. Jipson, Director

Additional faculty who teach in the Criminal Justice Studies Program are located in several social science departments including: Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; Psychology; and Political Science. Faculty who teach in the program: Apolito (Criminal Justice Studies/Sociology), Becker (Sociology), Berry (Psychology), Cassiman (Social Work), Davis-Berman (Social Work), Donnelly (Sociology), Forbis (Sociology), Ghere (Political Science), Ingram (Political Science), Longazel (Sociology), Majka, L. (Sociology), Majka, T. (Sociology), Martorano Miller (Political Science), Neeley (Political Science), Pierce (Political Science), Reeb (Psychology), Thompson-Miller (Sociology)

 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice Studies-Option A (cjs) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics) 13
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

 

Major Requirements 2, 337
CJS 101Intro to CJS3-4
CJS 207Resrch Mthds in CJS 1, 43
CJS 347Sr Project Design1
CJS 447Senior Project-CJS (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
SOC 305Criminological Thry3
Select two behavior courses from:6
Abnormal Psychology
Curr Impl-Drug Depnd
Deviant Behavior
Criminology
Victimology
Child Abuse
Select two institutions courses from:6
Corrections
State & Local Govt
Intro To Public Adm
Urban Politics
Juvenile Justice
Soc Ser Health Field
Select two law courses from:6
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Amer Judicl Process
Constitutional Law
Civil Liberties
Law & Society
Select two social structure courses from:6
Policing & Society
Comp Crim Jus Systms
Racial&Eth Minorties
Social Inequality
Urban Sociology

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
Total Hours to total at least124

1

CJS 207, Research Methods in Criminal Justice Studies, requires as a prerequisite MTH 207 or PSY 216 or SOC 308. Neither PSY 216 nor SOC 308 fills the three semester hours mathematics requirement for graduation.

2

Internships and independent studies may be taken in CJS, POL, PSY, and SOC that have a Criminal Justice Studies emphasis. No more than six semester hours of internships may be taken. Also to be offered is CJS 300 Criminal Justice Studies Career Development, CJS 399, Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies and CJS 497, Service Learning Experience. This course work is in addition to the thirty-six hours required for a CJS interdisciplinary major in the Option A, total program sequence. They are not to be used as substitute courses for those listed in the areas of behavior, institutions, law and/or social structure, unless approved in advanced by the director of the Criminal Justice Studies program and the College of Arts and Sciences.

3

May include CAP components.

4

May substitute SOC 208, POL 207, or PSY 217.


Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminal Justice Studies-Option B (cjs) Minimum 124 Hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.



Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
L2 Proficiency (Proficiency in a language other than English)0-11
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics) 13
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)12

Major Requirements 2, 3, 4, 522
CJS 207Resrch Mthds in CJS 13
CJS 347Sr Project Design1
CJS 447Senior Project-CJS (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
SOC 305Criminological Thry3
Select one behavior course from:3
Abnormal Psychology
Curr Impl-Drug Depnd
Deviant Behavior
Criminology
Victimology
Child Abuse
Select one institutions course from:3
Corrections
State & Local Govt
Intro To Public Adm
Urban Politics
Juvenile Justice
Soc Ser Health Field
Select one law course from:3
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Amer Judicl Process
Constitutional Law
Civil Liberties
Law & Society
Select one social structure course from:3
Policing & Society
Comp Crim Jus Systms
Racial&Eth Minorties
Social Inequality
Urban Sociology

Breadth
ASI 150Intr to the Univ Exp1
ENG 316Elements of Style3
ENG 370Rprt&Proposal Wrtng (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
or ENG 372 Business Commicatn
or ENG 474 Argument and Style
Total Hours to total at least124

1

CJS 207, Research Methods in Criminal Justice Studies, require as a prerequisite MTH 207 or PSY 216 or SOC 308. Neither PSY 216 nor SOC 308 fills the three semester hours mathematics requirements for graduation. May substitute SOC 208, POL 207, PSY 217 for CJS 207.

2

To be admitted as a major in the program under Option B, a transfer student must have received an accredited associate degree in corrections, law enforcement, police administration, police science, or a similar field of criminal justice and must have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 grading system. For criminal justice studies majors who have completed the basic requirements for an accredited two-year criminal justice degree, sixty semester hours beyond the associate degree is suggested, which includes a minimum of twenty-one semester hours in the program. The Liberal Studies Curriculum is required for all criminal justice studies transfer majors in addition to the baccalaureate degree requirements if they were not included in the candidates' associate degree programs.

3

Internships and Independent Studies may be taken in CJS, POL, PSY, and SOC that have a criminal justice studies emphasis. No more than six semester hours of internships may be taken. Also to be offered is CJS 300 Criminal Justice Studies Career Development, CJS 399, Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies and CJS 497, Service Learning Experience. This course work is in addition to the hours required for a CJS interdisciplinary major in the Option B, transfer program sequence. They are not to be used as substitute courses for those listed in the areas of behavior, institutions, law and/or social structure, unless approved in advance by the director of the Criminal Justice Studies program and the College of Arts and Sciences.

4

To be considered a viable candidate for graduation, a student must have completed a minimum of 124 semester hours with accepted transfer credits.

5

 May include CAP components.

 

Minor in Criminal Justice Studies (cjs)

Criminal Justice Studies
CJS 101Intro to CJS3-4
SOC 305Criminological Thry3
Select four CJS courses (300/400 level) 112
Total Hours18-19

1

One course from each of the four areas involving behavior, institutions, law, and social structure.

Courses

CJS 101. Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies. 3-4 Hours

Introduction to the field of criminal justice studies, stressing the theoretical foundations, origin, nature, methods, and limitations of criminal justice studies as a college curriculum.

CJS 207. Research Methods in Criminal Justice Studies. 3 Hours

Review of the nature, language, and processes of inquiry involving experiments, studies, surveys, and investigations. The instrumentation, types, and structures of content analysis, questionnaires, interviews, and structured observation, including, analytic techniques, data processing resources, and preparation of research reports are also examined. Prerequisite(s): MTH 207 or PSY 216 or SOC 308.

CJS 300. Criminal Justice Studies Career Development. 1 Hour

Exploration of career opportunities and the professional career placement process including setting goals and identifying educational objectives, noting professional concerns, the role of a given criminal justice organization, and assessing experiences.

CJS 303. Corrections. 3 Hours

The administration of correctional institutions and other detention facilities with emphasis on probation and parole systems to include the rehabilitation and treatment of the incarcerated with reference to correctional law cases.

CJS 305. Criminal Law. 3 Hours

Principles of criminal liability, preparation of case materials, court procedures, and case disposition.

CJS 315. Criminal Procedure. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of criminal procedure: arrest, search, and seizure; interrogation, constitutional limitations upon state and federal rules of criminal procedure. Prerequisite(s): A course in criminal law.

CJS 322. Policing & Society. 3 Hours

Analyzes the history of policing in society and assesses the social and political forces that are correlated with both the rise of formal policing and the variety of structures law enforcement agencies have assumed. Reviews the primary functions of policing in American society and examines those issues affecting federal, state, county, municipal and private policing.

CJS 336. Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. 3 Hours

Survey of cross-cultural uniformities and diversities in law-enforcement agencies, correctional systems, and the courts in selected countries. Prerequisite(s): An introductory course in criminal justice.

CJS 347. Senior Project Design. 1 Hour

Preparation for the criminal justice capstone course with a focus on a workable research topic, literature review, and research methods design. Required for Criminal Justice majors. Prerequisites: SOC 208 or POL 207 or PSY 217; SOC 305 (may be taken as a corequisite).

CJS 399. Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies. 1-3 Hours

An extensive examination of a current topic affecting the criminal justice system and its law enforcement, corrections or judicial components. May be repeated to a maximum of three semester hours when the topic changes.

CJS 440. Independent Study. 3 Hours

Directed study and research on selected topics of significant academic publications in law enforcement and criminal justice. Prerequisite(s): An introductory CJS course; permission of instructor.

CJS 447. Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice Studies. 3 Hours

Capstone experience in criminal justice studies consisting of a seminar on research and writing in criminology and criminal justice, an empirical research project of the student's choosing, and a written and oral presentation of the research.

CJS 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

CJS 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved CJS 477; approval of University Honors Program.

CJS 495. Internship in Criminal Justice I. 1-3 Hours

Supervised experience solely in a civilian capacity in a criminal justice or law-enforcement agency. Open to pre-service criminal justice studies majors only; in-service students do not qualify. Students who enroll for internship credit are not given a stipend. Credit granted only under Grading Option Two. Prerequisite(s): 2.5 cumulative grade-point average; sophomore status; permission of program director.

CJS 496. Internship in Criminal Justice II. 1-3 Hours

Continuation of CJS 495.

CJS 497. Service Learning Experience. 1 Hour

Supervised community research or service experience that complements a specific upper division course in Criminal Justice Studies. No more than three semester hours of Social Science 497 credits can count for graduation. Repeatable up to three semester hours. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Corequisite(s): CJS course (300- or 400-level).