University Catalog 2005-2006

Justice, Law, and Crime Policy (JLCP)

Public and International Affairs

509 Justice Organizations and Processes (3:3:0) Examination of the structures, practices, and performance of organizations involved in the administration of justice (law enforcement, courts and legal agencies, corrections, regulatory and related agencies, private organizations).

510 Policing in a Democratic Society (3:3:0) Fundamental issues in policing a democratic society: police mission, subculture, performance measurement, moral hazards, discretion, impact on crime and disorder, legitimacy, community policing, and other reforms.

691 Justice Program Planning and Implementation (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 700 or PUAD 502 or instructorÕs permission. Examines challenges of adapting to, planning, and implementing change in justice organizations. Hands-on experience is provided in conducting planning and implementation project.

700 Theories of Justice (3:3:0) Overview of ancient and modern theories of justice with application to contemporary issues involving justice system, and other social and political institutions.

702 Comparative Justice (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 700/GOVT 726 or instructorÕs permission. Survey of justice systems and their environments in different lands and cultures. Identifies commonalities and differences among justice systems, evaluates them, and considers policy implications.

703 Restorative Justice (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 700 or instructorÕs permission. The origins of restorative justice, its principles, their implications for different justice organizations and processes, and their application to a variety of problems, such as family violence, human rights, and reconciliation following mass victimizations.

720 Behavior of Law (3:3:0) Examines the development of law and lawÕs effect on human behavior. Review of theories of lawÕs meaning and aims. Examination of the construction of law and investigation of the consequences of law and legal decisions.

721 The Constitution, Criminal Procedure, and Security (3:3:0) Prerequisites: JLCP 720/GOVT 728 or instructorÕs permission. Understanding legal doctrines that form the basis of U.S. constitutional procedural rights and understanding how these doctrines develop, why the courts rule as they do, and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of these rights.

722 Civil Justice (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 720/GOVT 728 or instructorÕs permission. Understanding civil justice system, rules that govern civil justice, their origins and effects. Strengths and weaknesses of civil law doctrines and processes to understand the power of law to order social behavior.

723 Law and Social Control (3:3:0) Prerequisite JLCP 720/GOVT 728 or instructorÕs permission. Competing conceptions of law, political systems, and social control. Intellectual traditions behind social control, its definitions, and mechanisms for regulating public and private behavior, by both individuals and organizations in society.

730 Seminar in the Courts and Constitutional Law (3:3:0) Role, influence, and effects of U.S. courts in creating constitutional norms and interpreting them. Special attention to First and Fourteenth Amendments, Commerce Clause. Analysis of leading court cases.

740 Justice Organization and Administration (3:3:0) Examines the organization and administration of justice and security organizations. Covers organization theory and behavior as applied to justice and security organizations.

741 Conduct of Justice Organizations at the Street Level (3:3:0) Prerequisite JLCP 740/GOVT 790 or instructorÕs permission. How justice organizations behave at lowest levels, where service is delivered and discretion is greatest (suspects, victims, witnesses, police officers, prison guards, parole officers, attorneys, and others who interact with the justice system).

742 Leadership in Justice and Security Organizations (3:3:0) Prerequisite JLCP 740/PUAD 790 or instructorÕs permission. Examines leadership theories and explores fundamental questions about leadership in justice and security organizations today.

743 Changing Justice and Security Organizations (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 740/PUAD790 or instructorÕs permission. Examines challenges of changing justice organizations, how changes have been successfully and unsuccessfully implemented in the past, and what change strategies appear to be the most effective.

749 Issues in Justice Administration (1-3:1-3:0) Prerequisites: JLCP 509/PUAD 509 or JLCP 700/GOVT 726 or instructorÕs permission. Exploration of current and emerging issues in justice administration, taking into diverse perspectives. Emphasis on use of theory and evidence to evaluate different viewpoints on issues. Course topics vary, focusing on controversial matters.

760 Crime and Crime Policy (3:3:0) Explores the relationship between crime policy and empirical evidence about etiology of crime. Includes crime measurement and trends in crime over time, effectiveness of various policy interventions.

761 Politics of Crime Policy (3:3:0) Prerequisites: JLCP 760/GOVT 792 or instructorÕs permission. Explores the political context of crime policy. Examination of the influence of public opinion, interest groups, the scientific community, and other political forces. In-depth, case-study comparison of several crime policies.

780 Research Methods (3:3:0) Prerequisite: undergraduate social science research methods course or an undergraduate statistics course, or instructorÕs permission. Introduction to the logic and methods of scientific inquiry in justice, law, and crime policy. Conceptualization of research questions, observation, measurement, research design, and principles of causality. Evaluation of extant research according to scientific principles.

781 Justice Program Evaluation (3:3:0) Prerequisites: PUAD 611/612 or JLCP 780 or 2 graduate-level statistics courses or instructorÕs permission. Practical exploration of assessment techniques used in evaluating the need for and consequences of justice programs and policies. Design and measurement, interpreting and presenting results.

790 Practicum in Justice, Law, Crime, and Security (1-6:0:0) Prerequisites: JLCP 780, and either STAT 510 and 535 or STAT 554 and STAT 656, or instructorÕs permission. Student-initiated research project supervised by a faculty member. Students must work with justice organization to conduct useful research.

795 Special Topics (3:3:0) Prerequisite: to be determined by instructor. Recent developments in the field or topics not covered by regularly listed courses. Course content varies and may be repeated for credit.

796 Directed Reading (1-3:0:0) Prerequisites: Successful completion of 12 JLCP credit hours. Independent reading at doctoral level on specific topic related to justice, law, or crime policy as agreed to by student and faculty member and approved by coordinator of JLCP program.

799 MasterÕs Thesis (1-6:0:0) Prerequisites: Submission and approval of thesis proposal. Research on approved masterÕs thesis topic under direction of a thesis committee with approval of chair. Graded S/NC.

998 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (1-6:0:0) Prerequisites: Advancement to doctoral candidacy. Work on a research proposal forming the basis for the doctoral dissertation. Repeatable. Minimum 3, maximum 6 credits for doctorate. Maximum of 24 credits of JLCP 998/ 999 applicable to doctoral degree requirements. Graded S/NC.

999 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-12:0:0) Prerequisites: approval of dissertation proposal. Doctoral dissertation research and writing under direction of the studentÕs dissertation committee. Repeatable. Minimum 12, maximum 21 credits for doctorate. Maximum of 24 credits of JLCP 998/ 999 applicable to doctoral degree requirements. Graded S/NC.