Justice, Law, and Crime Policy (JLCP)
Public and International Affairs
509 Justice Organizations and Processes (3:3:0) Examines structures, practices, and performance of organizations involved in administration of justice: law enforcement, courts and legal agencies, corrections, regulatory and related agencies, and 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 permission of instructor. Examines challenges of adapting to, planning, and implementing change in justice organizations. Provides hands-on experience in conducting, planning, and implementing 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 permission of instructor. 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 permission of instructor. Covers origins of restorative justice, its principles, implications for different justice organizations and processes, and 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 development of law and law's effect on human behavior. Reviews theories of law's meaning and aims. Examines construction of law and investigates consequences of law and legal decisions.
721 The Constitution, Criminal Procedure, and Security (3:3:0) Prerequisites: JLCP 720/GOVT 728, or permission of instructor. Focuses on understanding legal doctrines that form basis of U.S. constitutional procedural rights and how doctrines develop, why courts rule as they do, and evaluating strengths, weaknesses of rights.
722 Civil Justice (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 720/GOVT 728, or permission of instructor. Covers understanding civil justice system, rules that govern civil justice, origins and effects, strengths and weaknesses of civil law doctrines, and processes to understand power of law to order social behavior.
723 Law and Social Control (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 720/GOVT 728, or permission of instructor. 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. Analyzes leading court cases.
740 Justice Organization and Administration (3:3:0) Examines 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 permission of instructor. 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 permission of instructor. 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 permission of instructor. 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) Prerequisite: JLCP 509/PUAD 509 or JLCP 700/GOVT 726, or permission of instructor. Explores issues in justice administration, taking into diverse perspectives. Emphasizes using theory and evidence to evaluate different viewpoints. Course topics vary, focusing on controversial matters.
760 Crime and Crime Policy (3:3:0) Explores 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) Prerequisite: JLCP 760/GOVT 792, or permission of instructor. Explores political context of crime policy. Examines influence of public opinion, interest groups, scientific community, and other political forces. In-depth, case-study comparison of several crime policies.
780 Research Methods (3:3:0) Prerequisite: undergraduate course in social science research methods or statistics, or permission of instructor. Introduces logic and methods of scientific inquiry in justice, law, and crime policy. Includes 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) Prerequisite: PUAD 611/612, JLCP 780, or two graduate-level statistics courses; or permission of instructor. Practical exploration of assessment techniques used in evaluating need for and consequences of justice programs and policies. Design and measurement, interpreting and presenting results.
782 Statistics I (3:3:0) Prerequisite: An undergraduate social science research methods course or an undergraduate statistics course. Focuses on descriptive and inferential statistical methods and theory with application to problems within the justice field. Explores the logic of inferential statistical methods in general and null hypothesis significance testing in particular. Covers widely used statistical procedures within the applied social sciences.
783 Statistics II (3:3:0) Prerequisite: JLCP 782 or a comparable course. Focuses on the theory and application of multivariate regression methods as applied within the justice field. Topics include tests for and consequences of violating assumptions of the generalized linear model, dummy coding of categorical variables, testing of interaction effects, logistic regression, ordered and multinominal logit, and missing data analysis.
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 656; or permission of instructor. Student-initiated research project supervised by 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 field, or topics not covered by regularly listed courses. Course content varies; may be repeated for credit.
796 Directed Reading (1-3:0:0) Prerequisite: successful completion of 12 JLCP credits. 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 Master's Thesis (1-6:0:0) Prerequisite: submission and approval of thesis proposal. Research on approved master's thesis topic under direction of 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 basis for 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) Prerequisite: approval of dissertation proposal. Doctoral dissertation research and writing under direction of student's 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.