Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

CCJ  515 WORLD INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND JUSTICE (3)

Seminar presents an overview of justice processes, trends, and issues as they relate to indigenous peoples.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates 

 

CCJ  530 SCHOOLS, YOUTH, AND VIOLENCE (3)

Focuses on schools and critically explores the problem of youth violence.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates 

 

CCJ  532 FEMINIST JUSTICE (3)

Explores the relationship between feminism and the practice of justice. Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates 

 

CCJ  532H FEMINIST JUSTICE - HONORS (3)

Explores the relationship between feminism and the practice of justice.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates and Honors Student Group 

 

CCJ  545 ETHNICITY, RACE, AND JUSTICE (3)

Explores the disparate experiences of ethnic and racial minorities within the criminal justice system, with emphasis on the raced nature of contemporary criminal justice policies.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates 

 

CCJ  545H ETHNICITY, RACE, AND JUSTICE - HONORS (3)

Explores the disparate experiences of ethnic and racial minorities within the criminal justice system, with emphasis on the raced nature of contemporary criminal justice policies.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates and Honors Student Group 

 

CCJ  566 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring semester.  You must apply during the fall semester; selection is competitive, and you must be a candidate for a graduate degree.  Registration is handled by the internship coordinator after the legislature has made its final selection.  Department consent required.  May be repeated for credit.  Pass-fail only.

 

CCJ  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  Graduate student status or instructor's consent for Senior-year undergraduates 

 

CCJ  605 CRIMINOLOGY THEORY (3)

Classical and contemporary theories of definitions, correlates, and causes of crime; relationship of criminological theory to justice system policy.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  606 RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINOLOGY (3)

Explores the role of the quantitative paradigm in criminal justice; examines modes of inquiry and proposal development in criminal justice.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: undergraduate research methods course Prerequisite:  Admission to Graduate College 

 

CCJ  610 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (3)

Characteristics, applications, and implications of qualitative research methods in criminal justice; comparison of positivist and interpretive forms of qualitative research. Cross-listed with SOC 654.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  CCJ 606 

 

CCJ  614 RESEARCH STATISTICS (3)

Quantitative research methodology techniques for survey data management and analysis. Emphasizes linear multivariate statistical techniques. Cross-listed with SOC 655.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite:  CCJ 606 

 

CCJ  616 HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL JUSTICE (3)

Examines how conceptions and institutions for the promotion of human rights have shaped justice practices with particular attention to problems of justice resulting from economic globalization.    Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  617 ISSUES IN TRANSNATIONAL CRIME (3)

Explores a current issue or controversy in the areas of transnational crime, international law, and/or human rights.  Possible topics include Comparative Perspectives on Crime and Culture, Terrorism and Security, Genocide, State Crime, Transnational Crime and Globalization; Immigration, Borders and National Security.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.    Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  618 ISSUES IN COMMUNITIES AND JUSTICE (3)

Explores a current issue or controversy in the area of communities and justice.  Possible topics include Domestic Violence, Victimology, Community Corrections, and Restorative Justice.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.    Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  619 ISSUES IN LAW, POLICY AND SOCIAL CHANGE (3)

Explores a particular issue or controversy in the areas of law, jurisprudence or justice policy.  Possible topics include: Law and Society; Social Movements and Social Justice; Wrongful Conviction; Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure; Jurisprudence and Justice.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  620 CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS AND POLICY (3)

Analyses justice processes in major system components of police, courts, and corrections; interactions between criminal justice process and policy.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  625 POWER, DISCIPLINE, AND JUSTICE (3)

Examines formal and informal uses of power and discipline in the social construction and control of crime, and the pursuit of justice, with particular emphasis on culture, law, policing, and punishment.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  628 YOUTH AND JUSTICE (3)

Explores the connections between notions of justice, conceptions of youth, and elements of juvenile authority.  Policy choices and issues and their contexts will be examined.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  635 CRITICAL ISSUES IN POLICING (3)

History and theory of the relationship between policing and society; examines contemporary patterns of public and private policing.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  638 SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS (3)

Examines sentencing and corrections in historical, ideological, and social contexts.  Addresses sentencing reform, alternatives to punishment, and the intersection of punishment with diversity.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  652 CORPORATE CRIME (3)

Nature, extent, costs, and social consequences of crimes by economic institutions; strategies and limitations in the control of economic deviance.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  654 INEQUALITY, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Relationship between social inequality, crime, and crime control; differential treatment by gender, race, ethnicity, and class in the justice system.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  675 LEGAL LIABILITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

History of rights litigation against criminal justice agencies; case studies; reduction of liability through education, training, selection, and supervision.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  677 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONNEL (3)

Investigates criminal justice organizations from a social organizational systems perspective, including issues of personnel supervision.  Letter grade only.

 

CCJ  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH (1-6)

Individualized directed research on selected topics.  Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.

 

CCJ  688 TEACHING CRIMINOLOGY (3)

Examines the opportunities, challenges and techniques associated with justice education.  Particular attention is given to developing strategies for educating diverse populations and incorporating multiple viewpoints in both formal education and community learning environments through practical experience.  Pass-fail only. Prerequisite:  Criminology graduate student 

 

CCJ  694 TEACHING CRIMINOLOGY PRACTICUM (1-6)

Capstone writing project based on analysis of supervised experience teaching criminology/criminal justice in a university, community college, or other professional setting.  Pass-fail only. Prerequisite:  CCJ 688 and (CC 580 or CC 640) 

 

CCJ  695 CURRENT TOPICS IN CRIMINOLOGY (3)

Current issues in criminal justice.  In-depth examination of special topics in criminal justice.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

CCJ  696 FIELD PRACTICUM (1-6)

Supervised agency placement as a component of Internship capstone option.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Prerequisite:  CCJ 605, 606, and (CCJ 610 or CCJ 614) and 9 additional units of CCJ coursework 

 

CCJ  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Department Consent.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for credit.

 

CCJ  699 THESIS (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.