Justice Studies (JUS)

JUS 500 Justice Research Methods. (3) F, S, SS
Theories and methods of research with emphasis on development of designs most relevant to justice data and problems.

JUS 501 Justice System, Theory, and Issues. (3) F, S
Analysis of the justice structure and process within various theoretical frameworks. Issues such as discretion, diversion, and plea negotiations.

JUS 503 Crime and Social Causation. (3) S
Theories of deviance and crime as they relate to social policies and specific response of the justice complex.

JUS 509 Statistical Problems in Justice Research. (3) F, S
Methodological problems of research design and statistical methods specific to justice studies.

JUS 510 Understanding the Offender. (3) F
Survey of learning, personality, and biological theories of causation and their relevance to understanding criminal and delinquent behavior.

JUS 514 Justice Policy. (3) F
Assessment of the politics of justice policy as well as an understanding of the basic tools available to social scientists for analyzing the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of justice policy.

JUS 515 Comparative Justice. (3) F, S
Focuses on justice, legality, and human rights cross-culturally, examining both theoretical and methodological issues. Seminar.

JUS 520 Qualitative Theory and Data Collection. (3) F
The basic theoretical rationale and perspectives for justice related qualitative research, e.g., symbolic interactionism. Techniques for data collection, e.g., ethnography and depth interviewing.

JUS 521 Qualitative Data Analysis and Evaluation. (3) S
Analysis of qualitative data, e.g., field notes, depth interview transcripts, document analysis, coding, and retrieval with a microcomputer; qualitative evaluation.

JUS 540 Justice Administration. (3) S
Administrative policies and practices used in justice agencies and their application to the various facets of the justice administrative process.

JUS 541 Justice Planning: Innovation and Change. (3) S
Normative factors in planning for standards and goals in the justice system. Application of innovation and change techniques in an interdependent system.

JUS 542 American Indian Justice. (3) F, S, SS
Designed to provide a broad overview of American Indian and Alaskan Native issues of justice and injustice in contemporary society.

JUS 547 Program Evaluation. (3) F, S, SS
Nature/role of program evaluation; types, program monitoring, impact and process assessment, evaluability assessment, methods, utilization, and politics of evaluation. Lecture, lab. Cross-listed as PAF 547. Pre- or corequisites: JUS 500 recommended.

JUS 550 Alternatives to Incarceration. (3) F, S, SS
Investigation of various alternatives to incarceration; advantages/disadvantages; major issues including net widening, cost effectiveness, risk assessment, community crime prevention. Lecture, research.

JUS 560 Women, Law, and Social Control. (3) F
Gender issues in the exercise of formal and informal mechanisms of social control, including economic, social, legal factors, both violent and non-violent.

JUS 570 Juvenile Delinquency. (3) F
Study of delinquency, including causation theories. Alternative definitions of delinquency, official statistics, and the critique and analysis of the interaction between social institutions and youth.

JUS 571 Juvenile Justice System. (3) S
Graduate-level introduction to juvenile justice system, including historical development, philosophical orientation, organizational structure, and contemporary controversies.

JUS 579 Political Deviance. (3) F
The seminar examines the politics of deviance by integrating the study of conflict with aspects of social organization, especially state formation.

JUS 584 Internship. (3 or 6) F, S, SS
Assignments in a justice agency designed to further the student's integration of theory and practice. Placements are arranged through consultation with students and agencies.

JUS 588 Justice and the Mass Media. (3) F, S, SS
An analysis of the nature and impact of mass media messages about justice concerns for social order. Lecture, discussion.

JUS 610 Law and the Social Sciences. (3) S
Analysis of the theoretical grounds underlying diverse studies of law and society; creation and administration of law; and jurisprudence and politics.

JUS 620 Justice Research and Methods. (3) F
Concept development, research design, data collection strategies, legal research, and building computer databases relevant to the study of justice.

JUS 630 Data Analysis for Justice Research. (3) F
Bivariate and multivariate techniques of data analysis and hypothesis testing for justice-related research and use of information and statistical programs.

JUS 640 Theoretical Perspectives on Justice. (3) F
Analysis of philosophical perspectives of justice; linkages between social science theory and justice constructs; application of justice to social issues.

JUS 669 Political Trials and Indigenous Justice. (3) S
Focuses upon research on political trials, deviance, and conceptions of indigenous and contemporary justice. Lecture, discussion.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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