ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Justice Studies (JUS)

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JUS Note 1. For Justice Studies students to take a nonrequired 300-level JUS course, they must have at least a “C” in each of the required JUS courses — JUS 105 (or 305), 301, 302, and 303 — and a minimum average GPA of 2.50 for these four classes. For non-Justice Studies students to take a 300-level JUS course, they must have a minimum of 56 earned semester hours (junior status) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. Non-Justice Studies students may take JUS 301, 302, and 303 with school approval.

JUS Note 2. For non-Justice Studies students to take a 400-level JUS course, they must have a minimum of 56 earned semester hours (junior status) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.

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JUS 100 The Justice System. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Overview of the justice system. Roles of law enforcement personnel, the courts, and correctional agencies. Philosophical and theoretical views in historical perspective.
General Studies: SB

JUS 105 Introduction to Justice Studies. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Introductory overview to the study of justice from a social science perspective. Primary topics include justice theories and justice research. Credit is allowed for only JUS 105 or 305 (or AFR 305). Appropriate for freshmen and sophomores. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFR 105. Credit is allowed for only AFR 105 or JUS 105.

JUS 200 Topics in Concepts and Issues of Justice. (3)
once a year
Uses critical thinking skills to analyze and comprehend controversial social issues (e.g., abortion, affirmative action, capital punishment, the flat tax, and immigration). May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Lecture, discussion.
General Studies: SB

JUS 294 Special Topics. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Topics chosen from various fields of justice studies.

JUS 301 Research in Justice Studies. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Focuses on developing and evaluating research designs, data collection, and the relationship between validity and reliability. Stresses methods for conducting research. Prerequisite: Justice Studies student.

JUS 302 Basic Statistical Analysis in Justice Studies. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Introduces the fundamentals and application of descriptive and inferential statistics, with emphasis in the justice area. Prerequisite: intermediate algebra or higher.
General Studies: CS

JUS 303 Justice Theory. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Examines classic and contemporary philosophies and theories of justice, including legal, social, and criminal justice. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 305 Principles of Justice Studies. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Introductory overview to the study of justice from a social science perspective. Primary topics include justice theories and justice research. Credit is allowed for only JUS 305 or 105 (or AFR 105). Appropriate for juniors and seniors. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFR 305. Credit is allowed for only AFR 305 or JUS 305. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 306 Police and Society. (3)
once a year
Focuses on community policing; critical inquiry of administrative decision making; perspectives on police-citizen violence; street practices; urban policing. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 308 Courts and Society. (3)
once a year
History and development of courts. Relationship between dispute resolution mechanisms and cultural/social structure/processes in which they are embedded. Lecture, discussion, cooperative learning, case analysis. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 310 Corrections and Justice. (3)
once a year
Examines the United States prison condition; types of offenders; issues including drugs, gangs, drunk driving, racial discrimination, and “intermediate” punishments. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 311 Crime, Prevention, and Control. (3)
once a year
Examines prevention and control of crime by a review of contemporary theories, justice agency procedures, and social policies. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 320 Community and Social Justice. (3)
once a year
Discusses and analyzes definitions of community; impact of environment on behavior; promises of community organization for local empowerment. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB, C

JUS 321 Wealth Distribution and Poverty. (3)
once a year
Examines wealth and income distribution in the United States and analyzes ideological and political forces producing an increasingly unequal society. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFR 321. Credit is allowed for only AFR 321 or JUS 321. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB, C

JUS 329 Domestic Violence. (3)
once a year
Legal, historical, theoretical, and treatment aspects of domestic violence, including child abuse, woman battering, incest, and marital rape. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB

JUS 335 Organized Crime. (3)
once a year
Nature of organized crime and its illegal activities, theories of containment, and efforts by justice agencies to counter its dominance in society. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 345 White Collar Crime. (3)
once a year
Basic white collar concepts and categories; causes and effects; mechanisms and contexts of operation; social and criminological responses. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 350 Immigration and Justice. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Examines immigration policy, history of immigration, refugee issues, labor force participation, gender, family, children, social networks, and transnationalism. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB, C

JUS 360 Law and Social Control. (3)
once a year
Resolution of social issues through the application of law as an agent of social control. Nature, sanctions, and limits of law. Categories of law and schools of jurisprudence. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB

JUS 365 Substantive Criminal Law. (3)
once a year
Crimes against persons, property, and society; legislative analysis; primary appellate judicial opinions; substantive criminal law issues; trial court determinations. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 368 Procedural Criminal Law. (3)
once a year
Due process with respect to individual liberty; privacy and government power; emphasis on broad ideas of political and social theory. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 375 Crime and the Mass Media. (3)
once a year
Surveys the impact of mass media and popular culture on crime, police actions, and social policy. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.
General Studies: SB

JUS 385 Justice and Everyday Life. (3)
once a year
Justice and injustice in everyday life and how small things can become legal issues. Role of language and interaction in social order. Lecture, group work. See JUS Note 1. Prerequisites: JUS 105 (or 305), 301, 302, 303.
General Studies: SB

JUS 394 Special Topics. (1 – 3)
once a year
Topics chosen from various fields of justice studies. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 1.

JUS 404 Imperatives of Proof. (3)
once a year
Issues of evidence, rules of proof, establishing fact and identity in the justice system. Lecture, case analysis, cooperative learning, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L

JUS 405 Economic Justice. (3)
fall and spring
Addresses economic issues and justice implications, including the interplay among economic conditions, race-ethnicity, class, and gender worldwide. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: SB, G

JUS 410 Punishment: Logic and Approach. (3)
once a year
Analyzes forms of punishment, how and why they have changed. Areas include philosophy, history, and social structure of punishment. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.

JUS 415 Gender and International Development. (3)
once a year
Examines the ways in which international development is gendered as well as women’s rights as human rights in both national and international arenas. Lecture, seminar. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L, G

JUS 420 Women, Work, and Justice. (3)
once a year
Examines gender inequality in the workplace, including the nature of women’s work, theoretical issues, and models for promoting gender justice at work. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: SB, C

JUS 422 Women, Law, and Social Control. (3)
once a year
Examines social, economic, and legal factors that are relevant to mechanisms of social control of women, including formal legal control and informal control through violence. See JUS Note 2.

JUS 425 Race, Gender, and Crime. (3)
once a year
Critically examines major theories, research findings, policies, and controversies concerning race, ethnicity, gender, and crime. Lecture, discussion, cooperative learning. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB, C

JUS 430 Social Protest, Conflict, and Change. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Analyzes historical and contemporary protest movements advocating equality based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB, C

JUS 440 Administration and Justice. (3)
once a year
Diversity issues; procedural justice and service delivery; relationships between state and economic forces, including processes of regulation; state administrative apparatuses. Lecture, case analysis, cooperative learning, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L

JUS 450 Alternatives to Incarceration. (3)
once a year
Investigates various alternatives to incarceration; advantages/disadvantages; major issues including net widening, cost effectiveness, risk assessment, community crime prevention. Lecture, research. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L

JUS 460 Feminism and Justice. (3)
once a year
Explores feminist thought and critiques traditional political theories. Examines issues of racism, sexuality, and the law. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.

JUS 463 Discretionary Justice. (3)
once a year
Use/abuse, key issues/manifestations of discretion in legal system and other societal institutions. Theoretical/empirical linkages between discretion and discrimination, based on race, ethnicity, and gender. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: SB

JUS 465 Death Penalty in the United States. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Focuses on capital punishment in the United States; explores negotiation of law, politics, morality, public policy, and culture. Lecture, discussion, case study. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L

JUS 469 Political Deviance and the Law. (3)
once a year
Examines the controversies created by political and deviant behavior, including a critical view of law as an agent of social control. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB, C

JUS 470 Alternative Dispute Resolution. (3)
once a year
Critical examination of the tenets of alternative dispute resolution movement; exposure to the programs of ADR, including community and court based. Lecture, cooperative learning, field research. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB, C

JUS 474 Legislation of Morality. (3)
once a year
Addresses historical and contemporary issues related to social justice movements, law, and morality in a pluralistic society. Issues include AIDS, burial rights, homosexuality, poverty, prostitution, and racial discrimination. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB, C

JUS 477 Youth and Justice. (3)
once a year
Critical examination of youth-related justice issues, including economic justice, violence against youth, delinquency, and the juvenile justice system. Lecture, group work, film. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: L/SB

JUS 479 Law and Disputing. (3)
fall and spring
Critical analysis of the controversies created by disputes, law, and other forms of social control. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.
General Studies: SB

JUS 484 Internship. (3 – 6)
fall, spring, summer
Assignments in a justice-related placement designed to further the integration of theory and practice. Internships are arranged through consultation of students with placements. Students must consult with the school for appropriate application and registration procedures. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 semester hours, of which a maximum of 6 are applied to the major. Fee. See JUS Note 2. Prerequisites: major status; Justice Studies student.

JUS 494 Special Topics. (1 – 3)
once a year
Topics chosen from various fields of justice studies. Lecture, discussion. See JUS Note 2.

JUS 498 Pro-Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Small group study and research for advanced students. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 hours, of which a maximum of 3 are applied to the major. See JUS Note 2. Prerequisites: major status; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; minimum GPA in JUS courses of 3.00; instructor approval.

JUS 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Original study or investigation in the advanced student’s field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 hours, all applicable to the major. Readings, conferences, tutorials. Prerequisites: major status; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; minimum GPA in JUS courses of 3.00; instructor approval.

JUS 500 Justice Research Methods. (3)
once a year
Theories and methods of research with emphasis on development of designs most relevant to justice data and problems.

JUS 501 Justice Theory. (3)
once a year
Theories and philosophies of social, economic, political, and criminal justice. Applications of theories to contemporary justice issues. Lecture, discussion.

JUS 503 Crime and Social Causation. (3)
once a year
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)
once a year
Methodological problems of research design and statistical methods specific to justice studies.

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

JUS 514 Justice Policy. (3)
once a year
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)
once a year
Focuses on justice, legality, and human rights cross-culturally, examining both theoretical and methodological issues. Seminar.

JUS 520 Qualitative Theory and Data Collection. (3)
once a year
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)
once a year
Analyzes qualitative data, e.g., field notes, depth interview transcripts, document analysis, coding, and retrieval with a microcomputer; qualitative evaluation.

JUS 542 American Indian Justice. (3)
once a year
Provides a broad overview of American Indian and Alaskan Native issues of justice and injustice in contemporary society.

JUS 547 Program Evaluation. (3)
once a year
Nature/role of program evaluation; types, program monitoring, impact and process assessment, evaluability assessment, methods, utilization, and politics of evaluation. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisite: JUS 500 recommended.

JUS 550 Alternatives to Incarceration. (3)
once a year
Investigates various alternatives to incarceration; advantages/disadvantages; major issues including net widening, cost effectiveness, risk assessment, community crime prevention. Lecture, research.

JUS 555 Migration/Immigration and Justice. (3)
not regularly offered
Explores the causes and consequences of immigration to the United States and the incorporation of immigrants into the American economy and society. Seminar.

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

JUS 570 Juvenile Delinquency. (3)
once a year
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)
once a year
Graduate-level introduction to juvenile justice system, including historical development, philosophical orientation, organizational structure, and contemporary controversies.

JUS 575 Race, Gender, and Crime. (3)
fall and spring
Current theoretical and methodological debates and controversies regarding race, ethnicity, gender, class, crime, and the criminal justice system; policy implications. Seminar.

JUS 579 Political Deviance. (3)
once a year
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)
fall, spring, summer
Assignments in a justice agency designed to further the integration of theory and practice. Placements are arranged through consultation with students and agencies.

JUS 588 Justice and the Mass Media. (3)
once a year
Analyzes the nature and impact of mass media messages about justice concerns for social order. Lecture, discussion.

JUS 591 Seminar. (1 – 3)
once a year
Topics chosen from various fields of justice studies. May be repeated for credit.

JUS 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

JUS 610 Law and the Social Sciences. (3)
once a year
Analyzes 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)
once a year
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)
once a year
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)
once a year
Analyzes philosophical perspectives of justice; linkages between social science theory and justice constructs; application of justice to social issues.

JUS 650 Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis. (3)
spring
Advanced qualitative data collection and analysis techniques, including ethnography, in-depth interviews, field notes, coding, transcribing, content analysis, textual analysis. Seminar.

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

JUS 691 Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Topics chosen from various fields of justice studies. May be repeated for credit.

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