COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AJ 900 Advanced Seminar in the Administration of Justice Organizations and Processes (3)

AJ 900 Advanced Seminar in the Administration of Justice Organizations and Processes (3)

This is an advanced course designed to examine administration of justice agencies and processes in a historical and contemporary context. It includes an indepth analysis of contemporary issues and challenges in justice organizations.

 AJ 901 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice/Criminology/Criminal Justice Theory (3)

 AJ 901 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice/Criminology/Criminal Justice Theory (3)

This course examines criminological, criminal justice and administration of justice theories. It includes an analysis of the interrelatedness of justice theories and recent theoretical developments. (Prerequisite:AJ 900)

 AJ 902 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Research Methods (3)

 AJ 902 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Research Methods (3)

This course examines the theory and concepts of research design and measurement. It includes indepth analyses of operationalization of theoretical concepts, causality, validity, and principles and challenges to research methods in administration of justice.

 AJ 903 Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods I (3)

 AJ 903 Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods I (3)

This course examines advanced quantitative methods of data analysis. It includes the theoretical foundation for regression analyses and examines linear regression, multiple regression, and logistic regression. Special attention is devoted to recent quantitative studies in administration of justice utilizing advanced regression statistical techniques. (Prerequisite: AJ 503 or equivalent.)

 AJ 904 Advanced Seminar in Race, Class, Gender, Crime and the Administration of Justice (3)

 AJ 904 Advanced Seminar in Race, Class, Gender, Crime and the Administration of Justice (3)

This seminar surveys the role of race, class, and gender in the administration of justice. It provides an in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary research on race, class, gender, and crime. Special emphasis is placed upon social, economic, and political factors that impact crime and the administration of justice policy and planning. (Prerequisite: AJ 900)

 AJ 905 Seminar in Advanced Crime Mapping and Administration of Justice (3)

 AJ 905 Seminar in Advanced Crime Mapping and Administration of Justice (3)

This course examines the history and contemporary strategies and applications of crime mapping in justice agencies including mapping crime locations and density of crime, victims and offenders. (Prerequisite: AJ 903)

 AJ 906 Advanced Seminar in Homeland Security Administration and Management (3)

 AJ 906 Advanced Seminar in Homeland Security Administration and Management (3)

Advanced Seminar in Homeland Security Administration and management provides an indepth analysis of the homeland security administration that includes its history, corrections, law enforcement and judicial issues, international administration of justice agencies, management issues and intergovernmental relations. (Prerequisite: AJ 900)

 AJ 907 Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security Administration (3)

AJ 907 Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security Administration (3)

This advanced seminar examines emerging and contemporary issues in Homeland Security Administration including threat assessment, technological advancements, ethical issues, interagency cooperation, preventive security, and community involvement. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 906)

 AJ 908 Advanced Seminar in Private Security Administration (3)

 AJ 908 Advanced Seminar in Private Security Administration (3)

This course will examine administration and management of private security agencies. It will include the history, theory, and current practice of private security. Special emphasis will be placed upon cooperation between public and private security agencies, technological developments, and other contemporary issues. (Prerequisite: AJ 900)

 AJ 909 Advanced Seminar on Terrorism (3)

 AJ 909 Advanced Seminar on Terrorism (3)

This course gives an overview of terrorism and counter-terrorism issues in the administration of justice. The seminar examines terrorism legislation, domestic and international terrorist groups, responses to terrorism by state, local, and federal agencies, and recent terrorism policies and research. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 906)AJ 910 

AJ 910 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Policy, Evaluation and Planning (3)

AJ 910 Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Policy, Evaluation and Planning (3)

This course includes an examination of policy and planning in administration of justice agencies. It presents an in depth analysis of the history of the policy making process and internal and external dynamics of planning. Special attention is devoted to contemporary developments in law enforcement, corrections and judicial policy and planning. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 903, 904) 

AJ 911 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Race, Gender, Class, Crime and Administration of Justice (3)

AJ 911 Seminar in Advanced Topics in Race, Gender, Class, Crime and Administration of Justice (3)

This seminar provides in-depth analysis of critical issues in the study of race, class, gender and crime and administration of justice. Recent policies and research on selected contemporary topics including sentencing, traffic stop data collection, and homeland security profiling will be examined. The course also examines recent developments in disproportionate minority confinement, violence, and victimization research as well as other relevant issues. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902)

AJ 912 Seminar in Qualitative Methods in Administration of Justice (3)

 AJ 912 Seminar in Qualitative Methods in Administration of Justice (3)

This course examines qualitative research and data analysis methods and their application in the administration of justice.

AJ 913 Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods II (Special Topics) (3)

AJ 913 Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods II (Special Topics) (3)

This course is designed to provide an indepth analysis of specific advanced topics in quantitative methods and their application to administration of justice. These topics include structural equation modeling, modeling longitudinal data, categorical data analysis, and meta-analysis. (Prerequisite: AJ903)

 AJ 914 Advanced Seminar in Law and Administration of Justice (3)

 AJ 914 Advanced Seminar in Law and Administration of Justice (3)

This course provides an indepth analysis of the role of law in the administration of justice. Special attention is devoted to recent and contemporary administrative law guiding justice agencies. It includes an examination of laws enacted to prevent and control terrorism and to foster homeland security. Issues in international law are also addressed. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902, 910.)

 AJ 915 Advanced Seminar in Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Administration of Justice (3)

 AJ 915 Advanced Seminar in Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Administration of Justice (3)

This seminar examines the history and theory of geographic information systems in the administration of justice. In includes an exploration of techniques of geographic information that includes collection, display, analysis and storage and applications. (Prerequisite: AJ 905, Permission of the GPD)

AJ 916 Doctoral Seminar in Special Topics (3)

AJ 916 Doctoral Seminar in Special Topics (3)

This advanced seminar focuses on selected topics and recent developments in the administration of justice. (Prerequisite: AJ 905, Permission of the GPD)

AJ 917 Independent Study (3)

AJ 917 Independent Study (3)

This is a faculty-supervised independent study of a current topic in the administration of justice. (Prerequisite: AJ 905, Permission of the GPD)

AJ 987 Research Colloquium (3)

AJ 987 Research Colloquium (3)

This advanced seminar will present issues of concern for doctoral candidates. Specific attention will be devoted to grantsmanship, publishing, emerging research issues, teaching, and other aspects of career development. (Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and successful defense of the dissertation proposal)

 AJ 988/989 Dissertation (12)

 AJ 988/989 Dissertation (12)

Under the guidance of a dissertation advisor and committee students will complete a dissertation and orally defend it. The dissertation should add to the body of administration of justice knowledge. A total of twelve dissertation credits is required.

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