MSU Billings Course Descriptions

CJUS - Criminal Justice

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CJUS 226 Introduction to Probation

[formerly CRIM 226 Introduction to Probation]

3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.  Provides an in-depth examination of the role of probation in the criminal justice system.  Topics include caseloads, pre-sentence investigations, practices and procedures, and issues associated with supervising offenders in the community.

 

CJUS 227 Introduction to Policing

[formerly CRIM 227 Introduction to Policing]

3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.  Examines the police as a component of the criminal justice system.  Provides an overview of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.  Issues and trends in law enforcement will be examined.

 

CJUS 228 Diversity in Criminal Justice

[formerly CRIM 228 Race, Class, Gender and Crime]

3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201.  Examines the experiences of diverse social groups in the criminal justice system.  Includes an analysis of populations as both offenders and victims.  Considers practical and policy implications of diversity awareness for the criminal justice system.

 

CJUS 294 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly CRIM 292 Seminar]

3 cr.  Provides freshman and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.

 

CJUS 413 Administration of Law Enforcement

[formerly CRIM 413 Administration of Law Enforcement]

3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201. Corequisite: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.  Examines the structure and organization of law enforcement agencies.  Students will learn how to manage police departments and sheriff’s departments.  Topics include law enforcement organizational patterns, goal identification, planning, personnel management, and budgeting.

 

CJUS 421 Criminal Justice Ethics

[formerly CRIM 421 Criminal Justice Ethics]

3 cr. Prerequisites: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221. Corequisite: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.  Examines ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  Students will learn moral and ethical standards that can be used to resolve dilemmas they encounter in the criminal justice system.

 

CJUS 437 Mass Incarceration and Prisoner Reentry

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221. Corequisite: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken. (F)  Explores factors contributing to mass incarceration in the United States, as well as the impacts of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, parole systems, and prisoner reentry.  Provides an examination of post-incarceration needs for men and women, and highlights the difficulties associated with successful reentry after incarceration.  Identifies important policy and program considerations with regard to incarceration and prisoner reentry.

 

CJUS 440 Gender, Crime and Justice

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221. Corequisite: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken. (F)  Examines gender-based differences in crime and criminal justice outcomes.  Considers factors associated with men’s and women’s involvement in crime.  Explores differences in men’s and women’s criminal behaviors.  Identifies the influence of gender on experiences with police, the legal system, and corrections.

 

CJUS 494 Seminar/Workshop

[formerly CRIM 492 Seminar]

3 cr. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or SOCI 201.  Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.