Criminal Justice Major

Keyria Rodgers, Program Director 

刑事司法专业提供了对刑事司法过程的广泛和理论性的观点, 包括与犯罪和刑事司法相关的社会和政治因素, 通过这些领域的具体课程,为学生在刑事司法领域的各种职业生涯做好准备.

米利金对刑事司法学位的愿景是基于恢复性司法(RJ)的前沿理论和实践。. RJ指的是一种涉及受害者积极参与的协作形式的司法, offenders, and the community in repairing, reconciling, and restoring relationships among all parties affected by a crime. 恢复性司法不仅仅是刑事司法的一种近期趋势. It is the wave of the future for criminal justice practitioners, 这些原则将在未来的刑事司法项目中发挥作用这些原则将在未来的刑事司法项目中发挥作用.

学生可以选择攻读文学学士学位或理学学士学位.

Learning Goals

  1. Increase understanding of the theoretical foundations and practices of Criminal Justice (University learning goals: knowledge; a personal life of meaning and value).
  2. 严格审查目前CJ的做法和其他犯罪方法. (University learning goals: critical reasoning; democratic citizenship in a global environment).
  3. 对刑事司法系统做出包括伦理推理在内的判断. (University learning goals: critical reasoning; democratic citizenship in a global environment).
  4. 根据学科需要,展示专业的写作技能.  (University learning goals: professional success; performance learning).

Practicum Highlights

《ROR平台》鼓励在刑事司法系统中进行职业探索, as a required final course for students pursuing the minor. 这个项目的结构强调学术研究和工作经验的整合, determination of learning goals, cultivation of independent learning skills, development of increased awareness of community and public affairs, and understanding of diversity in the work place. By working with criminal justice agencies, 学生将被安排在一个社区环境中,这将帮助学生回答他们自己关于这些领域可能的职业选择的问题.

Work Study/Non-Work Study Internships

These internship experiences are different than the Practicum. 学生可以在整个学期的任何时间进行实习,但实习不计入学分. Students can choose to work anywhere in the Criminal Justice field. 所有实习都必须得到刑事司法项目主任Keyria Rodgers的批准.

Macon County Teen Justice Program

Macon County Teen Justice Program Website

Plans of Study

8 semester plan for a BA in criminal justice

8 semester plan for a BS in criminal justice

Requirements

所有刑事司法专业必修31-32学时的核心课程
所有刑事司法专业需要300个等级的选修课,共9个小时
 

Required Courses (31 credits)

  • CJ100. Introduction to Criminal Justice Professions (1)
  • SO100. Intro to Sociology (3) OR SO200. Social Solutions (3) OR PO105. American Political System (3)
  • CJ211/SO211. Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • CJ315. Crime & Public Policy (3)
  • CJ235/PO235. Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • PH211. Ethical Theory and Moral Issues (3) OR PH305/PO305. Philosophy of Law (3) OR PH310. Political Philosophy (3)
  • CJ361/SO361. Criminology (3)
  • SO201/PS201. Social Statistics (3) OR MA130 (3)
  • SO221. Methods of Sociological Research (3)
  • CJ311/SO312. Restorative Justice (3)
  • CJ 470. Criminal Justice Practicum (3) OR CJ471. Teen Justice Practicum (3)

 

Students must choose THREE additional courses

  • CJ355. Forensics
  • CJ340 Criminal Investigations
  • CJ317. Judicial Process & Constitutional Issues
  • CJ305. Law of Evidence
  • CJ415. Criminal Justice Research & Analysis
  • CJ420 Victims in Society
  • CJ410. Correctional Process
  • CJ318. Community Policing
  • PO334. Civil Liberties and the Constitution
  • PO330. Constitutional Law
  • SO232. Deviance
  • HI210. Violence in America

或由项目主任或刑事司法主席批准的其他课程

Courses Descriptions

Introduction to Criminal Justice Professions 刑事司法职业通常分为两类:执法或法律. 但与许多人可能知道的刑事司法的职业机会相反, it is more than just becoming a cop or a lawyer. In this course, students will be given a practical, 综合性工具包,容易解释刑事司法专业的广泛操作和就业机会范围. 它们涵盖了许多在准备从事刑事司法职业时很少讨论的刑事司法职能和职业道路. 课程将重点关注如何在适合个人优势和抱负的职业领域找到工作,并强调实习和服务学习作为获得理想职位的工具的价值. (CJ 100)
Juvenile Delinquency What, exactly, is delinquency? Are young people becoming more delinquent/violent? 为什么有些青少年犯罪和吸毒的程度相对较高? How do popular conceptions of delinquency compare to reality? Are current delinquency-control policies effective? These questions and others will be the focus of this course. Through readings, lectures, 课堂讨论中,ROR平台将探讨一些研究犯罪和青少年暴力的核心问题. 这些问题将从影响包括生物学在内的犯罪学家的广泛不同的角度加以探讨, psychological, sociological, and historical perspectives. (将特别关注目前主导该领域的社会心理学理论). Cross-listed with IN251. (CJ211)
Deviance 本课程将研究当代西方社会中被认为是离经叛道的各种行为, the socially constructed nature of deviance, and the development of public policies for the control of deviant acts. Special emphasis will be given to the definition of deviance, the measurement of deviance, theories of deviant behavior, 当代社会的职业偏离与社会控制策略的发展. Cross-listed with IN251.(CJ233)
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System This course introduces students to the criminal justice system, by reviewing and understanding the roles of the three main components; police, courts and corrections. Cross-listed with IN251.(CJ235)
The Law of Evidence 本调查课程的重点是联邦证据规则(在某些情况下, the Illinois Evidence Code), related case law, and those constitutional concepts that limit proof at criminal trials. Students will explore the origin, development, 美国刑事诉讼证据规则的哲学和宪法基础. 学生将熟悉证据程序的特点, such as real and physical evidence, relevance, burdens of proof, presumptions, stipulations, competency, privileges, cross-examination, hearsay and its exceptions, and expert opinion testimony (CJ305)
Restorative Justice 本课程将向学生介绍恢复性司法的理论、概念和实践. 在广泛回顾了恢复性司法的传统和历史之后, and contemporary research and scholarship, 学生将有机会参加当地社区的恢复性司法项目或活动. 课程学习材料和作业将针对累积作业,学生在其中评估一个刑事司法项目或机构对恢复性司法原则和实践的使用.(CJ311)
Crime and Public Policy 美国的犯罪在过去三十年中波动很大, as have the police approaches to deal with it. 在此期间,犯罪学家和其他ROR体育帮助阐明了监禁的作用, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous other aspects to crime control. 然而,最新的研究很少在公开讨论中被听到,决策者的办公桌上也经常看不到. The course is designed to review existing literature, discuss the methodological rigor of the research, identify what policies and programs the research suggests, 然后指出目前实施的政策没有反映出证据. Students will learn of the criminal justice system (juvenile justice, police, prisons, probation and parole, 量刑)以及社会生活更广泛的方面如何抑制或鼓励犯罪(生物学), schools, families, communities). (CJ315)
Judicial Process and Constitutional Issues 本课程将首先使学生熟悉初审法院和复审法院的司法决策过程. 通过判例法判例解释法院判决的约束力. 课程的重点将转移到对刑事案件中提出的宪法问题的法院判决的讨论. 学生将学习刑事起诉的各个阶段,从逮捕到最终的法庭决议. Opinions of the United States Supreme Court, as well as other courts of review, will be analyzed throughout this process. 将详细讨论刑事案件中经常出现的宪法问题, including 4th Amendment Rights related to search and seizure, 5th Amendment Rights related to police interrogations, and the 6th Amendment Right to counsel. (CJ317)
Community Policing 本课程将回顾当前以社区为基础的警务及其在当代社会中的应用. 学生们将被要求考虑这是一种新的方法,还是回到历史上的警务方法. 学生们将被期望识别以社区为基础的警务为重点的新兴实践的有效性. 学生将学习识别社区警务策略的多面手和专家应用之间的差异.(CJ318)
Criminal Investigations 

本课程旨在向学生介绍刑事调查的独特方面, as distinguished from other areas of police service.  Students will explore investigative theory, the collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, concepts of interviewing and interrogation, the use of forensic sciences, and trial preparation.  Emphasis will be placed on investigative techniques employed, identification of motives and modus operandi, and the use of informants.  通过访谈和审讯收集信息以及解决犯罪的法律方面将是本课程的重点.  本课程还探讨了特定犯罪形式的调查的概念和方法(例如, homicide, rape, and robbery). (CJ340)

Forensics

本课程使学生对物证的性质及其在刑事司法系统中的作用有基本的了解.  学生将探索与鉴定有关的基本科学和法律原则, collection, preservation and analysis of forensic evidence.  学生将接触具体物证项目,包括它们的组成部分, manufacture, methods of analysis, and value in case work.  学生将参与具体方法的应用,努力成功地解决各种刑事司法问题. (CJ355)

Criminology

通过主要犯罪学理论的视角,ROR平台将探讨美国的刑事司法制度.  这一社会学研究的一些主题包括对理论的广泛回顾, contemporary criminal law/philosophy, the current face of corrections today, 以及对现有犯罪概念的挑战. (CJ361)

The Correctional Process

本课程的重点是向学习刑事司法的学生介绍美国的惩教制度.  本课程分析从早期到现代,惩教实践在处理被定罪的罪犯方面的发展.  学生将探索惩教机构,包括监狱学的学科领域, correctional science, the sociology of punishment or penal sanctions, and the study of social control.  学生们将了解惩教机构是如何为社会实施监禁功能的, and in turn, are both shaped and shapers of culture.  本课程还将包括对子组件(e.g. bail, jail, probation, different types of prisons, the death penalty, community-based programs, parole, 释放和再进入)在刑事司法中惩教“子系统”.  通过要求学生批判性地思考监狱生活,ROR平台将寻求一种欣赏性的理解, and the socio-cultural or psychological aspects of inmate “society.” (CJ410)

Criminal Justice Research and Analysis

This course provides an overview of social science research methods, applied statistical techniques, and statistical software used in the study of criminal justice.  Students will engage in problem definition, proposal writing, study design, information gathering, literature reviews, data analysis and interpretation, as well as writing and presenting research on criminal justice.  Particular attention will be given to research design, sampling techniques, interviewing, questionnaire or survey instrumentation, and observation-participation techniques. (CJ415)

Victims in Society

这门课程侧重于从受害者的角度研究犯罪和司法系统.  Students will study and gain understanding of the legal, social, psychological and economic perspectives, approaches and consequences of victimization from an individual, institutional, and legal point of view.  This course will examine the levels, 第一和第二犯罪受害的动力、主要关联和后果, 以及旨在预防和/或纠正这些问题的各种正式和非正式反应的适当性.  整个课程的重点将放在培养学生系统地阐明这些问题的定义和提出的或现有的回答的技能, 以及理解和应用评估备选反应的标准和方法. (CJ420)

Criminal Justice Practicum 本课程旨在为学生提供进一步发展他们在刑事司法领域的研究和实践知识的机会, as distinct from teen restorative justice.  学生将与刑事司法项目一起工作,以发展与工作场所相关的技能, develop personal contacts, expand upon networking strategies, 并对梅肯郡的刑事司法进行近距离的亲身观察.  本课程旨在为学生提供实践学习刑事司法的机会, Legal, and Social Service agencies within Macon County (CJ470)
Teen Justice Practicum

本课程旨在为学生提供进一步发展青少年司法领域研究和实践知识的机会, as distinct from criminal justice.  学生将与青少年司法项目一起工作,发展与工作相关的技能, develop personal contacts, expand upon networking strategies, 并对梅肯郡的青少年恢复性司法进行近距离的亲身观察. (CJ471)