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Criminal Justice (CRJU)

CRJU 5001 -  Criminal Justice Systems, Policies, and Practice  (3 Credits)  

Examines current critical issues in the justice system affecting law enforcement, courts, corrections, and recent social developments related to personnel. The development, implementation, and analysis of public policy in the field of criminology are explored in depth. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJU 5002 -  Criminological Theory  (3 Credits)  

Explores the origins of criminal behavior and impact of crime on society. Theories of deviant, delinquent, and criminal behavior are examined, and practical implications and application of theoretical constructs are analyzed through current research paradigms and empirical research. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJU 5003 -  Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

Examines applied research designs and analytical models. Research problems in the system are utilized to illustrate the application and interpretation of alternative research strategies. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJU 5004 -  Statistics for Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Introduces principles of descriptive and inferential statistics and provides tools for understanding research findings. Topics include hypothesis testing and point estimation; bivariate and multivariate measures of association; inferential statistics; ordinary least square regressions, logistic regression analyses. Prereq: CRJU 5003 with a B- or better. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CRJU 5003 with a B- or better. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJU 5005 -  Law & Society  (3 Credits)  

Introduces a variety of topics related to the functions and societal implications of law. The course focuses on social/ legal theory and analyzes law and legal institutions from a critical perspective. Materials provide content on how to evaluate law and legal institutions, especially in relation to equality, justice, and fairness. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

CRJU 5010 -  Seminar Nonprofit Management  (3 Credits)  

Provides an overview of principles and concepts unique to nonprofit management. Topics include executive management, funding diversity, human resource management, marketing, volunteer management and ethics. Students also are introduced to the history and importance of the nonprofit sector. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 3110 and 5110. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5015 -  Intelligence Writing and Briefing  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of intelligence analysis and aims to provide the skills and tools necessary to effectively communicate results to consumers. Students will be familiarized with the analytical, perceptual, and cognitive pitfalls of conducting intelligence analysis and learn a variety of strategies for overcoming these problems, preparing professional intelligence products, and presenting executive-level intelligence briefings. Cross-listed with CRJU 4015. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree Majors

CRJU 5100 -  Administration of Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Analyzes the policies and practices of agencies involved in the criminal justice process, from the detection of crime and arrest of suspects through prosecution, adjudication, sentencing and imprisonment, to release. The patterns of decisions and practices are reviewed in the context of a systems approach. Cross-listed with CRJU 7100 and CRJU 4100. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree Majors

CRJU 5140 -  Nonprofit Financial Management  (3 Credits)  

Provides a grounding in financial management for the "non-accountant" by focusing on an array of knowledge and management skill areas necessary for allocating and controlling resources and for analyzing, reporting and protecting the fiscal health of the organization. Topics include key accounting principles, understanding and using financial statements, the budget development process, cash flow analysis, banking relationships, using the audit report, maximizing investment policy and strategy, and understanding the boundaries of tax exemption. Cross-listed with PUAD 4140 and 5140. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5150 -  Domestic Violence and Crime  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the criminal justice systems response to intimate partner violence by focusing on the interactions between victims, offenders and the individual components of the criminal justice system. By exploring the dynamics of intimate partner violence this course addresses the theory, history, research, legislation and policy implications related to the criminal justice system's response to violence against women. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5200 -  Wrongful Convictions  (3 Credits)  

Explores the continuum of justice-system errors ranging from persons who are falsely accused (arrested, prosecuted, and tried) to those who are wrongly convicted and imprisoned or sentenced to death row and erroneously executed. Cross-listed with CRJU 4200. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5210 -  Prisoner Reentry  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on prisoner reentry, including strategies to prepare inmates for release, reduce recidivism, and facilitate adjustment in the community while meeting the demands of public safety. Cross-listed with CRJU 4210. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5220 -  The American Jury System  (3 Credits)  

Examines historical and current issues in jury decision making and dynamics. The course explores issues such as jury size, eyewitness testimony, and jury reform. Court decisions are examined as a comprehensive understanding of jurors and their role. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5240 -  Gang Patterns and Policies  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on gangs, gang members, and gang activity in the United States. Topics include the origins and historical development of gangs, gang migration, gang related crime and violence, gang victimization, and the effects of gang involvement on communities and families. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5250 -  Criminal Offenders  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the core principles and tools of motivational interviewing as it is used currently with the offender population. Students learn how to utilize these skills working with specific offender populations and how to motivate these often resistive clients to change their thinking patterns and behaviors. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5260 -  Crime and Literature  (3 Credits)  

This seminar focuses on nonfiction literature as it relates to criminality and the criminal justice system. Samples of social commentary, biographies/autobiographies, and other accounts presented within various types of nonfiction literature are examined in order to more fully understand and appreciate their impact in shaping public opinion of the criminal justice system. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5270 -  Case Studies in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

This seminar examines the lives of people who live on the margins of a society that perceives them as outsiders. Ethnographic studies that utilize observation, participant observations, and interviews as their primary research methodology are assigned in order to develop a critical understanding of the social marginalization and cultural aspects of the lives of real human beings living constantly on the edge of the law. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with CRJU 3270. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5280 -  Computer Crime  (3 Credits)  

The course is designed to enhance interest, experience and knowledge in leadership that promotes professionalism and ethical behavior. Individual and organizational dynamics are explored through a critical perspective, focusing on criminal justice roles and responsibilities. The class teaches effective leadership skills in areas such as team building, strategic planning, and decision making. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with CRJU 7280. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5285 -  Trauma in the Criminal Justice System  (3 Credits)  

This course examines trauma as widely prevalent among those who are served by the criminal justice system and experienced disproportionately among criminal justice professionals. Trauma prevalence, theory, prevention, and interventions through a trauma stewardship lens for victims of multiple forms of trauma, including vicarious traumatization and secondary traumatic stress, will be emphasized through an all-inclusive view across the criminal justice continuum. Cross-listed with CRJU 3285. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree Majors

CRJU 5290 -  Capital Punishment  (3 Credits)  

This course examines in-depth a comprehensive range of issues surrounding capital punishment. Specifically, it looks at the history of capital punishment, methods of execution, legal issues and case law, deterrence, miscarriages of justice, discrimination in the capital charging and sentencing system, and the role of the death penalty internationally. The coverage of these issues relies on many sources, including scholarly readings, non-fiction books, court cases, websites, videos and documentaries, speeches, and media. Cross-listed with CRJU 3290. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CRJU 5301 -  Crime and the Media  (3 Credits)  

Surveys the relationship between mass media and the U.S. criminal justice system. Special attention is given to the role of media in the social construction of reality. Emphasis is placed on the application of social constructionism to criminal justice related social problems. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5320 -  Police Administration  (3 Credits)  

Considers the major issues confronting police executives, such as professionalism, recruitment, selection, training, deployment, innovation, evaluation, and charges of brutality, inefficiency, and corruption. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5325 -  Qualitative Methods for Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on qualitative methods applicable to research in the field of criminal justice. The primary focus is on ethnographic approaches employing such fieldwork techniques as observation, participant observation, interviews, content analysis, life histories and case studies. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5331 -  Crime Analysis and GIS  (3 Credits)  

Serves as an introduction to the uses and applications of analysis within law enforcement, including the role of analysis in law enforcement, theories that guide analysis and police practices, commonly used data sources and technology, and techniques for various types of analysis utilized in law enforcement. Cross-listed with CRJU 4331. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: "B" or better in CRJU 5003 and 5004

CRJU 5361 -  Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Synthesizes competencies gained throughout the course of study into a client-based research project. Students conduct independent research, complete a final written project demonstrating their qualifications and expertise, and orally present findings to a committee of faculty and criminal justice professionals. Prereq: CRJU 5000, CRJU 5100, CRJU 5120, CRJU 5321. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Prereq: CRJU 5001 or 5100, 5002 or 5120, 5003 or 5321, 5004 or 5000 and 5005

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.

CRJU 5391 -  Sex Offenders and Offenses  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on challenges practitioners face in managing sex offenders, including the development of programs and partnerships that can effectively assess, track, control, and treat sex offenders through all phases of the system. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5410 -  Victimology  (3 Credits)  

Examines victim-offender relationships, interactions between victims and the criminal justice system, and connections between victims and other social groups and institutions among various populations. The course addresses the theory, history, research, legislation and policy implications related to the social construction of "the victim." Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5420 -  Violence in Society  (3 Credits)  

This course examines various aspects of violence, including distribution over time and space; situations and circumstances associated with violent victimization and offending; and how social institutions, community structure, and cultural factors shape violent events. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5430 -  Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of theory, research and policy issues surrounding the relationship between drugs, alcohol and crime, and responses of the criminal justice system. Special attention is paid to the socially constructed nature of illegal substances and connections with U.S. drug policy. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5510 -  Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement  (3 Credits)  

Examines current thinking and experience with respect to changing and reforming police programs and practices. The course focuses primarily on the American police experience, reviewing major innovations, exploring their rationale, and examining organizational impediments to their implementation. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5520 -  Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Examines the development and implementation of correctional systems in America. Topics include the origins of correctional efforts and the evolution of the prison system, punishment and rehabilitation rationales in the context of sentencing models, the social organization of the prison, including inmate subcultures and staff work strategies, and the inmates' rights movement and the impact of judicial intervention in correctional settings. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5530 -  Community Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Analyzes theories and practices of probation and parole, responses of paroling authorities to public pressures and court controls, and their implications for rehabilitation. Efforts to bridge institutional settings and community life, as well as the feasibility and effectiveness of treating individuals under sentence in the community, are reviewed. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5540 -  Juvenile Justice  (3 Credits)  

Examines policies and practices of agencies in processing youthful offenders through the juvenile court system, reviews trends in juvenile justice policymaking, and assesses changes in response to juvenile crime by both the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5550 -  Criminal Justice Policy and Planning  (3 Credits)  

Provides a survey of conceptual and design strategies in criminal justice policy analysis. The logic and rationale of these various strategies are contrasted, and their relative merits are critiqued. Selected policy issues in the criminal justice system are utilized to illustrate the application and interpretation of alternative strategies. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5551 -  Courts, Law & Justice  (3 Credits)  

Analyzes judicial organization, court administration, and criminal court judicial decision making practices within the context of the broader operation of the criminal justice system. Special attention is paid to the social organization of the courtroom, examining the special roles of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5552 -  Criminal Justice Ethics  (3 Credits)  

Offers a normative framework within which to explore ways to increase sensitivity to the demands of ethical behavior among criminal justice personnel. The application of a normative perspective enhances the possibility that moral problems are better understood, more carefully analyzed, and rendered more tractable. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5553 -  Women, Crime, and Justice  (3 Credits)  

Explores issues surrounding women as offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals. Investigates explanations for the involvement of women in illegal activities. Analyzes the plight of battered women, rape victims, and other female victims. Examines the participation of women in law enforcement judicial processes, corrections, and lawmaking. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5555 -  Profiling Criminal Behavior  (3 Credits)  

Examines the dynamics of individual criminal acts utilizing inductive and deductive methodology to profile criminal behavior, offender characteristics, crime scene investigation, evidence collection, and case linkage of specific categories of crimes. Topics include homicide, serial crime, stalking. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CRJU 5571 -  The Social Organization of Crime  (3 Credits)  

Explores the relationship between neighborhood social disorganization and crime from a social ecology perspective. The course examines the underlying social causes of phenomena such as criminal victimization, violent and property crime, neighborhood fear, neighborhood deterioration, and recidivism. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5572 -  Race, Crime, and Justice  (3 Credits)  

Examines the influence of race in the administration of justice. Special attention is paid to the policy implications of racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5574 -  White Collar Crime  (3 Credits)  

Employs social science and legal approaches to examine crime committed by corporations as well as by individuals in white-collar occupations. Topics include how such crimes are socially defined, who commits them, which social contexts promote them, who is victimized, and how society and the criminal justice system respond. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with CRJU 3160. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5575 -  Offenders With Mental Health Disorders  (3 Credits)  

Examines the offender who may be mentally disordered. Special attention is paid to the various phases of the criminal justice system where psychiatrists are involved (e.g., diversion, fitness, insanity and sentencing), dangerous sex offender legislation, "not guilty by reason of insanity" and "guilty but mentally ill" statutes, and issues concerning confidentiality, informed consent, and treatment. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with CRJU 7575 and 3575. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5576 -  Social Science in the Criminal Justice System  (3 Credits)  

Examines the use of social science as a tool for legal analysis within the criminal justice system. The course examines how social science research is used to resolve relatively simple factual disputes, then moves on to more complex issues that arise when social science is invoked to make or change law. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5644 -  Environmental and Hazards Law  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a broad overview of issues in all hazards management as well as natural resource and environmental health law. It will convey knowledge of the statutes, regulations and court decisions governing the management of hazards by governmental agencies. The course will also cover aspects of environmental policy implementation and enforcement including the legal aspects of natural resource allocation and management and environmental protection. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5644. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5650 -  Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security  (3 Credits)  

Introduces emergency management and homeland security including: management of hazards, emergencies, disasters, and the networks of government and nonprofit organizations providing services. Focuses on principles of emergency management and homeland security at state and local jurisdictional levels. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 4010, PUAD 5650, and CRJU 4010. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5655 -  Principles of Emergency Management  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the discipline and practice of emergency management. Topics include administrative practice and processes by which public policy shapes governmental responses to hazards, emergencies, and disasters. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5655, PUAD 4012, and CRJU 4012. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5710 -  Environmental Crime and Justice  (3 Credits)  

Environmental Crime and Justice will look at the disproportionate benefits and burdens of environmental “profits” (e.g., open spaces, clean air and water, etc.) and contamination (which results from behaviors that include, but are not limited to crime), as well as the implications of these disparities on certain areas, particularly communities of color and indigenous communities. The role of the government, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and the environmental justice movement in creating, perpetuating, and minimizing environmental crime and its disparities will be examined, with part of the focus being on theories within critical criminology that address issues of environmental crime injustices. The nature of environmental offenders and victims will be explored. Policies and programs that have been organized to address environmental crime and other injustices and their effects (e.g., quality of life, birth defects, childhood asthma, lead poisoning, cancer, etc.) will be reviewed, including responses by the criminal justice system to environmental crime. Students will examine critically the consistencies and inconsistencies in institutionalized mechanisms that are set up, either intentionally or more subtly, to create, reinforce, or minimize environmental crimes and injustices. Cross-listed with CRJU 4710. Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree Majors

CRJU 5720 -  Public Policies for Hazards and Disasters  (3 Credits)  

Examines public policymaking and administration related to homeland security and disasters in the United States, including the interplay between security and traditional hazards management concerns. Assesses the role of institutional processes, governmental and nongovernmental organizations in policy development and implementation. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5720. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5910 -  Nature and Scope of Interpersonal Violence  (3 Credits)  

Analyzes the social, historical, political, legal, and psychological aspects of gender-based violence. Topics include definitions of the problem, demographics, children and youth exposure, and national and global perspectives. Strategies for prevention, intervention, treatment, and social change are explored. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5910. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5920 -  The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence  (3 Credits)  

Addresses the contributions and limitations of current empirical and clinical psychological literatures on interpersonal violence (IPV). Special attention is paid to the effects of IPV on adult and child survivors, their psychological needs, and the contribution of psychological knowledge to understanding and addressing the problem of IPV. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5920. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5930 -  Interpersonal Violence Law and Public Policy  (3 Credits)  

Examines public policy and law related to interpersonal violence (e.g., welfare reform, child maltreatment, criminal and civil court responses). Topics include the role of law enforcement agents, victim advocacy, and methods to change law and policy. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5930. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 5940 -  Interpersonal Violence Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Change  (3 Credits)  

Examines different models of social change and various approaches to public address, including social movements and campaigns. Strategies for engaging diverse individuals, systems and communities to address interpersonal violence will be emphasized. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Cross-listed with PUAD 5940. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 6171 -  Homicide Studies  (3 Credits)  

This class examines criminal homicide from all angles: the offenders, the victims, the police, prosecution, defense, jurors, and judges. It looks at investigative techniques and the latest science involved in criminal investigation, jury selection, and other criminal justice system issues. It focuses on what is arguably the most serious form of homicide, murder, exploring sensational cases that involve delving into the psyche of murderers. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 6600 -  Special Topics in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

Specialized seminar intended to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to explore significant themes, issues, and problems in the field of criminal justice. Topics vary from semester to semester. Course may be taken for credit more than once, provided subject matter is not repeated. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Repeatable. Max hours: 18 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 18.

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 6840 -  Independent Study: CRJU  (1-3 Credits)  

Affords the student the opportunity to pursue creative research activities under the individual supervision of a full-time faculty member. No more than six semester hours of credit for independent study may be applied toward the MCJ degree. MCJ Prereq: 12 semester hours of criminal justice course work and permission of instructor. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 6910 -  Internship in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

For students who have not had practitioner experience, a full- or part-time internship is required. Note: Masters students must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours at the graduate level to take this course. Dual Degree students must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours at the graduate level. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required to take this course. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 6950 -  Master's Thesis  (3-6 Credits)  

Independent original research project supervised and evaluated by a thesis committee. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Repeatable. Max hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.

CRJU 8840 -  Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Affords the student the opportunity to pursue creative research activities under the individual supervision of a full-time faculty member. No more than six semester hours of credit for independent study may be applied toward the PhD degree. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

CRJU 8990 -  Doctoral Dissertation  (1-10 Credits)  

Upon admittance to candidacy, students must be continuously registered for dissertation credit each fall and spring semester or be automatically dropped from the program. Students must register for 7.0 credit hours per semester. In cases where students will not be using any university resources during a particular semester, they may petition the PhD director to register for only 3.0 credit hours to maintain continuous enrollment. Students must be registered for dissertation credit during the semester they have a colloquium or defense. Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver. Repeatable. Max hours: 10 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Restrictions: Restricted to Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree majors within CU Denver.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.