Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


CCJ 2002 - Law, Crime and the Criminal Justice System (Freshman/Sophomore Course)
An introductory course designed to provide students with an understanding of law, crime, and the criminal justice system in America. (For students who enter FAU with less than 36 credits.)

CCJ 3014 - Criminology (Required)
A study of criminal and delinquent behavior theories within the context of several disciplines.

CCJ 3660 - Crime in the Schools (Elective)
Analysis of the nature and causes of crime committed on secondary and postsecondary school campuses. Explores the role of drugs, weapons, gangs, and bullies in creating fear and disorder. Reviews legal issues, legislative actions, liability concerns, and previous strategies.

CCJ 3666 - Victimology (Elective)
The course provides an overview of the study of victims and the process, etiology and consequences of victimization. Special attention is paid to the types of victims, theories of victimization and the victim?s treatment within the criminal justice system.

CCJ 4054 - Ethics and the Justice System (Elective)
Course provides an introduction to theories in ethics and the exploration of a variety of ethical/moral issues that characterize and define the different facets of criminology and criminal justice policy and practice.

CCJ 4450 - Criminal Justice Management (Restricted Elective)
A study of criminal justice management and practice as it applies to the police, courts, and corrections.

CCJ 4481 - Policing in America (Restricted Elective)
Police organization and administration and its relationship to public administration. The politics of law enforcement. The urban political structure as it impinges on police administration.

CCJ 4623 - Studying Violence (Elective)
Course examines causes, patterns, results, and policies that deal with different types of criminal violence.

CCJ 4638 - Computer Crime (Elective)
Course provides an overview of computer crime from a criminal justice perspective. The course will also examine similar issues such as computer crime prevention, computer security, legal and social issues, and modern investigative methodologies.

CCJ 4642 - Organized Crime and the Business of Drugs (Elective)
This course examines the dynamics of the international traffic in illicit drugs and presents an overview of the major issues of drug control. It also provides students with an understanding of the various organized criminal groups that operate in the United States and that play a major role in the illicit drug market.

CCJ 4644 - White Collar Crime (Elective)
This course examines the definitions of white collar crime, as well as the extent and costs of this behavior. The majority of the class centers on the examination of different types of white collar crime, with an emphasis on corporate crime. Case studies are used to illustrate specific instances of white collar crime.

CCJ 4670 - Women and Criminal Justice (Elective)
This course will provide an overview of women?s involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and professionals. Considerable attention will be given to the treatment of women in the context of the larger social system. (May be taken for credit in Women?s Studies Program.)

CCJ 4700 - Methods of Research in Criminal Justice (Required)
Prerequisite: STA 2023 or STA 3163
A study of the purpose of research, the logic of scientific inquiry and research techniques in criminal justice.

CCJ 4905 - Directed Independent Study (Elective)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CCJ 4931 - Issues in Criminal Law (Elective)
Selected issues and contemporary problems in criminal law.

CCJ 4934 - Special Topics (Elective)
In-depth analysis of current and emerging issues in criminal justice.

CCJ 4940 - Criminal Justice Field Experience (Elective)
Supervised experience in police, court or correctional setting. Open only to Criminal Justice Majors.Grading: S/U.

CJC 4310 - Corrections (Restricted Elective)
An analysis of major correctional systems; their objectives and programs as they relate to the rehabilitation of offenders.

CJE3692C - Criminal Justice Technology (Required)
Course includes an overview and application of computer hardware and software with criminal justice data for criminal justice purposes. Course also includes discussion of concepts and practice as well as helps prepare students for the criminal justice workplace environment.

CJE 4174 - International Criminal Justice Systems (Elective)
This course examines the different types of criminal justice systems that exist around the world and assess the growing threat to the United States from transnational criminal organizations. The course also traces the internationalizations of U.S. Law Enforcement and provides students with an understanding of the problems and challenges that face U.S. Law Enforcement personnel who must operate within a foreign criminal justice system.

CJE 4412 - Problem Solving in Crime Situations (Elective)
Description: This course examines contributing factors, analysis techniques, and crime prevention responses to crime and disorder problems. It focuses on concepts and research results from environmental criminology, problem analysis, and situational crime prevention.

CJE 4444 - Crime Prevention (Elective)
An examination of the theory, operation and evaluation of crime prevention as a function of the criminal justice system.

CJE 4610 - Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation (Elective)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of criminal investigations, blending scientific theories of crime detection with practical approach techniques. The course also covers both the rules of law as well as the ethical and legal obligations of the investigator.

CJE 4663 - Crime Analysis (Elective)
Description: This course provides an introduction to crime analysis and crime mapping and examines types of techniques used to study crime and disorder patterns and problems in law enforcement today. It covers the theory, data collection methods, and statistics used as well as the history of and career opportunities for crime analysis.

CJJ4010 - Juvenile Justice Administration (Restricted Elective)
Comprehensive survey of the juvenile justice system in the United States with particular attention to the Florida system. This course will cover the philosophy, organization and administration of juvenile justice systems.

CJL 4064 - Criminal Law and the Constitution (Elective)
The course exclusively uses legal cases to study the limits of constitutional law as it relates to a defendant?s due procedural rights as the individual is processed through the criminal justice system.

CJL 4510 - Judicial Administration and the Criminal Courts (Restricted Elective)
A study of judicial administration and the operation of the criminal courts in an organizational content.

DSC 4012 - Terrorism (Elective)
Students gain a historical perspective of the international evolution of terrorism. Emphasis is placed upon contemporary terrorist motive means and opportunity. Course also examines motivational factors - religious, political, and ideological - that drive various groups.