Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)



Professors: Blomberg, Chiricos, Clear, Doerner, Faust, Gertz, Gould, Kleck, Maier-Katkin, Waldo;
Associate Professors: Bullington, Fridell, Greek, White, Wollan;
Assistant Professors: Bush-Baskette, Close;
Visiting Assistant Professor: Zellerer;
Internship Director: Bedard;
Professors Emeriti: Bassin, Czajkoski, Fox, Jeffery, Kirkham

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the bachelor of science (BS), bachelor of arts (BA), master of science (MS), master of arts (MA), and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. In addition to the general criminology and criminal justice degree programs, a dual masters program is offered with the School of Public Administration and Policy. For undergraduates, certificates are available in corrections, law enforcement, and security administration.

For complete details of degree requirements, plus a description of the school, its facilities, opportunities, and available financial assistance, refer to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice section of this General Bulletin.

Honors in the Major

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers honors in the major to encourage talented students to undertake independent research. For requirements and other information, see the University Honors Program and Honor Societies section of this General Bulletin.

Juvenile Justice Role Model Development Project (JJRMDP)

The Juvenile Justice Role Model Development Program is an exclusive new multidisciplinary and multi-cultural approach offered by The Florida State University. The programs objective is to provide a pool of professionals in the area of juvenile justice who are uniquely trained, culturally aware, and committed to serving as role models for staffing youth prevention, intervention, and redirection programs throughout the state and the nation. Additionally, special training prepares aspiring teachers and others to deal with confrontational, often violent students in the public school system.

The program consists of six (6) core courses which draw from the disciplines of criminology, sociology, psychology, education, social work, and the humanities. A paid internship is also offered, which enables the students to gain valuable field experience working directly with juveniles at various agencies and school systems throughout the state.

The Role Model Program has attracted hundreds of students from The Florida State University. High demand by students for the core courses has necessitated capped enrollment within some courses and further expansion of course offerings.

For additional information contact: Deans Office of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2025; (850) 644-4050.

Definition of Prefixes

CCJ - Criminology and Criminal Justice

CJT - Criminal Justice Technology

Undergraduate Courses

CCJ 2020. Introduction to Criminal Justice (3). This course is designed to provide freshman and sophomore students with knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends, and theories of criminal justice. Not open to criminology majors beyond their first term as a junior.

CCJ 3011. Criminology (3). An examination of the field of criminology, including its theories, basic assumptions, and definitions.

CCJ 3101. Law Enforcement (3). An advanced survey of law enforcement concentrating on the police, with emphasis on functions (law enforcement, order maintenance, public service) and responsibilities (e.g., preservation of constitutional rights, community relations), including organizational and management aspects.

CCJ 3203. The Courts (3). Jurisdiction, policies, and procedures of courts in the administration of criminal justice.

CCJ 3301.Corrections (3). An overview of correctional philosophies, practices, and procedures.

CCJ 3653. Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime (3). History, pharmacology, health consequences, and crime-related aspects of mind-affecting drugs. Emphasis on effects on criminal behavior, the legal response to the problem, and on treatment and prevention of abuse.

CCJ 3664. Victimology (3). The role of victims in crimes, their treatment by the criminal justice system, their decisions to report crimes and help prosecute offenders, victim assistance, and victim compensation. Special focus on sexual battery and domestic violence.

CCJ 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 4031. The Individual and Society (3). Understanding normal human behavior and development in social context.

CJT 4100. Crime Detection and Investigation (3). Introduction to the lawful gathering and evaluation of information concerning criminal acts, with attention to the fundamentals of investigation, the organization and management of the investigative process, and the knowledge and skills necessary for investigation.

CCJ 4110. Police Problems and Practices (3). An analysis of both the traditional and contemporary issues and problems existing in the law enforcement community. Topics represent a wide variety of concerns, including such areas as corruption, police use of deadly force, and the utilization of law enforcement to combat corporate crime, computer crime, and terrorism.

CCJ 4131. Individual Rights and the Criminal Justice System (3). An examination of the full range of rights in criminal justice, dealing with them not only in broad philosophical and social terms but also in terms of specific instances, including the rights of the accused and extending to the rights of convicts, witnesses, victims, probationers, ex-convicts, officials, journalists, and the more generalized rights of participation by interest group advocates, taxpayers, and citizens in criminal justice policy and administration.

CCJ 4202. Courts and Social Policy (3). The role the courts pursue in determining social policy as it relates to criminology. Emphasis is directed toward the political and social inputs that influence judicial decision making and the role of democracy and punishment in the courts. These topics will be examined using current social policy.

CCJ 4204. Substantive Criminal Law (3). An examination of the central principles of criminal law, which includes the substantive elements defining criminal conduct for specific crimes and the various exculpatory conditions for criminal liability.

CCJ 4280. Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (3). The nature of law enforcement agencies in American jurisprudencelaws of arrest and rules of evidence.

CCJ 4283. Foundational and Philosophical Issues in the Criminal Justice System (3). An examination of the most important foundational and philosophical issues in the criminal justice system which includes the justification of criminal law, the relationship between law and morality, and the moral rationale of punishment.

CCJ 4331. Probation, Pardon, and Parole (3). Sentencing patterns and problems, social investigation, release organization, and administrative procedures.

CCJ 4332. Probation and Parole Supervision (3). Techniques and theory of probation and parole supervision with emphasis on treatment and counseling, use of role-playing as a learning device, reality therapy, group process, and behavior modification procedures.

CCJ 4341. Theories and Methods of Offender Treatment (3). Theories and techniques which may be employed within the boundaries of probation, parole, or prison to influence and alter the attitudes, values, and behaviors of persons adjudicated guilty by the criminal justice system.

CCJ 4520. Juvenile Justice (3). Examination of juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, including legal and social history, definition and explanation of delinquency, and assessment of delinquency prevention and correctional programs, with emphasis on application of philosophical, legal, and procedural principles to problems and cases of juvenile justice.

CCJ 4601. Human Behavior (3). The study of the origins of human and deviant behavior from a multidisciplinary approach (biological, psychological, sociological, criminological); addresses major theories and research, including case studies illustrative of deviant behavior such as drug abuse, suicide, mental illness, and sexual deviance.

CCJ 4610. Criminal and Delinquent Behavior (3). An examination of patterns of criminal and delinquent behaviors in the light of theories and classification concepts.

CCJ 4663. Female Crime and Delinquency (3). A flexible forum for the study and discussion of female crime and delinquency.

CCJ 4664. Minorities, Crime, and Social Policy (3). The involvement of minorities, especially Afro-Americans, in crime and in the criminal justice system. Special attention is paid to the role of racism in theories of crime and in American law and to the treatment of minorities by the various components of the criminal justice system.

CCJ 4700. Introduction to Research Methods in Criminology (3). Basic methodological and statistical issues in criminology.

CCJ 4822. Public and Private Security (3). An overview of the major topics of public and private security. The topics represent a wide variety of concerns, including such areas as historical development, the role of security in society, and current practices and standards.

CCJ 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-4). A student registered for an individual-study course must submit a prospectus, outline, and bibliography and schedule at least one conference a week on campus. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours. Enrollment requires prior approval of instructor and dean.

CCJ 4909r. Honors in Criminology (3). This course is designed for upper-division students with a grade point average of 3.2 in all courses. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.

CCJ 4933r. Seminar in Criminology (3). Varying topics of selected interest and contemporary significance, discussed in a seminar format. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

CCJ 4938r. Special Topics in Criminology (3). Contents of this course vary as instructors present different developments, problems, and controversies. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. May be repeated during the same semester.

CCJ 4940. Internship in Criminology (15). (S/U grade only.) Field placement in an approved criminal justice agency for integration of theory and practice through participant observation study.

Graduate Courses

CCJ 5016. Crimes of the Powerful (3).

CCJ 5026. Social Justice (3).

CCJ 5027r. Seminar in Social Justice (3).

CCJ 5028r. Seminar in Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5029. The Political Economy of Crime and Justice (3).

CCJ 5105. Police and Society (3).

CCJ 5205. Structure and Process of the American Court System (3).

CCJ 5223. Criminal Laws, Criminal Procedure and Individual Rights (3).

CCJ 5285. Philosophical Theories and Histories of Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5305. Penology(3).

CCJ 5485. Organizations and Public Policy in Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5501. Juvenile Justice (3).

CCJ 5535. Prevention and Treatment of Crime and Delinquency (3).

CCJ 5605. Theory in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5606. Criminological Theory II (3).

CCJ 5607. History of Criminological Thought (3).

CCJ 5609. The Conduct of Inquiry in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5625. Ecology of Crime (3).

CCJ 5636. Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice (3).

CCJ 5662. Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Social Justice (3).

CCJ 5704. Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics (3).

CCJ 5705. Research Methods in Criminology I (3).

CCJ 5706. Applied Statistics in Criminology I (3).

CCJ 5707. Qualitative Methods in Criminology (3).

CCJ 5710. Research Practicum (3).

CCJ 5944. Supervised Teaching (3). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 5945. Field Practice in Criminology (9). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 5971r. Thesis (16). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 5974. Area Paper in Criminology (3). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 5981r. Directed Individual Study (3). (S/U grade only.)

CCJ 6608r. Advanced Seminar in Criminological Theory (3).

CCJ 6708. Seminar in Crime Research (3).

CCJ 6920r. Seminars in Theoretical Criminology (3).

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and masters and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.


CRITICAL THEORY: see Graduate Bulletin