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1 Criminal Justice and Sociology Professor Stone (chair); Lecturers Fremgen, Kaiser, Redmann, and Rummel Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Jamestown College is twofold. Sociology courses support the curricula in general education, teacher education, and nursing. Their aim is to sensitize the student to the role of social forces (e.g. homogeneity, stratification, urbanization) and social institutions (e.g. the family, education, religion, politics, and the economy) as they impact our individual and collective lives. In criminal justice, students are prepared to pursue one of three distinct, though not necessarily mutually exclusive, options. The focus of the major is a solid preparation for entry-level careers in law enforcement, corrections, or adult or juvenile probation and parole. In addition, critical thinking, discipline-specific writing are explicit student outcome goals to which the department is committed and around which the core requirements are interconnected. Finally, the department is fully committed to its program of outcomes assessment to measure the degree to which its mission is being accomplished and provide guidelines for program enhancement. A grade of C- or above must be earned in all courses that are required in a major or a minor. Requirements for the Criminal Justice Major: CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ 102 Deviance and Social Control CJ 202 Writing in Criminal Justice CJ 11 Corrections CJ 12 Police Science CJ 0 Criminal Law and Procedure CJ 420 Criminal Justice Capstone CJ 450 or Criminal Justice Internship CJ 497 Criminal Justice Thesis Plus one of the following courses: CJ 1 or Community Policing and Problem Solving CJ 20 Crime and Delinquency Plus three themed electives (at least two from the same theme): Psychology Theme Psyc 202 Research Methods Psyc 215 Applied Behavior Analysis Psyc 02 Abnormal Psychology Psyc 15 Social Psychology Psyc 65 Dynamics of Addiction Psyc 410 Fundamentals of Counseling Note: These courses may have prerequisites. 109

2 Business Theme Acct 201 Principles of Accounting I Acct 202 Principles of Accounting II Busn 15 Business Law I Busn 16 Business Law II Busn 22 Human Resource Management Law Theme Busn 15 Business Law I Busn 16 Business Law II Phil 51 Philosophy and Law Pols 104 American National Government Pols 14 U.S. Constitutional Law Psyc 40 Psychology and Law Semester Credits 9 Total Semester Credits 6 Requirements for the Criminal Justice Minor CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ 102 Deviance and Social Control CJ 202 Writing and Information Literacy CJ 11 Corrections CJ 12 or Police Science CJ 1 Community Policing and Problem Solving CJ 20 Crime and Delinquency CJ 0 Criminal Law and Procedure CJ 420 Criminal Justice Capstone Sample Course Sequence for the Criminal Justice Major Freshman Year CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ 102 Deviance and Social Control Engl 101 Freshman Composition I Engl 102 Freshman Composition II with Literature Pols 104 American National Government Sophomore Year CJ 202 Writing and Information Literacy CJ 11 Corrections CJ 1 Community Policing and Problem Solving Themed Elective Junior Year CJ 12 Police Science CJ 0 Criminal Law and Procedure Themed Elective 110

3 Senior Year CJ 20 Crime and Delinquency CJ 420 Criminal Justice Capstone CJ 450 or Criminal Justice Internship CJ 497 Criminal Justice Thesis Themed Elective Course Descriptions (CJ) 101- Introduction to Criminal Justice This course examines the entire range of criminal justice issues including legislation, enforcement, prosecution, the courts, and corrections. Theory, practice, and an analysis of historical and contemporary controversies constitute the substance of the course. This course is a prerequisite for all other CJ courses. Fall 102- Deviance and Social Control This course examines the creation and stigmatization of deviant categories, theories and perspectives for understanding deviance, indepth analysis of various forms of deviance (e.g., criminal, sexual, political, mental, physical, and institutional), and societal responses aimed at control or change. Same as Soc102. Fall 202- Writing and Information Literacy Using materials gathered and annotated in CJ 201, the course will focus on writing essays, reports, and literature reviews as well as thesis development, organization, logic, proofreading, and feedback. Prerequisites: Engl 102. Spring 11- Corrections This course provides a broad overview of topics and issues in the field of corrections including the evaluation of treatment, personnel, classification, counseling and crisis intervention, and special areas of correctional treatment. It also explores the areas of probation, parole, and community corrections. This course will prepare the student (and is a prerequisite) for certain internships with local criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: CJ 101. Fall, even years 12- Police Science This course includes familiarization with the history and practice of policing; administrative, organizational, evaluative, investigative, and evidentiary issues; and court, prosecutor, and community relations. This course will prepare the student for certain internships with local criminal justice agencies. Prerequisite: CJ 101. Spring, even years 1- Community Policing and Problem Solving This course is intended to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the role of community policing in modern law enforcement. The course will also present students with the basic core values that are vital to the success of a highly effective police officer and the community that they serve. Prerequisite: CJ 101. Spring, odd years 20- Crime and Delinquency This course takes an integrated approach to theories of crime and delinquency inasmuch as biological and psychological perspectives will supplement the traditionally prominent sociological views. The course also focuses on the blurring of the distinctions between the two as juvenile crime is perceived as increasingly serious and the practice of juvenile certification (transfer to adult court) becomes more prevalent. Prerequisite: CJ101 or Soc 101. Same as Soc 10. Fall 0- Criminal Law and Procedure This course examines the limitations of criminal liability, the basic requirements of a criminal act, defenses, the law as it relates to specific types of crimes, and the processes and procedures that relate to policing, the courts, and corrections. Prerequisite: CJ101. Fall, odd years 111

4 Directed Study Directed Study Directed Study Individualized study in special content areas not covered in CJ course offerings. Restricted to areas of faculty expertise. Weekly progress reports and a written report are required Criminal Justice Capstone This course provides a summary overview of the full range of criminal justice topics and issues, akin to the basic overview provided in the introductory course (CJ101), but at an advanced level that features the use of primary resources, student research, and a critical analysis of issues and controversies in the field, all in a seminar setting. Prerequisite: CJ101 and senior standing. Spring Criminal Justice Internship A practicum designed to familiarize the student with law enforcement and/or correctional agencies, both juvenile and/or adult, including local, state, and/or federal. Working relationships with several sites have been developed, though the student is encouraged to develop his/her own site in consultation with the CJ faculty. Career development and the integration of classroom study with hands-on practical experience are the primary objectives. Signed receipt of Guidelines for Criminal Justice Internships, approval of the department chair, evaluation by the participating agency, and a written report by the student are required. Prerequisite: Junior standing Special Topics Special Topics Special Topics Special Topics A study of a wide range of topics in CJ not otherwise included in department offerings. Minimum enrollment of five students with related interests. Offered on sufficient demand Independent Study Special readings or projects accomplished by the student under the supervision of a department faculty member Criminal Justice Thesis The purpose of this course is to allow the student to conduct his/her own empirical research or to explore by way of a library research paper a narrowly defined topic of particular interest. Approval of the topic and an agreement regarding expectations must be obtained from the instructor prior to registration. Prerequisites: CJ 202 and either CJ 10 or CJ 410 and a minimum GPA of Course Descriptions (Soc) 101- Introduction to Sociology The course will introduce the student to the sociological process (including concepts, theories, and methods,) the study of groups, stratification and conflict, social institutions, and social change. Fall 102- Deviance and Social Control This course examines the creation and stigmatization of deviant categories, theories and perspectives for under- standing deviance, indepth analysis of various forms of deviance (e.g., criminal, sexual, political, mental, physical, and institutional), and societal responses aimed at control or change. Same as CJ 102. Fall 121 Introduction to Anthropology This class surveys the four major branches of anthropology: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archeology, and linguistic anthropology. Students will learn basic terminology and some of the major concepts and controversies within the discipline. Spring 201- Social Problems This course takes a problem-solving approach to the issue of social problems. The structure is topical, and topical topics include politics, poverty, work, education, family, health care, aging, gender and racial inequity, drugs and alcohol, crime, violence, and the environment. 112

5 220- Death and Dying This course provides the student, particularly the student preparing for a career in the health care or other service professions, the opportunity to better understand, both intellectually and emotionally, the social-psychological processes of dying, death, and bereavement. The primary purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the social implications of death and dying and to examine death-related behaviors, both individual and collective, through which these aspects of life are experienced. 20- Sociology of the Family This course looks at the basic findings of the social sciences with reference to the institution of marriage and family. It examines in particular the contemporary American couple throughout all stages of the life cycle. Factors are identified that should be considered when making critical decisions, such as to marry, to have children, to divorce. Topics include diversity in the areas of sexuality, marriage and family, and selected issues that confront American families today. Spring 10- Crime and Delinquency This course takes an integrated approach to theories of crime and delinquency inasmuch as biological and psychological perspectives will supplement the traditionally prominent sociological views. The course also focuses on the blurring of the distinctions between the two as juvenile crime is perceived as increasingly serious and the practice of juvenile certification (transfer to adult court) becomes more prevalent. Same as CJ 20. Prerequisite: Soc 101 or CJ 101. Fall 15- Social Psychology This course covers the principles of the interbehaving of individuals with other individuals and groups with an emphasis on attitudes, attribution, social perception, and smallgroup behavior. Same as Psyc 15. Prerequisite: Psyc 101. Fall 20- Comparative Cultures This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of different cultural and ethnic settings and backgrounds. Armed with a comparative framework, each student conducts research on an assigned nation, creates a cultural guidebook for that nation, and presents his/her findings to the entire class. Fall OTHER COURSES: Sociology Special Topics Directed Studies Special Topics Directed Studies Special Topics Directed Studies Special Topics (by arrangement) 11

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