MSU Billings Catalog

CJUS - Criminal Justice

CJUS 226 Introduction to Probation. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.

Provides an in-depth examination of the role of probation in the criminal justice system. Topics include caseloads, pre-sentence investigations, practices and procedures, and issues associated with supervising offenders in the community.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 227 Introduction to Policing. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.

Examines the police as a component of the criminal justice system. Provides an overview of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Issues and trends in law enforcement will be examined.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 228 Diversity in Criminal Justice. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201.

Examines the experiences of diverse social groups in the criminal justice system. Includes an analysis of populations as both offenders and victims. Considers practical and policy implications of diversity awareness for the criminal justice system.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 294 Seminar/Workshop. 3 Credits

Provides freshman and sophomores an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 413 Admin of Law Enforcement. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201.

Corequisite(s): WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.

Examines the structure and organization of law enforcement agencies. Students will learn how to manage police departments and sheriff’s departments. Topics include law enforcement organizational patterns, goal identification, planning, personnel management, and budgeting.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 421 Criminal Justice Ethics. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.

Corequisite(s): WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.

Examines ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will learn moral and ethical standards that can be used to resolve dilemmas they encounter in the criminal justice system.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 437 Mass Incarc & Prisnr Reentry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.

Corequisite(s): WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.

Explores factors contributing to mass incarceration in the United States, as well as the impacts of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, parole systems, and prisoner reentry. Provides an examination of post-incarceration needs for men and women, and highlights the difficulties associated with successful reentry after incarceration. Identifies important policy and program considerations with regard to incarceration and prisoner reentry.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 440 Gender, Crime and Justice. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201 and SOCI 221.

Corequisite(s): WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 if not previously taken.

Examines gender-based differences in crime and criminal justice outcomes. Considers factors associated with men’s and women’s involvement in crime. Explores differences in men’s and women’s criminal behaviors. Identifies the influence of gender on experiences with police, the legal system, and corrections.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL

CJUS 494 Seminar/Workshop. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SOCI 101 or SOCI 201.

Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Criminal Justice.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: NAS/PS/SOCL