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					                                                          Dept of
                                                Criminal
                                                Justice
                                                 East Tennessee
                                                State University
      THE INVESTIGATOR
               201 Rogers-Stout
                 423.439.5346
                                                                  Spring2011

               Undergraduate Courses
CJCR 1100 Intro to CJ System                                          John Haggerty
                                                                        Mical Carter
Conceptions of law and crime, the nature and extent of crime, and an overview of the
interrelated criminal justice agencies.


CJCR 1200 Human Relations                                             Dr. Nicole Prior
                                                                         Dean Hurley
An examination of models of human behavior, with particular emphasis on antecedents and
conditions that affect personnel performance in criminal justice environments.


CJCR 1600 Forensic Science (ITV course)
                                   Richard Stevens
An introduction to methods used by crime laboratories and the chemical and physical
interpretation of the data obtained by crime scene search to include blood samples, fingerprints,
tool marks, fiber and fabric identification.


CJCR 2540 Criminal Law (ITV Course) David Bautista
The historical foundations of criminal law, elements of crime, purposes and functions of law,
defenses to prosecution, and limits of the law.
CJCR 2600 Crime Scene Investigation
                                                                       Dr. Larry Miller
Detecting, collecting, and preserving physical evidence from crime scenes with emphasis placed
on documenting and collecting physical evidence. Current research, case studies, and analysis of
physical evidence will be discussed. This course involves hands-on exercises and investigating
mock crime scenes.


CJCR 3000 Statistics Cr Justice                                  Dr. Larry Miller
                                                           Dr. Steven Ellwanger
Prerequisite(s): MATH 1530 or equivalent. Criminal statistics, hypotheses and theories, research
and related problems, and ways and means of evaluating the effectiveness of criminal justice
activities.


CJCR 3010 Research Methods                                               Brad Edwards
Problems in the design and execution of criminal justice research. Various research strategies,
including sample surveys, observation, experiments, and evaluation are discussed. Also
reviewed are various sources of criminal justice data.


CJCR 3300 Ethics                                              Dr. John Whitehead
                                                                      Myles Cook
Examination of ethical issues arising in the criminal justice field including police deviance,
judicial misconduct, control of inmates in correctional settings, and field research dilemmas.


CJCR 3310 Criminology                                           Dr. Leonore Simon
An analysis of the major sociological theories of crime causation, sociological aspects of types of
offenders, and techniques of measuring crime.


CJCR 3330 Police in America (KGPT) Stanley Hodges
Historical and philosophical evolution of the police. Emphasis will be placed on functions and
control of police in a democratic society and the analysis of policing from a social science
perspective.



CJCR 3500 Juvenile Justice                                             Dr. Nicole Prior
History, philosophy, and evaluation of the juvenile justice system. Emphasis on theoretical
explanations of delinquency, gangs, and violence, as well as examination of types of social
interventions by police, courts, corrections, and other organizations.




CJCR 3610 Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
                                                                        Dennis Hamm
An examination of terrorism and counter-terrorism. The course will cover both domestic and
international terrorism and efforts to prevent terrorism.


CJCR 4018 Honors Thesis                                      Dr. John Whitehead
Open to those in university honors programs only. A capstone experience serving as the
culmination of an honors curriculum.


CJCR 4680 Policy & Criminal Research
                       Main Campus- Brad Edwards
                    KGPT Campus-Jennifer Mongold
Prerequisites: CJCR 1100, senior level standing, or permission of the instructor. Current issues
in criminal justice policy and criminology research. The course will deal with new research and
policy implications in a wide range of areas depending upon the instructor teaching the course.
Topics may include research methodological issues, police operations, correctional treatment
programs, court and legal issues, issues and research in the area of forensic science, and
criminological theory.


CJCR 4800 Field Experience                                             Dr. Larry Miller
Prerequisite(s): Prior arrangement with instructor, senior status, and departmental approval of
application. A 400-hour field experience placement in a local or regional criminal justice agency
or facility. The student will learn through orientation, observation, conferences, and work
experience.


CJCR 4900 Independent Study                                         Dennis Hamm
                                                                   Dr. Larry Miller
                                                              Dr. John Whitehead
Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair. Directed study in specific areas of criminal justice
literature not covered by organized undergraduate courses. A detailed research paper required.


CJCR 4957 Sp Topics “Law & Order in Movies”
                               Dr. Leonore Simon
Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate status. A seminar on selected topics of contemporary interest.




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       Graduate Courses
CJCR 5000 Criminological Theory
                                                               Dr. Wayne Gillespie
Examination of major theoretical areas within criminology, including social control theory, strain
theory, and social learning theory. Contemporary theoretical positions will also be covered such
as critical theories and life-course theory.


CJCR 5031 American Corrections                                         Dr. Nicole Prior
Examination of issues in the corrections process, policies, trends, the goals of contemporary
corrections, and the efficacy of correctional programs. Issues in corrections management,
correctional case law, and political realities will also be addressed.


CJCR 5040 Law/ Society/ Cr Justice
                                Dr. John Whitehead
Definition and philosophies of law, effect of law on society and the criminal justice system.
Specialized topics: functions of criminal law, philosophical perspectives of justice and liberty,
objectives of law.


CJCR 5110 Forensic Document Exam (Online)
                                  Dr. Larry Miller
Corequisites: 5120 or permission of instructor. Fundamental procedures for handling, collecting,
and analyzing questioned or fraudulent documents are presented. Topics include ethical conduct,
terminology, investigative principles, case law and legal precedents, expert witness testimony,
current research, notable cases and ASTM standards.


CJCR 5120 Forensic Handwriting (Online)
                                    Heidi Harralson
Corequisites: CJCR 5110 or permission of the instructor. Fundamental procedures for examining
and comparing questioned handwriting for purposes of identification. Topics include handwriting
characteristic elements, theoretical principles, simulation, handwriting physiology,
methodological procedures, internal and external handwriting factors, and collecting specimens
for comparison.


CJCR 5850 Research Design in Criminal Justice
                               Dr. Steve Ellwanger
Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate statistics course, CJCR 3000 or equivalent. Focus on research
methodology as it relates to criminological inquiry. Issues in sampling, variable
operationalization and measurement and research design will be covered.




CJCR 5900 Special Problems Criminal Justice
                                    Dr. Larry Miller
                               Dr. Steve Ellwanger
                                     Dennis Hamm
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Supervised study of research focusing on a selected
problem in the field.



CJCR 5957 Sp Topics “Law & Order in Movies”
                             Dr. Leonore Simon
Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate status. A seminar on selected topics of contemporary interest.


CJCR 5960 Thesis in Criminal Justice
                               Dr. Steven Ellwanger

CJCR 5990 Reading & Research
                                                           Dr. Steven Ellwanger
Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities
and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for
Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as
approved by student's advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document
such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately
covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count
toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory
completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).

				
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