Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Admin Of Justice (AJ)

AJ 500  Sem in Admin of Justice  (3 Credits)  

AJ 500 Seminar in Administration of Justice (3) This course introduces students to the study of administration of justice. It provides an overview of the historical development of justice agencies and contemporary administrative, organizational, and management issues.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 501  Seminar in ADM of JUS Theory  (3 Credits)  

Foundations of Justice Administration (3) This course introduces students to the study of administration of justice. It provides an overview of the history, theories, ideologies, organization, management and contemporary issues in justice agencies.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 502  Seminar in Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

Research Methods (3) This course provides an overview of research methods, evaluation research, and the role of the researcher in administration of justice.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 503  Seminar in Quantitative Meth I  (3 Credits)  

Data Analysis for the Administration of Justice (3) Introduction to statistics and data analysis in administration of justice. Includes an overview of measurement and statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate data.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 504  Sem RaceClassGenderCrime in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Policy Issues in the Administration of Justice (3) This course examines contemporary policy issues in Administration of Justice. Special emphasis is placed upon the policy making process in law enforcement, corrections and judicial agencies.

Prerequisite(s): (AJ 501 and AJ 500)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 505  Seminar on Ethics in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Race, Class, and Gender in Administration of Justice (3) This course examines the historical and contemporary context of race, class, and gender and its impact on justice agency administration. Special emphasis is placed upon contemporary issues including minority employment trends in justice agencies, racial profiling, and disproportionate minority confinement.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 607  Police Administration  (3 Credits)  

Police Administration (3) Seminar on the administration and management of federal, state, local, private, special district and tribal police organizations. Special emphasis is placed on new challenges to police administration including community policing, homeland security, and technological advances.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 608  Crime Lab Administration  (3 Credits)  

Crime Lab Administration (3) This course examines the policies and procedures critical to crime lab administration. Topics include managing evidence and property inventories, interorganizational cooperation, and new approaches to crime lab management.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 607

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 609  Issues In Corrections Administ  (3 Credits)  

AJ 609 Issues in Corrections Administration (3) This course will examine the organization and administration of correctional agencies including jails, prisons, probation and parole, and administration of the death penalty. Emphasis is placed on contemporary administrative and policy issues including prison overcrowding, policy initiatives such as three-strikes legislation, and sentencing disparities. (Prerequisites: AJ 500, 504.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 504

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 610  Issues in Judicial Adm  (3 Credits)  

Homeland Security Issues and Administration of Justice (3) Introduction to homeland security at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Includes an overview of the reorganization of federal, state, and local agencies, legislation, and border security and other challenges for justice agency administrators.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 611  Issues in Juvenile Justice Adm  (3 Credits)  

Issues in Corrections Administration (3) This course will examine the organization and administration of correctional agencies including jails, prisons, probation and parole, and administration of the death penalty. Emphasis is placed on contemporary administrative and policy issues including prison overcrowding, policy initiatives such as three-strikes legislation, and sentencing disparities.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 612  ADM Law for Justice Agencies  (3 Credits)  

Issues in Judicial Administration (3) This course presents an overview of administrative issues confronting courts and court related agencies in Texas and at the federal level. The course will also examine contemporary issues including sentencing policies, disparities in sentencing, restorative justice, and diversion.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 504

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 613  Eval Research for Jus Agencies  (3 Credits)  

AJ 613 Evaluation Research for Justice Agencies (3) This course provides an overview of evaluation research methods and their application to justice agencies policies and programs. It provides an in-depth analysis of the complexities of evaluation research in administration of justice by examining recent research. (Prerequisites: AJ 501, 502, 503, 504.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 614  Issues in Terrorism and AJ  (3 Credits)  

AJ 614 Issues in Terrorism and the Administration of Justice (3) This course presents an analysis of the impact of terrorism on administration and management of justice agencies. Topics covered include domestic and international terrorism, integrated terrorism information systems, secure confinement, and technological developments. (Prerequisites: AJ 501, 607.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 501 and AJ 607

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 615  Seminar on Special Topic In AJ  (3 Credits)  

AJ 615 Seminar on Special Topics in Administration of Justice (3) This course is designed to provide in-depth analyses of selected topics in Administration of Justice. (Prerequisites: AJ 500, 501, 502, 503.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 616  Environmental Crime & AJ  (3 Credits)  

AJ 616 Environmental Crime and Administration of Justice (3) This course provides an examination of the nature and forms of environmental crime and the role of justice agencies in its prevention and control. The course includes an examination of perpetrators, enforcement, prosecution and sanctioning at state, national and international levels. (Prerequisites: AJ 500, 504, 505.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 617  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

AJ 617 Independent Study (3) This course is a student-initiated research activity that involves successful completion of a research project in administration of justice; development of references pertinent to the research topic; a collection of relevant articles and brief synopsis; and submission of a twenty-five (25) pages or more research report to the professor. (Prerequisites: AJ 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505 and two electives).

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 701  Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)  

AJ 701 Capstone Seminar (3) This course is required for students selecting the non-thesis option. It will examine contemporary issues and practices in administration of justice. The course will culminate with a capstone project that focuses on a specific aspect of administration of justice. (Prerequisites: AJ 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505 and 2 electives.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 702  Internship  (3 Credits)  

AJ 702 Internship (3) Internship provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in justice agency.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 788  Thesis I  (3,6 Credits)  

Thesis (3 or 6) Enrollment is required when the thesis is being completed. Only 6 credits may be applied to the Master’s degree. Students will prepare their thesis under the direction of a thesis advisor and committee. (Prerequisites: Completion of AJ 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 2 electives. Permission of the GPD.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 789  Thesis II  (3,6 Credits)  

Thesis (3 or 6) Enrollment is required when the thesis is being completed. Only 6 credits may be applied to the Master’s degree. Students will prepare their thesis under the direction of a thesis advisor and committee. (Prerequisites: Completion of AJ 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 2 electives. Permission of the GPD.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 500 and AJ 501 and AJ 502 and AJ 503 and AJ 504 and AJ 505

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 900  Adv Sem In AJ Orgn & Processes  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in the Administration of Justice Organizations and Processes (3) This is an advanced course designed to examine administration of justice agencies and processes in a historical and contemporary context. It includes an indepth analysis of contemporary issues and challenges in justice organizations.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 901  ADV Sem in AJ/Crim Justic  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice/Criminology/Criminal Justice Theory (3) This course examines criminological, criminal justice and administration of justice theories. It includes an analysis of the interrelatedness of justice theories and recent theoretical developments.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 902  Adv Sem in AJ Research Method  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Research Methods (3) This course examines the theory and concepts of research design and measurement. It includes in-depth analyses of operationalization of theoretical concepts, causality, validity, and principles and challenges to research methods in administration of justice. (Prerequisite: AJ 900)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 903  Sem in Advanced Quant Method I  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods I (3) This course examines advanced quantitative methods of data analysis. It includes the theoretical foundation for regression analyses and examines linear regression, multiple regression, and logistic regression. Special attention is devoted to recent quantitative studies in administration of justice utilizing advanced regression statistical techniques. (Prerequisite: AJ 900 and 902)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 902

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 904  Adv Sem in Race Class Gender  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Race, Class, Gender, Crime and the Administration of Justice (3) This seminar surveys the role of race, class, and gender in the administration of justice. It provides an in-depth analysis of historical and contemporary research on race, class, gender, and crime. Special emphasis is placed upon social, economic, and political factors that impact crime and the administration of justice policy and planning. (Prerequisite: AJ 900, AJ 901)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 905  Sem in Adm Crime Mapping & AJ  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Advanced Crime Mapping and Administration of Justice (3) This course examines the history and contemporary strategies and applications of crime mapping in justice agencies including mapping crime locations and density of crime, victims and offenders. (Prerequisite: AJ 902, 903)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 903

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 907  Adv Sem in Contemporary Issues  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security Administration (3) This advanced seminar examines emerging and contemporary issues in Homeland Security Administration including threat assessment, technological advancements, ethical issues, interagency cooperation, preventive security, and community involvement. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 906)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900 and AJ 906

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 908  Adv Sem in Priv Security Adm  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Private Security Administration (3) This course will examine administration and management of private security agencies. It will include the history, theory, and current practice of private security. Special emphasis will be placed upon cooperation between public and private security agencies, technological developments, and other contemporary issues. (Prerequisite: AJ 900)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 909  Adv Seminar on Terrorism  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar on Terrorism (3) This course gives an overview of terrorism and counter-terrorism issues in the administration of justice. The seminar examines terrorism legislation, domestic and international terrorist groups, responses to terrorism by state, local, and federal agencies, and recent terrorism policies and research. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 906)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900 and AJ 906

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 910  Adv Sem in AJ Policy Eval & Pl  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Administration of Justice Policy, Evaluation and Planning (3) This course includes an examination of policy and planning in administration of justice agencies. It presents an in depth analysis of the history of the policy making process and internal and external dynamics of planning. Special attention is devoted to contemporary developments in law enforcement, corrections and judicial policy and planning. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902, 903, 904)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900 and AJ 901 and AJ 903 and AJ 904

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 911  Sem in Adv Topics Race Gender  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Advanced Topics in Race, Gender, Class, Crime and Administration of Justice (3) This seminar provides in-depth analysis of critical issues in the study of race, class, gender and crime and administration of justice. Recent policies and research on selected contemporary topics including sentencing, traffic stop data collection, and homeland security profiling will be examined. The course also examines recent developments in disproportionate minority confinement, violence, and victimization research as well as other relevant issues. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900 and AJ 901 and AJ 902

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 912  Sem in Qualitative Methods  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Qualitative Methods in Administration of Justice (3) This course examines qualitative research and data analysis methods and their application in the administration of justice. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902, 903)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 913  Sem in Adv Quant Methods II  (3 Credits)  

Seminar in Advanced Quantitative Methods II (Special Topics) (3) This course is designed to provide an indepth analysis of specific advanced topics in quantitative methods and their application to administration of justice. These topics include structural equation modeling, modeling longitudinal data, categorical data analysis, and meta analysis. (Prerequisite: AJ 900, 901, 902, 903)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 901 and AJ 903

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 914  Adv Sem in Law & Adm of Justic  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Law and Administration of Justice (3) This course provides an indepth analysis of the role of law in the administration of justice. Special attention is devoted to recent and contemporary administrative law guiding justice agencies. It includes an examination of laws enacted to prevent and control terrorism and to foster homeland security. Issues in international law are also addressed. (Prerequisites: AJ 900, 901, 902, 910.)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 900 and AJ 901 and AJ 902 and AJ 910

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 915  Adv Sem in Apps of GIS in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Advanced Seminar in Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Administration of Justice (3) This seminar examines the history and theory of geographic information systems in the administration of justice. In includes an exploration of techniques of geographic information that includes collection, display, analysis and storage and applications. (Prerequisite: AJ 905, Permission of the GPD)

Prerequisite(s): AJ 905

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 916  Doctoral Sem in Spec Topics  (3 Credits)  

Doctoral Seminar in Special Topics (3) This advanced seminar focuses on selected topics and recent developments in the administration of justice. (Prerequisite: AJ 900, 901, 902, 903, 904), Permission of the GPD)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 917  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Independent Study (3) This is a faculty-supervised independent study of a current topic in the administration of justice. (Prerequisite: AJ 900, 901, 902, 903, Permission of the GPD)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 987  Research Colloquium  (3 Credits)  

Research Colloquium (3) This advanced seminar will present issues of concern for doctoral candidates. Specific attention will be devoted to grantsmanship, publishing, emerging research issues, teaching, and other aspects of career development. (Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and successful defense of the dissertation proposal)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 988  Dissertation  (3-12 Credits)  

Dissertation (12) Under the guidance of a dissertation advisor and committee students will complete a dissertation and orally defend it. The dissertation should add to the body of administration of justice knowledge. A total of twelve dissertation credits is required.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 989  Dissertation  (3 Credits)  

Dissertation (12) Under the guidance of a dissertation advisor and committee students will complete a dissertation and orally defend it. The dissertation should add to the body of administration of justice knowledge. A total of twelve dissertation credits is required.

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice