Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Admin Of Justice (AJ)

AJ 100  Intro to Criminology  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Criminology (3) An introduction to the scientific study of crime. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 105  Intro Admin Of Justice  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Administration of Justice (3) An introduction to the U.S. and Texas criminal justice systems. Definition of crime, law enforcement, prosecution, due process, and rehabilitation systems. Prerequisite for all Administration of Justice courses. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed as CRIJ 1301 in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 211  Intro to Court Systems(LS)  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Court Systems (3) Examines the role of courts in the criminal justice system. Special attention is on processes and organization of state and federal courts. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 220  Intro To Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Corrections (3) Historical development of the current structure and dynamics of correctional organizations and their practices. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 240  Intro To Law Enfrmnt  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Law Enforcement (3) Survey of both public and private law enforcement agencies with special emphasis on public law enforcement agencies at the different levels of government. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 241  Security Management  (3 Credits)  

Security Management (3) Organization of the security function and its administration will be emphasized. Selection, education, and training for security personnel will be examined including modern technological approaches.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 250  Legal Aspects Law Enforcement  (3 Credits)  

Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (3) Designed to create an awareness of the law governing the behavior of law enforcement officials. Special attention given to probable cause, interrogation, arrest, searches and seizures, and criminal court procedure. Three hours of lecture per week. Listed in the Texas Common Course Numbering System as CRIJ 2323.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 300  Substance Abuse  (3 Credits)  

Substance Abuse (3) Designed to focus on varied substances, including drugs and alcohol that are currently being used and abused in society. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 301  Research Methods in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Research Methods in Administration of Justice (3) Introduction to applied research methods in administration of justice with emphasis on descriptive statistical methods as a tool for assisting administration of justice administrators and researchers in decision making. Computer applications included. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 302  Statistics in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Quantitative Methods in Administration of Justice (3) Continuation of AJ 301.Introduces probability and inferential statistics as analytical tools useful to administration of justice administrators and researchers. Students are expected to gain knowledge and experience in the use of packaged statistical software in data analysis. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 301.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 301

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 310  Criminal Law and Procedure  (3 Credits)  

Criminal Law and Procedure (3) Basic concepts of criminal law with an emphasis on the penal law of Texas. Evidence sufficiency, procedural due process, and constitutional safeguards also addressed. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 211 and AJ 250.

Prerequisite(s): (AJ 211 and AJ 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 313  Judicial Admin  (3 Credits)  

Judicial Administration (3) Local, state, and federal judicial operations; constitutional, legislative, and judicial influence on administrative action; and administrative problems associated with judicial functions. Prerequisite: AJ 211.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: The Sch of Public Affairs

AJ 321  Probation & Parole Admin  (3 Credits)  

Probation and Parole Administration (3) Systems of probation and parole from the perspective of organization, operation, and results; legal and administrative requirements of probation management; substitutions for incarceration. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 220.

Prerequisite(s): (AJ 220)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 322  Juvenile Justice Sys  (3 Credits)  

Juvenile Justice System (3) Examination of aspects of the juvenile justice history and philosophy; court practices and procedures; police practices and corrections. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: AJ 220 and AJ 240.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 323  Correctional Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Correctional Counseling (3) Emphasis on principles and procedures; the theoretical foundations of therapeutic psychology; therapeutic techniques and processes. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 220.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 220

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 333  Police & Comm Relations  (3 Credits)  

Police and Community Relations (3) Role of the urban police department in community relations and how the police and the community can establish a more effective relationship. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 240.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 334  Criminal Invest  (3 Credits)  

Criminal Investigation (3) Designed to focus on the theory and practice of criminal investigation, including techniques and skills of successful investigators. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 240.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 240

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 335  Commun Based Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Community-Based Corrections (3) Principles and practices of community-based corrections such as probation, intermediate sanctions and parole. Emphasis is on functions, supervisions, problems, methods and technologies utilized in community-based programs. Prerequisite: AJ 220.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 338  Spatial Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Spatial Analysis of Crime (3) The analysis of the location of crime including the site and situational relationship of crime causative and associational factors. Th ree hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 345  Comparative AJ  (3 Credits)  

Comparative Administration of Justice (3) An introduction to various administration of justice systems and practices operative in different nationstates. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 403  Public Policy  (3 Credits)  
 

Prerequisite(s): (POLS 235 and POLS 236)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: The Sch of Public Affairs

AJ 411  Sem Admin Of Justice Ethics  (3 Credits)  

Seminar on Administration of Justice Ethics (3) Ethical issues in criminal justice by philosophers, criminal justice professionals, lawyers and judges, and the general public. Includes topics relating to policy, courts, corrections, and issues in legal philosophy. Prerequisite: 18 semester credit hours in Administration of Justice or consent of the instructor.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 412  Selected Topics in AJ  (3 Credits)  

Selected Topics in Administration of Justice (3) The review of various administration of justice beliefs and practices; the topics can vary by semester and instructor. May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics vary. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 430  Environmental Justice  (3 Credits)  
 
 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: The Sch of Public Affairs

AJ 441  Correctional Admin  (3 Credits)  

Correctional Administration (3) Organizational and Administrative problems and procedures unique to corrections. Custody, discipline, security force distribution, and coordination with treatment services within correctional institutions. Personnel policies, budgets, and the prison community's social structure. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 220.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 220

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 450  Police Admin  (3 Credits)  

Police Administration (3) Emphasis on police management theory and practice; personnel management; planning and research; management of information; allocation and distribution of operational human resources. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AJ 240.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 240

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 451  Seminar on Adm of Justice  (3 Credits)  

Seminar on Administration of Justice (3) Selected topics such as the experiences encountered by African-Americans and other ethnic groups in criminal justice in the United States. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: 21 semester credit hours in Administration of Justice or consent of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): AJ 105

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 452  Race and AJ  (3 Credits)  

Race and Crime (3) An introduction to the impact and relationship of race and ethnicity to crime.Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 453  Admin of Justice Theories  (3 Credits)  

Administration of Justice Theories (3) This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of competing theories in administration of justice.Three hours of lecture per week.Listed in the Texas Common Course Numbering System as CRIJ 003642.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 460  Admin of Justice Internship  (3 Credits)  

Administration of Justice Internship (3) Supervised practical experience in public and nonprofit selected agencies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice

AJ 499  Admin of Justice Capstone  (2,3 Credits)  

Capstone (3) An overview of the discipline emphasizing synthesis of theory and research, critical reflection and evaluation, and recent developments in Administration of Justice. Particular emphasis will be given to the integration of Administration of Justice with other social sciences. Required of all majors in AJ.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Admin of Justice