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AJ 100 Introduction to Criminology (3)
An introduction to the scientific study of crime.  One of two prerequisites for all Administration of Justice courses.

AJ 105 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.

AJ 211 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.

AJ 220 Introduction to Corrections (3)
Historical development of the current structure and dynamics of correctional organizations and their practices. Three hours of lecture per week.

AJ 240 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.

AJ 241 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.

AJ 250 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.

AJ 300 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.

AJ 301 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.

AJ 302 Quantitative Methods in Administration of Justice (3)
Continuation of AJ 301 introducing 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.

AJ 310 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.

AJ 313 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.

AJ 321 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.

AJ 322 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.

AJ 323 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.

AJ 333 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.

AJ 334 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.

AJ 335 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.

AJ 338 Spatial Analysis of Crime (3)
The analysis of the location of crime including the site and situational relationship of crime causative and associational factors. Three hours of lecture per week.

AJ 345 Comparative Administration of Justice (3)
An introduction to various administration of justice systems and practices operative in different nation-states. Three hours of lecture per week.

AJ 411 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.

AJ 412 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.

AJ 441 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.

AJ 450 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.

AJ 451 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. May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics vary. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: 21 semester credit hours in Administration of Justice or consent of the instructor.

AJ 452 Race and Crime (3)
An introduction to the impact and relationship of race and ethnicity to crime. Three hours of lecture per week.

AJ 460 Administration of Justice Internship (3)
Supervised practical experience in public and nonprofi t selected agencies. Designed for student at junior and senior levels.