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degree schedule

First Year

AJ 100 Introduction to Criminology (3)
An introduction to the scientific study of crime.

AJ 105 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
An introduction to the U.S. and Texas criminal justice systems. Defi nition 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 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.

Second Year

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 250 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement (3)
Designed to create an awareness of the law governing the behavior of law enforcement offi cials.
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.

Third Year

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 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 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 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.

Fourth Year

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