*Indicates courses offered by School of Law-Camden. The starting and ending dates for the law school’s semester differ from those of the graduate program at Camden.
56:202:500 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)
A research and writing oriented seminar that will prepare students for conducting criminal justice policy analysis. Topics include the role of interest groups and organizational participants in the policy process, types of policies, and models of policy research. Examined are current criminal justice policies using analysis that considers the development, implementation, and evaluation of policy (i.e., what has occurred in policy, why, and at what benefits or costs). Also covered is policy formulation, which involves the development of new policy options to remedy public problems.
56:834:501 Foundations of Policy Analysis (3)
The logic of action, decision making, and belief; epistemological issues underlying scientific and policy research; causality, probability, statistics, and public policy; the role of problem definition, description, theory, model building, explanation, and prediction in policy research and decision making. Reviews major substantive theories of public choice and public policymaking and critically examines them from a logical and theoretical perspective.
19:910:502 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)
Theories, themes, and issues concerning the ongoing interaction between people as they grow, change, and develop over the life course and the social context in which this occurs. Particular attention to assumptions about human behavior that may interfere with recognition of diversity in the ongoing interaction between individual, family, and group identity; social context; and social life. Highlights values and ethical issues related to biopsychosocial development.
56:834:503 Law and Public Policy (3)
The place of law in the formulation, articulation, and enforcement of public policy; legal sources, such as constitutions, statutes, cases, administrative rulings, and agency practices; federal, state, and local sources and materials examined for policy inconsistencies, contradictions, and overlap; the effectiveness of fees, taxes, licenses, labeling, injunctions, and other legal sanctions.
19:910:504 Social Welfare Policy and Services (3)
History, philosophy, and development of social welfare as an essential institution in the United States. Study of the emergence and role of social work, understanding of patterns of current provision, and introduction to analysis of social welfare policies. (Note: only one social work class may be counted toward the master of arts degree in criminal justice.)
56:834:505 Organizational Behavior (3)
Examines organizational behavior of individuals and group/teams and the organizational context in which that behavior takes place. Organization theories as well as behavior theories and approaches discussed, including seminal historical works and more current treatments.
19:910:506 Diversity and Oppression (3)
This diversity and oppression course will introduce a range of diverse populations by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical differences. Additionally, it examines the role, function, and effects of oppression in society as it relates to social and economic justice. Assumptions underlying theory and research methodologies from which basic constructs of human behavior are drawn will be examined to understand how power and other dynamics manage and sustain oppression at the individual and institutional levels. Also of interest is how oppression affects service delivery at micro and macro levels, particularly social policies and strategic planning, which drive the shape of services.
19:910:507 Psychopathology (3)
Major forms of emotional distress in adults and children. Classification trends, issues, and models. Introduction to clinical syndromes in terms of diagnostic methodology, research, and social concerns and their implications for at-risk groups.
56:202:510 Criminal Justice Issues and Trends (3)
Overview of current issues and trends in criminal justice with an emphasis on empirical basis of knowledge in the field. This course surveys research and issues associated with criminology and criminal justice, emphasizing the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, the police, courts, and corrections.
56:202:513 Criminology (3)
Explanation of crime and delinquency in American society. Topics include deterrence theory, biological explanations for crime, sociological theories, and conflict-based theories. Emphasis on social causes of crime.
56:834:515 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance (3)
Combines readings with the development of a budget for a hypothetical city to demonstrate budget formats, the politics of budgeting, and methods of projecting expenditures and revenues. Administration and criteria for selecting taxes.
56:202:521 Social Inequities in the Criminal Justice System (3)
Critical examination of the treatment of minorities, women, and/or the poor by the criminal justice system.
56:202:522 Juvenile Justice (3)
Juvenile offenders and the changing perception of juvenile crime. The legal status of juvenile offenders and the role of the family court in preventing delinquency.
56:834:525 Principles of Public Management (3)
Contemporary management approaches, techniques, and skills for managing various kinds of public organizations. Decision making, administrative leadership, planning, implementation, evaluation, ethics, and budgeting are key topics.
56:202:529 Law and Society (3)
Examination of laws and legal institutions and their interaction with society focusing on the issue of change. Law as a product of social change and law as a source of change are discussed. Topics include legal analysis, white-collar crime, and power and conflict.
56:512:530 Colloquium in Local History II (3)
Extensive examination of readings and sources for nearby history, with the goal of preparing a research paper on some aspect of southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, or Delaware Valley history.
*601:534 Law, Justice, and Society (3)
Surveys selected topics in social, political, and legal theory, emphasizing in particular recent philosophical work concerning legal authority and political legitimacy, democratic theory, distributive/economic justice, the theory of rights, as well as narrower topics like abortion and affirmative action.
56:834:536 Public Information Systems (3)
Management-oriented computer methods, including personal productivity systems and office automation; database management; and the analysis, supervision, and coordination of the management information systems department within the larger organizational culture.
19:920:538 Law and Social Work (3)
Law in health and human services. Reading, using, and finding law. Law in practice in relation to law on the books. Topics include due process, equal protection, discrimination, confidentiality and duty to warn, child abuse, domestic violence, AIDS, sexual harassment, mental health, developmental disabilities, courtroom testimony, malpractice, and administrative liability.
56:202:540 Victimology (3)
Study of the role and treatment of victims in the criminal justice system with a particular focus on the victimizations that disproportionately affect women and children. Emphasis on risk factors and impact of crime on victims.
56:202:552 Community Corrections (3)
Historical and philosophical overview of the theories behind alternatives to incarceration and their implementation in corrections. Emphasis on their impact and future.
56:834:553 Financial Management of Public Programs (3)
Examines budgetary processes, municipal bonds, cash management, and intergovernmental fiscal relations as they apply to financial management of public programs. Topics include cost-benefit, cost-revenue, and cost-effectiveness analyses, as well as contemporary issues such as privatization and liability insurance.Prerequisite: 56:202:515.
56:834:557 Human Resource Management (3)
The relationship between employers, employees, and their labor relations organizations in government, health and human services, and the nonprofit sector; leadership and direction of employees; impact of collective negotiations on critical issues of public policy; civil service organizations.
56:834:558 Executive Leadership and Communication Skills (3)
Strengths and limitations of various leadership theories. Awareness of personal learning, leadership, influence, and communication styles. Develops leadership skills through interpersonal exercises and through course projects involving current managerial and political issues. Communication skills involving writing, speaking, meetings, media relations, and strategic planning emphasized.
19:910:566 Violence and Abuse in Adulthood (3)
Examines the definitions, scope, and impact of violence and abuse in adulthood. Explores the spectrum of theories and conceptual frameworks used to explain violence. In particular, the course focuses on the prevalence, etiology, myths, and dynamics of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence, trafficking, and elder abuse. Perspectives on working with both victims/survivors and perpetrators are presented, with an understanding of the role of cultural and environmental contexts. The course includes a review of the conceptual frameworks used to guide current services, interventions, prevention efforts, and policies aimed at remedying and eliminating violence in our society. A special emphasis is placed on the advocacy role of the social worker in creating social change.
19:910:567 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (3)
Focuses on the etiology, prevalence, and policy implications of common addictive behaviors, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD); pathological gambling; and compulsive overeating or sexual behavior. Students will learn to evaluate the pharmacological mechanisms of dependence, components of addiction-related behavioral change, and issues involved in prevention, intervention, and evaluation of these addictive behaviors. The course will also examine the impact of age, race, gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, and physical and mental ability on patterns of addiction. Content includes major theoretical perspectives on biological, sociological, and psychological bases for addiction and the impetus for change, and an examination of the empirical evidence for various perspectives.
56:834:570 Labor-Management Relations in the Private and Public Sectors (3)
Analysis of the structure and development of labor-management relationships in the United States and abroad, focusing on both private industry and governmental organizations. Explores history and the surrounding law while focusing on the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, related micro- and macroeconomic problems, and issues that accompany the growth of the nonunion sector in both private and public sectors.
56:512:571 American Legal History II (3)
Overview of major themes dominating American legal history from 1870 to the present, including changing standards of legal education; admission to the bar and the practice of law; legal responses to social, technological, and economic changes; jurisprudential experiments such as Progressive-Pragmatism and American Legal Realism; and race relations.
56:202:573 Violent Crime (3)
Discussion of gangs, homicide, serial crimes of violence, interpersonal violence, rape, and crimes involving weapon use.
56:202:600 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
Foundation in research methods commonly used in criminal justice and the social sciences. Includes conceptualization, operationalization, research method and design, sampling approaches, data collection, analysis, and ethics in research.Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in research methods.
56:202:601 Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)
This course provides students with a grounding in the basic tools used in quantitative analysis in the field of criminal justice along with an introduction to the statistical issues involved in the design and logic of research. Students learn to use various nonparametric measures of association as well as parametric tests of significance and are introduced to the fundamentals of correlation, regression, and hypothesis testing.Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in statistics.
56:202:602 Proseminar in Criminal Justice (3)
This course approaches criminal justice policy, research methods, and the analysis of data by focusing on a specific policy area. In a series of papers, students demonstrate competence in resolving a problem in policy, designing a research study that would shed light on the problem, and in drawing policy relevant conclusions based on the analysis of data.
56:202:605 Gender, Crime, and Justice (3)
Discussion of women as victims and criminal offenders, women in the criminal justice work force, and emerging legal doctrines on gender rights.
*601:631 Employment Law (2 or 3)
A survey of common law, statutory and constitutional regulation of the employment relationship in both the private and public sectors, with primary attention to issues not covered in courses on collective bargaining or employment discrimination. Considerable time is devoted to the study of wrongful discharge law. Other topics covered may include job applicant screening process, restrictions on employee speech and conduct, employee privacy rights, statutory wages and family leave policies, employer-provided fringe benefits (e.g., health insurance and retirement benefits), workers’ compensation laws, plant closing laws, employee stock ownership plans, and government provided employee benefits (e.g., unemployment insurance and social security).
*601:655 Criminal Procedure: Investigations (3)
An in-depth study of the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Focuses on the power of the courts to shape criminal procedure and their capacity to control police investigatory practices, such as arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, and identification through the fourth, fifth, sixth, and fourteenth amendments. Discusses the role of counsel in this process and explores competing theories of criminal procedure and related systems of social control, such as the juvenile justice system and civil commitment of the mentally ill.
*601:659 Labor Law (3)
A study of the common law’s response to employees’ efforts to organize and take concerted action to improve their wages, hours, and other employment conditions. The course traces the evolution of a national labor policy in this country through the New Deal and later federal legislation. Focus of the protections afforded by the federal law to union organizational activities; the procedures established by federal law for the selection of representatives for the purposes of collective bargaining; federal regulation of concerted economic activity by unions, such as strikes, boycotts, and picketing, and of countervailing employer action; and the extent of federal preemption of state regulation in the labor area.
56:202:670,671,672 (BA, BA, BA)
Independent Study Designed for students conducting independent research under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member.
56:202:673,674 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (3,3)
Courses may be offered under this general title, dealing with special topics intended to involve students in intensive study and investigation on topics related to crime and justice.
*601:676 Sex Discrimination (3)
Provides an overview of feminist legal theory and explores various legal doctrines that affect and reflect women’s status in society. Topics covered include constitutional law, employment, reproduction and sexuality, the family, and violence against women.
*601:691 Evidence (3)
A study of the law and rules (with particular attention given to the Federal Rules of Evidence) governing the proof of disputed issues of fact in criminal and civil trials, including the functions of judge and jury; relevancy; real and demonstrative evidence; authentication and production of writings; the examination, competency, and privileges of witnesses; hearsay; impeachment; and burden of proof, presumptions, and judicial notice.
56:202:800 Matriculation Continued (0)
Continued registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.