Justice Studies Major, International Justice Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Coordinator: Gabriel Rubin

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 3.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.


INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION

Complete 40 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s) with a minimum 3.000 GPA:

  1. JUSTICE STUDIES CORE

    Complete the following 2 requirements for a total of 15 semester hours:

    1. Complete the following 4 courses:

      JUST 200 Perspectives on Justice Studies I (3 hours lecture) 3
      JUST 201 Perspectives on Justice Studies II (2 hour lecture, 2 hour other) 3
      JUST 300 Research Methods in Justice Studies (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab) 3
      JUST 310 Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

      JUST 497 Senior Seminar and Internship (2 hours seminar, 1 hour other) 3-8
  2. INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete the following 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

      JUST 103 Introduction to International Justice (3 lecture hours) 3
      JUST 210 International Justice II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following for 4 semester hours:

      JUST 240 Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture) 4
      SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture) 4
  3. INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE CONCENTRATION ELEC

    Complete 15 semester hours from the following:

    JUST 313 Organized Crime (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 324 Terrorism and Social Justice (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 327 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 329 Homeland Security (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 330 International Environmental Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 332 Cybercrime (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 341 International Criminal Law and Procedure (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 342 Wildlife Trafficking (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 349 Policing Terrorism (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 352 Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 354 International Prisoners' Rights (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 355 Human Trafficking (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 356 Genocide (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 398 Selected Topics in Justice Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 403 Seminar on Gender and Crime (3 hours lecture) 3
    JUST 406 International Civil Conflicts (3 hours seminar) 3
    JUST 495 Senior Honors Seminar in Research (3 hours lecture) 3
    PALG 305 Immigration Law (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

JUST103: Introduction to International Justice (3 lecture hours)

This course is an introduction to international justice. The course focuses on the origins of the international justice in the Enlightenment, and contemporary philosophical discourses on justice. The course further examines the structure of international justice, with particular emphasis on war crimes trials, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the debate about the International Criminal Court. The course provides and overview of contemporary issues in international justice which include a variety of transnational, the effects of international conflicts on women and children, and the issues of sustainable development around the world. Meets Gen Ed 2002 Non-Western Cultures requirement. 3 sh.

JUST200: Perspectives on Justice Studies I (3 hours lecture)

An examination of questions of justice based upon social behavior, group processes and individual differences. The course will explore controversies surrounding justice and injustice, including the potential for differential treatment based upon race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Justice Studies. 3 sh.

JUST201: Perspectives on Justice Studies II (2 hour lecture, 2 hour other)

An introduction to the systems, processes and theories of justice in the United States: civil, criminal, juvenile and therapeutic. The course will explore the historical development of the American justice systems through an examination of relevant law and scholarly sources. By incorporating applicable law and court processes, the course will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of US justice systems. 3 sh.

JUST210: International Justice II (3 hours lecture)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an in-depth look at theories and institutions of international justice. In this course the concept of "international justice" will be divided into three components: international economic justice, international political justice, and human rights. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 103.

JUST240: Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture)

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Sociology, SOCI 240. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or MATH 109 or JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST300: Research Methods in Justice Studies (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab)

Introduction to the principles of empirical research and their application in the law and justice system. Examination of sampling, experimental methods, survey methods, and qualitative fieldwork and study of strengths and weaknesses of these methods. Attention to methods for program, family, and individual evaluation. A critical approach to understanding and using "facts" about levels of adult and juvenile crime, causes of crime, public perceptions of crime and punishment, victimization, policing, the courts, and corrections. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval. Not open to freshman.

JUST310: Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies (3 hours lecture)

The purpose of this course is to explore justice-related issues of crime and punishment in both historical and contemporary settings - to examine, for instance, how and why some acts become defined as crimes and others do not, how and why these definitions change over time, and what factors (eg. race, class, and gender) influence and determine these changes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST313: Organized Crime (3 hours lecture)

Organized crime as a social phenomenon. The methods and goals of large-scale crime and its economic, political, and social costs; popular attitudes towards organized crime; efforts of enforcement and investigation agencies to deal with the problem. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST324: Terrorism and Social Justice (3 hours lecture)

The goals of this course are to study terrorists and terrorism from both a criminological and social justice perspective and to contextualize the current debate regarding civil liberty-for-security tradeoffs in an age of terror. The course will familiarize students with the definitional debates surrounding terrorism, the questions regarding how to treat terrorists from a legal and law enforcement perspective, and the reactions that terrorists elicit from governments and publics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 and/or departmental permission.

JUST327: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3 hours lecture)

The goal of this course is to provide a cross-national survey of crime and criminal justice. Emphasis will be on crime rates, forms of criminality, police, courts, and corrections. Descriptive material on how select countries administer criminal justice will be analyzed and compared. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST329: Homeland Security (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the criminal justice roles, responsibilities and jurisdictions associated with homeland security. It will focus on the analysis of terrorism, as well as threats and challenges facing criminal justice agencies. Emphasis will be placed on the constitutional, organizational, and competency issues needed to meet criminal justice goals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST330: International Environmental Issues (3 hours lecture)

This course will familiarize students with environmental issues from a global perspective. The course will situate global environmental concerns within a larger framework of social justice and elaborate on various social, political, economic, and historical issues related to the environment and natural resources. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST332: Cybercrime (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the laws applied to technology based crimes. The course will utilize a model and method approach, which will present theory and procedure in a case problem context. It will acquaint students with the procedures utilized in the prosecution of cybercrimes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST341: International Criminal Law and Procedure (3 hours lecture)

This course covers the concepts and enforcement of international criminal law, with a focus on international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of international criminal courts and tribunals, it will explore the procedural aspects of international cooperation in criminal matters, with particular attention to extradition and problems associated with obtaining evidence from abroad. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 210 or departmental approval.

JUST342: Wildlife Trafficking (3 hours lecture)

The purpose of this course is to explore the variety of harms committed against wildlife populations globally. The course examines the threats to wildlife populations, impacted by the decisions of humans, development, and industries. The course overviews the theories and practices of wildlife protection, and details law enforcement's use of forensics to apprehend and prosecute wildlife traffickers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 209.

JUST349: Policing Terrorism (3 hours lecture)

This course will provide an overview of some major issues involved in the policing of terrorism. It will review the changing notions of terrorism since 9/11 & some theoretical perspectives commonly applied to the study of different aspects of policing terrorism. It will go on to explore how different urban US police departments perceived & handled terrorist threat prior to 9/11 & the reorg of policing that took place after 9/11 including the expansion of counterterrorism and intelligence units & inclusion of former CIA executives in command positions, reduction in the ranks of uniformed patrol, expansion of SWAT/Emergency Service units & intro of new military & government sponsored antiterrorist training, & the internationalization of social control & surveillance of "terrorist" activities under "Interpol." This course will also analyze the increase in tension between the goals of democratic policing & those of more authoritarian policing styles common in countries in which there is little separation between the military & the state. The course will also provide a brief comparative overview of policing dissidence & terrorism in other countries including the U.K., Brazil , & Argentina, during the dirty war, & the rationalizations that are commonly used to excuse & justify torture & other extreme measures to manage perceived terrorist threat. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST352: Crime and Globalization (3 hours lecture)

The primary aim of this course is the examination of the nexus between globalization and crime. The focus of the course is on the changing nature of transnational and international crimes, their relationship to political, social, cultural and economic developments, and the challenges these present for the governance of crime. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST354: International Prisoners' Rights (3 hours lecture)

International Prisoners' Rights concerns the laws regulating the rights of incarcerated persons. The course analyzes the breadth and limitations of the substantive rights of prisoners in a variety of countries. This course is particularly suited to students interested in the political, social, and economic contexts in which difficult issues of criminal justice and fairness present themselves. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST355: Human Trafficking (3 hours lecture)

The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of global human trafficking, including extent, causes, impact, perpetrators, victims and responses. In addition to an overview of the global issues we will examine the multifaceted needs of trafficking survivors, and legal and policy approaches to reducing the problem. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 and/or departmental permission.

JUST356: Genocide (3 hours lecture)

This interdisciplinary course explores the emergence, development, underlying causes and responses to genocide. This course examines the legal entities established to address cases of genocide, and the formal and informal mechanisms of justice and redress for genocide victims and their families. This course will explore these themes through the study of particular cases such as the Holocaust, Rwanda, Armenia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia and Darfur. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or by departmental permission.

JUST398: Selected Topics in Justice Studies (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of a timely and significant area of Justice Studies. The specific topic will be announced each time that the course is offered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST403: Seminar on Gender and Crime (3 hours lecture)

The goal of this course is to provide an upper-level, trans-disciplinary overview of ways that gender shapes individuals' experiences with the criminal justice system as workers, offenders and victims. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of structural disadvantage, the gendered nature of criminological theoretical perspectives, and the victim/offender dichotomy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 301 or JUST 310 or by departmental approval.

JUST406: International Civil Conflicts (3 hours seminar)

This course covers the causes, solutions to, and persistent problems involving international civil conflicts. The course will look at civil wars from many angles including those of human rights and conflict resolution. It will also explore riots, pogroms, ethnic conflicts, and violence against women. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 313 or JUST 324 or JUST 327 or JUST 329 or JUST 330 or JUST 332 or JUST 341 or JUST 342 or JUST 349 or JUST 352 or JUST 354 or JUST 355 or JUST 356, or PALG 305, or WMGS 355, or departmental approval.

JUST495: Senior Honors Seminar in Research (3 hours lecture)

This course aims to provide original research experience to advanced undergraduate students. The goal of this course is to have students conduct primary research, from the initial stages of literature exploration through to data collection and analysis. Successful completion of original research will encourage continuation to graduate school. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 300, JUST 240; 3.2 or higher GPA overall and 3.5 or higher GPA in the major.

JUST497: Senior Seminar and Internship (2 hours seminar, 1 hour other)

Field placement experience. The required classroom seminar complements the applied component and includes discussions of organizational models, conflict resolution, confidentiality, career options and resume writing. Discussion themes incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective. May be repeated once for students who choose a second concentration. 3 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200, JUST 201, JUST 300, and JUST 310 with a minimum grade of C- in each; 18 credits in the student's concentration; Justice Studies majors only; senior status; and departmental permission.

PALG305: Immigration Law (3 hours lecture)

Basic overview of Immigration and Nationality Act, including historical and sociological perspectives of United States immigration. Practice and procedure of immigration law as it pertains to both administrative agency processing and consular processing. Non-immigrant visas, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, naturalization, removal, asylum and refugee practice. Recent developments in this continually evolving area of law and practice. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI240: Statistics for Social Research (4 hours lecture)

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Justice Studies, JUST 240. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or MATH 109 or JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.