Please note the new course listings and their previous names in parenthesis.
CRJ 622 Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis (SOC 4605) 3 credits
Learning serves as the basis for behavior change. In the field of criminal justice, programs often attempt to rehabilitate delinquents and offenders. This is an advanced course on principles of learning. This course will cover studies of principles of learning from relatively simple animal studies to more complex issues such as the acquisition of human language. We will outline from a behavior analytic perspective on such issues as thinking, feeling, and imagining. We will follow the structure of Catania's text including an overview of learning processes, learning without words in an evolutionary context, and with words examining memory.
CRJ 623 Applied Behavior Analysis (SOC 4615) 3 credits
Often Criminal Justice Personnel are called to function as behavior managers. To function effectively as a behavior manager/analyst, Criminal Justice Personnel need to grasp the basic concepts of human behavior and its change. This course covers the practical aspects of being an applied behavior analyst working in the criminal justice system, school system and the community setting. The topics will cover: basic principles of applied behavior analysis; the application of these principles to children ADHD, ODD, and CD8; writing behavioral objectives; training parents and paraprofessionals to execute operant and respondent based treatments; programming for generalization; working as a behavior analyst in a CASSP system; and legal and ethical issues in the treatment of children in a diverse society
CRJ 624 Behavior Analysis and Consultation (SOC 4625) 3 credits
Professionals in the field of criminal justice often serve as consultants. Consultation has become a major approach to service delivery of psycho-educational services to children and adolescents. This course focuses on behavioral consultation in the juvenile justice system, school system, workplace, and community settings. The topics covered are best practices in behavioral consultation, the verbal behavior of the consultant and the consultee, building a consulting relationship, problem identification interviewing, direct observation methodology, problem analysis interviewing, skills and functional behavioral assessment methodology, functional analysis, standardized behavioral assessment, positive behavioral support and developing a competing behaviors model, treatment plan design and implementation, and treatment evaluation using single subject designs and graphical analysis of the data.
CRJ 625 Behavioral Development (SOC 4635) 3 credits
Many people in the justice system today are there because of emotional and behavioral disorders. Conceptualization of behavior problems and the origins of behavioral disorders are critical to the functioning of a criminal justice professional. This course focuses on Basic Principles in Behavior Analysis and how they shape the development of normal and abnormal children. The role of these principles in normal development and developmental problems such as language delays, motor developmental delays, conduct and oppositional defiant disorder, childhood depression and autism are explored. The course reviews field applications including observations, functional behavioral assessment, curriculum-based measures and intervention strategies that involve both the school and the family.
CRJ 626 Clinical Behavior Analysis (SOC 4645) 3 credits
This course observes behavior analysis as it enters into the child clinical, adult clinical, supervisory level and organizational behavior. The primary goal of the course is to provide an overview and skills for behavior analysts in criminal justice to function as parole and probation officers with both adults and children, as well as organizational and system level change experts.
CRJ 790 Internship in Behavior Analysis I (SOC 4925) 3 credits
The academic component of a field experience or professional development in the behavior analysis field. Field experience based on 300 contact hours. Such work must be preceded by a proposal that must be approved by the Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice program.
CRJ 791 Internship in Behavior Analysis II (SOC 4935) 3 credits
The academic component of a field experience or professional development in the behavior analysis field. Field experience based on 300 contact hours. Such work must be preceded by a proposal that must be approved by the Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice program. Prerequisite: CRJ 790.
CRJ 792 Internship in Behavior Analysis III (SOC 4945) 3 credits
The academic component of a field experience or professional development in the behavior analysis field. Field experience based on 150 contact hours. Such work must be preceded by a proposal that must be approved by the Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice program. Prerequisite: CRJ 791