Justice Studies  

JUST 401 - Introduction to Justice Studies
Credits: 4.00
Overview of justice studies as the study of law and law-like systems. Includes literature from both the law and society, and criminology. Topics will include morality versus legality, the American legal civil and criminal system, torts, and adult versus juvenile justice.

JUST 405 - Technology, Crime, and Society: A Forensic Exploration of High-Tech and Digital Crime
Credits: 4.00
This course addresses the ways in which technology, crime, and law converge in the wider society in the twenty-first century. While emerging technologies bring great benefits, they also bring unintended and unforeseen consequences. This course uses a social science orientation to explore a new and evolving field of forensic technology.

JUST 501 - Research Methods
Credits: 4.00
Overview of the various methodologies used in justice studies research: quantitative, qualitative, and legal. Topics include issues of design such as ethics, reliability, and validity measurement. Students will design and write up research proposals using one of the methods reviewed in the course. Prereq: PSYC 402 or SOC 502 or equivalent. Special fee.

JUST 520 - Girls Gone Bad: Delinquent Girls in Cultural Context
Credits: 4.00
This course explores the important and under-studied intersection between gender/girls and delinquency. Who is the typical female delinquent? What causes her to get into trouble? What happens to her if she is arrested? Topics include the extent and nature of adolescent girl's delinquency and theoretical explanations for delinquency. Focus on social contexts (family, peers, school), delveopmental and social psychological factors and adolescent girls' experiences with the juvenile system.

JUST 530 - Inside the Courtroom: Torn from the Headlines
Credits: 4.00
JUST 530 provides students an overview of criminal law procedure. The course is expressly aimed to serve students in the humanities and social sciences who may work in law-related fields, pursue advanced course work in academic disciplines that focus on law-related phenomena or go to law school. The course uses a distance education model, which requires students to invest significant amounts of time and effort outside of "class" activities to master the salient concepts presented in the course. The course provides students with a thorough introduction to the major legal categories of crime. The course also provides students with an understanding of the importance and role of the law of criminal procedure through an exploration of current issues and controversies. From time to time the course touchs upon comparative views of other legal traditions. Class discussions, readings, and assignments frequently use current New Hampshire law and criminal cases as points of reference. Prereq: JUST 401.

JUST 550 - Mock Trial
Credits: 2.00
Participation in American Mock Trial Association intercollegiate competition. Study and preparation for trial of national case (criminal or civil, alternate years). Year long course, 2 credit hours per semester. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee. Permission required.

JUST 551 - Mock Trial
Credits: 2.00
Participation in American Mock Trial Association intercollegiate competition. Study and preparation for trial of national case (criminal or civil, alternate years). Year long course, 2 credit hours per semester. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Special fee. Permission required.

JUST 601 - Internship
Credits: 4.00
Placement by the justice studies coordinator in a position related to the justice system (e.g., criminal courts, corrections, civil courts, law firms, policy-making agencies, law enforcement agencies); weekly class meetings. Prereq: permission; seniors only.

JUST 602 - Research Internship
Credits: 4.00
Independent research working with Justice Studies faculty on their projects. Includes working with faculty at such research centers as Crimes against Children, Family Research Lab, and Justiceworks. Student/supervisor contract required. Minimum time commitment: 12 hours per week. Prereq: JUST 401, 501; or permission.

JUST 650 - Special Studies in Comparative Justice Systems
Credits: 4.00
This course will involve periodic offerings in comparative analysis of justice systems in an international context. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits provided both course offerings are substantially different. Must be taken with JUST 651 for those students participating in the Justice Studies Budapest Program. Prereq: POLT 507 and/or SOC 515.
Co-requisites: COLA 657, JUST 651

JUST 651 - Field Studies in the Hungarian Justice System
Credits: 6.00
This course is designed to provide Justice Studies Budapest Program students with first-hand experience with the workings of the Hungarian justice system. Weekly field trips to agencies in law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities in the Budapest area will be arranged, and periodic lectures by Hungarian criminal justice professionals and scholars will compliment these visits. Must be taken with JUST 650 for those students participating in the Justice Studies Budapest Program. Prereq: POLT 507 and/or SOC 515.
Co-requisites: COLA 657, JUST 650

JUST 695 - Special Topics
Credits: 4.00
Special topics of advanced study in Justice Studies. Selected offerings reflect faculty expertise in teaching and research. May be repeated in different topic areas. Prereq: SOC 515 or POLT 507 and one other Justice Studies course. Must hold sophomore standing or above.

JUST 701 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 4.00
Advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, ethics and morality, immigration, therapeutic jurisprudence, and juveniles tried as adults. Prereq: JUST 401, 501.

JUST 765 - Special Topics
Credits: 4.00
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Staff present material not normally covered by the course offerings. Cross-listed courses. May be repeated but not duplicate content.

JUST 765W - Special Topics
Credits: 4.00
New or specialized courses are presented under this listing. Staff present material not normally covered by the course offerings. Cross-listed courses. May be repeated but not duplicate content. Writing intensive.

JUST 795 - Reading and Research
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
An independent study that is arranged by the student and supervised by a Justice Studies faculty member. Course requirements include: assembling and reading a substantial bibliography in the field; completing several written assignments and in some cases participating in hands-on experiences such as data collection and analysis. This course is by permission only and requires a signed agreement/proposal prior to registration. May be taken for 1-4 credits and includes a minimum of 3 hours of coursework per week per credit hour. Writing intensive in some select cases.