CRJ - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course analyzes the history, development, and function of the police in a free society. A primary concern in the course is the relationship between the various components of the criminal justice system and the effectiveness of the system as a mechanism for social control. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-102 Introduction to Corrections

This course is an overview of the history and philosophical foundations of the American correctional system. This course examines the organization and operation of the correctional system and correctional treatment programs ranging from pre-trial diversion to post-incarceration procedures. The course analyzes current issues and problems in corrections such as social control within prisons, legal rights of prisoners, and alternatives to imprisonment. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-103 Criminal Law

This course is a study of the philosophy and development of the law and development of law of criminal procedure and its constitutional provisions. Topics included in the course are principles of criminal law and the adversary system, police authority, relative to the laws of arrest, search and seizure, and a review of relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions. CRJ-101 Introductionto Criminal Justice is highly recommended before taking this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-105 Police Administration

This course provides a review, analysis, and synthesis of the proactive, traditional scientific and human relations approaches to police management. The basics of administering a police organization such as recruitment and selection of personnel, training, fiscal and planning operations, and auxiliary and staff functions are reviewed. Changes relative to socioeconomic, political, and technological realities are explored. CRJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice is highly recommended before taking this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-107 Criminology

This course the criminal justice system with an emphasis on the structure and operation of its components and on the modes of societal responses to crime and criminals. It reviews the development, philosophy, and concepts of criminal law and analyzes the leading theoretical perspectives on criminal behavior and criminal typologies. SOC-101 Sociology is highly recommended beforetaking this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-108 Topics in Criminal Justice

This course is an introductory study of major topics in policing, corrections, and the courts, including but not limited to such topics as judicial misconduct, law enforcement stress management, terrorism, criminalistics, prison gangs, sex offenders, domestic violence, and suicide by police. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-109 Contemporary Issues in Policing

This course explores the history and scope of the relationship between the police and the community. Community relationships are examined from psychological and sociological perspectives. The course analyzes police issues such as media relations; citizen grievances; civilian review boards; selection, training, and education of personnel; police professionalism; discretionary use of police authority; police unionism; crime prevention; and the role of women in police agencies. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-110 Basic Supervision [Criminal Justice]

This course examines the first line supervisor as an integral part of the total management team and as one of the cornerstones upon which successful operations rest. The course analyzes the role of the supervisor as a problem solver and as a key link in the communication process. Topics explored in the course are the supervisor?s expanded responsibilities for planning, training,developing, and motivating employees; counseling, performance appraisal; decision making; and leadership. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-111 Criminal Investigation

This course analyzes the essential elements of investigation as a science of inquiry with an emphasis on the legal significance of evidence. Methods of searching for, collecting, preserving, and evaluating physical evidence and the techniques for locating and interviewing witnesses are explored. Organizational investigative functions and the development of an understanding of the crime laboratory and its role in a criminal investigation are also discussed. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-112 Crime Prevention

This course examines opportunity reduction strategy as a predictable and controllable variable in addressing the crime problem. The course emphasizes the role of police as community leaders and explores practical concepts and methods through which community involvement can deter crime. The limitations of the criminal justice system are analyzed and a variety of professional, occupational, and voluntary roles in crime prevention are explored. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-113 The Juvenile Justice Process

This course examines the history, philosophy, and structure of the juvenile justice system with emphasis on changes fostered by US Supreme Court decisions. The course includes an analysis of the nature and the scope of delinquency in terms of causal theories; issues affecting dependent, neglected, and abused children; juvenile crime prevention programs; and the strategic role ofthe police in developing community resources to serve as alternatives to formal court referral. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-114 Correctional Administration

This course is an introduction to the organization and administration of correctional institutions. The course examines both theoretical and practical aspects of correctional administration and focuses on such issues as decision-making, ethical values, human relations, and authority. CRJ-102 Introduction to Corrections is highly recommended before taking this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-115 Correctional Law

This course is an overview of the policies and practices that govern correctional institutions. The course examines current legal issues and many court cases that directly impact on prisons and prisoners. CRJ-102 Introduction to Corrections is highly recommended before taking this course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-120 Practical Criminal Evidence

This course focuses on a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the study of the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of evidence, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, kinds and degrees of evidence, and rules governing admissibility, judicial decisions interpreting individual rights, and case studies. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-125 Introduction to Security

This course is an examination of the historical, philosophical, and legal bases of security. The course analyzes the role of security in today's society, the concept of professionalism, and the relationship between security and law enforcement functions. Such security concerns as unlawful intrusion, retail theft, internal theft, and other crimes, which seriously threaten the business community, are also discussed. The scope and nature of fire prevention and safety are reviewed in a non-technical manner. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-127 Principles of Loss Prevention

This course examines the application of the concepts and procedures that serve to prevent losses due to waste, accidents, error, crime, and unethical practices. The emerging professional status of the loss-control manager and his/her attendant responsibilities are discussed. home loss-control technology, electronic security systems, disaster planning, and fire protection and safety are also reviewed. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

CRJ-201 Ethics in Criminal Justice

This course is the examination of the ethical dimensions of criminal justice administration. Specific attention will be paid to the moral theories and the ethical development of criminal justice officials. Topics will include ethics in law enforcement, ethics in courts, ethics in corrections, the ethics of punishment, policy and management issues, professionalism and pride and ethics for the criminal justice practitioner.
Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRJ-101

CRJ-283 Co-Op Work Experience [Security]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised experience in various areas of business and institutional security work. Through on-the-job experience, students acquire some of the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. 1 lecture, 3 credits plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRJ-125

CRJ-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Criminal Justice]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in the various areas of criminal justice work: police agencies, prosecutors? offices, courts, sheriff's offices, and the correction field. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. 1 lecture, 1 credit plus 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CRJ-101

CRJ-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Criminal Justice]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in the various areas of criminal justice work: police agencies, prosecutors? offices, courts, sheriff's offices, and the correction field. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. 1 lecture, 2 credits plus 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

CRJ-101

CRJ-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Criminal Justice]

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience in the various areas of criminal justice work: police agencies, prosecutors? offices, courts, sheriff sheriff's offices, and the correction field. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. Students are supervised bya faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Cooperative Education Office. 1 lecture, 3 credits plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRJ-101