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CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 cr.

Functions, responsibilities and organization processes involved in the administration of criminal justice; local, state, federal and private agencies; police history; the police career and the public attitude; the role of the courts and the correctional process.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL107

CJ 105: Private Security

3 cr.

An introduction to private security purpose and practice. Examination of working relationship between private security and law enforcement, loss prevention, site management and personal protection.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL115

CJ 107: Policing & Community Relations

3 cr.

This course considers how the police and the community can work as a team to enhance quality of life by reducing the incidence and severity of crime.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

This course is not offered this academic year.

CJ 200: Policing & American Society

3 cr.

Examines the relationship of the criminal justice system to American contemporary society including social order and institutions, order maintenance, crime fighting, special populations, police subcultures, terrorism and global implications of crime.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50AL308

CJ 201: Criminal Law

3 cr.

Origin and development of criminal law in America; classification and analysis of crime; defense of criminal acts.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 202: Constitutional Law

3 cr.

Constitutional provisions, their development through court interpretation, and their application to law enforcement; substantive and procedural rights of the individual; law and arrest, search and seizure, right to counsel, self- incrimination, interviews and interrogation, due process of law and right to a fair trial.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL112

CJ 203: Juvenile Delinquency

3 cr.

Delinquency in the United States; extent and significance, causal analysis, juvenile court and techniques of prevention and treatment.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15AL308

CJ 300: Organized Crime

3 cr.

Origins of organized crime including domestic and international Mafia, hate groups, gangs, drug rings and white collar crime. Explores methods by which legitimate businesses maintain illegal enterprises, gambling and human trafficking.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 301: Criminal Justice Administration

3 cr.

Functions, structure and operation of law enforcement agencies; principles of organization and management techniques; recruiting, maintenance of personnel records, budget, administration of hearings and appeals, and support organizations.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 303: Criminal Investigation

3 cr.

Criminal investigative procedures, crime scene preservation and search, collecting and preserving physical evidence, case preparation, questioning of witnesses and suspects, and problems in criminal investigations.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 304: Crime Prevention

3 cr.

Theories of crime prevention. Discussion will include personal, home, business and corporate aspects of the topic.

Prerequisite: CJ 107.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50AL104

CJ 305: Corrections

3 cr.

History of corrections; review of federal, state and local penal systems; management and treatment of convicted criminals. Examination of corrections as part of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 307: Probation & Parole

3 cr.

History, philosophy and practice of probation and parole. Goals and objectives of the probation program.

Prerequisite: CJ 305.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL308

CJ 310: Criminal Justice Ethics

3 cr.

Public relations, counseling, motivation and leadership; ethics in professionalism, education and training; ethical considerations of legal and corrections practitioners.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 312: Criminology

3 cr.

Types of crime; causes of crime; criminal behavior; control and prevention of crime; administration of justice, with emphasis on confinement, correction, pardon, parole, probation and community-based programs.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL108

CJ 400: Cybercrime

3 cr.

Examines the rise of criminal activity conducted by means of computers, networked or otherwise, with an introduction to the criminological examination of methods used to investigate, prosecute and combat such crimes. The connection with terrorism will be explored as well as economic ramifications.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

This course is not offered this academic year.

CJ 404: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice

3 cr.

A senior capstone course which involves analysis of current events affecting criminal justice; exploration of emerging problems; consideration of recent court decisions; case studies in policy change and implementation, review of innovative justice programs and new technologies. A summative project that may be based on the student's intern experience is required.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL115

CJ 407: Homeland Security & Terrorism

3 cr.

Investigates the role police agencies play in today's era of the homeland security agency and specific strategies used to prevent future terrorism.

Prerequisite: CJ 107.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

CJ 415: Criminal Justice Internship

3 cr.

Internships available with local government agencies and corporations during either senior semester, or rising seniors may intern at home over the summer. Application and syllabus available from Criminal Justice Program director.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

CJ 499: Independent Study in Criminal Justice

3 cr.

Special study of a topic chosen in consultation with criminal justice faculty.

This course is not offered this academic year.