Traces historical development of courts, corrections, and law enforcement to understand structure and process of the criminal justice system. Examine roles, responsibilities, and perspectives of its participants. (Elective)
Degrees and Certificates
Rules of criminal evidence regulating the burden of proof, admissibility, relevancy, materiality, weight, and sufficiency of evidence in criminal legal proceedings. This class may include students from multiple sections.
Report writing for law enforcement provides students with a comprehensive guideline that documents all the aspects of the criminal justice system, from the arrival at an incident to the presentation of the written report in court. This class may include students from multiple sections.
Provides an overview of the types and purposes of police patrol, including vehicle patrol and routing patrol procedures, mediation, and management of crisis situations. Emphasis is placed on citizen protection, crime prevention, and identification and apprehension of suspects.
Philosophical foundations of moral and ethical theory, doctrines, and controversies for understanding the necessity for practicing good moral and ethical judgment when performing criminal justice duties.
Introduces selected issues and practices associated with midlevel police management. Emphasizes the changing police environment and the shift that has been occurring in police organizational structures.