Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CJ& 101 : Introduction to Criminal Justice

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. (E)

Credits

5

CJ& 105 : Introduction to Corrections

Examines institutional and community correction applications, focusing on correctional facility operations, probation, parole, and intermediate sanctions within the American criminal justice system.

Credits

5

CJ& 106 : Juvenile Justice

Overview of the juvenile justice system covering due process requirements of each phase of the process. Also examines theories behind delinquency causation and discusses treatment modalities and programs.

Credits

5

CJ& 110 : Criminal Law

Substantive criminal law applied to crime prevention and control activities in criminal justice. Examines definitions, classifications, grades, prohibitions, and punishments ascribed to criminal law through statutes and case law.

Credits

5

CJ 115 : Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice

Comprehensive study and analysis of constitutional law applying to administration of justice (criminal law procedure), specifically constitutional guidelines guaranteeing due process of law, equal protection, and fundamental fairness in application of the law.

Credits

5

CJ 121 : Criminal Evidence

Rules of criminal evidence regulating the burden of proof, admissibility, relevancy, materiality, weight, and sufficiency of evidence in criminal legal proceedings.

Credits

5

CJ 211 : Criminal Investigation

Criminal investigation case management, interview/ interrogation techniques and methods for reconstructing past events. Provides basic skills for conducting criminal investigations.

Credits

5

CJ 236 : Introduction to Patrol Procedures

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.

Credits

5

CJ 241 : Ethics in Criminal Justice

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.

Credits

5

CJ 242 : Introduction to Police Management

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.

Credits

5

CJ 250 : Supervision for Law Enforcement

Introduction to selected issues and practices associated with police supervision. This course focuses on strength based leadership, ethics, communications, empowerment, self-control, and teamwork. Students will learn how to apply basic leadership theory and practice of police supervision to improve performance and accountability.

Credits

5