Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

  • CRIMJ 1100 (IAI CRJ 901)
    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    3  credit hours

    Students will study the development and principles of the American criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed on the system's primary components of courts, police, and corrections and the relationship of these entities in the administration of criminal justice in the United States. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1110 
    Police and Society

    3  credit hours

    Students will examine the role of police in a modern society including the functions, personnel systems, operations, management, and contemporary issues of municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement. In addition, the historical and emerging roles of law enforcement as agents of formal social control will be discussed in addition to police and community relations. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1112 
    Crime Prevention

    3  credit hours

    An overview of crime prevention strategies from an individual and community perspective, including a discussion and analysis of neighborhood watch programs, home security strategies and personal security tactics. School based and age-specific community crime prevention programs and the application of technology to crime prevention problems are discussed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1130 (IAI CRJ 911)
    Introduction to Corrections

    3  credit hours

    An overview of the goals, structure and operations of correctional institutions; sentencing trends and alternatives to incarceration; probation and parole; inmate life, prisonization and institutionalization; jail administration and community correctional programs. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1135 
    Gangs in Society

    3  credit hours

    Students will be provided an overview of the historic evolution of gangs in American society. An emphasis will be placed on theoretical explanations of why gangs exist and youth involvement in addition to society's and the criminal justice system's response to gang activities. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1140 
    Principles of Security Administration

    3  credit hours

    An overview of security systems found in industrial, commercial, retail and governmental agencies; legal framework for security programs; internal business crime and its detection, apprehension and prevention. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1141 
    Contemporary Issues in Private Security

    3  credit hours

    Theories, principles, and practices of private sector security and loss prevention in a post-9/11 world. Hazard and risk assessment methodology is addressed along with strategies for dealing with both internal and external threats. Industry best practices are incorporated throughout the course, while viewing the discipline of private security from both entry-level and management perspectives. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1142 
    Private Security and Law Enforcement

    3  credit hours

    Theories and practices pertaining to the relationship between private security and public law enforcement. Exploration of how these professions share many of the same goals, such as preventing crime and disorder, identifying criminals, and ensuring the security of people and property. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1145 
    Introduction to Homeland Security

    3  credit hours

    An overview of the evolution of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. and surveys the major policies, practices, concepts and challenges confronting the field. An analysis of various organizations under the authority of DHS and an assessment of the current threats from international and domestic terrorism will be examined. Examination of government, private organizations, and citizens' involvement in protecting against and responding to terrorist threats. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1146 
    Introduction to Border, Transportation,

    3  credit hours

    Forms of security including law enforcement that coincide with securing the United States from the potential threat of a terrorist attack. In particular, the areas of border security, transportation security, and overall physical security of persons and places will be emphasized. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1147 
    Intro to Domestic & Internatl Terrorism

    3  credit hours

    Examination of the threat of domestic and international terrorism and the complex origins, motivations, ideologies, goals and tactics of various domestic and international terrorist groups. Cultural, religious and economic influences on terrorism will be considered. Topical issues including state, political, and revolutionary terrorism, religious and apocalyptic violence, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorist tactics and targeting, as well as the practical strategies and approaches of counterterrorism. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1148 
    Emergency Management

    3  credit hours

    Examines theories, principles, and practices of emergency management, including the related processes of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Evolution of emergency management and its practical application within government and private sector will be addressed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1151 
    Constitutional Law

    3  credit hours

    Students explore the development and history of the Federal Constitution emphasizing the Bill of Rights. Students will be introduced to the substantive and procedural content of the federal amendments and corresponding state provisions with emphasis on recent court interpretations and trends. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 or equivalent or Criminal Justice 1152 or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1152 
    Criminal Law

    3  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the development of criminal law, its organizational components and processes, as well as its legal and public policy. Students will explore instruction on elements of a crime, substantive criminal law, criminal defenses, and accountability within the judicial process. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1153 
    Rules of Evidence

    3  credit hours

    Students will explore physical and scientific evidence, witness competency, and the exclusionary rule. Students will be introduced to the rules governing the admissibility of evidence in Federal and state criminal courts. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1151 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 1151 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1154 
    Substance Abuse and the Law

    3  credit hours

    Students will examine the most prevalent illicit and licit drugs through a historical, pharmacological, physiological assessment in order to understand their impact on the individual, their health, and society. Also reviewed are aspects of drug enforcement, adjudication, sentencing and treatment aspects as they relate to crimes involving substance abuse. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1165 
    Computers and Criminal Justice

    3  credit hours

    A comprehensive overview of computer-related crimes, including related reactive and proactive investigative strategies; programs involving computer technologies developed and utilized by criminal justice investigators, analysts and other professionals. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1210 
    Criminal Justice in the Media

    3  credit hours

    An examination of the intersection between criminality and justice and how public perception about criminal justice is influenced by mass media. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1820 
    Selected Topics

    3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2030 
    Probation and Parole

    3  credit hours

    Study the history, development, organization, and operation of probation and parole and other community corrections methods as a strategy to address criminal offenders. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2110 
    Continuity of Operations

    3  credit hours

    Explores the process for developing, implementing, exercising, and evaluating continuity of operations for government entities in the event of a disaster. Emphasis is on being able to continue to supply services to constituents and customers while supporting staff and initiating recovery operations. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2120 
    Critical Incident Management

    3  credit hours

    Exploration of the role of various public safety personnel in managing disaster response operations. The nature of disaster, complexities of disaster response operations, and the roles and responsibilities of various emergency management personnel will be examined through case studies. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2130 
    Disaster Management & Response

    3  credit hours

    Introduction to concepts, theories, principles, programs and requirements of emergency preparedness, governmental planning, practice, exercises, hazard and risk assessment, and team building. Students will also study the relationship of preparedness to response, emergency operations and incident command systems. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2140 
    Intro to Intelligence-Homeland Security

    3  credit hours

    Overview of the history of intelligence for United States law enforcement officials who are charged with providing security for America to help prevent and respond to terrorist threats. Provides a basic understanding of the concepts, processes and disciplines associated with intelligence functions and operations in regards to Homeland Security. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2150 
    Multiculturalism & Diversity

    3  credit hours

    Students will examine current issues and social problems relating to the administration of justice in a culturally diverse society. Emphasis will be placed on the development of new strategies for criminal justice personnel to meet the challenges presented by working within a diverse society. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2160 
    Intro to Bio Security & Bio Terrorism

    3  credit hours

    Major biological and chemical agents used in bio terrorism including their warning signs and symptoms, the legal aspects of bio security, threats to the food supply, and the government's assets available to respond to such events. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2230 
    Criminal Investigations

    3  credit hours

    Students will study the fundamentals of criminal investigations. The collection and preservation of evidence along with recording of crime scenes will be emphasized. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2231 
    Criminology

    3  credit hours

    Students are introduced to theoretical explanations of crime, criminality, and society's response to antisocial and law violating behavior. Theories of crime causation are used to understand crime patterns, evaluate trends, and understand how social scientific inquiry impact research, theory, and public policy. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2235 
    Basic Evidence Photography

    3  credit hours

    Basic police photographic techniques including legal and technical aspects of evidence photography. Application of photographic equipment, film and techniques to crime scene and evidence gathering problems. Additional emphasis placed on digital format photography, computer software and hardware, and digital video surveillance techniques. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2240 (IAI CRJ 914)
    Juvenile Delinquency

    3  credit hours

    Students will examine the historic context of juvenile delinquency in America. Theoretical perspectives of the causation of delinquency and criminal acts by juveniles will be studied and discussed. The overall treatment of juveniles as offenders and victims will be examined in addition to theoretical perspectives and prevention programs. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2250 
    Police Organization & Administration

    3  credit hours

    Analysis of classical and current law enforcement organizational patterns, including an overview of the administrative processes within police agencies and management theories as applied to law enforcement administration. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2260 
    Issues in Criminal Justice

    3  credit hours

    Contemporary critical issues related to crime and society; analysis and evaluation of recent studies and documents; methods of implementing research findings. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 or Sociology 1100 (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2310 
    Forensic Crime Scene Investigation

    3  credit hours

    Students will study techniques of forensic science as it relates to crime scene investigations. The procedures and practices of proper identification, collection, recording, preservation, and processing of evidence at crime scenes will be discussed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2410 
    Violent Crime

    3  credit hours

    Overview of theories to explain violence, methods used in the scientific study of violence, and important research findings about correlates, patterns, processes, and trends related to criminal violence. Exploration of case studies related to violence. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2820 
    Selected Topics

    3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college Class Schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • CRIMJ 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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