Criminal Justice (CRJ)

CRJ 101. American Correctional System. 3 Credit Hours.

A study of the correctional process from law enforcement through the administration of justice, probation, parole, prisons and correctional institutions. A study of the history and philosophy of corrections.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 102. Rehabilitation, Parole, and Probation. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and evaluation of the concept and practices of rehabilitation in contemporary correctional systems; discussion of correctional institutions and the various field services. Development, organization, operation and result of systems of probation and parole.
Prerequisites: CRJ 101 and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 111. Rules of Criminal Evidence. 3 Credit Hours.

The study of basic rules of evidence applicable to the investigation of criminal activities and other related police duties. Emphasis is placed on the question of admissibility of evidence and the practical application of procedural and substantive guarantees.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 122. Introduction to Criminal Justice. 3 Credit Hours.

The history and philosophy of the system of criminal justice in America, identifying the various sub-systems; role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment and rehabilitation.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 123. Juvenile Justice. 3 Credit Hours.

The organization, functions and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies; the detention of juveniles and the processing of neglected and abused children. The intent, application, and procedures of the Missouri Juvenile Code; juvenile case disposition, rights of juveniles, crime prevention methods and reporting procedures.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 124. Criminal Law and Procedures. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the study of criminal, common, and statutory law within the context of enforcement.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 206. Management of Human Conflicts. 3 Credit Hours.

Explores the areas of potential conflict that can occur between members of the criminal justice community and various ethnic, racial, and regional sub-cultures. The root causes of the potential conflicts in both criminal justice organizations and occupational subcultures will be investigated. Issues of prejudice and discriminatory practices, both real and perceived, will be discussed as factors contributing to conflict. Proactive and reactive intervention techniques will be addressed in order to learn how to keep potential conflict from becoming actual conflicts.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 207. Police Supervision. 3 Credit Hours.

A comprehensive overview of police personnel, recruiting, selection, training, promotion, personnel development, discipline, control, communication, labor relation issues, and current problems and theories facing the first level line police manager. Emphasis is placed on both individual and organizational development.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 208. Correctional Policies and Procedures. 3 Credit Hours.

The study of policies, procedures and supervision in the field of Corrections.
Prerequisites: CRJ 101, CRJ 102 or consent of department and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 209. Criminal Justice Practicum. 3 Credit Hours.

A field work experience in Criminal Justice organizations. Students are expected to commit themselves to 120 hours of work experience during the semester.
Corequisite: CRJ 211.
Prerequisites: Corrections Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 101 and CRJ 102 or Law Enforcement Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 124 and CRJ 111, and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 211. Criminal Justice Practicum Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Discussion and analysis in small groups of the Criminal Justice Practicum experience.
Corequisite: CRJ 209.
Prerequisites: Corrections Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 101 and CRJ 102, or Law Enforcement Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 124 and CRJ 111, and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 212. Criminal Investigation. 3 Credit Hours.

The study of the criminal act and its investigation, including specific crimes against persons and property. The process of fact-gathering and problem of legally admissible proof will be considered.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 213. Victimology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the criminal justice process from the perspective of the victim, their families, and society. Emphasis is placed on the etiology of trauma, motivational issues of offending, the probability and effects of victimization and response patterns to victimization by criminal justice practitioners, the community and the media.
Prerequisites: CRJ 122 and PSY 200 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 214. Introduction to Homeland Security. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the different topics associated with Homeland Security. The impact of historical events, laws associated with Homeland Security, affiliated agencies as well as technology, communication and the future of Homeland Security are explored.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 215. Transportation and Border Security. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an in-depth view of modern border and transportation security. Topics include security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, trucks, pipelines and buses. The course also focuses on the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons in addition to the legal, economic, political and cultural aspects of terrorism.
Prerequisites: CRJ 216 and Reading Proficiency.

CRJ 216. Intelligence Analysis and Security Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationships to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions. It examines intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and how the intelligence community operates.
Prerequisites: CRJ 214 and Reading Proficiency.