Criminal Justice (CRJ)

CRJ 101. American Correctional System. 3 Credit Hours.

American Correctional System focuses on the history, philosophy, theory, and practice of offender punishment and rehabilitation in the United States. It includes a survey of institutional and community corrections operations and an examination of the constitutional rights of offenders.
Prerequisites: 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.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

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

Introduction to Criminal Justice is a survey of the history and philosophy of the criminal justice system in America, including its sub-systems (police, courts, and corrections) and their roles and relationships within the system. Emphasis will be given to the system's response to crime in society as well as theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

CRJ 123. Juvenile Justice. 3 Credit Hours.

Juvenile Justice offers an examination of the policies, trends, and best practices of the American juvenile justice system, and the function of the juvenile justice agencies.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

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

Criminal Law and Procedures introduces students to the history and philosophy of common and American statutory laws and procedures and how they function within the criminal justice system.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

CRJ 128. Crime Prevention. 3 Credit Hours.

Crime Prevention surveys approaches to crime deterrence. Emphasis will be given to the criminal justice system’s ability to prevent crime as well as the impact of families, schools, communities, and broader economic and social policies on patterns of offending.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

CRJ 129. Introduction to Law Enforcement. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Law Enforcement is an examination of American law enforcement on the local, state, and federal levels. Major topics include the historical development of law enforcement, the role of law enforcement in the criminal justice system, laws of arrest, search and seizure requirements and limitations, contemporary police organizations, methods of department operation, and the relationship of the police to the communities they serve.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

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

Management of Human Conflicts investigates the root causes of potential conflicts among criminal justice organizations, the community, and occupational subcultures. The course explores areas of potential conflict that can occur between members of the criminal justice community and various ethnic, racial, and regional subcultures. The course will examine issues of bias, prejudice, and discriminatory practices as factors contributing to conflict. The course will evaluate proactive and reactive intervention, de-escalation, and verbal and non-verbal communication techniques. Students will learn how to keep potential conflicts from escalating and how to foster law enforcement and community relationships.
Prerequisites: 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.
Prerequisites: Corrections Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 101 and CRJ 102 or Law Enforcement Option--CRJ 122, CRJ 124 and CRJ 111, and Reading Proficiency
Corequisites: CRJ 211

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

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

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.
Prerequisites: 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