Credit Courses

(CRJ) Criminal Justice

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CRJ 101 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
Overview of the systems of criminal justice in the United States, including a survey of the agencies for the administration of justice and the relationships among them. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 102 - Police in the Community (3 credits)
Study of the relationship between the police and the public they serve with particular emphasis on ethical standards, human relations, civil rights, and community service. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 103 - Introduction to Corrections (3 credits)
Study of the relationship between the correction officer and the prisoner including the history of corrections, the rights of the confined, parole and work release, and the philosophies of rehabilitation and punishment. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 104 - Introduction to Security (3 credits)
Introduction to the historical, philosophical, and legal bases of the security field. Examines all aspects of private security systems and functions, including the technology of security and the role of security in different organizational settings. [occasional offering] 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 105 - Criminology (3 credits)
In-depth analysis and evaluation of criminal behavior including street crime, organized crime, and occupational crime. Students learn to investigate, categorize, and describe the theories of criminality and social control. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 202 - Criminal Law (3 credits)
Examines the evolution and development of criminal laws as well as the nature of crime, basic principles of criminal law, plus defenses and court presentations. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 206 - Police Administration (3 credits)
Examines the contemporary law enforcement agency and its functions, structure, and operational techniques; implications of generalized and specialized units; development of resources by time and area of function; analysis of line, staff, and auxiliary functions; and current issues facing today's police agencies. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 207 - Criminal Investigation (3 credits)
The strategies, techniques, and methods employed in criminal investigations - at the crime scene, follow-up investigation, modus operandi, sources of information, and interrogation. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 211 - Community Corrections (3 credits)
Examines the major types of community-based correctional alternatives such as fines, community service, drug courts, probation, day reporting centers, halfway houses, parole, and other intermediate sanctions. Covers correctional law and management, controversies, political pressures, and emerging trends. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 212 - Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
Overview of the major issues in the field of juvenile justice, including causes of delinquency and the development of modern treatment methods. Emphasis on the delinquent's relationships with family, school, peers, and the juvenile justice system. 3 lecture hours
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CRJ 299 - Cooperative Education -- Criminal Justice (3 credits)
Prerequisites: sophomore status; CRJ 101; CRJ 206 or CRJ 103; divisional permission
Exposure to the philosophy, goals, and daily operations of a criminal justice agency. Through supervised work, the student experiences the roles of criminal justice employees and evaluates their responsibilities. Designed for the student interested in the realistic application of criminal justice theory to the justice system. 1 lecture/180 work experience hours
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