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Criminal Justice Major: Assoc Sci | Criminal Justice Major: Bach Sci | Criminal Justice Minor
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Criminal Justice Major: Assoc Sci    
   Major Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      CJ  1210   Introduction to Corrections 3 cr.  An overview of the post-correctional process as a function of the criminal justice system in contemporary society; the development of correctional philosophy, theory, history and practice; a description of institutional operation, programming and management; special populations; the effects of institutionalization upon individuals; alternatives to incarceration; survey of career opportunities. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  1550   Police Process & Community Relations 3 cr.  An overview of the police function and responsibility at the local, state and federal level. Examination of the philosophy, history, character, structure, function, and complexity and limitations imposed on law enforcement in a democratic society. Police operations examined relative to effectiveness in crime control, delivery of service, and order maintenance. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  2350   American Judicial Process (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the American state and federal court systems; history, traditions, and philosophy underlying the American system of justice; legal systems and law; court structures and roles: judges, prosecutors, attorneys, litigants; and the adjudication process: arrest to arraignment, trials, juries, and sentencing. 
      CJ  2650   Criminal Law 3 cr.  History, purposes, and philosophy of criminal law, local, state, and federal law; development, application, and rights of the offender. 
      CJ  3210   Principles of Criminology (CJ*/FOR/SOC) 3 cr.  Study of the incidence, type, causes, and theories of adult deviant behavior. Emphasis is placed upon current crime trends and statistics and the processes involved in dealing with crime. 
      CJ  3230   Juvenile Justice (CJ*/SOC) 3 cr.  Theories of causation and prevention of delinquency; role of the courts, policy prevention programs, institutions in the control, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. 
      CJ  4450   Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 cr.  The art of interviewing and interrogation and the comprehensive skills necessary for the integration and documentation of information that is obtained from a wide variety of sources. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
Criminal Justice Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (45 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      CJ  1210   Introduction to Corrections 3 cr.  An overview of the post-correctional process as a function of the criminal justice system in contemporary society; the development of correctional philosophy, theory, history and practice; a description of institutional operation, programming and management; special populations; the effects of institutionalization upon individuals; alternatives to incarceration; survey of career opportunities. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  1550   Police Process & Community Relations 3 cr.  An overview of the police function and responsibility at the local, state and federal level. Examination of the philosophy, history, character, structure, function, and complexity and limitations imposed on law enforcement in a democratic society. Police operations examined relative to effectiveness in crime control, delivery of service, and order maintenance. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  2010   Criminal Justice Organization and Administration 3 cr.  Organization and management of the various criminal justice agencies through the United States. Includes systems of management, substance abuse as a management problem, and systems analyses and their relationships. 
      CJ  2350   American Judicial Process (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the American state and federal court systems; history, traditions, and philosophy underlying the American system of justice; legal systems and law; court structures and roles: judges, prosecutors, attorneys, litigants; and the adjudication process: arrest to arraignment, trials, juries, and sentencing. 
      CJ  2650   Criminal Law 3 cr.  History, purposes, and philosophy of criminal law, local, state, and federal law; development, application, and rights of the offender. 
      CJ  3050   Criminal Procedures (CJ*/FOR) 3 cr.  Procedural law for law enforcement officers. Law of arrest, evidence, and search and seizure. 
      CJ  3210   Principles of Criminology (CJ*/FOR/SOC) 3 cr.  Study of the incidence, type, causes, and theories of adult deviant behavior. Emphasis is placed upon current crime trends and statistics and the processes involved in dealing with crime. 
      CJ  3230   Juvenile Justice (CJ*/SOC) 3 cr.  Theories of causation and prevention of delinquency; role of the courts, policy prevention programs, institutions in the control, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. 
      CJ  4110   Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An examination of the multitude of ethical dilemmas encountered in the criminal justice system. Ethical issues inherent in a variety of practical situations identified and discussed. Focus on problem solving strategies, interpersonal skills, and professional considerations relevant to criminal justice practitioners. Course discussions and group work provide a foundation for ethical decision-making related to policing, the courts, corrections, interpersonal relations, and diversity. 
      CJ  4450   Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 cr.  The art of interviewing and interrogation and the comprehensive skills necessary for the integration and documentation of information that is obtained from a wide variety of sources. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  4950   Criminal Justice Seminar 3 cr.  Capstone course providing a critical analysis of contemporary criminal justice practices and procedures, current issues, trends, new programs, and court decisions affecting the criminal justice system. Topics such as multiculturalism, ethics, corruption, crime, civil/criminal liability, victimology, and public policy are considered. Prerequisite: Senior standing and departmental approval. 
      Major electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         CJ  1240   Introduction to Private Investigation 3 cr.  An overview of the private investigation industry, including but not limited to employment opportunities, history/evolution, methods and management of private investigation, sources of information, investigative technology, and ethical and public policy considerations related to private investigations. 
         CJ  1250   Introduction to Private Security 3 cr.  An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and legal framework for security operations. An overview of the private security industry and analyzes specific processes and programs utilized in providing security. The role of private security in work place violence prevention and theft protection in retail establishments. 
         CJ  3500   Homeland Security and Terrorism (CJ*/EM) 3 cr.  Examination of the nature of the threat to the United States and how America is responding to the danger of terrorism, international and domestic. The policies, principles, strategies, organizations, and programs that are responsible for protecting the homeland. The efforts of the federal government, state, and local governments, as well as business and private citizens, are explored. Prerequisite: CJ 1020 or permission of instructor. 
         CJ  3550   Parole and Probation 3 cr.  Examination of the history and philosophy of probation, aftercare, parole, and other community-based programs for juvenile and adult clients; function and operation of parole authorities; statutory authorization; case law; current practices and trends. Prerequisites: CJ 1020 and CJ 1210. 
         PSY 3820   Forensic Psychology (CJ/PSY*) 3 cr.  How the science of psychology is used by our legal system to better understand situations where an individual's state of mind or psychological functioning may have an impact on the legal process, the distinction between forensic and clinical work, conceptual underpinnings of forensic psychology, and the role of psychology in the legal system and controversies surrounding its use. Career paths and training issues also discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
         CJ  4050   Constitutional Law (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Introduction to constitutional law, political theory. Historical examination of the major Supreme Court decisions which have contributed to contemporary judicial interpretations of the Constitution. 
         CJ  4120   Organized Crime and Gangs in America 3 cr.  An exploration of the history, scope, and methods of controlling organized crime and street gangs in America with emphasis on local, regional, and statewide crime control efforts. The social implications of both organized crime and gangs. Research and discussion of federal and state laws aimed at curbing this type of crime. 
         CJ  4140   Drugs, Crime and the Justice System 3 cr.  Study of issues and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse, impact of substance use on individual health and societal progress, identification and classification of abused drugs, problems faced by law enforcement efforts to control. 
         CJ  4150   Criminal Investigation (CJ*/FOR) 3 cr.  Integration of principles and procedures of criminal investigation; conduct at a crime scene; search, collection, and preservation of evidence; interviewing; methods used in crime laboratories; and planning for effective courtroom participation. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
         CJ  4230   Homicide Investigation 3 cr.  Study of many facets which comprise a thorough, sound, and reliable homicide investigation; inquiry into new investigative techniques as well as a review of State laws concerning homicide. Consideration of case preparation, warrant writing, arrests, arraignment, and preliminary examinations. 
         CJ  4750   Special Topics in Criminal Justice 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  A specialized course dealing, each time it is scheduled, with some particular aspect of criminal justice not usually included in other criminal justice course offerings. Examination of contemporary issues, problems, present status, future development, and the criminal justice response to a specific problem. 
Criminal Justice Minor    
   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      CJ  1210   Introduction to Corrections 3 cr.  An overview of the post-correctional process as a function of the criminal justice system in contemporary society; the development of correctional philosophy, theory, history and practice; a description of institutional operation, programming and management; special populations; the effects of institutionalization upon individuals; alternatives to incarceration; survey of career opportunities. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  1550   Police Process & Community Relations 3 cr.  An overview of the police function and responsibility at the local, state and federal level. Examination of the philosophy, history, character, structure, function, and complexity and limitations imposed on law enforcement in a democratic society. Police operations examined relative to effectiveness in crime control, delivery of service, and order maintenance. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
      CJ  2350   American Judicial Process (CJ*/PSC) 3 cr.  Analysis of the American state and federal court systems; history, traditions, and philosophy underlying the American system of justice; legal systems and law; court structures and roles: judges, prosecutors, attorneys, litigants; and the adjudication process: arrest to arraignment, trials, juries, and sentencing. 
      CJ  3210   Principles of Criminology (CJ*/FOR/SOC) 3 cr.  Study of the incidence, type, causes, and theories of adult deviant behavior. Emphasis is placed upon current crime trends and statistics and the processes involved in dealing with crime. 
      CJ  3230   Juvenile Justice (CJ*/SOC) 3 cr.  Theories of causation and prevention of delinquency; role of the courts, policy prevention programs, institutions in the control, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. 
      CJ  4450   Interviewing and Investigative Report Writing 3 cr.  The art of interviewing and interrogation and the comprehensive skills necessary for the integration and documentation of information that is obtained from a wide variety of sources. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
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