Criminal Justice Technology
Associate Degree

Course Descriptions:

CRJ 101   Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems, correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies.

CRJ 110   Police Patrol

This course provides an understanding of the duties, extent of authority, and responsibilities of the uniformed patrolman. Special emphasis is placed on patrol function-line activities, including traffic control and investigation, community relations, vice control, tactical units, civil disturbances, and preventive patrol.

CRJ 115   Criminal Law

This course covers the development of criminal law in America. The basic elements of specific criminal offenses, criminal defenses, and various legal principles upon which criminal law is established are reviewed.

CRJ 125   Criminology

This course is a study of the various theories of criminal causation and control, the identification of criminal typologies, and the reaction of society to crime and criminals.

CRJ 145   Juvenile Delinquency

This course includes a survey of the sociological, biological, and psychological theories involved in juvenile delinquency, modern trends in prevention, and treatment.

CRJ 218   Crisis Intervention

This course is a study of the situational procedures and techniques necessary in defusing situations identified as crises.

CRJ 220   Judicial Process

This course includes an overview of the law-making function of the courts, the growth of common law, the structure and organization of the courts, court processes and procedures involved in criminal and civil cases, and the question of reform for the administration of justice.

CRJ 224   Police Community Relations

This course is a study of the importance of two-way communication between the criminal justice system and the community to foster a working relationship to control crime. A variety of topics are studied, including citizen involvement in crime prevention and police officer interpersonal relations.

CRJ 230   Criminal Investigation I

This course is a study of the fundamentals of interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects. Different methods of conducting crime scene searches and methods used in investigating various crimes are studied in the course.

CRJ 236  Criminal Evidence I

This course is a study of the established rules of evidence from arrest to release in the administration of criminal justice.

CRJ 237   Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement

This course is a study of the methodologies and tactics for solving critical incidents that law enforcement must face, such as the arrest process, handcuffing, and felony car stops.

CRJ 242  Correctional Systems

This course is an introduction to aspects of the correctional function in criminal justice, including organization, process, procedure, and clients incarcerated and on conditional release.

CRJ 246   Special Problems in Criminal Justice

This course is designed to examine issues within the criminal justice community/profession which are of special concern to students and practitioners because of such elements are timeless, local concern, legalistics, and/or other dynamic factors of such issues.

CRJ 250  Criminal Justice Internship I

This course includes practical experience in a criminal justice or private security setting.

CRJ 260   Seminar in Criminal Justice

This course includes a study of new trends in criminal justice.


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