Criminal Justice Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course includes a
survey of the sociological, biological, and psychological theories involved in
juvenile delinquency, modern trends in prevention, and treatment.
This course is a study of the
situational procedures and techniques necessary in defusing situations
identified as crises.
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.
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.