CRIMINAL JUSTICE COURSES
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ)
CJ 170 Introduction to Security BD 3 credits
The history, nature and scope of private security in modern society; the basic principles of physical security, internal loss prevention, defensive systems, fire prevention and safety; the security function in the corporate structure; operations and career opportunities exemplified in such specific areas as retail, hospital, cargo and computer security services, contract or proprietary.
CJ 171 Internal Theft Investigation and Control BD 3 credits
How and why employee theft occurs in its many forms, and its impact on business. Internal theft controls, including pre-employment screening, honesty testing, management's role in preventing internal theft, cash and merchandise controls.
CJ 172 Business and Retail Security BD 3 credits
Differentiation within the entire security system. Trends of business and retail security systems and methodology for providing retail security needs. Detection and control of loss and prevention techniques.
CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice F&S SM 3 credits
Introduction to Criminal Justice involves the survey of law enforcement: the role, history, development and constitutional aspects of law enforcement and public safety. The course also includes a review of the agencies: police, courts, corrections and others involved in the process and administration of criminal justice.
CJ 210 Introduction to Policing Fall 3 credits
An introduction to the specific field of law enforcement and its responsibilities; including patrol, traffic, investigation, juvenile and special operational units. Federal, State and Local agencies will be reviewed to distinguish their separate roles and coordinating efforts for maximizing the necessary efficiency of law enforcement, as we know it.
CJ 220 Criminal Law Fall 3 credits
Survey of substantive criminal law as a means of attaining certain socially desirable ends like the preservation and protection of life and property; emphasis on historical and philosophical concepts.
CJ 223 Police Administration BD 3 credits
Administration of police line operations; Review principles of various administrative styles for organization and administration of staff functions and activities; including policy, personnel distribution and analysis of operations.
CJ 226 Criminal Investigation Spring 3 credits
Introduction to criminal investigation procedures including theory of an investigation, conduct at crime scenes, collection and preservation of physical evidence; methods used in police science laboratory, fingerprints, ballistics, documents, serology, photography, and related forensic sciences.
CJ 231 Criminal Evidence and Procedure Spring 3 credits
Deals with rules of evidence of particular import at the operational level in law enforcement and with criminal procedure in important areas such as arrest, force, and search and seizure.
CJ 232 Administration of Justice BD 3 credits
For criminal justice students or laymen; designed to broaden the understanding of the student concerning the various agencies involved in the administration of criminal law. Emphasis is placed upon the more important law enforcement functions and interrelationships from arrest to executive pardon.
CJ 235 Field Experience and Internship F&S SM 3 credits
Observation and work experience under the direction of a faculty member in a local, county, or state criminal justice agency.
CJ 243 Introduction to Homeland Security F&S SM 3 credits
This course discusses the historic overview of the events of terrorism that lead to the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, statutory authority, the organization and reorganization of agencies, weapons of mass destruction, and safety and security to provide for a safe America. Introduction to Homeland Security provides important and up-to-date information about terrorism, terrorist behavior, homeland security policies and dilemmas, and how to deal effectively with threats and the consequences of attacks.
CJ 254 Juvenile Justice System Spring 3 credits
Special legal status of the juvenile, protective services, the juvenile and family, court movement, and child labor laws. Emphasis on noncriminal aspects of administration of juvenile justice, guardianship, dependency, neglect, child support, paternity and adoption.
CJ 270 Introduction to Corrections Fall 3 credits
Survey of current correctional thought and practices in the United States. Evolution of modern correctional practices in the United States. Overview of correctional treatment in different types of institutions and in the community.
CJ 271 Community Based Corrections Spring 3 credits
Basic concepts, history, legislation and practices used in work with juveniles and adults who have been placed on probation or parole; criteria of selection, methods of supervision, and elements of case reporting.
CJ 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in criminal justice. Department chairperson approval is required.
CJ 299 Special Topics in Criminal Justice BD 1-3 credits
Repeatable to six semester hours. An examination of special topics in criminal justice.
CJ 195-295 Service Learning 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.
CJ 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship F&S SM 1-3 credit hours each
Repeatable up to a maximum of six hours. Work hours are arranged by employer, advisor and student. Progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Periodic student-advisor conferences are required to discuss progress or problems. Students are required to submit an accounting of their experiences to their instructor. All co-op experiences are based on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Department chair approval is required.