CRJ - Criminal Justice (CRJ)

CRJ 101  Introduction to Criminal Justice  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 115  Criminal Law I  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 120  Constitutional Law  3 SHC  

This course covers analysis of the historical development of the U.S. Constitution and the relationship of rights contained therein to the State and the individual. The application of the Bill of Rights to federal and state systems is examined.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 125  Criminology  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 140  Criminal Justice Report Writing  3 SHC  

This course is a study of the proper preparation and retention of criminal justice records and reports, including observational skills, formatting and the value of accurate, complete and selective written articulation of information and observations.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 145  Juvenile Delinquency  3 SHC  

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

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 203  Forensic Photography  3 SHC  

This course is designed to introduce students to procedures for photographic documentation of crime scenes and physical evidence, including preparation of court exhibits and in-court presentations.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 205  Criminal Justice in Film  3 SHC  

This course employs motion pictures in an examination of issues pertinent to the criminal justice field, including court procedures, forensics, terrorism, community relations, police corruption, corrections and criminology.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 220  The Judicial Process  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 222  Ethics in Criminal Justice  3 SHC  

This course is a study of the application of ethical theories to the criminal justice profession. Restricted to criminal justice majors.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 224  Police Community Relations  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 230  Criminal Investigation I  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 236  Criminal Evidence  3 SHC  

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

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 242  Correctional Systems  3 SHC  

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.

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab/Clinical Hours: 0

CRJ 250  Criminal Justice Internship I  3 SHC  

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

Prerequisites: Major in Criminal Justice, completion of a minimum of 36 curriculum hours, minimum 2.0 GPA and an acceptable criminal background check.

Lecture Hours: 1

Lab/Clinical Hours: 6