2017-2018 Catalog

CRMJ - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRMJ 1015 HOMELAND SECURITY:

This course will examine some of the methods of responding to emergencies, whether they are natural or manmade, as well as why we need to discuss these issues today in a Post 9/11 World. Topics will vary from semester to semester and may include critical infrastructure, terrorist groups, suicide bombers, and natural disasters.

3

CRMJ 1550 COMMUNITY RELATIONS

This course is concerned with problems which polarize law enforcement and the community and includes the study of these problems and how to solve them through improved public relations. An overview of several public relations programs presently in use in the law enforcement field.

3

CRMJ 1900 INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

This introductory course is intended for those students seeking a career in law enforcement and those wishing a basic overview of the role of police in American society. It will provide an overview of the expectations and realities of police work. The course provides an overview of the role of police officers in society, their basic duties and responsibilities, career options, and current topics on special problems facing law enforcement.

3

CRMJ 1905 REPORT WRITING FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD

This writing intensive elective will prepare the criminal justice student for the requirements of jobs in the field and the particular style of writing that will be required.

3

CRMJ 2120 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course provides the criminal justice student with an overview of the institutions and procedure of the criminal justice system. Historical and theoretical perspectives on law enforcement, the courts and corrections will be examined. Emphasis is placed on current political issues facing the criminal justice system.

3

CRMJ 2150 VICTIMOLOGY

This course examines criminal victimization in the United States.  Topics covered include the historical treatment of victims of crime, the character and the extent of modern criminal victimization, the nature of the victimization experience, victim treatment at the hands of the justice system, and reforms implemented to enhance the justice system’s response to victimization.
3

CRMJ 2210 CRIMINAL LAW I

This is a survey course that provides a basic understanding of the criminal law it developed and as it presently exists throughout most of the United States.

3

CRMJ 2220 CRIMINAL LAW II

Provides the knowledge, both legal and procedural, as to how criminal evidence is handled and maintained for the court process. Additionally, the student will receive an overview of the procedures available to the law enforcement investigator for the laboratory, both field and in-house, processes which will aid in yielding criminal evidence.

3

Prerequisites

CRMJ 2210

CRMJ 2250 POLICE ADMINISTRATION I

This course provides the student an understanding of law enforcement organization and an introduction to the administration mechanics required in the operation of a law enforcement agency. The student will be exposed to a wide variety of state-of-the-art activities and structures which become the necessary daily operations of a police agency.

3

CRMJ 2280 CRIMINAL PROCEDURES

This courses deals with the criminal process, constitutional and criminal procedure, search and seizure, search for evidence, police interrogation and confessions, identification procedures, court proceedings, and post trial proceedings.

3

CRMJ 2400 CRIMINOLOGY

This course provides an overview of the study of crime. Topics include social responses to crime, research method causation and policy approaches to crime.

3

CRMJ 2420 JUVENILE JUSTICE

Provides an overview of the juvenile justice systems and a working knowledge of the law enforcement procedures utilized in the handling of the juvenile offender and juvenile protective custody situation. Additionally, the student will be introduced to various prevention programs directed at the youthful offender.

3

CRMJ 2450 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course will provide a basic introduction to several ethical theories and will apply these theories to moral problems confronted by criminal justice practitioners in the areas of policing, the courts, corrections and juvenile justice. The course will focus on discussion and case-study analysis and is designed to provide various perspectives that may assist criminal justice professional in moral and ethical decision making.

3

CRMJ 2460 POLITICAL CRIME

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the three categories of political crime: crimes against the state (government, treason, etc.); crimes committed by the state (government, denial of civil rights, etc.); and crimes against other groups (hate crimes, etc.). Students will be exposed to the role of the criminal justice system when confronted with these crimes and activities. Due to recent concern about government abuses and growth of militia groups, a large portion of the course will be spent studying these groups, their beliefs and tactics. Also major hate groups such as the Aryan Nation and the Ku Klux Klan will be discussed as groups involved in crimes against other groups. Students will be exposed to widely varying viewpoints from assigned readings, debates and guest speakers. The subject of this course is very controversial to many. Various topics may be presented by either the instructor or guest speakers in a manner that may be offending to some. The student should be aware that the treatment of many subjects will be for the purpose of provoking discussion rather than personal beliefs of the instructor.

3

CRMJ 2510 PATROL PROCEDURES

Course is designed to familiarize the student with patrol operations in the community with emphasis on the police patrol officer and the accomplishment of his duties. The student will be exposed to several methods of aggressive and proactive patrol tactics and techniques.

3

CRMJ 2550 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION I

The course will familiarize the criminal justice student with the basic principles of the investigative technique. To correlate legal information into effective data necessary to the process of legal prosecution. Also, to familiarize the student with methods of operation, character of criminals and the aspect of state-of-the-art criminal detection methods.

3

CRMJ 2560 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION II

Course designed to acquaint the criminal justice student to people who are witnesses or suspects through mental and physical characteristics, and various methods of questioning, therefore strengthening the student's background in obtaining information. Various cases will be reviewed throughout the semester to introduce the student to actual effective techniques presently in use by law enforcement investigators.

3

CRMJ 2580 CRISIS INTERVENTION MANAGEMENT

Provides the criminal justice student knowledge as to the skills he must develop in order to effectively perform the law enforcement function as related to highly volatile, and extremely stressful, human emergency situations.

3

CRMJ 2590 DRUGS & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Provides the history and tentative identification of the abused drugs, their physical and mental characteristics when ingested, their effects and relationship on the individual, education, society and the courts. The second portion of this course deals with prostitution and gambling, its impact upon the individual, law enforcement and society. The student will be exposed to the history, profiteering and control of violations of vice and narcotics-types crimes.

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