2019-2020 Catalog

CRMJ - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRMJ 1001 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Introduces the American criminal justice system.  Examines nature of crime and describes historical and philosophical foundations of law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, and correctional institutions.  Discuss major issues facing the criminal justice system.

3

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 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 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 2155 CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course provides the criminal justice student with a well-rounded discussion of issues, current practices, and or problems within the Criminal Justice System. The discussions which will include some real world perspectives from a variety of sources, will also encourage students to consider and evaluate potential solutions and whether those solutions will in fact create a better system.

3

CRMJ 2210 CRIMINAL LAW

Introduces the fundamental principles of substantive criminal law: the history and philosophy of modern criminal law, the basic dimensions of criminality, the elements of major crimes, criminal defenses and the nature of criminal sanctions.

3

Prerequisites

CRMJ 1001 or POLS 1000 (C or better)

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 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 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.

3

CRMJ 2685 RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Introduces students to fundamental issues associated with the application of scientific methods to criminal justice problems. Students examine research designs involving ethnographic, archival, historical, and quantitative methods and how they are related to criminal justice issues.

3

Prerequisites

Enrollment limited to Criminal Justice majors.