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CJ& 101 INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Examines organization and relationships of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, judicial and correctional systems. History and philosophy, career opportunities and qualifying requirements, terminology and constitutional limitations of the criminal justice system are studied.

CJ 103 CONSTITUTIONAL CASE LAW

Examines the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as it pertains to law enforcement, the judiciary and corrections. Includes statutory law and judicial decisions governing guilt laden facts, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, arrest, search and seizure, interrogations, confessions and other constitutional safeguards.

CJ 104 INTRO TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

A broad survey of the theories, procedures and methods of police operations studied. Also examines police discretionary powers, career opportunities, and trends in law enforcement.

CJ& 105 INTRO TO CORRECTIONS

A broad survey of the history, evolution, and development of adult and juvenile correctional models in America. Students focus their study on adult and juvenile sentencing policies and guidelines, the role of mitigating and aggravating circumstances in sentencing, and the pre-sentence investigation process. All forms of incarceration, restrictive custody are studied.

CJ& 106 JUVENILE JUSTICE

Juvenile deviance and theories of criminality are studied. Economic, social, and psychological impact of juvenile delinquency trends examined. Also examines the history and development of juvenile justice theories, philosophies, procedures, and institutions.

CJ 107 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Overview and comparison of state and federal constitutions, focusing on articles and amendments dealing with individual rights and freedoms pertaining specifically to the criminal justice system. Studies practical application of case law regarding arrest, search and seizure, law enforcement/correctional civil liability, the rules of evidence and courtroom proceedings.

CJ 109 COMMUNITY POLICING

Focus on resolving community issues and concerns via Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) skills and strategies. Mediation skills pertaining to conflict resolution are studied. Collaborative partnerships and positive interaction between citizens and police officers are studied.

CJ& 110 CRIMINAL LAW

A broad survey of the common criminal laws and statutes of the 50 United States. Also examines the specific definitions of “Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,” our common legal vocabulary, the “Principles of Liability,” “Insanity”, “Defenses”, and all “Classification of Crimes”.

CJ 111 CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

Presents an in-depth examination and analysis of the practical and theoretical ethical and moral considerations found in the criminal justice system. Special attention is given to the unavoidable conflicts and legal dilemmas regularly confronted by police and correctional officers

CJ& 112 CRIMINOLOGY

Examines social components of crime, deviance, criminality, and social reactions to crime. Includes discussion of causes and impacts of crime on society, classifications and theoretical interpretations of crime and the criminal justice system.

CJ 114 CRITICAL AND CURRENT ISSUES

Examines current issues, topics and trends in the criminal justice system. Provides general overview of criminal law through examination of capstone cases. Explores the issues of racism and bigotry as related to criminal justice practitioners.

CJ 116 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Community corrections, alternative sentencing, probation and diversion concepts studied. Focus on philosophy, history, goals and functions of community corrections. Explores rules and technology pertaining to community supervision of violent and recidivist offenders and sexual predators. Criminal sentencing and the plea-bargain process is also examined.

CJ 129 INTRO TO VICTIMOLOGY

Examines violent crime and victimology in American society. Factors leading to acquaintance and stranger violence are studied. Proactive and reactive strategies to criminal assaults, legal issues and self-defense measures identified and discussed. Programs, agencies and advocates available to victims of violent crimes are studied.

CJ 130 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE

Course focuses on the epidemic of spousal and domestic violence and the abuse of children through physical or sexual violence in our society. Also examines the most commonly employed evidence discovery, collection, and preservation techniques. Discussion dedicated to the laws of mandatory arrest, recent developments in offender and victim oriented research and treatment, advocacy programs, legislative responses, and judicial reaction to this overwhelming societal issue.

CJ 223 FELONY INVESTIGATIONS

Practical application of investigation techniques for felony crimes is studied and examined. Includes Part I offenses and drug crime, crime scene considerations, search warrants, report writing, evidentiary issues, surveillance, using informants, and assisting with prosecution.

CJ 224 CRIMINAL INTERVIEWS & INTERROGATIONS

Examines and practices the basic and intermediate skills required for effective criminal and forensic interviews and interrogations. Students will study, practice, role-play, and evaluate the techniques used to elicit factual information from victims, witnesses and suspects in the course of criminal investigations.

CJ& 240 INTRO TO FORENSIC SCIENCE

Introductory course in Forensic Science examines physical evidence and laboratory analysis in criminal investigations. Skills and procedures required for collection, preservation, and identification of physical evidence are studied. Diagramming of crime scenes is practiced.