Criminal Justice

CJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice 

Functions, responsibilities and organization processes involved in the administration of criminal justice; local, state, federal and private agencies; police history; the police career and the public attitude; the role of the courts and the correctional process.

CJ 105: Private Security 

An introduction to private security purpose and practice. Examination of working relationship between private security and law enforcement, loss prevention, site management and personal protection. Not applicable toward a major.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 107: Policing & Community Relations 

This course considers how the police and the community can work as a team to enhance quality of life by reducing the incidence and severity of crime.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 200: Policing & American Society 

Examines the relationship of the criminal justice system to American contemporary society including social order and institutions, order maintenance, crime fighting, special populations, police subcultures, terrorism and global implications of crime. Not applicable toward a major.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 201: Criminal Law 

Origin and development of criminal law in America; classification and analysis of crime; defense of criminal acts.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 202: Constitutional Law 

Constitutional provisions, their development through court interpretation, and their application to law enforcement; substantive and procedural rights of the individual; law and arrest, search and seizure, right to counsel, self- incrimination, interviews and interrogation, due process of law and right to a fair trial.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 203: Juvenile Delinquency 

Delinquency in the United States; extent and significance, causal analysis, juvenile court and techniques of prevention and treatment.

CJ 301: Criminal Justice Administration 

Functions, structure and operation of law enforcement agencies; principles of organization and management techniques; recruiting, maintenance of personnel records, budget, administration of hearings and appeals, and support organizations.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 303: Criminal Investigation 

Criminal investigative procedures, crime scene preservation and search, collecting and preserving physical evidence, case preparation, questioning of witnesses and suspects, and problems in criminal investigations.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 304: Crime Prevention

Theories of crime prevention. Discussion will include personal, home, business and corporate aspects of the topic.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 305: Corrections 

History of corrections; review of federal, state and local penal systems; management and treatment of convicted criminals. Examination of corrections as part of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 307: Probation & Parole 

History, philosophy and practice of probation and parole. Goals and objectives of the probation program.

Prerequisite: CJ 305.

CJ 310: Criminal Justice Ethics 

Public relations, counseling, motivation and leadership; ethics in professionalism, education and training; ethical considerations of legal and corrections practitioners.

CJ 312: Criminology 

Types of crime; causes of crime; criminal behavior; control and prevention of crime; administration of justice, with emphasis on confinement, correction, pardon, parole, probation and community-based programs.

CJ 400: Cybercrime

Examines the rise of criminal activity conducted by means of computers, networked or otherwise, with an introduction to the criminological examination of methods used to investigate, prosecute and combat such crimes. The connection with terrorism will be explored as well as economic ramifications.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 402: Organized Crime 

Origins of organized crime including domestic and international Mafia, hate groups, gangs, drug rings and white collar crime. Explores methods by which legitimate businesses maintain illegal enterprises, gambling and human trafficking.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 404: Critical Issues in Criminal Justice 

A senior capstone course which involves analysis of current events affecting criminal justice; exploration of emerging problems; consideration of recent court decisions; case studies in policy change and implementation, review of innovative justice programs and new technologies. A summative project that may be based on the student's intern experience is required.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 407: Homeland Security & Terrorism 

Investigates the role police agencies play in today's era of the homeland security agency and specific strategies used to prevent future terrorism.

Prerequisite: CJ 101.

CJ 415: Criminal Justice Internship 

Internships available with local government agencies and corporations during either senior semester, or rising seniors may intern at home over the summer. Application and syllabus available from Criminal Justice Program director.

CJ 499: Independent Study in Criminal Justice 

Special study of a topic chosen in consultation with criminal justice faculty.

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