Criminal Justice

Name Title Credits School
CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An introduction to the contemporary American criminal justice system. Discussion of the role of police, courts and prisons. Also examined is the juvenile justice system. General issues considered include: police discretion, due process and change as an integral element of the American criminal justice system.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 111 Police and Society 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An introduction to the organization and structure of a police department. Topics include an overview of the police departments, an analysis of the police function, tables of organization, chains of command and lines of authority, division of labor, and the informal police organization. Attention centers on typical problems of police administration and the coordination of police services.

Corequisite Course(s): Co-requisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 150 Principles of Correction 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The development of modern correction ideology and an analysis of the organization of various types of correction agencies. Topics include: agencies such as local detention and county jails, short-term custodial institutions and state and federal correction systems in addition to the growth of humanitarianism in treatment of the offender, the concept of re-socializing the offender as a productive member of society, principals and procedure for reintroducing the offender to society and the effects of correctional practices upon the inmate, probationer and trends in correctional services.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 201 Police Administration 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An introduction to the organization and structure of a police department. Topics include an overview of the police departments, an analysis of the police function, tables of organization, chains of command and lines of authority, division of labor, and the informal police organization. Attention centers on typical problems of police administration and the coordination of police services.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 215 Law of Evidence 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An explanation and analysis of the rules of evidence. The course treats recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning the rights of the citizen against unreasonable search and seizure, and the rules of giving testimony and the protecting and safeguarding of evidence. In addition to instruction in the law of evidence, time is devoted to visiting court and to demonstrations of proper and improper presentation of evidence.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 375

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 230 Constitutional Case Law 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An in-depth examination of significant Supreme Court decisions which impact on the interpretation and application of the Bill of Rights. Special attention is given to those decisions which affect law enforcement practices and procedures at the state and local level.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 280 Private Security 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will critically examine the role of private security as it pertains to the function and operation of the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include the historical evolution of private security and the ever-emerging role of modern day security firms. Careful attention will be paid to compare and contrast the role of private security with that of the public police.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 300 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is devoted to the detailed examination of current and historical ethical issues in the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include police use of force, police corruption, ethical issues in punishment, the death penalty, and sentencing disparities.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 301 Criminal Investigation 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
Introduction to criminal investigation in the field. Analysis and explanation of conduct at the crime scene, strategies for interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects, techniques of surveillance and preservation of evidence for presentation in court. An explanation and analysis of the rules of evidence and demonstrations of proper and improper presentation of evidence.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 303 Police Psychology 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The focus of the course will be on the personality , character, behavioral changes and social isolation that result from the inherent high levels of stress and trauma associated with police work (from entry level to retirement). Factors such as managerial planning, supervision, specialized assignments, high hazard work, tour changes, work environments, alcoholism, substance abuse, other addictive behavior patterns, suicide, and codependent family issues will be identified and addressed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 305 Police and Community Relations 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will examine the intersection between law enforcement and ethnic/minority communities both nationally and internationally. Emphasis will be placed on exploring how these communities experience policing and the impact this has on issues of trust, cooperation, and community empowerment. Throughout the course, students will explore the role of community policing in modern law enforcement practices

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 310 Modern Police Management 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The essentials of personnel management and fundamentals of supervision and leadership as applied to the administration of police organizations. The course will examine such issues as decision making processes, leadership styles, budgetary and union problems, motivation, discipline, public policy, performance measurement, and organizational development.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 320 Probation and Parole 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An examination of organization and management in probation and parole systems. Topics include: distinctions between probation and parole in terms of organizational function and types of clients served ; client relationships and interactions with other social control agencies; case loads, case work methods, and case supervision; problems in pre-sentence investigation; and job requirements and performance standards for probation and parole officers with particular emphasis on recruitment, training, and assignment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: PSYC 101 and SOCI 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 325 Forensic Technology 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An introduction to problems and techniques of scientific criminal investigation. Emphasis on value and assistance of various scientific aids to the investigator. Included are such topics as fingerprint identification, lie-detector usage, hypnosis, blood typing, hair analysis, DNA typing and crime scene analysis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 330 Patrol Function 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A course devoted to an analysis of the objectives and functions of the uniformed police. Emphasis is placed on detailed examination of many typical patrol problems and consideration of both the sociological and psychological factors which facilitate or impede effective performance.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 335 Policing 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is devoted to the examination of the function and practices of modern police. Emphasis is placed on the detailed analysis of police practices and administrative decision making and how this impacts public safety and security. Critical issues shaping modern police practices including patrol practices, police discretion and police use of force will be examined in detail.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and CRIM 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 340 Comparative Criminology & CJ 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An examination of organization and management in probation and parole systems. Topics include: distinctions between probation and parole in terms of organizational function and types of clients served ; client relationships and interactions with other social control agencies; case loads, case work methods, and case supervision; problems in pre-sentence investigation; and job requirements and performance standards for probation and parole officers with particular emphasis on recruitment, training, and assignment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 354 Organized Crime 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course examines traditional and nontraditional organized crime group. Topics to be covered include the role of law enforcement in investigating organized crime groups, the external relations (police, courts, prisons) within the law enforcement community as they relate to organized criminal groups. Also, the history of organized crime as it relates to the domestic and international law enforcement community will be covered.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 370 Correction Administration 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
An analysis of the organization of various types of correction agencies. Among the agencies to be compared are local detention and county jails, short-term custodial institutions, and state and federal correction systems. Topics include: theories of prison administration, inter-agency and public relations, planning and budgeting, laws governing the treatment of inmates, and security considerations.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 375 Criminal Law and Proceedings 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
A study of the elements of the Penal Law particularly relevant to police officers, including a review and analysis of major criminal offenses with consideration given to the available defenses and judicial interpretations.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 379 Special Problems in Criminal Justice 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will provide students with the opportunity to investigate topics within the field of criminal justice. Topics may be timely or political in nature and may cover areas as police brutality, evidence mishandling, immigration laws, police corruption, forensic abuses or any other topic relevant to an issue within the criminal justice field. This is a senior level course and students must have approval by the department chairperson.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 415 Crisis Intervention for Public Safety Personnel 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
Examines the concepts and techniques used by criminal justice practitioners in handling crisis situations. The focus of the course will be the development of skills to intervene effectively with specific types of crises, thereby diffusing the immediate conflict situation. Topics to be covered include: landlord/tenant disputes, family fights, suicide attempts, civil disorder and demonstrations, labor/management relations, and common crises occurring at institutional and corporate sites. (Junior course).

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 420 Computers and Crime 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course will examine the use of computers in the commission of crimes, the use of computers in tracking criminal activity, and computer security.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 470 Skills Training 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
The practical application of learned theoretical principles. Students will be presented with training devices such as films, tapes, statistical data, and in-basket materials designed to simulate a practicum experience. These training devices will depict criminal, quasi-criminal, and noncriminal situations and require students to prepare cases as both prosecutor and witness (moot court) and justify decisions, types of intervention, and procedures to follow in the examples provided.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

CRIM 495 Field Placement 4.00 College of Arts & Sciences
Workshop is designed to broaden the educational experience of students through appropriate applied and experiential learning coupled with academic instruction. Workshop focus will vary from semester to semester, covering such areas as interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and biofeedback. Students may re-enroll up to a maximum of 12 credits, but are not permitted to repeat workshops on the same topic.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Course is limited to juniors and seniors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-6-4

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