Criminal Justice (CJ)

CJ100: Preparing for a Career in Public Safety

This course introduces you to careers in criminal justice and describes the public safety degree programs. Pertinent skill sets, criminal justice agencies, and diverse populations encountered in the field will be discussed. You will research the public safety degree program and class offerings in conjunction with your professional and personal goals in order to map out a specific degree plan and career goals. This course is designed to ensure a successful social and academic transition and provide a foundation for success within the profession.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ100M1: Social Issues and the Need for Criminal Justice Practitioners

Identify key social issues that contribute to the need for criminal justice practitioners.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ100M2: Needs of Populations Served by Criminal Justice Professionals

Describe the needs of the various populations served in the criminal justice profession.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ100M3: The Role of Criminal Justice Professionals in Society

Explain the role of the criminal justice professional in serving individual and societal needs.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ100M4: Achieving Your Education Goals as a Criminal Justice Student

Apply basic knowledge of the criminal justice field to program and professional goals.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ100M5: Dream to Reality: Finding Your Place in the Criminal Justice Profession

Utilize a variety of personal management tools, strategies, and university resources to enhance learning.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. You will gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the criminal justice system, the current state of the criminal justice agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges facing them.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101M1: Criminal Justice System Core Components

Identify the elements that constitute the three core components of the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101M2: Law Enforcement Operational Strategies

Explain how the five core operational strategies are used to reach law goals.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101M3: Constitutional Right to Due Process

Identify the constitutional right to due process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101M4: Search and Seizure

Describe how the 4th Amendment applies to search and seizure as related to legal precedent.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ101M5: Punishment and Rehabilitation

Examine the role of the correctional system in punishing and rehabilitating offenders.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ102: Criminology I

This course presents a framework for studying the nature and causes of crime and antisocial behavior. It focuses on explanations provided through criminal topologies and criminological theories, using a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives. Topics range from crime causation to the extent of crime, victimization, social and psychological theories, and various types of criminality including violent, property, and public order offenses.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ102M1: Biological and Psychological Factors Contributing to Crime and Deviance

Describe the biological and psychological factors that contribute to crime and deviance within our society today.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ102M2: Theories of Crime Causation

Identify the major theories of crime causation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ102M3: Relationship of Criminology to Criminal Justice

Explain the relationship of criminology to criminal justice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ102M4: Crime Trends and Patterns

Identify major crime trends and patterns in the United States.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ102M5: Criminal Theories and Social Policy

Discuss the implications of criminological theories within the context of social policy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ103: Introduction to Corporate Security

This course provides an overview of loss prevention problems and the security and management strategies designed to protect the private sector from crime, fire, accident, employee dishonesty, and natural disaster.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ110: Introduction to Crime Analysis

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the functions of a crime analyst and how they both differ from and complement those of a crime scene investigator or detective. You will explore crime analysis, including basic statistics, as well as methodology and procedures that have been authored by leaders in the field and endorsed by the International Association of Crime Analysts. As a result, you will gain an understanding of the history and importance of crime analysis in the law enforcement field, as well as the responsibilities of tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysts.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ126: American Prison System

This course discusses community corrections including jails, probation, and intermediate sanctions and supervision. It examines institutional corrections to include prisons, the prison experience, management and staffing, and special populations. Additionally, it analyzes correctional issues, such as offender reentry and community supervision, and discusses the legal implications of three-strikes laws and the death penalty. Finally, the course discusses the future of corrections.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130: Introduction to Corrections

This course examines the administrative and operational aspects of modern corrections in the United States. The historical development of corrections; the philosophy of punishment and corrections; correctional institutions, programs, and services; and topics such as inmate rights and correctional staffing are examined. Contemporary issues, such as overcrowding and privatization, are also explored.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130M1: Issues in Corrections

Compare historical and contemporary issues in corrections.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130M2: Impact of Societal Response to Crime

Describe how society's response to crime impacts public policy, sentencing practices, and correctional operations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130M3: Community-Based Corrections

Identify the goals and objectives of community-based corrections.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130M4: Correctional Settings

Define the various correctional settings.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ130M5: Inmate Custody and Control

Explain the methods used to maintain inmate custody and control.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ140: Introduction to Constitutional Law

This course is designed to acquaint you with the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and constitutional amendments as they relate to criminal law and the collection of criminal evidence. It will introduce you to criminal evidence through landmark Supreme Court cases and provide background in search and seizure and due process as they relate to criminal justice practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ150: Juvenile Delinquency

This course involves the study of the historical development of the juvenile justice system, current programs and services available to juvenile offenders, and delinquency hearings and criminal trials.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ150M1: Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System

Describe the evolution of the juvenile justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ150M2: Trends and Patterns of Juvenile Delinquency

Analyze trends and patterns of juvenile delinquency.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ150M3: Components of the Juvenile Justice System vs. the Adult Justice System

Contrast the components of the juvenile justice system to those of the adult justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ150M4: Nature and Scope of Juvenile Antisocial Behavior

Describe the nature and scope of juvenile antisocial behavior.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ150M5: Current Prevention and Treatment Strategies

List current prevention and treatment strategies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ156: Correctional Law for the Correctional Officer

This course discusses the role of the courts in relation to corrections and the types of lawsuits inmates file. It helps correctional staff understand not only the rights of the inmates but their own rights as well, and provides guidance for when staff can be sued and what is likely to occur in a lawsuit. Finally, it examines what the courts have decided about inmates' practice of religion, receipt of mail, visits, and discipline.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ180: Private Security

This course introduces you to the private security profession in the United States. Topics covered include current trends, and the role of private security compared to that of police officers. You will explore specialized security fields and career opportunities in various industries. The course also explains computer security, the organizational role for security, risk analysis, litigation, and technological advancements.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ180M1: Evolution of Private Security

Describe the evolution of private security.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ180M2: Role of Private Security in Criminal Justice

Explain the role of private security in the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ180M3: Solutions for Business Entities

Propose solutions for various business entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ180M4: Develop a Private Security Plan

Develop a private security plan.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ180M5: Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Response

Identify the concepts of emergency management, preparedness, and response.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ200: Fundamentals of Psychological Profiling

This course examines psychological profiling within the context of crime analysis. You will learn the importance of crime scene analysis, modus operandi (MO), and criminal signatures in identifying specific types of offenders. Case studies will be used to highlight techniques used in this process. This will provide you with the necessary foundation for understanding the benefits from this analytical technique.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210: Criminal Investigation

This course explains the importance and legal significance of evidence. It demonstrates how the investigative process works, from crime scene preservation to case preparation and courtroom presentation. It also examines various techniques used during criminal investigations, such as photography, interviewing, evidence handling, and scene reconstruction, and how each applies to specific types of crimes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210M1: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

Identify the fundamentals of criminal investigation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210M2: Basic Investigative Techniques

Describe basic investigative techniques.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210M3: Evidence and the Investigative Process

Identify the types of evidence and their importance to the investigative process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210M4: Collecting and Preserving Evidence at a Crime Scene

Describe how to collect and preserve evidence at a crime scene.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ210M5: Ethical Consideration in Criminal Investigation

Apply ethical considerations to a case scenario.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211: Police Operations

This course examines the roles, responsibilities, issues, and trends related to contemporary law enforcement organizations. It also provides an in-depth look at community policing, policing in various regions of the United States, stress recognition and management, civil liability, public expectations, and police careers. It will also clarify the myths associated with how policing is depicted in the movies and television.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211M1: Civil Service System

Describe the civil service system as it relates to policing hiring.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211M2: Major Investigative Techniques

State the major investigative techniques associated with police operations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211M3: Case Law

Apply case law in police operations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211M4: Levels of Police Operations

Compare and contrast the different levels of police operations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ211M5: Trends in Technology

Apply trends in technology to police operations to identify future policing models.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212: Crime Prevention

This course provides an overview of the diverse field of crime prevention with a heavy emphasis on primary prevention and a minor focus on secondary and tertiary prevention. You will explore such elements of crime prevention as physical environmental design, the role of the community and the mass media, deterrence, community policing, school programs, drug abuse issues, and rehabilitation.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212M1: Components of Crime Prevention

Describe the components of crime prevention.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212M2: Current Approaches to Crime Prevention

Analyze the current approaches to crime prevention.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212M3: Local Crime Prevention Program

Describe a local crime prevention program.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212M4: Differences in Crime Control Methods

Describe the differences in crime control methods between youth and adults.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ212M5: Proposal to Conduct a Crime Prevention Program

Construct a proposal to conduct a crime prevention program.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ216: Computers, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information Systems

This course is an introduction to information systems used within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal levels. Included is an overview of existing systems, the impact of technology upon criminal justice agencies, and a summary of future needs.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ216M1: Information Technology's Impact

Explain the impact of information technology on the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ216M2: Data and the Criminal Justice System

Articulate the importance of data collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis on the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ216M3: Computer-Related Crimes

Identify computer-related crimes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ216M4: Data Sharing and Government

Explain the sharing of data between federal and local governments.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ216M5: Future of Information Technology

Analyze the future of information technology in criminal justice systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: Any College Composition I course

CJ227: Criminal Procedure

This course examines the constitutional protection and due process afforded every person arrested in the United States. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the U.S. justice system from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. In addition, this course examines such matters as victims' rights and the effects of gangs on the crime problem.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ227M1: Pre-Arrest Police Encounters

Analyze police encounters with individuals prior to arrest and the legal requirement to justify those encounters.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ227M2: Post-Arrest Defendant Rights

Identify the rights afforded to criminal defendants at the arrest stage and during pretrial proceedings.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ227M3: Roles and Parts of a Criminal Trial

Describe the various parts of a criminal trial and the roles of the major participants.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ227M4: Steps in the American Criminal Justice System

Explain the steps a criminal defendant may go through in the American criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ227M5: Criminal Trial Collateral Proceedings

Describe the collateral proceedings in a criminal defense case.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230: Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

In this course, students learn how to identify the elements of a crime and to categorize crimes by type, including homicide, crimes against the person, and crimes against property or habitation. Students learn about criminal capacity, different defenses, and who may be considered parties to a crime.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230M1: Characteristics That Distinguish Criminal Law from Civil Law

Identify the characteristics that distinguish criminal law from civil law.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230M2: Criterion for Classifying Crimes

Explain the criteria by which crimes are classified.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230M3: State and Federal Jurisdiction

Examine the overlapping dynamics of state and federal jurisdiction.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230M4: Elements of a Criminal Act

Describe the elements that constitute a criminal act.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ230M5: Differentiate Between Type of Crimes

Differentiate between crimes against property, crimes against persons, and crimes against public order.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233: Introduction to Forensic Psychology

This course will introduce you to the field of forensic psychology and encourages you to examine the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. Topics covered include the theories of crime, the role of psychology in the legal system, the police and the criminal justice system, and the use of forensic assessments in both criminal and civil cases. Using case law and landmark Supreme Court decisions, you will explore the foundations of forensic psychology and its impact on the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233M1: The Psychologist's Role

Describe the roles of psychologists in the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233M2: Psychology and the Law

Discuss the legal, ethical, and professional issues raised by the interface between psychology and the law.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233M3: Criminal Behavior

Explain criminal behavior using the various theories of crime.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233M4: Treatment of Mentally Ill Offenders

Identify the factors involved in determining treatment of mentally ill offenders including competency.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ233M5: Juries and the Trial Process

Apply psychological concepts to the selection of juries and the trial process.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ246: Human Relations in a Diverse Society

This course will offer you the opportunity to examine current issues, social problems, and existing research related to culturally diverse societies. Emphasis will be placed on the need for cultural awareness and diversity education, an enhanced understanding of cultural differences, and a critical thinking and research approach that correlates with the exploration of diversity as it relates to criminal justice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ246M1: Awareness, Understanding, and Respect

Recognize the need for awareness, understanding of cultural differences, and respect toward those of different backgrounds.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ246M2: Professional Communication Across Cultures

Explain how cross-cultural communication is an essential element of professionalism in criminal justice fields.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ246M3: Cross-Cultural Contact

Examine the cross-cultural contact that criminal justice practitioners and civilian employees have with citizens, victims, suspects, and coworkers.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ246M4: Culture, Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Workplace

Analyze the impact of culture, race, gender, and ethnicity in the workplace.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ246M5: Cultural Understanding and Tolerance in the Criminal Justice Field

Analyze cultural understanding and tolerance within communities and criminal justice agencies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ255: History of Corrections

This course discusses the history and philosophy of corrections, corrections within the criminal justice system, theories of punishment, historical responses to crime and punishment, the development and growth of the prison system, and the sentencing goals of corrections. Additionally, it analyzes special topics in corrections including juveniles, women, capital punishment, and civil commitment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ266: Deviance and Violence

This course explores research in the field of behavioral deviance. You will analyze case studies of various types of serial killers, focusing on casual explanations, police investigative strategies, and research-based recommendations for preventing and responding to these violent acts. You will also examine the responses of the justice system and victimization profiles, along with situational factors such as victim-offender relationships. This course presents a special concentration on stalking, domestic violence, abusive behavior, and public policy efforts to reduce the threat of violence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ289: Associate's Capstone in Criminal Justice and Criminology

This course is designed as the culminating experience of the criminal justice and criminology degree. This course consists of a series of assignments that integrate concepts from the criminal justice curricula. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as students work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting contemporary practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Final term or Dean approval

CJ290: Confronting Terrorism Today

This course explores the historical development of both domestic and international terrorism, provides a foundational knowledge of current terrorist groups and their tactics, and examines counterterrorism methods.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

CJ290M1: Historical Perspectives of Terrorism

Analyze historical perspectives of terrorism and interpret its concepts and symbolism.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ290M2: Forms of Terrorism

Identify the various forms of terrorism.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ290M3: Terrorist Organizations

Demonstrate the causes and motivations of known terrorist organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ290M4: Homeland Security

Explain the origins and purpose of Homeland Security and its partnership with law enforcement agencies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ290M5: Domestic Terrorism Challenges

Describe domestic terrorism philosophies and the challenges they pose to law enforcement.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ297: Associate's Capstone in Public Safety and Security

The capstone project applies problem-solving techniques and research skills to real-world situations by building on the criminal justice concepts that you learned in other courses. In this course, you will identify a contemporary issue in criminal justice, research the issue, analyze the situation, define possible solutions, and then recommend and defend your proposed solution.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Final term or Dean approval

CJ299: Associate's Capstone in Criminal Justice

The capstone project applies problem-solving techniques and research skills to real-world situations by building on the criminal justice concepts learned by the student in other courses. Students will identify a contemporary issue in criminal justice, research the issue, analyze the situation, define possible solutions, and then recommend and defend their proposed solution.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission from the Dean

CJ307: Crisis Management in Terrorist Attacks and Disasters

This course will cover the methodology and rationale behind the unified response to a terrorist, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), or disaster incident within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) systems. You will explore the management and incident command response to terrorist, WMD, or disaster events including elements of logistics, budgeting, prioritization, staffing, and support. In addition you will examine these methodologies from the perspective of crisis management and consequence management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ316: Investigating Cybercrime

This course focuses on the legal challenges of cybercrime and technology-based fraud. You will learn about techniques for cybercrime investigation through real-world examples. Online intelligence gathering, the nature of evidence in high-tech crime, and tracking methodologies for cybercrime are explored. Through the use of actual cases, you examine the threats presented by hackers and high-tech terrorists, as well as the dangers presented by online pedophiles. You will learn how to properly respond to and investigate high-tech crime with current technology.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M1: Understanding Data

Explain the importance of understanding data.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M2: Technology-Based Fraud and Cybercriminal Offenses

Compare technology-based fraud and cybercriminal offenses.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M3: Tracking Methods

Critique the tracking methods used to investigate internet crimes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M4: Online Intelligence Gathering

Evaluate techniques used for online intelligence gathering.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M5: Legal Issues

Appraise legal issues related to cybercrime.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ316M6: High-Tech Evidence

Explain the use of high-tech evidence to support cybercrime cases.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ325: Psychology for Law Enforcement

The goal of this course is to provide you with practical knowledge and information pertaining to the field of psychology within law enforcement. It will cover fundamental issues regarding crisis/hostage negotiations and the various psychological services provided to police officers by the organizations they work for. This course will aim to counter any myths about using these services by illustrating the benefits they can provide officers and their families.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M1: Development of Psychology in Law Enforcement

Explain the development of psychology as applied in the field of law enforcement.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M2: Psychological Issues Facing Law Enforcement Personnel

Identify the psychological issues experienced by law enforcement officers and their families.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M3: Role of Psychologists Within Law Enforcement

Describe the roles of psychologists within law enforcement.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M4: Issues Caused by Incorporating Psychologists

Analyze the legal, ethical, and professional issues caused by incorporating psychologists into law enforcement.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M5: Crisis/Hostage Situations

Analyze the dynamics of crisis/hostage situations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ325M6: Roles of Psychologists on a Crisis Response Team

Identify the appropriate roles of the psychologist on a crisis response team.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS124 recommended

CJ328: Forensic Fingerprint Analysis

This course provides the student with a historical view of the science of fingerprints, as well as a look at the struggle to develop a universal classification system. It will discuss the basic fundamentals of the formation of friction ridge skin and the functions of the different layers of human skin. As the course explores the systematic approach to processing crime scenes for latent fingerprints, the student will experience hands-on fingerprint processing techniques. In addition, various types of computer software and photography equipment will be evaluated as latent print enhancement and documentary tools. In summation, the course will delve into the actual evaluation and comparison of latent prints, ending with a discussion of the latent print examiner as an expert witness in court.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M1: Properties of the Skin and Fingerprints

Explain the properties of the skin and their relation to fingerprints.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M2: History of Fingerprints as a Science

Discuss the history of fingerprints as a science.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M3: Latent Fingerprints

Articulate the principles used in the analysis, comparison, and evaluation of latent fingerprints.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M4: Computerized Fingerprint Search Systems

Explain the purposes and limitations of computerized fingerprint search systems.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M5: Maintaining the Integrity of Evidence

Determine the proper techniques and protocols for latent print processing, preservation, and sequencing to maintain the integrity of evidence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ328M6: Processing Fingerprints on Porous and Nonporous Surfaces

Determine the most successful approach to processing porous and nonporous surfaces.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333: Family and Domestic Violence

This course discusses the relationship between criminal justice and social service systems that deal with family and domestic violence, including, but not limited to, how the criminal justice, research, and social service communities work to provide a multiagency approach to this devastating issue.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M1: Domestic Violence Problem in Cultures

Compare the domestic violence problem in present-day American society to that in other cultures.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M2: Why People Commit Domestic Violence

Examine the theory that best explains why people commit domestic violence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M3: Substance Abuse

Analyze the role of substance abuse and the characteristics of abusers in relation to partner violence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M4: Child and Elder Abuse

Examine the forms of domestic violence against children and the elderly as indicators of child and elder abuse.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M5: Federal and State Legislative Action

Evaluate federal and state legislative action in response to the problems of domestic abuse.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ333M6: Victimization Movement

Analyze the movements that brought victimization to the forefront of domestic violence issues.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340: Applied Criminal Justice Ethics

This course discusses the fundamentals of morality and ethics in the context of applied criminal justice. You will gain an understanding of ethics within the criminal justice system, ethical reasoning, as well as contemporary ethical issues faced by practitioners and organizations. Strategies for controlling public corruption, how to utilize the pillars of justice and the law enforcement code of ethics, and tools to evaluate noble cause corruption will also be discussed.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M1: Current Ethics Theory Within the Field of Criminal Justice

Explain current theory related to ethics within the field of criminal justice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M2: Ethical Issues in the Field

Apply ethical reasoning by evaluating scenario-based, real-life ethical issues within the field of criminal justice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M3: Ethical Issues Faced by Criminal Justice Practitioners and Organizations

Analyze contemporary ethical issues faced by criminal justice practitioners and organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M4: Public Corruption

Identify components of public corruption within the field of criminal justice and recommend strategies for its control.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M5: Pillars of Justice and Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Describe the pillars of justice and the law enforcement code of ethics within the law enforcement reform model.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ340M6: Noble Cause Corruption

Evaluate noble cause corruption within law enforcement.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345: Supervisory Practices in Criminal Justice

This course combines state-of-the-art behavioral theory with numerous cases that allow you to identify and resolve personnel and organizational problems. It prepares you for effective police management and supervision.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M1: Organizational Culture

Analyze organizational culture as it relates to the supervision of criminal justice entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M2: Problem-Oriented Policing

Evaluate the implementation of problem-oriented policing within criminal justice entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M3: Behavioral Theory and Supervision

Analyze behavioral theory as it relates to the supervision of criminal justice entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M4: Performance Measurement

Evaluate performance measurement within criminal justice entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M5: The Role of Supervisors

Evaluate the role supervisors play in the maintenance of good order within criminal justice agencies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ345M6: Training and the Application of Leadership Theories

Analyze training and the application of leadership theories within criminal justice entities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ352: Corrections in the Twenty-First Century

This course provides an overview of technology, special populations, and sentencing paradigms in twenty-first century corrections. Additionally, the impact of politics in corrections is covered including how policy making can affect the accreditation of correctional facilities and administration of a diverse inmate population. The course focuses on ethical dilemmas that can occur in a variety of correctional settings.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M1: Staffing Roles Within a Correctional Facility

Examine the different staffing roles within a correctional facility.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M2: Special Inmate Populations

Examine special inmate populations in corrections.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M3: Use of Technology Within Corrections

Discuss the use of technology within corrections.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M4: Politics in Corrections

Analyze politics in corrections including the potential accreditation issues with correctional facilities.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M5: Paradigms in Sentencing and Administration

Describe paradigms in sentencing and administration within correctional institutions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ352M6: Ethical Dilemmas

Assess the ethical dilemmas that can occur in correctional settings.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ355: Homeland Security

This course provides an introduction to the field of homeland security and examines the role of federal, state, and local agencies in preparing for, and responding to, threats of domestic and international terrorism. You will analyze the effect 9/11 had on the field of homeland security, as well as emerging threats like cybersecurity and protection of critical infrastructure. You will demonstrate the ability to apply homeland security management principles and practices with an emphasis on prevention and preparedness.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M1: Differences Between Domestic and Transnational Terrorist Groups

Evaluate the tactical, operational, and ideological differences between domestic and transnational terrorist groups.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M2: Impact of 9/11

Assess the impact of the 9/11 attacks on homeland security and American perceptions of public safety.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M3: Department of Homeland Security

Examine how the Department of Homeland Security prepares and provides assistance to law enforcement agencies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M4: Roles of Local and State Government Agencies in a Terrorist Threat or Attack

Analyze the roles local and state government agencies/departments play in preparing for and responding to a terrorist threat or attack.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M5: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Explain the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ355M6: Effective Prevention and Preparedness Programs

Evaluate the need for effective prevention and preparedness programs to ensure the safety of citizens.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370: Crime Scene Investigation II

This course provides students with a general overview of crime scene techniques for a basic understanding of how to process crime scenes. You will also learn the importance of evaluating and processing evidence in order to assist crime laboratory experts.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M1: First Officer on the Crime Scene

Analyze the responsibilities and duties of the first officer on the crime scene for collecting physical evidence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M2: Personnel at a Crime Scene

Assess the personnel that should be present at a crime scene.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M3: Identification of Victims and Offenders

Explain methods of victim and offender identification at a crime scene.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M4: Crime Scene Searches

Compare types of crime scene searches.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M5: Processing and Collecting Trace Evidence

Assess trace evidence and miscellaneous material such as clothing, paint, ash, hair, blood, and other biological evidence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ370M6: Collecting Impression Evidence and Firearms Examination

Evaluate the process of collecting impression evidence and the procedures for firearms examination.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ385: Forensic Chemistry and Trace Evidence Analysis

This course enhances your understanding of forensic science and its application to criminal investigations. It examines the history and development of the crime laboratory, forensic services provided to the law enforcement community, and the function of the forensic scientist. It provides an overview of the various types of physical evidence commonly submitted to the forensic laboratory for analysis. You will explore how the forensic scientist uses analytical instruments and microscopes to examine, identify, and compare chemical and physical properties of suspected drug and toxicology samples, and trace evidence (e.g., glass, soil, metal, hair, fibers, paint, flammable liquids, and explosives).

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M1: Influence of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System

Analyze how forensic science has influenced the criminal justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M2: Identifying and Analyzing Physical Evidence

Evaluate the various processes and techniques of identifying and analyzing physical evidence.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M3: Preserving and Packaging Trace Evidence for Laboratory Examination

Evaluate the techniques of preserving and packaging trace evidence for laboratory examination.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M4: Forensic Identification of Drug Evidence

Analyze forensic testing procedures used to ensure specific identification of a drug.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M5: Forensic Microscopy of Hair and Fiber Evidence

Assess the microscope and its role in forensic hair and fiber examination.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ385M6: Forensic Fire and Explosion Investigation

Evaluate the forensic aspects of fire and explosion investigations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ370

CJ407: Crisis Negotiation

This course will cover crisis intervention and hostage situations where people are being held against their will as hostages, or in cases where a person has threatened violence or has barricaded themselves in preparation for a law enforcement response. You will explore the reasons for the increase in school, workplace, and domestic violence and formulate comprehensive strategies to resolve the conflict.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ411: Drugs and Alcohol in the Criminal Justice System

This course examines all aspects of drug use and abuse, with the goal of providing students with the information and knowledge to identify and understand drug use and abuse from the perspective of the criminal justice system. You will learn about the history of drug use and abuse in America, differences among the various classes of legal and illegal drugs, the impact of drug use on the human body, various theoretical explanations for drug use and abuse, current treatment and prevention strategies, as well as drug legislation and law enforcement's response within the social context of drug use and abuse in America.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420: Juvenile Justice

This course provides an overview of the juvenile justice system in the United States. It focuses on the design and application of the juvenile justice system. Upon completion of the course, you will have a full understanding of the interrelationships among philosophy, notions of causation, and procedural requirements provided to youthful offenders and abused children. You will also be able to discuss and identify diversion and prevention programs, the effects of incarceration, and possible alternatives to incarceration. Last, the future of juvenile courts and the juvenile justice system will be addressed.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M1: Theories of Causation

Evaluate the basic propositions of theories of causation and their relationships to delinquent behavior.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M2: Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Statistics

Evaluate juvenile abuse and neglect statistics.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M3: Challenges and Unique Issues

Analyze the challenges and unique issues that the juvenile justice system faces in the twenty-first century.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M4: Key Players

Compare the roles of key players in the juvenile justice system.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M5: Programs to Prevent or Deter Delinquency

Evaluate prevention and diversion programs used to prevent or deter juvenile delinquency, abuse, and neglect.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ420M6: Juvenile Recidivism

Evaluate juvenile recidivism rates.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101

CJ433: Probation and Parole

This course provides an introduction to probation, the most common response to criminal offenders, and parole. As the problem of prison overcrowding continues, probation and parole will expand, and so will the controversy surrounding their use. You will gain an understanding not only of probation and parole history, administration, policy, and procedures, but also areas of controversy. The course also provides insight into the difficult but interesting work performed by probation and parole officers.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ435: Correctional Alternatives

This course discusses the history of probation and parole, the modern era of probation and parole, and contemporary probation and parole issues. Additionally, this course examines the different types of intermediate sanctions, including fines, restitution, restorative justice, house arrest, electronic monitoring, and community residential centers, and the effectiveness of these types of intermediate sanctions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ440: Crisis Intervention

This course provides you with practical knowledge and information to effectively mediate in a crisis situation. This course will review empirically validated approaches to crisis intervention. It will describe the evolution of crisis intervention as a field, theoretical bases, and the role of the criminal justice professional in crisis situations. In addition, causes of stress for law enforcement and correctional officers will be examined and intervention models discussed.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101; PS440 recommended

CJ444: Managing Criminal Justice Organizations

This course deals with concepts and theory in the field of organizational behavior. The course focuses on the historical perspectives of organizational theorists, theories of motivations and leadership, and future trends and developments in modern organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M1: Impact of Technology on Criminal Justice Organizations

Discuss how technological changes impact criminal justice organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M2: Ethical and Unethical Behavior in Organizations

Assess ethical and unethical behavior in organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M3: Leadership vs. Management

Explain the differences between leadership and management.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M4: The Importance of Organizational Theory, Behavior, and Culture

Apply the concepts of organizational theory, organizational behavior, and organizational culture to make sound management decisions.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M5: Decision-Making Processes

Analyze the decision-making process within an organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ444M6: Importance of Community Engagement in Criminal Justice

Explain the importance of community relationships and engagement in the administration of a criminal justice organization.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

CJ445: Case Management

This course provides an overview of case management approaches within a juvenile justice context. You will explore the use of case management strategies to reduce recidivism, prevent unnecessary incarceration, and address problematic issues facing juvenile offenders. You will also examine the use of a comprehensive range of treatment perspectives and alternative sanctions, and understand the complexities of integrating multidisciplinary services. Additional topics include case management models and related components; managing caseloads while working with schools, courts, parents, and service providers; effective communication and relationship building; selecting appropriate intervention strategies; and traditional and innovative community-based prevention and treatment approaches to youth sentencing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ150

CJ455: Correctional Administration

This course discusses an overview of correctional administration from its historical roots to management of correctional staff, environments, and facilities. It analyzes correctional operations and critical issues facing administrators. Additionally, the course examines leadership and management, mentoring, empowerment, budgeting, external environments, and various inmate populations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ130

CJ490: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

This course covers fundamental research methodologies in criminal justice. You will study topical areas including research purposes, measurement of variables, and hypothesis design. Additionally, research designs, population and sample development, and data collection techniques will be discussed. Finally, you will understand the importance of research ethics, and preparing and reading research studies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M1: Types of Research

Apply the types of research used to criminal justice issues.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M2: General Principles and Issues of Measurement

Describe the general principles of conceptualization, operationalization, and measurement of variables.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M3: Standards for Valid, Reliable, and Ethical Research

Evaluate the principles and standards for conducting valid, reliable, and ethical research.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M4: Observational Techniques for Criminal Justice Research

Evaluate various observational techniques available for criminal justice research.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M5: Research Methodologies in Preparation of Research Proposals

Analyze appropriate research methodologies in preparation of a research proposal.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ490M6: Research Principles and Methodologies Used by Criminal Justice Professionals

Assess research principles and methodologies used by criminal justice professionals.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CJ101; may not be taken concurrently with CJ499

CJ492: Bachelor's Capstone in Corrections

This course is designed as the culminating experience of the Bachelor of Science in Corrections. This course comprises a series of assignments that integrate concepts from the corrections curriculum. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as students work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting contemporary practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Final term or Dean approval

CJ499: Bachelor's Capstone in Criminal Justice

This course is designed as the culminating experience of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. This course comprises a series of assignments that integrate concepts from the criminal justice curriculum. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as you work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting contemporary practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Last term or permission from the Dean