Criminal Justice (CJC)

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice

    CJC-111, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our society. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the major system components and their interrelationships and evaluate career options.

  • Criminology

    CJC-112, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity. Topics include theories of crime causation; statistical analysis of criminal behavior; past, present, and future social control initiatives; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and discuss various theories of crime causation and societal response.

  • Juvenile Justice

    CJC-113, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers the juvenile justice system and related juvenile issues. Topics include an overview of the juvenile justice system, treatment and prevention programs, special areas and laws unique to juveniles, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss juvenile court structure/procedures, function and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing/detention of juveniles, and case disposition.

  • Law Enforcement Operations

    CJC-121, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces fundamental law enforcement operations. Topics include the contemporary evolution of law enforcement operations and related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain theories, practices, and issues related to law enforcement operations.

  • Criminal Law

    CJC-131, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020 | Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers the history/evolution/principles and contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes/elements.

  • Court Procedure & Evidence

    CJC-132, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers judicial structure/process/procedure from incident to disposition, kinds and degrees of evidence, and the rules governing admissibility of evidence in court. Topics include consideration of state and federal courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary and statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest/search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of evidence.

  • Corrections

    CJC-141, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

  • Terrorism: Underlying Issues

    CJC-160, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course identifies the fundamental reasons why America is a target for terrorists, covering various domestic/international terrorist groups and ideologies from a historical aspect. Emphasis is placed upon recognition of terrorist crime scene; weapons of mass destruction; chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism; and planning considerations involving threat assessments. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss the methods used in terrorists' activities and complete a threat assessment for terrorists' incidents.

  • Ethics & Community Relations

    CJC-212, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and professionals. Topics include ethical systems; social change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; citizen involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical considerations to the decision-making process in identifiable criminal justice situations.

  • Substance Abuse

    CJC-213, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course is a study of substance abuse in our society. Topics include the history and classifications of drug abuse and the social, physical, and psychological impact of drug abuse. Upon completion, students should be able to identify various types of drugs, their effects on human behavior and society, and treatment modalities.

  • Victimology

    CJC-214, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces the study of victims. Emphasis is placed on roles/characteristics of victims, victim interaction with the criminal justice system and society, current victim assistance programs, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and identify victims, the uniqueness of victims' roles, and current victim assistance programs.

  • Investigative Principles

    CJC-221, Lecture: 3, Lab: 2, Credits: 4
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of the investigative process. Topics include crime scene/incident processing, information gathering techniques, collection/preservation of evidence, preparation of appropriate reports, court presentations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, explain, and demonstrate the techniques of the investigative process, report preparation, and courtroom presentation.

  • Criminalistics

    CJC-222, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    This course covers the functions of the forensic laboratory and its relationship to successful criminal investigations and prosecutions. Topics include advanced crime scene processing, investigative techniques, current forensic technologies, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and collect relevant evidence at simulated crime scenes and request appropriate laboratory analysis of submitted evidence.

  • Constitutional Law

    CJC-231, Lecture: 3, Credits: 3
    Spring 2020
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    The course covers the impact of the Constitution of the United States and its amendments on the criminal justice system. Topics include the structure of the Constitution and its amendments, court decisions pertinent to contemporary criminal justice issues, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss the basic structure of the United States Constitution and the rights/procedures as interpreted by the courts.