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Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

  • CRIMJ 1100 (IAI CRJ 901)

    Introduction to Criminal Justice


    3 credit hours

    Students will study the development and principles of the American criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed on the system's primary components of courts, police, and corrections and the relationship of these entities in the administration of criminal justice in the United States. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1110 

    Police and Society


    3 credit hours

    Students will examine the role of police in a modern society including the functions, personnel systems, operations, management, and contemporary issues of municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement. In addition, the historical and emerging roles of law enforcement as agents of formal social control will be discussed in addition to police and community relations. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1112 

    Crime Prevention


    3 credit hours

    An overview of crime prevention strategies from an individual and community perspective, including a discussion and analysis of neighborhood watch programs, home security strategies and personal security tactics. School based and age-specific community crime prevention programs and the application of technology to crime prevention problems are discussed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1130 (IAI CRJ 911)

    Introduction to Corrections


    3 credit hours

    An overview of the goals, structure and operations of correctional institutions; sentencing trends and alternatives to incarceration; probation and parole; inmate life, prisonization and institutionalization; jail administration and community correctional programs. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1135 

    Gangs in Society


    3 credit hours

    Students will be provided an overview of the historic evolution of gangs in American society. An emphasis will be placed on theoretical explanations of why gangs exist and youth involvement in addition to society's and the criminal justice system's response to gang activities. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1140 

    Principles of Security Administration


    3 credit hours

    An overview of security systems found in industrial, commercial, retail and governmental agencies; legal framework for security programs; internal business crime and its detection, apprehension and prevention. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1141 

    Contemporary Issues in Private Security


    3 credit hours

    Theories, principles, and practices of private sector security and loss prevention in a post-9/11 world. Hazard and risk assessment methodology is addressed along with strategies for dealing with both internal and external threats. Industry best practices are incorporated throughout the course, while viewing the discipline of private security from both entry-level and management perspectives. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1142 

    Private Security and Law Enforcement


    3 credit hours

    Theories and practices pertaining to the relationship between private security and public law enforcement. Exploration of how these professions share many of the same goals, such as preventing crime and disorder, identifying criminals, and ensuring the security of people and property. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1145 

    Introduction to Homeland Security


    3 credit hours

    An overview of the evolution of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. and an analysis of the major policies, practices, concepts, and challenges confronting the field. Modern threats from domestic, international, and transnational terrorism will be addressed along with issues stemming from other forms of geopolitical conflict and natural disasters. The roles of various agencies under the authority of the DHS as well as other government entities, private organizations, and individual citizens in responding to the modern threat landscape will be examined. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1146 

    Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerabilities Solutions


    3 credit hours

    A comprehensive examination of the vulnerabilities and protections surrounding America's critical infrastructure. Topics including U.S. borders, transportation sectors, finance, agriculture, and cyber platforms will be analyzed. Modes of protection through government agencies, physical security measures, and critical infrastructure policy will be addressed in the context of real and potential attacks by nefarious actors. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1147 

    Introduction to Domestic, International, and Transnational Terrorism


    3 credit hours

    Examination of the threats posed by domestic, international, and transnational terrorism and the complex origins, motivations, ideologies, and goals of various terrorist groups. Cultural, religious, and economic influences on terrorism will be analyzed. Topical issues will include state, political, and revolutionary terrorism, religious and apocalyptic violence, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorist tactics and targeting. International and domestic counterterrorism policies will also be considered. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1148 

    Emergency Management I


    3 credit hours

    Examines theories, principles, and practices of emergency management, including the related processes of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Evolution of emergency management and its practical application within government and the private sector will be addressed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1151 

    Constitutional Law


    3 credit hours

    Students explore the development and history of the Federal Constitution emphasizing the Bill of Rights. Students will be introduced to the substantive and procedural content of the federal amendments and corresponding state provisions with emphasis on recent court interpretations and trends. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 or equivalent or Criminal Justice 1152 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1152 

    Criminal Law


    3 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the development of criminal law, its organizational components and processes, as well as its legal and public policy. Students will explore instruction on elements of a crime, substantive criminal law, criminal defenses, and accountability within the judicial process. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1153 

    Courts, Evidence, and Mock Trial


    3 credit hours

    This course will examine how the American court system operates, analyze how the courts enforce the Federal rules governing the admissibility of evidence, and apply the rules of evidence in a mock court trial. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1151 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 1151 or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1154 

    Substance Abuse and the Law


    3 credit hours

    Students will examine the most prevalent illicit and licit drugs through a historical, pharmacological, physiological assessment in order to understand their impact on the individual, their health, and society. Also reviewed are aspects of drug enforcement, adjudication, sentencing and treatment aspects as they relate to crimes involving substance abuse. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1165 

    Computers and Criminal Justice


    3 credit hours

    A comprehensive overview of computer-related crimes, including related reactive and proactive investigative strategies; programs involving computer technologies developed and utilized by criminal justice investigators, analysts and other professionals. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1210 

    Criminal Justice in the Media


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the intersection between criminality and justice and how public perception about criminal justice is influenced by mass media. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1510 

    Introduction to Global Justice


    3 credit hours

    Students will engage in study and research with regard to the criminal justice system in the United States and other countries. Students will visit jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, police agencies, and courts to go behind the scenes to learn how these agencies operate. Students will get to interview professionals and hear their perspectives about the field of criminal justice. In the second phase of the course, students will travel abroad for a comparative analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1820 

    Selected Topics


    3 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 1840 

    Independent Study


    1 to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2030 

    Probation and Parole


    3 credit hours

    Study the history, development, organization, and operation of probation and parole and other community corrections methods as a strategy to address criminal offenders. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2110 

    Continuity of Operations


    3 credit hours

    Explores the process for developing, implementing, exercising, and evaluating continuity of operations for government entities in the event of a disaster. Emphasis is on being able to continue to supply services to constituents and customers while supporting staff and initiating recovery operations. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2120 

    Critical Incident Management


    3 credit hours

    Exploration of the role of various public safety personnel in managing disaster response operations. The nature of disaster, complexities of disaster response operations, and the roles and responsibilities of various emergency management personnel will be examined through case studies. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2130 

    Emergency Management II


    3 credit hours

    Exploration of concepts, theories, programs, and requirements of emergency preparedness, governmental planning, training, exercises, hazard and risk assessment, and team building. Students will study the relationship of preparedness to response, inter-jurisdictional emergency operations, and incident command systems. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1148 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2140 

    Introduction to Intelligence


    3 credit hours

    Overview of the history of the intelligence industry in the United States from its founding to the present day. Concepts, processes, tradecraft, and ethical considerations associated with U.S. intelligence operations will be explored. The specific disciplines of collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination will be examined in the context of past and current geopolitical threats, international terrorism, and wider homeland security policy. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 1145, or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2150 

    Multiculturalism and Diversity


    3 credit hours

    Students will examine current issues and social problems relating to the administration of justice in a culturally diverse society. Emphasis will be placed on the development of new strategies for criminal justice personnel to meet the challenges presented by working within a diverse society. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2160 

    Weapons of Mass Destruction


    3 credit hours

    An examination of major chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their precursors, delivery systems, and international proliferation trends. Identifying warning signs and symptoms of exposure will be analyzed, as well as public and private sector assets and protocols available to mitigate mass destruction events. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1145 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 1145, or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2230 

    Criminal Investigations


    3 credit hours

    Students will study the fundamentals of criminal investigations. The collection and preservation of evidence along with recording of crime scenes will be emphasized. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2231 

    Criminology


    3 credit hours

    Students are introduced to theoretical explanations of crime, criminality, and society's response to antisocial and law violating behavior. Theories of crime causation are used to understand crime patterns, evaluate trends, and understand how social scientific inquiry impact research, theory, and public policy. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2240 (IAI CRJ 914)

    Juvenile Delinquency


    3 credit hours

    Students will examine the historic context of juvenile delinquency in America. Theoretical perspectives of the causation of delinquency and criminal acts by juveniles will be studied and discussed. The overall treatment of juveniles as offenders and victims will be examined in addition to theoretical perspectives and prevention programs. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2250 

    Police Organization and Administration


    3 credit hours

    Analysis of classical and current law enforcement organizational patterns, including an overview of the administrative processes within police agencies and management theories as applied to law enforcement administration. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2310 

    Forensic Crime Scene Investigation


    3 credit hours

    Students will study techniques of forensic science as it relates to crime scene investigations. The procedures and practices of proper identification, collection, recording, preservation, and processing of evidence at crime scenes will be discussed. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2410 

    Violent Crime


    3 credit hours

    Overview of theories to explain violence, methods used in the scientific study of violence, and important research findings about correlates, patterns, processes, and trends related to criminal violence. Exploration of case studies related to violence. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2510 

    Global Justice Field Study


    3 credit hours

    Students will compare and contrast British and American criminal justice systems. Participants will have an opportunity to explore British police, courts, and correctional facilities on a 12-14 day visit to the United Kingdom. In addition, students will experience British culture from a contemporary and historical perspective. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in Criminal Justice 1510. All students must be interviewed by the instructor and be clear of any criminal convictions. Students must also have or be able to obtain a valid passport. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2820 

    Selected Topics


    3 credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 1100 or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CRIMJ 2860 

    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)


    1 to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • CRIMJ 2865 

    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)


    1 to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.