Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

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CJ& 101Introduction to Criminal Justice5 CR SOCSF, W, Sp

Introduces and provides an overview of the various agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice, including local, state, and federal agencies as well as a history of police and corrections. Students will study how our criminal justice system evolved and how it functions, examined from the perspective of the Constitution through the criminalization process of investigation, arrest, trial, and post-trial procedures. (Formerly known as ADMJ 186)

Prerequisite: None

CJ& 105Introduction to Corrections5 CR SOCSF

Surveys the historical context, philosophical concepts, and major theories that have shaped corrections in the United States. Discusses sentencing options, correctional approaches and programs, the role of corrections in the larger criminal justice system, and contemporary correctional issues. Explores the effects of the corrections system on the individual, families, and society.

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or instructor permission

CJ 180Report Writing for Law Enforcement5 CR ELECW

Covers the procedures of field note-taking, crime scene recording, preliminary investigation methods for writing law enforcement reports and fundamentals of police record systems. Prepares the student to write effective and concise reports, using observation, note-taking and excellent writing skills.

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.

CJ 184Administration of Justice5 CRW

Introduces students to the history, evolution, components and function of criminal procedure in the United States courts, from arrest through the appeals process, and touching on victim's rights. Gives students a perspective of the complexities and intricacies of criminal procedure and punishment in light of sociological norms and change, the U.S. Constitution, state and federal statutes, rules and practice.

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or higher or instructor permission.

CJ 187Crisis Intervention for Professionals3 CR

Provides a basic multidisciplinary understanding of what a mental disorder/illness is and how to help a person experiencing a mental health crisis. De-escalation and communication techniques specific to professions such as education, medicine, and law enforcement - anyone who may encounter persons experiencing a mental health crisis - will be the focus of lecture and group discussions.

Prerequisites: None

CJ 288Cooperative Work Experience1 CR - 15 CR

Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.

Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BUS 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.

CJ 299Independent Study1 CR - 10 CR

Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.

Prerequisites: By instructor permission only.

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