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Course Category: Criminal Justice

History of the development of the criminal justice system in America. The everyday practices in this subsystem and the articulation amongst policing, judicial and correctional institutions.
Surveys the historical development of criminal law in America. Analysis of the effects of English common law, a federal structure, court decisions, legislated codes, historical events and social changes.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
This course explores alternative policing methods utilized in communities across the Unites States. Students will become familiar with pro-active and problem-oriented policing strategies ranging from youth education programs to saturation patrols. The effectiveness of alternative policing strategies will be discussed and compared to the traditional policing approach.
Development and operation of juvenile courts, treatment and rehabilitation strategies, diversion strategies.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
Juvenile gangs; causes and consequences of delinquency; prevention, treatment and control of delinquency.
Prerequisites
SOC 110
An analysis of various forms of crime, as well as various elements of the criminal justice system. The emphasis is on theories of crime and juvenile delinquency. Topics will include: street crime, organized crime, white-collar crime and the role of substance abuse in criminality and delinquency.
Prerequisites
SOC 110
Development and operation of policies and programs for the victims of crime, victim compensation schemes from colonial to modern times, victim/offender confrontation programs.
Prerequisites
SOC 110
The history of criminal, civic, and administrative law in America, the impact of society upon law and law upon society, sociology of the legal professions.
Prerequisites
CJ 237, and junior standing.
Fundamentals of criminal investigation: crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; scientific aids; modus operandi; sources of information; interview and interrogation; follow-up and case preparation. Special emphasis on leadership and management actions taken to enhance investigative efforts.
Prerequisites
CJ 224 or CHEM 102
The history of policing in America; structure and functions of policing in contemporary America; police community relations in urban and rural settings.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
An introduction to concepts of ethics and an examination of contemporary ethical issues in the field of criminal justice.
Prerequisites
CJ 224 or CHEM 102
The history of corrections in American society, corrections and punishment in contemporary America, alternatives to institutional treatment.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
Students will analyze the criminal justice system in the United States in comparison to criminal justice systems and approaches worldwide. Different global political, economic, and cultural systems will provide the basis to evaluate the goals, structure, and correction strategies employed in the United States' criminal justice system.
As an interdisciplinary approach to the study of community-based sanctions in the United States, correctional alternatives to imprisonment are explored. Topics include the origins and evolution of correctional programs that function outside of total institutions; contemporary community-based sanctions philosophy; current research and recent legal developments in the field; correctional theories and practices; the role of law enforcement; the courts and probation and parole officers in offender supervision; issues and challenges facing reintegration and rehabilitation efforts; and other community based initiatives for adult and juvenile offenders.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
This course studies the management and control of the criminal justice system. The learner will be able to discuss the reasons for and effectiveness of management techniques applied to the justice system.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
An introductory study of the Criminal Justice system’s response to threats of international and domestic terrorism arising from both religious and secular roots. A special emphasis is placed on the development and maintenance of the law enforcement response to Department of Homeland Security requirements established within the context of public policy and preparedness strategies, including border security.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
This course examines intelligence analysis to protect the United States and its citizens. Current trends in the intelligence world will be examined, exploring the role of operations, operators, and source development in the context of national and local security management.
Prerequisites
PA 306
This course provides an evaluation of theory and research on confinement facilities for criminal offenders in the United States. The history and organization of prisons and jails are reviewed in conjunction with the changing punishment philosophies and how this evolution has influenced today’s institutional corrections. The problems within these facilities are examined with special attention paid to inmate adaptation, problems faced by facility officers, and the effectiveness of institutional treatment programs.
Prerequisites
CJ 380
Challenges associated with providing incarcerated offenders with special needs and adequate physical and mental health care are explored. Topics include juveniles in prison, pregnancy and motherhood, the chronic and mentally ill, geriatric offenders, faith based programming, incarcerated veterans, sex offenders, gay and lesbian inmates. A study of community based programs for adult and juvenile offenders, treatment modalities in various correctional settings, administration, legal issues, and future trends associated with community-based and institutional based treatment are also discussed.
Prerequisites
CJ 224
A Special Project allows the student to expand on work already completed in previous coursework. It is undertaken with the guidance of one or more faculty members and is intended to encourage the student into original investigation of a defined problem within the discipline. Examples include theses and themed portfolios or exhibitions. Prerequisite: Senior status.
Prerequisites
SOC 110