Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CRMJ 101R : Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system including its roles and expectations of criminal justice professionals, theories of crime causation, crime and punishment philosophy, ethics, and multicultural awareness.

Credits

3

CRMJ 102R : Criminal Procedure

This course includes the case analysis of the development of Federalism, the separation of powers, the role of federal and state courts in constitutional development, and contemporary development and control.

Credits

3

CRMJ 111R : Criminal Law

This course will explore the history and development of criminal law as a form of social control. Included is the evolution of criminal law from civil law and the relationship between common and statutory criminal law. Emphasis is given to the substantive aspect of criminal law and how it differs from civil law.

Credits

3

CRMJ 112R : Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System

The nature and extent of juvenile crime, delinquency causation theories, juvenile offender typologies, the juvenile justice process from petition through termination, and institutional and community-based treatment options are examined in the course.

Credits

3

CRMJ 201R : Criminology

An in-depth analysis and evaluation of criminal behavior. Street crime, organized crime and occupational crime will be discussed. The student will learn to investigate, categorize, and describe the theories of criminality and social control.

Credits

3

CRMJ 204R : Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice

This course focuses on the emotional aspects of individuals involved in a crisis situation. Coverage is given to the theory and management of specific situations such as stress, death and dying, drug abuse, suicide, sexual assault, disasters and violence. Consideration is also given to the functions and legalities of the mental health system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSYC 101R

CRMJ 210R : Drugs and the Law

In the first part of this course, the historical use of the major drug groups (including alcohol) will be reviewed. In the second part, the reaction of the criminal justice system to illegal involvement with drugs and alcohol and methods of treating substance abusers will be reviewed.

Credits

3

CRMJ 211R : Justice and the Community

This course deals with the interaction of the various components of the justice system with the community. It involves an analysis of the way the work of police departments, courts, correctional institutions and community corrections agencies appear to the public. The image of the justice system in the media is examined: specific attention is paid to the issues of the young minorities and community organizations.

Credits

3

CRMJ 212R : Criminal Justice Communication

This course provides students with the foundation skills, knowledge and abilities required to present effective criminal justice reports, proffer testimony at pre-trial, trial, and post conviction hearings, and prepare APA compliant research documents.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRMJ 101R, or Permission of Instructor

CRMJ 290R : Criminal Justice Internship

The student will spend 120 hours of individual instruction and guidance at an approved internship site in addition to lectures within the classroom setting.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

completion or enrollment in all other CJ courses. (or corequisite)

CRMJ 291R : Criminal Justice Senior Project

In this course, through on-going and individualized contact with the supervising instructor, the student develops a topic pre-approved through a prospectus presented to the instructor. The student may develop any topic raised in any major class and is not limited by category. Empirical studies, surveys, literature reviews are among the acceptable categories of research. The final grade is determined by a review of the final product and the extent to which the student has followed the course outlines.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

completion or enrollment in all other CJ courses. (or corequisite)