CRJ 231/SOC 330 INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 3 SEM. HRS.
A survey course designed to provide a general theoretical understanding of the criminal justice system, the source of
crime and society's reaction to crime. Students will be able to explain the inter-dependent operations of the major
components of the criminal justice system and the political, legal, and ethical environments in which they operate.
CRJ 232 INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONS 3 SEM. HRS.
This course focuses on the role and function of police, jails and prisons. Police in contemporary society are
examined, the problems arising between citizens and police from the enforcement of laws, the limitations of police
and the methodologies used by the police to execute their job will be examined. The composition and social
organization of jails and prison populations; detention, conditions of confinement, sentencing and classification
will be analyzed.
CRJ 233 JUVENILE OFFENDERS & JUSTICE 3 SEM. HRS.
This course is designed to examine the juvenile justice system and the handling of juvenile delinquents in the
United States. Specific attention is devoted to the history of the juvenile justice system and current police, court
and correctional policies and practices and programs pertaining to juvenile offenders. Prerequisite CRJ 231
CRJ 234 FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION 3 SEM. HRS.
This course covers the fundamentals of criminal investigations, search, collection, preservation and recording at the
crime scene, sources of information, physical and chemical analysis comparison techniques, case preparation and
interviewing and interrogation techniques. Prerequisite CRJ 233.
CRJ 331 PENOLOGY 3 Sem Hrs.
This course provides a survey of theories and practices in penology and programs for the social treatment of
criminals. The penal institutions in their physical, educational, and social aspects are discussed. The historical
contexts and associated ideologies that gave rise to specific punishment policies, practices, and reforms are
examined). Prerequisites CRMJ 233.
CRJ 332 CRIMINAL LAW 3 Sem. Hrs.
This course introduces the student to the social, political and psychological perspectives of criminal taw. It offers an
analysis of factors necessary to establish proof of a crime and the limits of the law. Prerequisite CRMJ 234.
CRJ 333 PROBATION AND PAROLE 3 Sem. Hrs.
This course will study the structure, organization, and operation of probation and parole services. The processes of
probation and parole, in the United States in terms of its historical development, philosophy and standards; attention
is focused on the utilization of parole and probation as tools of social control with special emphasis on the
implications of the philosophical impact of probation and parole in field practices. Prerequisite: CRMJ 332.
CRJ 334/PLSC 334 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 Sem. Hrs.
Selected themes will be examined as they relate to the historical development of the American Constitution and the
interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court. Emphasis will be placed on issues of constitutional legitimacy, judicial
review, and federalism, separation of powers, property rights, civil rights and liberties. Students will also be able to
apply civil rights and liberties to police and correctional activities and practices. Prerequisites: CRMJ 333.
CRJ 431 CURRENT ISSUSES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICES 3 Sem. Hrs.
This is the senior capstone course for criminal justices majors designed to evolve students in careful analysis of
current criminal justices issues. This is also an intensive writing course that provides the direction for the final
preparation for the final preparation for the senior paper/project. Prerequisites PLSC 334, SOSC 335 and senior status.
CRJ 432 ETHNIC MINORITIES AND JUSTICE 3 Sem. Hrs.
This course provides an overview and discussion of the themes and issues surrounding the relationship between
ethnic minority groups and the law in America. The issues of race and ethnicity in the criminal justice system will
be examined from a historical perspective. The importance of awareness and the understanding of difference
cultures will be emphasized. The criminal justice system responses to minority groups and the relationship between
overt, institutional and subtle racism and discrimination will be explored. Prerequisites: PLSC 334.
CRJ 433 MANAGEMENT OF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS 3 Sem. Hrs.
This course examines the administration of the correctional system, including the organizational structure, function
and theory related to the practice of correction administration. Particular attention is paid to the functions of
correctional administrators and the issues that will drive the roles required of administrators in understanding and
addressing critical issues, the important functions of correctional operations, and the projections for future needs and
adjustments to correctional administration. Prerequisite CRMJ 232, CRMJ 334 or by permission of the instructor.
CRJ 460 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 6 Sem. Hrs.
The course provides an opportunity for gain experience in a supervised criminal justices environment, i.e., police
department, courts, correctional institution, etc. Prerequisite: At least six courses in Criminal Justice.