Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Transfer Program Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

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CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits – This course examines the day-to-day operation of criminal justice in our society. Emphasis is on the inter-relationships of the components of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.

Lecture Hours: 48

CRJ120 Introduction to Corrections

3 credits – This course will provide an introductory examination of corrections in the United States. The central theme of the course will be to critically analyze corrections as an integral part of the overall criminal justice system in America.

Lecture Hours: 48

CRJ200 Criminology

3 credits – This course explores theories of factors that influence criminal behavior, and analyzes criminal behavior in relationship to other social problems.

Lecture Hours: 48

CRJ201 Juvenile Delinquency

3 credits – This course is an investigation of the social and legal definitions of juvenile delinquency and its causes. It also focuses on the administration of juvenile court, probation and parole, and assessment of present and potential prevention programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

CRJ233 Probation, Parole, Community-Based Corrections

3 credits – This course examines probation and parole practices related to community-based corrections programs throughout the United States. Emphasis is placed on community-based programs for offenders, administration and legal issues of the programs, trends in probation, parole, and related community-based programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: CRJ100 Intro to Criminal Justice and CRJ120 Intro to Corrections

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice

3 credits – This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice

3 credits – This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

CRJ317 White Collar Crime

3 credits – This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice and a minimum grade of C in CRJ237 Criminal and Constitutional Law.

CRJ317 White Collar Crime

3 credits – This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice and a minimum grade of C in CRJ237 Criminal and Constitutional Law.

CRJ318 Crime Analysis

3 credits – This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ318 Crime Analysis

3 credits – This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJ320 Criminal Justice Ethics

3 credits – An examination of ethical issues in the criminal justice system with an emphasis on reasoning and decision making for professional competence.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENG106 Composition II

3 credits – This course aims to review and extend writing principles learned in ENG105 Composition I to analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. This course emphasizes critical reading, evaluation, and precise and responsible source citation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: ENG105 Composition I

SOC205 Diversity in America

3 credits – This course is an introduction to the sociological study of majority-minority group relations. Focus will be on the basic concepts such as groups, intergroup relations, power, prejudice, and discrimination, as well as social understanding, tolerance, and acceptance. A wide assortment of minority groups, including women, racial, ethnic, the physically and mentally disabled, homosexuals, religious groups, the elderly and the young, and those singled out for their lower socio-economic status will be considered.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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Patrick Fisher
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Health Education and Services Center 217D
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