Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Transfer Program Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I 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

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC205 Diversity in America

3 credits—Introduction to the sociological study of group relations in the United States. Basic concepts such as culture, groups, inequality, prejudice and discrimination will be explored. Focus will be on class, race, and gender, however other statuses (such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and abilities) will also be discussed. Students will gain a better understanding of the relationship between individuals and society, as well as the experiences of minority groups.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

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

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Mathematics Course 3 credits

Semester 2

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG106 Composition II

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

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG105.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Humanities Course 3 credits

Social Sciences Course 3 credits

Semester 3

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

Prerequisite(s): CRJ100 and CRJ120

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Humanities Course 3 credits

Social Sciences Course 3 credits

Semester 4

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Social Sciences Course 3 credits

Humanities Course 3 credits

Physical Science Course 3 credits

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Program Advisors

Patrick Fisher
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