Criminal Justice Courses

CJ 1010: Introduction to Criminal JusticeĀ  (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the American Criminal Justice System including the history, functions, and processes of its major components - law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

CJ 1300: intro to Corrections (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to American Corrections including the history, evolution and modern day practices. The course includes the rights of prisoners and the power to punish as a reflection of social attitude toward crime. Prerequisites: CJ 1010

CJ 1330: Criminal Law (3 Credits)

Criminal Law is a survey of American criminal law including the historical foundations, limits and purposes of law, the elements of crime, and criminal defenses.

CJ 1340: Criminal Investigation (3 credits)

This course will introduce the student to the criminal investigation process. The legal, technical, and administrative aspects of criminal investigative process will provide the student with an understanding of the complexities and challenges inherent in this process. Prerequisites: CJ 1010, Introduction to Criminal Justice.

CJ 1350: Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)

This course will introduce the student to the criminal investigation process. The legal, technical, and administrative aspects of criminal investigative process will provide the student with an understanding of the complexities and challenges inherent in this process. Prerequisites: CJ 1010

CJ 2110: Intro to Security (3 credits)

This course surveys the principles and concepts of physical security, crime prevention and control. General examination of security functions and various components.

CJ 2330: Juvenile Justice (3 credits)

This course covers the philosophy and development of the American Juvenile Justice system. The course of study will include the criminological, adjudicative, and corrections philosophies and policies.

CJ 2350: Laws of Evidence (3 credits)

This course examines the laws and rules pertaining to the use of criminal evidence in the trial process. The student will be exposed to the various sources of these rules at the Federal and State levels and learn how the American system of case law affects the development of evidence law. Prerequisites: CJ 1330, Criminal Law.