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Criminal Justice (CRJ)

CRJ 1103 - Introduction To Criminal Justice

Critical analysis of the American criminal justice system and its constituent components of law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary and corrections as they function interdependently within a democratic society and its inherent political and social forces; comprehensive examination of the evolution of criminal law and the eternal search for justice within the diversified demands of a multi-cultural society. Spring and Fall. ACTS Equivalent Course Number = CRJU 1023
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 1123 - Criminal Procedures And Evidence

Focus on the criminal process, legal problems associated with investigation of crime, acquisition and preservation of evidence, commencement of a criminal proceeding, prosecution and defense of charges, sentencing, and appeal. Principal concern is with development of existing procedures and examination of current efforts for reform. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2153 - Criminology

An interdisciplinary course which examines the nature and origins of criminal behavior and societal reactions to that behavior. Included are biological, psychological and sociological theories of criminal behavior; formal responses of societal control agencies, and informal responses of communities, groups, and individuals in society. Also included are current research and trends in crime control policies and programs. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Spring and Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2223 - Police Community Relations

Historical examination of the evolution of police work from the ancient to the modern, and the accompanying struggle of police agents and agencies to discover the right mix of enforcement and service. Focus is on contemporary movements from traditional, reactive police work to community-oriented, proactive models where citizens and police form partnerships to solve neighborhood social problems that generate disorder, fear and crime. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2243 - Police Organization And Management

Study or principles and theories of organization, management and administration as applied to law enforcement agencies operating within the political climate of democratic government; includes evolution of theory and practice in management styles, leadership, organizational structure, policy, planning, productivity, technology, public personnel issues and public sector liability. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2253 - Criminal Law

History and philosophy of modern criminal law, including structure, definition, and application of statutes and leading case law; elements of crimes; penalties and general provisions of the penal code. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2263 - Juvenile Justice And Delinquency

Historical analysis of problems associated with juvenile delinquency and the evolution of a juvenile justice system apart from the adult criminal justice system; study of landmark court cases which have shaped the system's response to juvenile problems; dilemmas faced by criminal justice practitioners in deciding whether to apply juvenile or adult criteria in deciding cases involving young offenders. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2273 - Introduction To Corrections

History and evolution of theories and practices in penology and penal institutions; psychological and sociological profiles of the keepers and the kept; sentencing of offenders and unique problems associated with handling special categories of inmates: female, disabled, aged and those suffering from debilitating diseases. All students will participate in scheduled field trips to various correctional facilities. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Social Sciences

CRJ 2283 - Criminal Justice Internship

Criminal justice interns will be assigned to observe, record, and to the extent possible, participate in routine agency operations under supervision of agency officials. Written reports covering specific agency functions are submitted at regular intervals in accordance with a work-study plan, to be finalized with the submission of a formal work project paper as agreed upon by student and instructor. Co- or Prerequisite: CRJ 1103 Intro. to Criminal Justice completed with a grade of "C" or better, or taken along with this course. Instructor permission required. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Social Sciences