Criminal Justice – Associate Degree

Associate in Applied Science
67 Hours

Fall I

ENG 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This is a university transfer course in which the following topics are presented: a study of composition in conjunction with appropriate literary selections, with frequent theme assignments to reinforce effective writing. A review of standard usage and the basic
techniques of research are also presented.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems,
correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 102
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes an introduction to the philosophy and application of security. The protection of personnel, facilities, and other assets as well as administrative, legal and technical problems of loss prevention and control are analyzed.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


LEG 231
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes a study of the definition and classification of criminal offenses, criminal responsibility, and legal procedures in a criminal prosecution.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


XE1
Credits: 3

Course Description

Elective

Classroom Hours: 3


Spring I

ENG 165
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course develops practical, written, and oral professional communication skills.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 155 or ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better


CPT 170
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces microcomputer applications software, including word processing, data bases, spreadsheets, graphs, and their integration.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 125
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the various theories of criminal causation and control, the identification of criminal typologies, and the reaction of society to crime and criminals.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032, RDG 032


CRJ 230
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the fundamentals of interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects. Different methods of conducting crime scene searches and methods used in investigating various crimes are studied in the course.

Classroom Hours: 3


Course Description

This course is a study of the proper methods of reducing losses caused by shoplifting, employee theft, and industrial espionage. The proper use of security hardware such as alarm systems, CCTV, and fencing are also studied in the course.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


MAT 101
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes the study of integers and their applications, operations with algebraic expressions, linear equations and applications, linear inequalities, graphs of linear equations, operations with exponents and polynomials, and factoring.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

MAT 032, MAT 155 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent


Fall II

CRJ 110
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides an understanding of the duties, extent of authority, and responsibilities of the uniformed patrolman. Special emphasis is placed on patrol function-line activities including traffic control and investigation, community relations,
vice control, tactical units, civil disturbances, and preventative patrol.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 145
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes a survey of the sociological, biological, and psychological theories involved in juvenile delinquency, modern trends in prevention, and treatment.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 202
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers an introduction to investigative techniques which stress the examination of questioned documents, fingerprint techniques, polygraph examinations, firearms identification, pathology, toxicology, ballistics, and clandestine operations.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 220
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course includes an overview of the law-making function of the courts, the growth of common law, the structure and organization of the courts, court processes and procedures involved in criminal and civil cases, and the question of reform for the administration of justice.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 101, CRJ 102, CRJ 110, CRJ 125, CRJ 145, CRJ 202, CRJ 236, CRJ 238, and CRJ 244


CRJ 222
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of ethics and how it applies to the criminal justice profession. Multifaceted ethical dilemmas including situations from policing, corrections, probation, security, and law are studied and analyzed with a focus on real world solutions. Problem solving skills are taught.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

ENG 032, RDG 032


XE1
Credits: 3

Course Description

Elective

Classroom Hours: 3


Spring II

CRJ 120
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the analysis of the historical development of the U.S. Constitution and the relationship of rights contained therein to the state and the individual. The application of the Bill of Rights to federal and state systems is examined.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 115 and LEG 231


Course Description

This course is the study of advanced photography procedures and methodologies used in the documentation of crime scenes and forensic evidence to encompass the use of forensic light sources, digital imaging and the preparation and presentation of
courtroom exhibits.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 101


Course Description

This course is a study of the importance of two-way communication be-tween the criminal justice system and the community to foster a working relationship to control crime. A variety of topics is studied, including citizen involvement in crime prevention and police officer interpersonal relations.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


CRJ 236
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is a study of the established rules of evidence from arrest to release in the administration of criminal justice.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

CRJ 115 or LEG 231


CRJ 242
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to aspects of the correctional function in criminal justice, including organization, process, procedure, and clients incarcerated and on conditional release.

Classroom Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites

RDG 032 or RWR 032 with a grade of “C” or better


Course Description

This course develops employability skills including resume writing, interviewing, presentation delivery and soft skills.

Classroom Hours: 1


*Student may substitute CRJ 275 for CRJ 224.