Criminal Justice (CRMJ)

CRMJ 1110 - Intro to Criminal Justice (3 Credit Hours)

A review of history and philosophical background of the US criminal justice systems; organization of its agencies and processes including the legislature, police, prosecutor, courts, corrections; including their development of modern practices and their roles in today’s society.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1120 - Introduction to Corrections (3 Credit Hours)

A study of the history, philosophy, theories, and practices involved in treatment of convicted law violators. Focus is given to roles of correctional system as it relates to other components of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1220 - Police Systems and Practices (3 Credit Hours)

A study of organization and management of police agencies, focus on the role, scope, and functions of these agencies.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1230 - Technical Report Writing (3 Credit Hours)

General procedures in writing police reports and law enforcement related reports, including development and organization of thoughts and ideas; covers grammar skills, proper punctuation, capitalization, and effective.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1310 - Community Based Corrections (3 Credit Hours)

History, philosophy, operations of the correctional system’s absence of incarceration, including probation, parole, diversion, other alternatives; stress on community role and responsibility in crime prevention, offender programs, and improvement of correctional processes.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1322 - Criminal Investigation (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to explore the fundamental components of interviewing and investigations. Topics include investigative practices in apprehending suspects, preparing criminal cases, gathering and analyzing evidence, management of major cases, and an in-depth examination of the science and art of criminal investigations.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1330 - Introduction to Criminal Law (3 Credit Hours)

Study of the substantive criminal law including definitions of law, crime, defenses, criminal responsibility, punishments, and court systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1340 - Deviance (3 Credit Hours)

A study of the theories used to explain criminal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 1410 - Juvenile Justice (3 Credit Hours)

Study of juvenile delinquency with emphasis on theories, preventive programs, juvenile courts, treatment, and current problems in juvenile delinquency.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/1/3)

CRMJ 1420 - Judicial Process (3 Credit Hours)

This course examines the role, function, and structure of the courts and their relationship to the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 2112 - Social Problems for CJ (3 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the issues of social problems in our world. The primary focus of this course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of human behavior and development from a social systems approach as affected by biological, cultural, environmental, and psychosocial factors. Emphasis is on the role of individual, family, small group, organization and community in human behavior as related to criminal justice practice areas. Cultural, ethnic and life-style diversity and their effects on the development of human systems is stressed.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 2520 - Drugs Crime and Society (3 Credit Hours)

This course provides an overview of drug use in modern society, with a focus on relating the latest information on drugs to their effects on society and human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 2552 - Criminal Justice Externship (3 Credit Hours)

Students will become familiar with the daily aspects and duties of various criminal justice agencies. They will be introduced to areas of law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, juvenile facilities, marshal office, and border patrol agencies. They will apply theories and concepts introduced in the classroom to the realities of life that criminal justice agents face on a daily basis. This experience will add to the students’ classroom knowledge.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/1/3)

CRMJ 2700 - Victimology (3 Credit Hours)

This course is an overview of victims of crime in America, focusing on index crime victims, as well as the victim’s role in preventing or assisting crime, and the relation of the victim to the criminal justice system. Special crime victims such as missing children, abused children, the elderly and battered women will be given attention.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

CRMJ 2993 - Special Projects II (2 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/2/2)

CRMJ 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

CRMJ 2996 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: Dean of Academics approval. A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

CRMJ 2997 - Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

A Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compensation. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

CRMJ 2998 - Special Projects V (1 Credit Hour)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)

CRMJ 2999 - Cooperative Education (3 Credit Hours)

Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives. Students participating in Cooperative Education receive compensation for their work. Associate Provost of Academics approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)