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Criminal Justice (CRJ)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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CRJ 1001 Intro Criminal Justice (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course examines the development of law and the systems and procedures developed by society for dealing with law violations. Emphasis will be placed on the three major components of the system: the police, courts, and corrections. Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1010 Policing (A)

3 credits
This course will describe the evolution of policing in the United States while introducing different styles of policing. Ethics and police discretion are also large topic areas in the course.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1015 Criminal Procedure (A, SU)

3 credits
This course presents a study of the rules of criminal procedure as they apply to criminal cases and how they affect the ability of the Criminal Justice practitioner to have the evidence he/she collects or prepares to present in court.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1016 Government and the Law (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The role of local government in the community, its structure, organization, and responsibility are covered. Local government politics and the community also are reviewed. Urban, suburban, rural, and community structure will be discussed in relationship to delivery of services. Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1025 Criminology (A, SU, SP)

3 credits
This course explores the issue of crime causation in the United States. Theories of causation will be analyzed and critiqued from a sociological, biological, and psychological perspective.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1035 Terrorism (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will examine the underlying issues of the terrorist threat, including an overview of terrorism goals, methods of attack, weapons of mass destruction, and how law enforcement can assess and deal with threats.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1040 Corrections (A, SP)

3 credits
This course offers an introduction to the field of corrections. The history and goals of corrections will be explored, and students will receive an overview of the processing of offenders from arrest through final release. Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1044 Correctional Law (A)

2 credits
This course will cover the various Supreme Court rulings that deal with the care and treatment of prisoners confined in institutions. It will include the use of force, their right to have visitors, receive mail, attend religious functions, and the right to treatment. The course will also cover due process of the law.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 1045 Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course details how the Criminal Justice System is different for juveniles including their rehabilitative potential, relevant case law, and the procedures for coordinating their passage through the system.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 1050 Introduction to Homeland Security (A)

3 credits
This course will introduce students to the vocabulary and important components of Homeland Security. We will discuss the importance of the agencies associated with Homeland Security and their interrelated duties and relationships. We will examine historical events that impact Homeland Security. We will explore state, national, and international laws impacting Homeland Security. We will examine the most critical threats confronting Homeland Security.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1051 Intelligence Analysis Security Mgmt (SP)

3 credits
This course examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters. Students will discuss substantive issues reguarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and explore how the intelligence community operates.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 1052 Transportation and Border Security (SU)

3 credits
This course provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods employed to address these challenges. The course covers a time period from post 9-11 to the present. The course explores topics associated with border security and security for transportation infrastructure, to include seaports, ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and buses. The course will include an exploration of technological solutions employed to enhance security of borders and transportation systems. Students will be required to discuss the legal, economic, political, and cultural concerns and impacts associated with transportation and border security. The course provides students with a knowledge of and understanding of the variety of challenges inherent in transportation and border security.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2001 Crime Scene Investigation I (A)

3 credits
This course serves as an introduction to criminalistics laboratory techniques, including the recognition, collection, and preservation of evidence and its preparation for court presentation. An introduction to fingerprint comparison also is presented.
Lecture: 3 hours        Lab fee: $35.00

CRJ 2002 Crime Scene Investigation II (SP)

3 credits
This course advances the study of crime scene techniques to include examination techniques for blood, hair and fiber, firearms identification, toolmark comparison, latent fingerprints, questioned document examination, and trace evidence.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: CRJ 2001, CRJ 2030      Lab fee: $65.00

CRJ 2003 Crime Scene Investigation III (SU)

3 credits
This course is an advanced course designed for students interested in pursuing jobs in the crime scene processing or latent print fields. Topical areas are expanded upon from the introductory and intermediate courses, and students are asked to put all of the information together during hands- on activities that simulate real world crime scene scenarios.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: CRJ 2002, CRJ 2030   Lab fee: $65.00

CRJ 2006 Ethics in Law Enforcement (A)

3 credits
Ethical considerations within a law enforcement context will be examined both from a theoretical perspective and a practical perspective.  Case studies of ethical situations will be covered.
Instructor permission required
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2007 Law Enforcement Promotion (SP)

3 credits
The promotion process within law enforcement will be examined in detail to include resume building, test taking, and panel interviewing. Instructor permission required
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2008 Applied Leadership CRJ Profession (SP)

3 credits
Theoretical leadership will be covered along with practical scenario based leadership analysis. The course is designed for current or aspiring law enforcement leaders. Instructor permission required
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2009 Teach/Learn Public Safety (A)

3 credits
The course is designed to give an overview of how to teach, both in an academic setting and in a training setting, for the public safety professions. The course teaches students how to teach others particular or theoretical skills and specific legal considerations for public safety.
Instructor permission required
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2011 Crisis Intervention (A, SP)

2 credits
This course provides the student with intervention strategies for dealing with persons in crisis. The areas of domestic disputes, suicide prevention, and special problems of crime victims will be emphasized.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2012 Victimology (On Demand)

2 credits
This course will study the theory, law, and issues surrounding the victim. The history of the victim’s rights movement and its applicability to the study of victims of crime will also be covered.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2017 Criminal Law (A)

3 credits
This course relates important aspects of the law related to criminal law violations. It gives a detailed differentiation between the criminal and the civil court systems as well as details various elements of crimes that must be proven in the court system.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2020 Constitutional Law (SP)

3 credits
This course is a study of federal constitutional law, the Bill of Rights, and its application to the states, with emphasis on due process of law, equal protection of the law, jury trial, and assistance of counsel. The course will review interpretations of the Constitution by the U. S. Supreme Court as given in their decisions.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2021 Introduction to Cyberlaw (A, SP)

3 credits
The technological advancements associated with computers and the World Wide Web have led to increased criminal activity involving such technology. In addition, laws regulating computer usage, the Web, and intellectual property issues, have become very complex. This course examines these issues and the difficulties associated with investigating such activities.
Lecture: 3 hours        Lab fee: $20.00

CRJ 2024 Community Relations (SP)

2 credits
This course examines the complex relationship between the police and the public they serve. Areas of potential problems will be discussed and programs and procedures for enhancing the relationship will be presented. Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2026 Crime Prevention (On Demand)

2 credits
This course will cover theories and strategies related to crime prevention. The preventive methodologies will explore crime prevention from a community and a Criminal Justice perspective.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2027 Public Relations (On Demand)

2 credits
This course will cover the relationship needed between any Criminal Justice agency and the media. Special emphasis will be placed on preparing those in positions of leadership or who have been designated as media representatives of agencies.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2030 Criminal Investigation I (A)

3 credits
This course details the steps important to all criminal investigations. It also goes into detail on different aspects of common types of criminal investigations conducted by law enforcement investigators.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2031 Interviewing Techniques (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The basic tenets of interviewing witnesses, suspects, defendants, inmates and others in the Criminal Justice System will be covered. Counseling of inmates or probationers will also be covered. An introduction statement analysis will be provided.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2040 Correctional Administration (SP)

2 credits
This course will cover the various phases of administration as they relate to corrections. Three basic stages are covered: executive, mid-management and line operations. Each of these levels will be discussed as they relate to institutions, community-based institutions, and they will be covered for each division of corrections.
Lecture: 2 hours

CRJ 2041 Special Category Offender (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course will focus on six subject areas: treatment of sex offenders, mentally disordered offenders, mentally retarded offenders, inmates with AIDS, inmates with disabilities and the substance abuse offender. Further attention will be directed to correctional personnel, impact of political influences, perceptions, training, problems and corrective actions. Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2042 Community Based Corrections (A, SP)

3 credits
This course will investigate alternative models for corrections. Various alternatives to incarceration or institutionalization, and the benefits that derive from placing the offender back in the community, will be discussed. Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2043 Institutional Corrections (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course explores the development and purposes of correctional institutions. Emphasis will be placed on major correctional facilities at the state and federal levels. Operation of such facilities and the care and treatment of prisoners will be examined.
Lecture: 3 hours

CRJ 2075 Peace Officer Academy I (A)

6 credits
This course contains student performance objectives required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for Law Enforcement Officer Certification in the State of Ohio. This course is Part 1 of a four- part series where all four parts must be completed to obtain the law enforcement certification. Strict entrance and attendance requirements are governed by the State of Ohio.
Instructor permission required Lecture: 4 hours – Lab: 6 hours Corequisite: CRJ 2076

CRJ 2076 Peace Officer Academy II (A)

5 credits
This course contains student performance objectives required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for Law Enforcement Officer Certification in the State of Ohio. This course is Part 2 of a four- part series where all four parts must be completed to obtain the law enforcement certification. Strict entrance and attendance requirements are governed by the State of Ohio.
Instructor permission required Lecture: 4 hours – Lab: 3 hours Corequisite: CRJ 2075

CRJ 2077 Peace Officer Academy III (SP)

6 credits
This course contains student performance objectives required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for Law Enforcement Officer Certification in the State of Ohio. This course is Part 3 of a four- part series where all four parts must be completed to obtain the law enforcement certification. Strict entrance and attendance requirements are governed by the State of Ohio.
Instructor permission required. Lecture: 4 hours – Lab: 6 hours Prerequisites: CRJ 2075, CRJ 2076
Corequisite: CRJ 2078         Lab fee: $85.00

CRJ 2078 Peace Officer Academy IV (SP)

6 credits
This course contains student performance objectives required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy for Law Enforcement Officer Certification in the State of Ohio. This course is Part 4 of a four- part series where all four parts must be completed to obtain the law enforcement certification. Strict entrance and attendance requirements are governed by the State of Ohio. Instructor permission required. Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 6 hours Prerequisites: CRJ 2075, CRJ 2076
Corequisite: CRJ 2077         Lab fee: $30.00

CRJ 2901 Practicum/Seminar CRJ (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers an opportunity for on-the-job training as the student works in a Criminal Justice agency or other related functional area. Activities will vary widely depending on the type and function of the Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice related area.
Instructor permission required. Seminar: 1 hour – Practicum: 14 hours