Criminal Justice Courses

CRMJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
The course objective is for a student to examine policing, corrections, and the American court system, amongst other topics. The student gains an understanding of the complexity of the criminal justice processes, its lack of central coordination and, most significantly, how justice is administered in American society.

CRMJ 1020 Introduction to Legal Process Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892
Co-Req: None
This course reviews basic laws governing the maintenance of a democratic society and how criminal and constitutional laws meet the challenge of American society.

CRMJ 1301 Correctional Counseling Credit Hrs: 3
This course introduces students to the role of the correctional counselor. It defines the goals and methods, as well as the theories associated with institutional counseling. It also exposes students to the different issues associated with different offender typologies.

CRMJ 1322 Police Administration and Org Credit Hrs: 3
A study of the principles of personnel management functions and organization of the police agency. Topics include policy procedures, evaluation of the research, planning, and development processes, and operational duties and commands.

CRMJ 1330 Criminal Evidence and Proc Credit Hrs: 3
This course will be an introduction to the American Criminal Justice System with an emphasis on handling evidence and suspects, the US Constitution, individual rights, criminal court procedures, the Exclusionary Rule, probable cause, arrest procedures, search warrants, stop and frisks, admissions, interrogations and confessions, and the legal requirements to be followed in processing criminal evidence and defendants.

CRMJ 1340 Criminal Investigation Credit Hrs: 3
This course is an examination of the methods of interviews, interrogation, admissions, confessions, written statements, criminal case report writing, and evidence evaluation used in criminal investigations.

CRMJ 1341 Physical Defensive Tactics Credit Hrs: 3
An introduction to basic police defensive tactics system through physical practice of uncomplicated movements and control of distance. Basic defensive tactics include hand and foot strikes, pressure points, control tactics, impact weapons, handcuffing techniques and use-of-force plans to include various policies on deadly force. Studies mental conditioning for survival and use-of-force continuum.

CRMJ 1350 Criminal Justice Career Plan Credit Hrs: 3
This course is designed to acquaint students with careers in criminal justice, and develop marketable skills to prepare them for the overall process of securing employment. Learn about needed knowledge, skills and abilities for criminal justice occupations, and enhance their communication and problem solving skills. Students will complete job searches, employment applications, and interview practitioners in the field. Students will be exposed to requirements for completing a background investigation, and be required to complete pre-employment forms. Students will develop a career portfolio and be required to complete mock employment interviews.

CRMJ 1355 Understanding Terrorism Credit Hrs: 3
This course will introduce students to the study of terrorism, and will provide a basic knowledge of the history and politics of terrorism as well as explore contemporary terrorism events. The course will review major theories and organizations in the field of domestic and international terrorism.

CRMJ 1360 Intro to Crime Scene Invest Credit Hrs: 3
This course is designed to train and prepare participants to become skilled in the recognition, discovery, processing, preservation, collection, and transmission of physical evidence found at the scene of the crime. The course includes photography, sketching, fingerprinting, marking, chain of custody, collection methods, sources of physical evidence, and transmission to the laboratory.

CRMJ 1381 Interview Interrogation Tech Credit Hrs: 3
A study of the techniques utilized in interviewing victims, witnesses, and subjects of interrogations. Topics include preparation and strategy, legal aspects, interpretation of verbal and physical behavior, causes of denial, interviewing, establishing credibility, reducing resistance, obtaining the admission, and the use of video equipment.

CRMJ 1390 Traffic Accident Investigation Credit Hrs: 3
A study of traffic collisions using scientific methods of vehicle speed calculation, timed distance speed, report writing, and diagramming. Explores the legal, statistical, and professional aspects of this interesting field. Includes dynamic vehicle experiments and practical exercises in gathering facts for traffic investigators.

CRMJ 1391 Patrol and Traffic Procedures Credit Hrs: 3
This course is intended to teach the basic foundations for development of an individual into an effective law enforcement officer. At the conclusion of this course of instruction, the student will have demonstrated proficiency in the basic aspects of patrol work. These include Field Contacts, Crash Investigations, Traffic Stops, Mental Preparation for Armed Confrontation, DUI Detection, Crimes in Progress, Crime Scene Protection, and various training and dynamic simulations related to the content.

CRMJ 1395 Tactical Talks Credit Hrs: 3
An interpersonal communications course for police officers. Provides officers the necessary tools to diffuse verbal confrontations as well as persuade contacts to obey legal and lawful orders. Topics include the goals, objectives, and visions of law enforcement and field interviewing techniques and neurolinguistics.

CRMJ 1398 Basic Emergency Procedures Credit Hrs: 3
This course was developed to teach the basics of managing critical incidents in the community of a law enforcement and non-law enforcement nature. The topics in the course include Domestic Terrorism, Hazardous materials, American Heart Saver Plus, Basic First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Stress Management, Domestic Violence, and Hostage Negotiations.

CRMJ 2010 Intro to Law Enforcement Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
An overview of the American Police, including the philosophy and historical evolution behind the police force. Emphasis is on policing procedures; crime prevention and control; functions of law enforcement; problems and needs facing the police; and contemporary issues

CRMJ 2020 Intro to Corrections Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: READ 0892, ENGL 0892
Co-Req: None
An overview of corrections, including the philosophy and historical evolution behind the development of corrections. Emphasis is on corrections procedures, current prison conditions and operations, problems and needs facing corrections, and related contemporary issues.

CRMJ 2305 Intro to Cyber Security for CJ Credit Hrs: 3
Provides an overview of criminal acts that can be committed with the use of a computer and the internet, how computer-related crimes are committed and how computer-related crimes are investigated. This course will also explore the prosecution of computer-related crimes.

CRMJ 2311 Juvenile Justice Credit Hrs: 3
This course is an overview of the extent, causes, nature, and control of juvenile delinquency from a sociological perspective. Various theories of delinquency causation, the role of social institutions, the major components of the juvenile justice system and traditional juvenile corrections will be presented.

CRMJ 2340 Investigative Reporting Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-req: ENGL 1010
This course focuses on preparing analytical investigative reports and explores techniques of organizing, structuring, and investigating the report to comply with proper guidelines.

CRMJ 2363 Basic Law Enf Proc & Tech Credit Hrs: 3
This course is an introduction to common practices and procedures that are utilized by law enforcement professionals during the course of their career.

CRMJ 2367 Mental Hlth of Criminal Behav Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
This course is a study of deviant behavior with emphasis on dealing with the mentally disturbed, sexual deviates, and drug addicts. It examines the role of the psychologist in criminal justice cases.

CRMJ 2390 Probation and Parole Credit Hrs: 3
A study of the supervision of offenders in the community, including history, philosophy, legal foundations, strategies, professional roles and contemporary models, programs, and services.

CRMJ 2396 Criminal Justice Internship Credit Hrs: 1-3
Pre-req: Permission of Criminal Justice Program Director
Directed internship designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue work experience with a criminal justice agency; to develop practical work related skills and integrate classroom knowledge and theories. The goal of this course is to provide students with an intensive field experience in a functional criminal justice agency. The selection of the placement agency determined by student's background, academic status, and interest. This course is a 1-3 credit hour elective that may be applied toward graduation. 45 contact hours, per 1 credit hour are required. Students enrolled in 3 credit hours must complete a total of 135 contact hours.