Criminal Justice Courses

Undergraduate

CRJ 205 Ethics in Criminal Justice

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course focuses on the context of ethics in the criminal justice system. Students will explore how ethics play an important role not only in criminal justice but in every facet of society. Ethics and morality are fluid and highly dependent upon the perspective of the individual.

CRJ 301 Correctional Institution Organization and Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is a comprehensive analysis of criminal justice organizational behavior, management, administrative alternatives; and the role of the manager as an agent of change will be examined. Also, theoretical and practical aspects of criminal management, including the process of decision-making and human relations, will be explored.

CRJ 307 Police, Society, and Community Service

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course examines the current issues and themes relating to the role of the police in the general community and the greater society. It provides an in-depth study of the philosophies, programs, problems, and definitions that have recently been linked in the literature to the concept of community policing. Also covered are related topics including the organizational structure of police departments, problems in policing, new theories of the effects of policing on crime, the effectiveness of community policing, and recent major changes in U.S. policing. Prerequisites: SOC 201: The Sociological Imagination, with a grade of C or higher; or prior approval of the instructor.

CRJ 307 Police, Society, and Community Service

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course examines the current issues and themes relating to the role of the police in the general community and the greater society. It provides an in-depth study of the philosophies, programs, problems, and definitions that have recently been linked in the literature to the concept of community policing. Also covered are related topics including the organizational structure of police departments, problems in policing, new theories of the effects of policing on crime, the effectiveness of community policing, and recent major changes in U.S. policing.

CRJ 309 Women, Crime and Law

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

A sociological examination of women who commit crime, who are victims of crime, and who work in the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: SOC 201 The Sociological Imagination.

CRJ 401 Contemporary Issues In Police Organization and Administration

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is a study of contemporary police management practices that includes an organizational approach to community policing as well as an in-depth study of departmental philosophy, personnel policies, organizational structure, and other practices. Principles of organization and management in terms of line, staff, and auxiliary functions will be covered as well as the organization of police services, administrative services, operational services, and auxiliary services. Prerequisite: SOC 201 The Sociological Imagination, with a grade of C or better.

CRJ 401 Contemporary Issues in Police Organization and Administration

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is a study of contemporary police management practices that includes an organizational approach to community policing as well as an in-depth study of departmental philosophy, personnel policies, organizational structure, and other practices. Principles of organization and management in terms of line, staff, and auxiliary functions will be covered as well as the organization of police services, administrative services, operational services, and auxiliary services.

CRJ 403 Comparative Criminal Justice

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

The class will examine issues related to crime throughout the world. The student will identify, analyze, and compare the criminal justice systems in the U.S. with those of other countries. The course will explain the basic worldwide philosophies of law and justice, the arrangements for crime prevention and law enforcement, and the methods of dealing with convicted offenders throughout the world. Prerequisite SOC 201 The Sociological Imagination, with a grade of C or better.

CRJ 407 Forensic Evidence

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course focuses on the context of forensic evidence techniques and how they relate to the law. Modern techniques as well as techniques that have been used in the past will be examined. The crime scene will be looked at, the steps involved in recreating the crime scene, and collecting and testing evidence will be explored. We will also analyze the most recent court decisions that examine the use of forensic science during the investigation and at the trial of criminal cases. Each of the topics will have cases that have set precedence for future court cases.

CRJ 407 Forensic Evidence

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course focuses on the context of forensic evidence techniques and how they relate to the law. Modern techniques as well as techniques that have been used in the past will be examined. The crime scene will be looked at, the steps involved in recreating the crime scene, and collecting and testing evidence will be explored. We will also analyze the most recent court decisions that examine the use of forensic science during the investigation and at the trial of criminal cases. Each of the topics will have cases which have set precedence for future court cases.

CRJ 409 Current Issues in Criminal Justice Administration

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course analyzes the criminal justice process and its effects on practitioners, clients, and the public. It examines resources, organizational status, and leadership in regards to law enforcement agencies, courts and correctional settings, with particular emphasis on how leadership influences the effectiveness of the organization. The construct of bureaucracy and the major philosophical foundations of leadership are also examined.

CRJ 409 Current Issues in Criminal Justice Administration

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course analyzes the criminal justice process and its effects on practitioners, clients, and the public. It examines resources, organizational status, and leadership in regards to law enforcement agencies, courts and correctional settings, with particular emphasis on how leadership influences the effectiveness of the organization. The construct of bureaucracy and the major philosophical foundations of leadership are also examined.

CRJ 411 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course focuses on the context of ethics in the criminal justice system. Topics that will be examined include ethical considerations and how these considerations apply to society, the relationship that ethics has with regard to the law, a survey of the law and how these laws have an impact on society, the evolution of ethics, recent court decisions that examine the efficacy of modern law, and the concept of social responsibility. Each of the topics will have cases that have set precedence for future court cases.

CRJ 415 Theories of Criminal Behavior

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

An advanced, in-depth analysis of the major theories of crime and delinquency. Examines theories in historical context, with emphases on biological, psychological, sociological, and political frameworks.