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Criminal Justice (B.S.) Requirements

OUTLINE OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Studies
Writing 3
Speech 3
Humanities 6
Psychology 3
Sociology 3
Social Science Electives 6
Natural Science/Mathematics 6
Religion/Philosophy 6
Liberal Arts Electives 12
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General/Technical Electives 37
Major
CRMJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRMJ 201 Juvenile Justice System 3
CRMJ 202 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
CRMJ 203 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRMJ 301 Criminal Law 3
CRMJ 302 Criminalistics 3
CRMJ 303 Criminal Justice Seminar 3
CRMJ 304 Criminal Investigations 3
CRMJ 401 Law, Ethics, and the American Legal System 3
CRMJ 402 Criminal Court Process 3
SS 376 Research Methods 3
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Cognates   Choose six (6) hours 3
CRMJ 303 Criminal Justice Seminar 1-3
CRMJ 451 Independent Study 3
HS 371 Interviewing and People-Helping Skills 3
HS 375 Crisis Intervention 3
PSYC 288 Life Span Development 3
PSYC 387 Psychological Measurements 3
SOC 201 Problems and Issues 3
SOC 202 Racial and Cultural Minorities 3
SOC 203 Sociology / Psychology of Aging 3
SOC 251 Social Psychology 3
SOC 252 Marriage and Family 3
SS 305 United States Government 3
SS 374 Internship 1-3
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TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED. 124

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CRMJ 101 – Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System – 3 Hours

Study of the agencies and processes involved in the United States Criminal Justice System: the police, the courts and correction

CRMJ 201 – Juvenile Justice System – 3 Hours

Study of the juvenile system including the theories of causation and prevention, functions and institutions and community agencies.

CRMJ 202 – Law Enforcement – 3 Hours

Study of the operations and history of law enforcement in the United States, including municipal, county, state and federal agencies.

CRMJ 203 – Corrections – 3 Hours

An introduction to the field of corrections and a survey of the philosophies and practices relevant to processing the convicted offender through the several methods developed to change the offender from a law violating person to a law conforming person.

CRMJ 301 – Criminal Law – 3 Hours

Prerequisite: CRMJ 101

Introduction to criminal law, including the history and development of the law. Specific crimes against person, property and public order are discussed along with judicial issues and decision by the courts.

CRMJ 302 – Criminalistics – 3 Hours

Prerequisites: CRMJ 101, 202

Study of physical, biological, medical and behavioral sciences to crime investigations and detection. Hair, fibers, blood stains, paints, weapons, polygraphs, prints and other evidence will be discussed. Evidence collection at crime scenes will be considered.

CRMJ 303 – Criminal Justice Seminar – 3 Hours

In-depth analysis of selected topics in criminal justice.

CRMJ 304 – Criminal Investigations – 3 Hours

Theoretical and practical study of investigations of crime, including crime scene procedures, interviews, interrogations, surveillance techniques and testifying in court.

CRMJ 401 – Law, Ethics & the American Legal System – 3 Hours

Prerequisite: CRMJ 101

An in-depth analysis of the ethical issues confronting the criminal justice system in America in order to develop a greater awareness of the moral and ethical implications of conduct, to develop critical and analytical skills and to foster whole sight in addressing social and criminal justice issues.

CRMJ 402 – Criminal Court Process – 3 Hours

Prerequisite: CRMJ 101

A comprehensive study of the criminal court process, including topics of choosing a jury, rules of evidence, admissible statements and different roles of the characters in a courtroom.

SS 376 – Research Methods – 3 Hours

Prerequisites: MATH 111, ENGL 102

A first course in the methods of social science research including design, data collection, and analysis.