CJUS 112
Intro to Criminal Justice
A study of the challenges of crime and justice in a democratic society, the development of laws necessary to meet those challenges, and a significant understanding of the roles and protections of the United States Constitution. The student will explore the criminal justice system, the development and modernization of the criminal justice process, and the functional aspects of law enforcement, the judiciary, correction, and juvenile justice. The course will analyze the roles, procedures, and the successes and problems associated with the administration of criminal justice in the United States. An emphasis is placed on the inter-component relations; the checks and balances within the system and political and societal influences upon the distribution of justice in America.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 114
Criminal Justice Report Writing
This course will present the general features of criminal justice report writing and develop those principles of clear writing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. There will be a special emphasis on accuracy, completeness, clarity, conciseness, and objectivity. Students will learn the importance of good note taking and observation skills. This course will focus on reports for law enforcement, corrections, and court personnel
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

CJUS 120
Legal Issues in Corrections
This course studies state and federal law related to corrections. Particular emphasis is placed on constitutional issues and remedies for violations of rights. Students will gain insights into a wide range of policy considerations behind corrections laws and administrative procedures. Leading cases and court decisions will be discussed at length and their impact on corrections explored. Prerequisite: CJUS-110.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CJUS 210
Client Growth and Development
The purpose of this course is to give the student an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the motivations and behaviors of correctional clients. The course begins by reviewing general factors believed to be influential in human development and analyzes specific problems of prisoners. The course examines prevention theories as well as intervention and treatment strategies. Prerequisite: CJUS-110.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 110
Intro to Corrections
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the American corrections systems. It presents an explanation of the various goals of corrections to include incapacitation, retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Specific coverage will be provided of development of correctional ideologies from early history to the modern era and how those ideologies were reflected in various types of programs. Additional attention will be directed to the legal issues and processes which move an individual in and out of the system and how civil rights decisions have influenced the continuing development of corrections.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 212
Intro to Law Enforcement
CJUS-212 is designed to provide familiarization with the specific applications, trends, and policies associated with law enforcement in the United States. The course will review the historical challenges of policing a democratic society, the implications of various approaches utilized in the peacekeeping role, and the theoretical design of future law enforcement efforts. Generally, the course will explore the qualifications, training, and traditions of line activities in law enforcement agencies with an emphasis on the patrol function and the prevention of crime, including traffic, investigatory, juvenile, vice, and other specialized operational units.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 213
The Criminal Court System
The course provides an examination of the criminal court system and criminal process with an analysis of the major judicial decision-makers, i.e., prosecution and defense attorneys, judges, and courtroom work groups. Special attention is focused on the empowerment given the judiciary from original through appellate jurisdictional levels. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the complexities associated with various judicial function.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 214
Intro to Criminal Investigation
This course is designed to teach the theory of investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, interviewing skills, deductive reasoning, and presentation of evidence to the judicial system. It will teach the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct thorough preliminary investigation of crimes. Techniques used to investigate common categories of crimes will be discussed. Emphasis in this course will be the preparation and execution of investigative plans as they relate to a team approach. Other skills will include interviewing, crime scene processing, and basic forensic examination of evidence. Prerequisite: CJUS-112.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 215
Crime Scene Investigation
This course is designed to teach the specifics of gathering, identifying, preserving and analyzing evidence. The course practices crime scene techniques in gathering evidence for specific offenses, including narcotics and dangerous drugs, criminal sexual conduct and other related topics. Prerequisite: CJUS-112.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 220
Client Relations in Corrections
This course will examine the dynamics of human interaction within correctional facilities. Human relations in general will be presented to establish a basis for more specific examination of the unique and complex situation found in corrections. The meaning and impact of culture will be explored as well as the causes and influence of prejudice on clients and corrections staff. Considerable discussion time will focus on values, ethics, and professional responsiveness. Prerequisite: CJUS-110.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CJUS 222
Hwy Safety and Traffic Investigatn
This course is designed to teach the student the necessary skills to conduct a thorough traffic crash investigation and properly document findings for courtroom presentation. Proper procedures for measuring, scale diagramming, and photographing will be reviewed in order to record physical evidence and essential facts available only at the crash scene. The fundamentals of mathematics, physics, and engineering as they pertain to crash investigations and the proper mathematical equations to apply for the type of crash being investigated will be incorporated. Students will learn to analyze the information to determine what happened before, during, and after the collision. Prerequisite: CJUS-112.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 224
Emergency Prepare and Crisis Mgmt
This course is intended to teach an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in an integration of resources and capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases, and all functions of emergency management. This is designed as an introductory course to the concepts and problems of crisis and emergency management. The course will differentiate between crises, emergencies and disasters. Students will participate in the development of crisis, contingency, and incident management plans. The National Response Plan, the National Incident Management System, organizing for response, managing the response organization, managing in a turbulent environment, crisis decision-making, and communication will be reviewed. Prerequisite: CJUS-112.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 230
Corrections Institutions/Facilities
This course provides the student with a concentrated overview of correctional institutions and facilities. It is designed primarily for students intending to pursue a career in the criminal justice system or for those already employed within the system. It has relevance to other students pursuing a social science orientation. The course explores federal, state, county, and local facilities including maximum, close, medium, and minimum custody facilities. It addresses community facilities, co-educational facilities, and the safety and security requirements and considerations related to each. Constitutional and managerial issues are stressed. The course includes historical developments and philosophy, sociological concepts, definitions and concepts, and their application. Prerequisite: CJUS-110.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CJUS 240
Approach Ethics in Criminal Justice
During the first eight weeks, the student will be familiarized with the traditional perspectives of ethics which form the basis of our present legal and political system. In the second eight weeks, under the guidance of a second subject matter specialist, application of these ethical principles will be discussed as they relate to criminal justice. Students will be expected to develop and express their own position as well as critically evaluate opposing positions. Meets humanities requirement. Prerequisite: CJUS-112
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CJUS 272
Criminal Justice Internship
Students who have completed CJUS-112 Introduction to Criminal Justice and one additional criminal justice course with at least a 2.3 grade point average (GPA) may apply to take the internship and earn credit hours by working in an approved agency within the student’s discipline of interest. Placement of the student is contingent upon approval of the target agency, and the student’s advisor. Evaluation of the student’s performance will be carried out by the student’s supervisors in the participating agency in conjunction with the coordinator of the program. Prerequisite: Student must be a sophomore in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. This course is offered every term.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

CJUS 273
Criminal Justice Internship
Students who have completed CJUS-272, Criminal Justice Internship, with at least a 2.3 grade point average (GPA) may apply to take an additional internship and earn credit hours by working in an approved agency different from the agency in CJUS-272, or in a different division of that agency. Placement of the student is contingent upon approval of the target agency, and the student’s advisor. Evaluation of the student’s performance will be carried out by the student’s supervisors in the participating agency in conjunction with the coordinator of the program. Prerequisites: CJUS-272. This course is offered every term.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00