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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

CRJ 121 Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course examines the legal process and the administration of justice in American society. Students will be exposed to the criminal process from the police function through adjudication, sentencing, and corrections, as well as the social, moral, and political issues involved in the administration of justice in a free society.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 121 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 122 Introduction to Policing

This course examines the history, structure, and behavior of police in America. Students will be exposed to various topics, such as: the heritage of American policing; police systems including federal, state and local policing; the patrol function; police discretion; police-community relations; police accountability; and police and the Constitution.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 122 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 123 Introduction to Criminology

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the social and legal aspects of crime in American society. An emphasis is placed on the definition of crime and deviance, the nature and extent of the crime problem, the history of criminology, criminological theory, violent crime, economic crime, public-order crime, and victimology.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 123 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 124 Introduction to Corrections

This course examines the history, philosophy, and administration of corrections in America. An emphasis will be placed on philosophies of punishment, sentencing strategies, the prison community, alternatives to incarceration, and various reform efforts. Critical issues facing corrections will be examined.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 124 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 212 Traffic Law Enforcement

This course is a survey of traffic law enforcement problems and responses. An emphasis will be on the history and growth of traffic problems, organization for traffic control, accident investigation, and the analysis and interpretation of accidents. Traffic laws in the Illinois Vehicle Code will also covered.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 212 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 213 Community Policing

This course is a survey of community policing in the law enforcement field. An emphasis is placed on police-community relations, interpersonal skills, dealing with diversity, interacting with special populations in the citizenry, victims of crime, criminal offenders, and coordinated crime prevention efforts in the community.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 214 Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice

This course examines drugs in American society from a criminal justice perspective, including the nature and extent of drug-taking behavior, the history and theories of drug use and abuse, the relationship between drugs and crime, drugs and the criminal justice system, the specific legally-restricted drugs in our society, drug prevention and treatment, and drug policy.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 214 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 216 Police Management and Supervision

This course analyzes the administration and management of police operations. An emphasis is placed on the distribution of personnel, specialized units, communication models, leadership principles, budgetary issues, management theory, and supervisory techniques appropriate to law enforcement.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Not offered every term

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 218 Criminal Justice Internship

This course is designed to broaden educational experience of students through appropriate observation of selected criminal justice agencies to correlate theory with actual practice. Students assigned to local criminal justice agencies and/or related agencies for a maximum of 16 hours per week.

Prerequisite: Criminal Justice major with minimum of 30 semester hours completed and approval of criminal internship coordinator.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 218 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 219 Principles of Criminal Investigation

This course is an introduction of criminal investigation procedures; theory and practice of investigations. An emphasis is placed on methods of investigation for different types of criminal activity.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 219 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 220 Independent Research

This course involves independent research and study under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Subject must be approved by the assigned faculty member.

Prerequisites: Criminal Justice major and consent of the Criminal Justice department chair

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 220 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 221 Criminal Law

This course explores the history and development of the criminal law as a system of social control. An emphasis is placed on legal principles and substantive law. Elements of a crime, specific statutes, and various affirmative defenses are analyzed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 221 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 222 Criminal Procedural Law

This course exposes the student to the field of criminal procedural law. The course will examine certain civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and how they relate to law enforcement procedures of arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation. An emphasis will be placed on the rulings of the U.S. Supreme and Federal Appellate Courts as well as on the rulings of the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts. Basic rules of evidence and formal charging will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 222 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 223 Ethics in Criminal Justice

This course offers a thorough study of ethical philosophies and their application to criminal justice practitioners. Aspects of morality, leadership, ethical reasoning, professional standards, and codes of ethics will be addressed. Resolution of ethical dilemmas will also be considered. The practical focus of ethical decision making topics will center on law enforcement and correctional ethics and will include scenarios.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 223 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 224 Institutional Corrections

This course will provide students with exposure to a variety of perspectives about the operations of the largest and most expensive component of the American criminal justice system, Institutional Corrections. Jails and prisons in the United States house more than two million Americans and continue to grow. This course will help students gain an understanding of how these systems operate as well as how they attempt to control the rapid growth in inmate populations, institutions, staff and expenses.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 124

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 227 Community-Based Corrections

This course examines the use of the community in the treatment and control of individuals in the correctional process. Students are exposed to such topics as probation, parole, restitution, community service, deferred prosecution, work release, halfway houses, group homes, and other strategies designed for community corrections.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 227 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 229 Juvenile Delinquency

This course examines juvenile delinquency in American society, including the historical, behavioral, legal, and correctional aspects of delinquency. Emphasis is placed on the nature and extent of delinquency in the United States, the traditional theories of delinquent behavior, and the legal processing of juvenile offenders.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: CRJ 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 229 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 230 Principles of Courtroom Testimony

This course offers an in-depth study of evidence and courtroom testimony for professionals. It will cover the ethical philosophies of courtroom and administrative hearing testimony and their application to practitioners in the field. Students will work toward mastering an understanding of basic courtroom evidence and testifying from scenarios. Upon completion of this course the student will be prepared to offer competent testimony at any trial or hearing.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Not offered every term

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 230 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 248 Psychology of the Criminal Mind

This course exposes the student to the field of Criminal Psychology. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding as to the origins of criminal behavior and the clinical and social implications of violent crime. The course will examine the etiology, nature, assessment, and behavior of individuals who commit crime with an emphasis on violent crimes. Included in this examination will be the role of the family and other social factors, media violence, and genetics. The basic rules of crime scene analysis and processing will also be discussed.
CRJ 248 and PSY 248 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: PSY 121 C or better, Recommended: CRJ 219

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 248 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00

CRJ 270 Criminal Justice Assessment Seminar

This course is required of all the students completing the associate in applied science degree (A.A.S) in Criminal Justice. Students will be assessed as to the knowledge and foundational skills they have attained in the criminal justice program. Basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities will be evaluated as they relate to criminal justice occupations. Career development exercises will be conducted. A comprehensive examination is required.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CRJ 270 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CRJ
  • Units:
    3.00


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