Criminal Justice Courses (CRMJ) - Online Undergraduate

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CRMJ 1XX Criminal Justice Elective 6 Cr.

CRMJ 201 Foundations Criminal Justice 3 Cr.

This course provides a general survey of the principles, systems, and processes of criminal justice. Students will explore conceptions and definitions of crime, criminal law, due process, and the organization and operation of the three basic components of the criminal justice system – the police, the courts, and corrections – both individually and in relationship to one another. Pre-requisites: none.

CRMJ 303 The Study of Crime 3 Cr.

Students develop their skills in developing and analyzing intelligence. They learn how to collaborate with public and governmental agencies to share intelligence that is critically important to improving public safety and security. Pre-requisite: None.

CRMJ 305 Law Enforcement Administration 3 Cr.

This course applies management and financial principles to criminal justice organizations. Emphasis is placed on budgets, financial accounting principles, and assessing the effectiveness of the activities of criminal justice organizations. Students will also discuss constitutional requirements, court decisions, and legislation (such as EEOC requirements) as they impact management in criminal justice organizations. The purposes and formats of financial statements and basic accounting and financial terminology are introduced: depreciation of assets, capital budgeting, cash management, lease versus purchase, and inventory management. Pre-requisites: none. Note: this course is under development and will be reviewed by the University Curriculum Committee.

CRMJ 306 Procedural Due Process 3 Cr.

This course examines the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law. Students will explore and examine procedural due process as it relates to the procedure of arresting and trying persons who have been accused of crimes. Students will also examine specific government actions that may deprive an individual of life, liberty, or property. Overall, the course will address the applications and administration of due process as well as potential abuse. Pre-requisites: none.

CRMJ 307 Cold Case Investigations 3 Cr.

This course examines the process of cold criminal case investigations. Students analyze the reasons why investigations become classified as a cold case and the factors involved in re-assigning or re-opening a cold case. Students also study the problems, practices and methods in investigating a cold case. Advances in forensic evidence and science are studied as they apply to criminal investigations and the ability to solve cases formally considered unsolvable. As part of this process, actual criminal cases are analyzed and discussed. Students have the opportunity to research cold cases and develop investigative approaches to solving such cases.

CRMJ 340 Foundations in Interrogation 3 Cr.

Foundations in Interrogation offers a multidimensional and integrated perspective in the operational, legal, and ethical frameworks for interrogation tradecraft and current interrogation practitioners and managers serving in law enforcement, the military, or the intelligence community. Prereqs: CRMJ 201 or Program Manager approval.

CRMJ 400 Capstone 6 Cr.

Students analyze and synthesize program learning with a particular focus on ethics and leadership. Students analyze ethical scenarios and a tactical ethics text and present an in-depth ethical analysis paper. Students must address how their work will contribute their department and/or the Law Enforcement and Public Safety collective body of knowledge about the topic(s) under discussion. Pre-requisites: Completion of all BSCJ courses or permission of the Program Manager.

CRMJ XXX Criminal Justice Elective 100 Cr.