Criminal Justice

CRJ 100: CRJ INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

A seminar designed to provide criminal justice students with the opportunity to learn and practice strategies that will enhance their ability to successfully complete their educational program in the field of criminal justice. Emphasis will be on identification and clarification of personal goals, career planning, curriculum planning and study techniques. It will also explore effective program management and maximum utilization of college resources.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Intro Seminar
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 101: INTRO TO SECURITY ADMIN

A survey of the principles, methods and techniques of modern private security, including commercial, retail, residential, institutional, industrial settings, etc. An examination of methods of risk management and analysis; security surveys; legal powers and limitations. Prevention of loss from accidents, violence, criminal/civil offenses will be considered, as well as selected aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Proprietary policy, internal security and problems of civil liability will also be studied. This course meets and exceeds pre-assignment training required for security guards in NY State.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 107: COMMUNCATN & CRIM JSTC PROCESS

An examination of criminal justice report writing as a process, with emphasis on blending information, form, and written and oral expression to develop a clear, concise and accurate account of an incident/case. Development of the field notebook in investigations, recording details of search, conducting and presentation of interviews/interrogations; recording of relevant facts and details for purposes of reference and accountability. The process of court presentation and an explanation of factual material will be discussed in the classroom setting. Preparation and presentation of courtroom testimony, and the interview and interrogation process will be considered. Oral presentations to a criminal justice audience will be practiced.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 141: INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

A study of the history and philosophy of law and criminal justice and its evolution to modern times, including the development of organized law enforcement, corrections, criminal and civil law (e.g., Natural law, Common law, Substantive law, Statute law, etc.) The administration of justice is studied as a total system within American society.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 201: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORG AND ADMIN

A study of organizational principles and theory; applications to the law enforcement agency; motivation; productivity; psychological aspects of police management/supervision. Planning processes; decision-making; manpower deployment, patrol methodology, development of police/community relations. Recruitment selection and training. Prerequisite: CRJ 141 or permission of department head.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 205: FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY

An introduction to forensic photography. Fundamentals of the medium and practical applications of the elements involved will be taught including the use of equipment, film processing/printing and lighting. Consideration of protocol in court testimony; special requirements of crime and accident scenes; interview/interrogation, surveillance and video techniques will be covered, including a survey of case law.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 206: CRIMIN & SCIENT INVSTGTN

A study of techniques and procedures utilized in criminal investigation; survey of instrumentation, identification/processing of trace evidence; use and acceptability of electronic surveillance; use of informants; role of expert witness; special problems in investigations (e.g., organized crime, narcotics traffic, etc.). Prerequisite: CRJ 141 or permission of department head.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 261: WHITE COLLAR CRIME

This course will explore both the substantive crimes of `white collar' workers as well as investigative techniques related to these types of crime. The course will emphasize the key characteristics of economic/white collar crime, including the extent of seriousness, types of offenses and offenders, victim concerns and organized efforts to control and prevent these crimes. Case preparation for prosecution and presentation will engage the judicial process. Prerequisite: CRJ 141 or permission of department head.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 265: CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

A study of federal, state and local law that provides an understanding of the nature and scope of those statutes that law enforcement personnel are mandated to enforce. This will include not only crimes traditionally referred to as 'street crime', but also with equal emphasis on the nature, extent and enforcement of white collar crime. Prerequisite: CRJ 141 or permission of department head.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 266: CONTEMP ISS/PROB CRMNL JUSTICE

An examination of the significant problems and issues impacting the various elements of the criminal justice system. Included will be perspectives on cause and effect relationships, media influence, influence of socio-political structure/events, evolving trends and implications for the future. Prerequisites: CRJ 141 and a minimum of 9 additional credits of CRJ courses.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of criminal justice or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to CRJ 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


CRJ 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to CRJ 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Behavioral Sciences

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015