CRJ113 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3-0-3)
This course provides the philosophical and historical
background of the agencies that compose the criminal
justice system. It focuses on the development of justice
and law, crime and punishment, the administration of
laws, the agencies' functions, career orientation and
CRJ117 Police Organization and Supervision (3-0-3)
This is a detailed study of police organization,
administration and supervision. This course emphasizes
principles of organization, line staff relations,
supervisory problems within police organization and
supervisory techniques for effective police performance.
Detailed explanations of discipline, leadership,
motivation and performance appraisals will also be
CRJ131 Criminal Law (3-0-3)
This course emphasizes the study of substantive
criminal law. Selected crimes most likely to be dealt
with by the criminal justice professional are explored
through discussion, where applicable, of the English
Common Law precedents, general modern application
and specific New York Penal Law.
CRJ133 Criminology (3-0-3)
This course provides an etiology of crime and criminal behavior.
The course delves into biological, psychological and
sociological theories that examine arrest and conviction data.
Analysis of criminal activity through an understanding of the theories
CRJ135 Introduction to Security (3-0-3)
This course focuses on the various facets of modern
security operations in a variety of settings. Security
problems, both internal and external, and possible
solutions will be explored for plant protection and
industrial security, retail security and institutional
CRJ143 Criminal Evidence and Procedure (3-0-3)
This course presents an in-depth analysis of the rules of criminal evidence.
The process of the American criminal justice system will be examined and
special emphasis will be placed on Constitutional limitations in the area
of criminal evidence and the law of search and seizure. Topics also include
concepts of evidence and rules governing its admissibility, theoretical and
pragmatic considerations of substantive and procedural laws affecting arrest,
and search and seizure. This course demonstrates the importance of case law
at the state and federal levels and its impact on the administration of law.
CRJ147 Terrorism and Public Security (3-0-3)
This introductory course investigates the
criminal, economic, historical, political, psychological,
and social roots of terrorist phenomenon. The course
explores existing and potential terorist threats and how
local, national, and global communities may counter these
CRJ150 Airport Security and Management (3-0-3)
This course familiarizes students with the fundamental
components of a typical commercial airport and its
multi-level security requirements. In addition to a
commercial airport's various support functions, the
organizational structure, governing FAA regulations,
inter-agency relationships and management challenges are
examined. Security issues are presented in a post 9/11
environment to include scenario-based discussions and
CRJ152 Policing Theory and Practice I (3-0-3)
This course is designed to teach students the
necessary theoretical background and practical skills
to function as county and municipal level law enforcement
officers. Topics reviewed in lecture and in applied
exercises include administration of justice, basic law and
procedures and patrol functions.
CRJ153 Policing Theory and Practice II (3-0-3)
This course continues the study of law enforcement begun
in Policing Theory and Practice I. It is designed to teach
students the necessary theoretical background and practical
skills to function as county and municipal level law
enforcement officers. Topics reviewed in lecture and in
applied exercises include traffic procedures, investigation
procedures, community relations, and supervised field
PR: CRJ 152
CRJ196 CRJ Experimental (3-0-3)
This course offers an intensive study of the nature and
extent of juvenile delinquency. It addresses the nature
of youth crime and the critical issues of juvenile delinquency. The
course provides students with a greater understanding of the present
juvenile justice system including the biological, psychological and sociological
approaches being administered in an attempts to reduce juvenile crime.
CRJ217 Principles of Investigation (3-0-3)
This course offers an introduction to the basic
principles and a detailed examination of specific
offenses. The course focuses on the crime scene,
interviewing and interrogation, and the use of
informers and confessions. The study of specific
offenses focuses on the scientific approach and the
methodology used in crime detection.
CRJ219 Corrections (3-0-3)
This course is a detailed study of the history, theory
and practice of probation, parole and correctional
institutions. It will also explore punishment,
rehabilitation, community-based corrections and
capital punishment as they exist today.
CRJ229 Community Based Corrections (3-0-3)
This course exposes the student to the concept of
community corrections as compared to the more
familiar institutional correctional settings. The course
will deal with such programs as probation, parole, half-
way houses, home detention and other alternatives to
incarceration. Relevant law and both adult and juvenile
systems will be examined in public and private
programs at local, state and federal levels.
CRJ230 Interpersonal Violence (3-0-3)
This course will provide a unique perspective on the issue
of interpersonal violence concentrating on the public
perception and criminal justice approach to sexual assaults
and sexual offenders. An emphasis will be placed on
charateristics and behavioral patterns of the offender and
the crime itself. Particular attention will be given to the
critical issues of victimology, rape typologies, stalking,
domestic violence and criminal/constitutional law. Students
will benefit from this course as it explores the etiology of
sexually deviant behavior from both sociological and
psychological approaches within the functioning of the
criminal justice system. Students will learn to develop an
informed analysis of sexual offenses, sexual offenders, the
public perception and the handling of such offenders within
the criminal justice system.
PR: CRJ 113 or SOC 121
CRJ233 Current Issues in Criminal Justice (3-0-3)
This course is designed to allow study and discussion
of those relevant issues of most current concern
affecting components of the criminal justice system.
Such issues as hiring practices, community relations,
court decisions, and the impact of the mass media may
be explored in relationship to the administration of
justice in America.
CRJ237 Criminal Justice Internship (1-0-3)
This course provides the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a career area related to criminal justice. Textbook theory and classroom experience is enhanced while working in a supervised professional setting. The field study will incorporate criminal justice or criminal justice related assignments. All field work will be supplemented by scheduled meetings with the instructor. The course requires completion of 120 hours of field work. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
PR: Criminal Justice major, completion of 30 credit hours, completion of CRJ 113 and CRJ 131, minumum overall GPA of 2.5, and permission of the Division.