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  • CJUS 101-Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Differentiate between the functions of the three components of the criminal justice system
    • Identify and compare the functions of the three components of the criminal justice system
    • Identify and assess the general constitutional principles relevant to the administration of justice
    • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of criminal justice and ethical issues in law enforcement, courts, and corrections
    • Articulate key concepts in criminology and criminal justice
  • CJUS201-Evidence and Court Procedures
    • Students will be able to identify and distinguish between admissible and inadmissible evidence.
    • Students will be able to trace the development of our current rules.
    • Students will be able to identify the various types of witnesses eligible to testify in our courts as well as the limitations imposed on each.
    • Students will be able to distinguish between circumstantial and direct evidence and cite the strengths and weaknesses of each.
    • Students will know the “Hearsay Evidence Rule” and be able to identify and explain its many exceptions.
    • Students will be able to explain the concept of “privilege” which immunizes some witnesses from testifying.
  • CJUS 221 – Domestic Violence
    • The student will be able define domestic violence and the core principles of the field of domestic violence, including the impact of domestic violence.
    • The student will be able to identify and comprehend the theories of victimization.
    • The student will be able to comprehend legislation on victimization, including the Victim’s Bill of Rights.
    • The student will be able to locate primary crime data from the UCR and NCVS and comprehend these data sources in order to give an assessment of victimization.
    • The student will be able to identify factors regarding intimate violence, stranger violence, workplace violence, and school violence, and the criminal justice response to such incidents.
  • CJUS 223-Introduction to Investigative and Forensic Services
    • The student will understand the role of a criminal investigator at a crime scene.
    • The student will understand how to recognize, identify, and properly handle evidence.
    • The student will understand search and seizure laws and legal requirements of a search warrant.
    • The student will understand successful interview and interrogation techniques.
    • The student will understand how to manage a case and case file.
  • CJUS 231-Juvenile Justice
    • The student will understand the challenges facing juvenile justice in the 21st century.
    • The student will understand the official and unofficial measurements of juvenile crime and understand the major social correlates influencing youth crime.
    • The student will understand the role of the police in preventing and controlling youth crime.
    • The student will understand the juvenile law and the role of the juvenile courts, its processes, court personnel and understand the issue of juvenile waiver.
    • The student will understand the roles of police and correctional agencies associated to delinquency.
    • The student will understand the role of community-based corrections in juvenile justice and current treatment technologies
  • CJUS 234-Managing Criminal Justice Organizations
    • Describe the history and development of management theory.
    • Describe explain and evaluate important theories and skills for effective management and explain the differences between management practices in public organizations as compared to private firms.
    • Distinguish between the concepts of management and leadership.
    • Interpret, recognize, and apply important legal issues faced by managers in criminal justice organizations.
    • Explain the basic organizational structure of criminal justice entities and the constraints which organizational structure imposes on management problems and issues.
    • Identify and apply the important guidelines involved with employee selection and termination.
    • Analyze and apply the tools developed for use of managers of criminal justice entities.
  • CJUS 302-Corrections
    • The student will be able to distinguish the relationship between corrections theory and practice
    • The student will have an understanding of the historical development of corrections in the United States
    • The student will be able to discuss the present state of corrections in the United States
    • The student will be acquainted with the relationship of corrections and public safety
    • The student will be able to appraise rehabilitation, alternatives to institutionalization, and future issues
    • The student will have a basic understanding of the philosophy of restorative justice
    • The student will understand the problems and realities of prison and prison life
    • The student will be able to describe key legal issues in corrections
  • CJUS 305 – Criminal Law
    • Interpret case decisions and precedent
    • Analyze criminal acts, their elements, parties to offenses, and application to the criminal justice system
    • Express an increased awareness of the legal principles of criminal law and its application
    • Students will be able to distinguish what is a crime and what is social deviance
    • Students will be able to describe the various elements of person and property crimes including homicide, theft, vice, public order, drugs, conspiracy, and sexual based offenses
    • Students will be able to describe the defenses to crimes and each of those requirements
    • Students will gain a basic understanding of criminal liability and the essence of crime
  • CJUS 306 – Criminal Procedures
    • Analyze legal concepts
    • Demonstrate proficiency in case law, criminal procedure updates and custodial laws
    • Identify right to counsel and trial rights issues
    • Students will exhibit knowledge of the philosophy of constitutional criminal procedures
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply probable cause as they relate to search and seizure of evidence
    • Students will examine in-depth the 4th amendment and the Landmark US Supreme Court Decisions as they apply to this amendment
    • Students will analyze US Supreme Court decisions as they affect the daily activities of the police
    • Students will exhibit knowledge of searches, seizures, arrests and interrogations within the framework of the Bill of Rights
    • Students will explore the Miranda rulings and apply them to confessions and admissions for the purpose of criminal evidence
  • CJUS 316-Police, Community, & Society
    • The student will be able define policing, and the core principles of the field of policing, including how it impacts the community, and society as a whole.
    • The student will be able to understand the history of policing in America.
    • The student will be able to comprehend “community policing” theories and strategies.
    • The student will understand policing in a democratic society with respect to the freedoms afforded in the Bill of Rights.
    • The student will be able to discuss the police culture, discretion, ethics, and accountability in policing.
    • The student will become familiar with court decisions regarding police practices and police misconduct.
    • The student will be able to comprehend policing difficulties in multicultural settings.
    • The student will be able identify challenges to policing practices surrounding terrorism and homeland security.
  • CJUS 321-Contemporary Issues
    • Students will be able to analyze and understand quantitative and qualitative data associated with a variety of criminal justice issues.
    • Students will be able to identify the key theoretical approaches and explain how the insights generated by these approaches are applied.
    • Students will be able to construct oral and multimedia presentations to present information to an audience.
    • Students will be able to identify the key theoretical approaches and explain how the insights generated by these approaches are applied.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate how identities such as race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, and other social dynamics contribute to a range of experiences associated to encounters with the criminal justice system.
    • Students will be able to construct an evaluation of the impact of a variety of criminal justice issues on their lives and the lives of others.
    • Students will be able to function within the framework of databases and spreadsheets to gather and present pertinent information.
  • CJUS 323-Juvenile Delinquency
    • Examine the problems of delinquency by reviewing the history of juvenile crime.
    • Explore the present status of juvenile crime.
    • Distinguish realistic approaches to resolving the juvenile crime problem.
    • Formulate a professional understanding of the unique legal and social problems of minors by developing an understanding of the complicated juvenile justice system.
    • Apply critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking in the context of criminal justice issues.
    • Identify the role of Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections and how these component areas work together as one in the juvenile justice system.
  • CJUS 340- Community Corrections
    • Communicate both verbally and in writing in a professional and scholarly manner.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the history and development of community-based corrections strategies and programs.
    • Demonstrate adequate understanding of fundamental practices and strategies in community based correctional environments.
    • Demonstrate adequate understanding of intermediate sanctioning strategies and tools used in community corrections.
    • Demonstrate adequate understanding of the various components of the community-based corrections system, including probation, parole, and various intermediate sanction and community programs, as well as the interconnectedness of these components.
    • Demonstrate adequate understanding of community supervision processes, terminology, techniques and technology, and theories.
  • CJUS 345-Corrections Law & Procedure
    • The student will be able discuss correctional law, and the core principles of the field of corrections.
    • The student will be able to understand the history of corrections in America.
    • The student will be able to comprehend how Constitutional Law applies to corrections.
    • The student will be able to discuss conditions of confinement issues.
    • The student will be able to discuss grievance procedures in corrections
    • The student will become familiar with court decisions regarding correctional officers’ practices and misconduct.
    • The student will be able to discuss the Death Penalty and other sentences.
    • The student will be able to comprehend corrections practices in juvenile prisons.
    • The student will be able identify challenges to corrections practices surrounding Equal Employment, Disabilities, and Tort Claims.