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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.
  • CJUS 403-Capstone
    • Students will understand basic criminal justice concepts and theories and their relationship to the institutions of formal social control
    • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the administration of criminal justice agencies, adult and juvenile court systems, corrections policies, policing, philosophies of crime and punishment, and theories of deviance
    • Students will express themselves in a clear and coherent manner and be able to discuss, in written and oral form, issues related to criminal justice and the provision of justice in society.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply ethical principles to the administration of justice
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural nature of society and the implications of societal diversity for the justice system