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Undergraduate Criminal Justice

2015 Spring Term

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3 Units

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

Criminal Justice 321

This course examines the fundamentals of basic investigative responsibilities including investigating violent crimes and crimes against property. Challenges to the criminal investigator are also studied.


3 Units

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILD ABUSE

Criminal Justice 322

This course is designed to familiarize students with interview techniques and modern investigation practices that will enable them to successfully investigate child physical and sexual abuses cases.


3 Units

FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

Criminal Justice 325

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.


3 Units

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS & TREATMENT

Criminal Justice 327

Students completing this course will gain knowledge of criminal justice programs utilized outside jail and prison. Specifically, students will become familiar with the special needs of clients on probation/parole for sexual offenses, gang affiliations, career criminal statuses, violent/assaultive issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health issues, and family custody issues.


3 Units

INVESTIGATION OF DEATH

Criminal Justice 329

This course examines the fundamentals of the investigation of human death. A recommended "system" of death investigation is presented and students will, as a primary objective, conduct an "actual" death investigation from start to finish.


3 Units

SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME

Criminal Justice 377

This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in U.S. society. This course utilizes the social constructionist perspective as it pertains to both legal and illegal drugs. Through the use of the constructionist perspective, this class will explore how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how the laws and the control of drugs has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence perceptions of drugs and crime, and how societal norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Criminal Justice 498

Department consent required. Repeatable

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