Undergraduate Criminal Justice
2015 Spring Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Criminal Justice 498
Department consent required. Repeatable