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Criminal Justice

CCJ 1020   INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to the philosophical and historical background of the American criminal justice system. Discussed are the organization, operation and processes of the justice system components: police, courts, and corrections. 47 contact hours.

CCJ 1512   GANGS AND TERRORISM

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: permission of the program director. This course introduces the student to the interrelationship of gangs, drug trafficking, conspiracy, and terrorism. The course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of legal elements of a criminal conspiracy to include terrorism operations, drug interdiction, and gang organizations. 47 contact hours.

CCJ 2509   INTRODUCTION TO GANGS AND CRIME

credits: 3  
This course provides students with an overview of street gangs, the social factors, and the general classifications necessary for the law enforcement, corrections, and public safety professional. This course explores the history, membership, activity, current trends, and influence of street gangs. Students will be challenged to define community-based solutions, and strategies to combat the criminal activity associated with street gangs. 47 contact hours.

CCJ 2511   INTERVENTION AND PROSECUTION TECHNIQUES FOR GANGS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. This course provides the student with the knowledge and strategies to vigorously target, investigate, prosecute and prevent resurgence of criminal street gangs. This course provides an overview of the origins of gangs, the relationship between gangs and organized crime, and the identification and investigation of criminal street gang members and organizations. The student will explore the factors and programs that can deter and impact gang membership, and the prosecution of encountered criminal street gangs throughout the country. 47 contact hours.

CCJ 2704   SURVEY OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CCJ 1020. This introductory course will examine research strategies, data collection, and data analysis in the investigation of questions which arise in criminology and criminal justice. Particular focus will be placed on understanding the role, theory, and functions of the research process for criminal justice professionals. 47 contact hours.

CCJ 2940   PRACTICUM

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course is designed to provide students with supervised work experience in public safety or social service institutions that deal in the prevention, intervention, suppression, or prosecution of gang crime or activity. This work experience may be voluntary or paid and is at the discretion of the institution. The student must fulfill the requirement of a minimum of 60 hours on the job work experience. The student will be required to complete writing assignments related to the work experience. 47 contact hours.

CJC 2212   THE INCARCERATION CONNECTION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. This course provides an overview of the correctional and detention structure and the management skills necessary to understand the security threat of criminal street gangs. The student will gain an understanding of the influence and culture of gang members during incarceration and the connection to the community. 47 contact hours.

CJC 3163   MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with an understanding of community-based corrections, including probation, parole, residential intermediate sanctions, and non-residential sanctions. Emphasis will be placed on the management role in implementing solutions to the challenges facing the corrections professional. 47 contact hours.

CJC 3311   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CORRECTIONS

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the evolution of the U.S. Corrections system, specifically the antecedents of modern corrections, the operation and administration of corrections facilities, and the role of corrections in modern society. Emphasis will be placed on the issues and trends in corrections affecting administration and management. 47 contact hours.

CJC 3601   CORRECTIONS PRACTICE AND POLICY

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the principles of modern management theory to the operations and functions that comprise the leadership of progressive custodial and non-custodial correctional practice. Relevant aspects of human resource management will also be considered and applied to the corrections industry. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1177   CENTRAL AMERICA GANG ASSESSMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. This course provides the student with an overview of the gang presence and criminal activity in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico; and the rationale for the United States’ interest in understanding the gang phenomena in these countries. Students will explore the severity of the gang problem, causes, and risk factors for gang activity. Students will examine the current strategic and programmatic recommendations to impact gang activity in these countries. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1202   CRIME AND DELINQUENCY

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to explore crime theories, crime causation, crime in the modern world, and future trends of criminology and delinquency. In addition, the student will examine theory versus reality throughout the course. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1204   CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN GANG INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. This course provides an examination of unique and contemporary gang-related investigation topics, problems, and issues that deserve greater exploration and analysis as the body of knowledge related to gang investigations evolves. The student will be introduced to the contemporary issues surrounding the course topic, historical perspectives, foundational philosophies, and strategies and programs within the context of the course topic. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1640   INTRODUCTION TO CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement tests. This course is an introductory course in crime scene investigation techniques. Emphasis is placed upon recording the crime scene, collecting and preserving physical evidence, and the examination of evidence. Employment of those techniques available to the crime scene investigator also will be demonstrated. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1643   ADVANCED CRIME SCENE TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: CJE 1640. This course covers advanced principles, theories and applications in crime scene technology. Specialized collection procedures of weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gun shot residue, blood spatter, and recovery of buried bodies and surface skeletons are also included. Data analysis, reporting and plan of action development are emphasized. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1660   FILE SYSTEM FORENSIC ANALYSIS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CCJ 1020. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of computer forensics as it relates to different types of file systems and hard disks. The student will learn how to investigate different digital media devices that are encountered in computer forensic investigations. The student will also explore how the boot processes work in Windows, Linux, and Macintosh devices. The student will evaluate the different ways that investigators capture information from both Windows and Linux operating systems. Finally, the student will analyze how application password crackers are used in a cyberlaw investigation. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1661   COMPUTER HARDWARE FOR FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Permission of the program administrator, as well as basic computer skills, such as editing files, navigating a file system, and proficiency in the use of the Internet. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of computer hardware in order to assist the student with computer related investigations. In this course, the student learns about basic computer hardware components, including how computer motherboards and processors function. The student also evaluates the purposes of computer memory and hard drives. The installation and support of input/output devices is covered, as is the various purposes of multimedia and mass storage devices. Finally, the student will examine how to troubleshoot notebooks and printers. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1665   INVESTIGATING NETWORK INTRUSIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Permission of the program administrator, as well as basic computer skills, such as editing files, navigating a file system, and proficiency in the use of the Internet. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of cybercrime and network forensics. The objective of the course is to provide hands-on instruction in various investigative techniques and tasks that relate to computer-based crime, such as auditing network device log files, analyzing network traffic, and discovering web and denial of service attacks. The student will learn how to investigate Internet crimes, including various forms of e-mail crime.  Finally, the student will explore the topics of corporate espionage, copyright infringement, and sexual harassment incidents.  These topics will prepare the student to profile an intruder's footprint and gather all necessary information and evidence to support prosecution in a court of law.  47 contact hours.

CJE 1666   OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Permission of the program administrator, as well as basic computer skills, such as editing files, navigating a file system, and proficiency in the use of the Internet. This course is designed to teach the student the basic concepts of computer operating systems. The student will explain how operating systems manage memory by examining how operating systems use paging, virtual memory, and cache memory. The student will also explain how modern operating systems manage processes, including process deadlock, starvation, and race conditions. In addition, the student will explain how various system devices manage data. Finally, the student will be introduced to the most popular operating systems in use in the industry, including Unix, Linux, DOS, and Windows. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1669   IDENTITY THEFT INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course will provide the student with the knowledge of the tools, procedures, resources, and appropriate laws necessary to investigate identity theft crimes. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1678   INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY FOR COMPUTER-RELATED CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Permission of the program administrator, as well as basic computer skills, such as editing files, navigating a file system, and proficiency in the use of the Internet. This course will provide the student with knowledge of a network, security issues relating to networks and investigations regarding computer related crime investigations. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1680   INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER RELATED CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, proficiency in the use of the Internet and the permission of the program director. This course provides the student an overview of criminal acts that can be committed with the use of a computer and the Internet, how computer related crimes are committed and how computer related crimes are investigated. The legal issues involved in the prosecution of computer related crimes will also be explored. Topics include the Internet and investigative software tools. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1681   THE INTERNET AS AN INVESTIGATIVE TOOL

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course will instruct students in how to utilize a computer and advanced Internet search techniques as an investigative tool. Topics will include tracking individuals using email addresses, newsgroups, chat rooms, public record information and network addresses. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1682   TRACKING AND PROFILING HACKERS, PEDOPHILES AND INTERNET STALKERS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course provides the student with the knowledge to track and profile hackers, pedophiles and Internet stalkers. Software tools and web sites used by investigators will be a part of this course. An overview of criminal acts committed by hackers, pedophiles and Internet stalkers will also be included in this course. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1683   INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course will provide the student with the knowledge, tools and laws related to Internet pornography investigations. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1684   INTERNET FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course will provide the student with the knowledge of the tools, procedures and appropriate laws necessary to investigate Internet fraud crimes. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1685   LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER RELATED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course will provide the student the opportunity to learn the legal aspects of laws and codes that apply to computer related criminal investigations. Students will learn the elements required to prosecute computer related crimes including writing search warrants. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1686   FORENSIC COMPUTER RELATED CRIME INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course will introduce the student to the principles and practices required to obtain and preserve evidence in a forensics computer related crime investigation. Topics will also include the Internet and investigative software tools. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1687   COMPUTER SOFTWARE PIRACY AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. This course provides the student with an overview of the legal issues involved in computer software piracy and copyright infringement, the tools and technologies used in committing these offenses, and the investigative techniques that can be utilized to combat these crimes. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1770   CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement tests. Pre- or corequisite: CJE 1640. This course includes basic crime scene photography skills including camera operation and exposure control, proficiency in relational photos and flash control for crime scene and evidentiary documentation. This course also includes videography. 47 contact hours.

CJE 1772   CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: CJE 1770. This course expands upon concepts, knowledge and skills taught in Crime Scene Photo I to include specialty light sources, darkroom techniques and procedures, filters and specialized equipment including black and white and color enlargers. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2262   TECHNOLOGY AND GANG INTELLIGENCE SHARING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. This course provides students with a working understanding of the technology available for communication; how that technology can be used by gangs and others inclined to engage in criminal activity; and how that technology can be used by police, courts, and corrections officers to identify criminal activity through intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. This course explores the historical use of technology, provides a sampling of technology available in the present, and looks at possibilities for improvements in the future. Students will learn to identify uses for technology, demonstrate a familiarity with available technology, and engage in collaboratively designing and using a technological framework to gather, analyze, and share simulated intelligence. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2605   INVESTIGATIVE TRENDS

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with the opportunity to explore in depth, specific crime typologies, national crime trends, and international events as well as view fundamental investigative techniques. In addition, the student will examine the rigorous methods, issues, and trends of criminal investigation. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2644C   CRIME SCENE SAFETY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement tests. This course covers potential health and safety hazards one will encounter at a crime scene. The course will also introduce the proper protective techniques to minimize risk to self and others. Emergency procedures and state and federal regulations are included. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2645   INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE

credits: 3  

This course exposes the student to the capabilities and functions of a full-service crime laboratory. Also covered is evidence selection and submission to crime lab in accordance with established standards and legal requirements including chain of custody. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2671   LATENT FINGERPRINT DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: CJE 2644, CJE 2676. Pre- or corequisites: CJE 1643, CJE 1772, CJL 2610, CJE 2645, CJE 2672. This course emphasizes the techniques involved in detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods and surfaces will be analyzed and evaluated for proper application in both theory and practice. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2672   FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement tests. This course teaches the Henry modified system of fingerprint classification and prepares the student for a position as an inked fingerprint examiner. 47 credit hours.

CJE 2673C   CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 4  

Corequisite: CJE 1640  This course explains and covers crime scene photography skills, including camera operation, exposure control, proficiency in relational photos, and flash control for crime scene and evidentiary documentation. The course will also cover special light sources and the use of filters, specialized equipment, digital cameras, and hand held video camera-recorders. 62 contact hours.

CJE 2676C   BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate scores on the English and Reading placement tests. This course exposes the student to the forensic value, handling, preservation, testing and documentation of biological evidence. This course also addresses safety issues involved in handling biological evidence. 47 contact hours.

CJE 2940   INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisites: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office and Admission to Criminal Justice Technology Public Safety Services AS or Admission to Crime Scene Technology AS or Admission to Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations AS or Permission of Lead Instructor. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to the Criminal Justice, Crime Scene, or Digital Forensics and Computer Crime program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. (60-180 contact hours).

 

CJE 3263   INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student with an awareness of the impact of international gangs, organized crime and terrorism on the United States and globally. The student will examine the undermining of nations’ financial institutions, homeland security and global networking capabilities of international gangs, organized crime and terrorist groups. The student will analyze the historical and regulatory factors that contributed to creating domestic and international gangs and organized crime in Eastern Europe and Asia, and the impact of organized crime groups, particularly Italian, Asian, Russian, Israeli, Albanian, Colombian, Mexican, African, Canadian and outlaw motorcycle gangs. The course will deal with international issues including money laundering, drug trafficking, human trafficking, contract assassinations, transnational terrorism, arms trafficking, cyberspace fraud and corruption of political and police officials. 47 contact hours.

CJE 3264   SUPERVISING TACTICAL GANG UNITS AND HIGH RISK OPERATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student an opportunity to explore and analyze administrative and operational issues in supervising law enforcement tactical units and high risk operations involving gang enforcement. The student will develop effective leadership skills required to select, train, and supervise tactical units that have responsibility for gang enforcement operations. The learning experience provides the student with knowledge to effectively evaluate the performance of the gang tactical units and their impact on the community. The student will develop skills to effectively plan and evaluate high risk operations that are carried out by a gang’s enforcement unit. 47 contact hours.

CJE 3341   PATROL ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student an opportunity to explore and understand one facet of law enforcement service delivery. The student will focus on agency implementation requirements and overall program effectiveness while evaluating community satisfaction. This process will enhance the student's ability to research program needs, examine budgetary requirements for implementation and measure the program's effectiveness from a crime reduction and prevention standpoint . 47 contact hours.

CJE 3361   MANAGEMENT OF SPECIALIZED LAW ENFORCEMENT UNITS

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student an opportunity to explore and understand specialized facets of law enforcement service delivery. The student will focus on agency implementation of public safety, crime reduction, and/or community relation initiatives, evaluating program effectiveness and community impact. This process will enhance the student's ability to research program needs, examine budgetary requirements for implementation, and measure the program's effectiveness from a viability standpoint. 47 contact hours.

CJE 3611   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE

credits: 3  
This course will give the student an opportunity to explore and understand investigative facets of law enforcement service delivery. The student must focus on agency implementation of investigative initiatives and overall program effectiveness while evaluating prosecution success and community impact. This process will enhance the student's ability to research program needs, examine budgetary requirements for implementation, and measure the program's effectiveness from a crime solvability standpoint. 47 contact hours.

CJE 4693   GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN GANG ENFORCEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the PSA-BAS program. This course will provide the student with an understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology which has become an important component in crime analysis, trend formation, informing policies and administrative practices in law enforcement. This course is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and uses of GIS and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS) in operational and managerial environments. Students will become familiar with the benefits of utilizing these technological tools in criminal justice research and crime analysis, with a particular focus on gang enforcement. In addition, students will review various case studies and their use in criminal justice research and gang enforcement operations and management. 47 contact hours.

CJL 2062   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND RULES OF EVIDENCE

credits: 3  
A survey of Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure. Topics include: the Bill of Rights, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the laws of arrest, search, and seizure, right to counsel, self-incrimination, entrapment and identification of suspects. 47 contact hours.

CJL 2610   COURTROOM PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: CJE 2644, CJE 2676. Pre- or corequisites: CJE 1643, CJE 1772, CJE 2645, CJE 2672. This course covers speaking, listening and stress control during courtroom proceedings, dress and grooming. Visual aid preparation and presentations of all evidence (commonly referred to as "scientific evidence") collected at the crime scene are also included. Mock trial exercises will be used. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1002   DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. The student will be introduced to basic principles of terrorist investigations, domestic security threats, and the motivational factors and tactics that drive these organizations. The student will learn techniques for evaluating their own organizations vulnerability against attacks that involve chemical, biological, hazmat, radioactive, or sabotage. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of state, local and federal agencies in terrorism investigations and responses. The course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1004   INTRODUCTION TO THE NRF AND NIMS

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the National Response Framework (NRF), specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to Incidents of National Significance. The NRF is predicated on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course will show how the NRF and the NIMS provide a nationwide template for working together to prevent or respond to threats and incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1033   WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various types of weapons of mass destruction. The student will be introduced to basic principles of weapons of mass destruction recognition, identification, decontamination, and treatment protocols. The student will understand the importance of personal protective equipment and its proper uses and understand the toxicology, physical, and chemical properties associated with weapons of mass destruction. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1222   PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION VICTIMS

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to a general overview of terrorism and the potential psychological effect of terrorist events on victims. It will also provide emergency responders with appropriate skills to use at the terrorist scenes to mitigate the psychological impact on the victims. The course will address the effects of terrorist events on the emergency responders themselves and offer specific techniques that the responders can use in responding to victims and other responders. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1552   CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) process that is used to protect the people, physical entities, and cyber systems that are critical to many facilities. This course will guide students in the systematic protection of critical infrastructures. In addition, the course will introduce decision sequences that assist current and future leaders in determining the degree and type of protection necessary for various facilities. The course will introduce a time-efficient and resource-restrained practice that ensures the protection of only those infrastructures upon which survivability, continuity of operations, and mission success depend. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1562   HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT STRATEGY

credits: 3  
This course deals with the problem of terrorism from a criminal justice perspective. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the major issues associated with responding to terrorism in a democratic society. The course focuses on the threat of Terrorism to the United States . The course will review specific strategies used to deter terrorist threats to the United States . The course will also assess the relative effectiveness of anti terrorist activities. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1631   TERRORISM RESPONSE PLANNING

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to various aspects of planning for potential terrorist activity. The student will be introduced to basic principles of emergency management, communications, security threats, and the effects these operations may have on personnel. The student will learn techniques for evaluating various operations for vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks. Students will gain knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of local agencies, federal agencies, and private seaport and maritime businesses during terrorism planning and response. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1751   HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY AND LAW

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to the major debates about balancing democratic freedoms with security - from the Patriot Act to Supreme Court decisions on detention powers. The course provides insight into legal strategies necessary to confront ongoing national security threats. The course examines laws designed to preserve both our security and our democratic way of life. 47 contact hours.

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