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CRJ 300 Homeland Security Strategies

Course Description:This course examines the emerging homeland security framework. Homeland security is a way of thinking about and working to manage a collection of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, problems. The homeland security mission is diverse and transcends jurisdictional and agency boundaries. Homeland security include intentional threats (terrorism, crime), natural threats (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, storms), and accidental threats (industrial, transportation).
Course Rotation:Fall:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

Prerequisites

CRJ 150 Minimum Grade of D

CRJ 305 Criminal Law

Course Description: History and development of common and statutory criminal law. Examination of proscribed behavior subject to penal sanctions; capacity, culpability and defenses. Classification of crimes and analysis of specific crimes. Study of constitutional limitations on legislative definition of criminal conduct and on police procedures.

3 credits

CRJ 305 Criminal Law

Course Description: History and development of common and statutory criminal law. Examination of proscribed behavior subject to penal sanctions; capacity, culpability and defenses. Classification of crimes and analysis of specific crimes. Study of constitutional limitations on legislative definition of criminal conduct and on police procedures.

3 credits

CRJ 311 Controversial Criminal Cases

Course Description: This course will explore several controversial criminal cases. The objective is to recreate, analyze, and hypothesize, based upon the information available. To be successful at this, students must be objective and review the facts critically.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 311 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 311 Controversial Criminal Cases

Course Description: This course will explore several controversial criminal cases. The objective is to recreate, analyze, and hypothesize, based upon the information available. To be successful at this, students must be objective and review the facts critically.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 311 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 313 Victims of Crime

Course Description: Most crimes involve a victim as well as an offender. This course provides an overview of victimization in America, the experience of victims in the aftermath of crime, and the response to victims by criminal justice and social service agencies. Course materials highlight victims of particular crimes such as domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse, homicide, financial crime, hate crime, and sexual assault. The course emphasizes analysis and discussion of what justice means from a victim’s perspective. It also includes significant active and collaborative learning opportunities, including fieldwork to determine useful ways for incarcerated people to provide indirect restitution to victims of crime.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall

3 credits

CRJ 315 Research Perspectives in Criminal Justice

Course Description: The course will help students to develop an understanding of research methods and will deal with such issues as: how to conduct research, theory development; causation and validity; concepts, operationalization, and measurement; experimental and quasi-experimental designs; data collection and sampling; questionnaire construction; and how to interpret data. Although, it will not be of central focus to this course, statistical strategies such as descriptive and inferential statistics (tests of statistical significance, etc.) will be presented and be essential to an understanding of the research process.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CRJ 150 Minimum Grade of D

CRJ 321 Creative Crime Control

Course Description:There are many roads that can lead to a safer society. This course explores nontraditional, innovative strategies to reduce crime including preventing repeat victimizations, fixing "broken windows", situational crime prevention, civil enforcement, defensible space, focused deterrence and coerced abstinence. This seminar-style course includes an intensive fieldwork component.

Course Rotation: NY:Fall

3 credits

CRJ 331 Strategies in Corrections Administration

Course Description: The field of corrections has traditionally been characterized by an inward orientation, reflective of the prison community that it serves. This course will examine current strategies that deal with management and administration issues within the context of a more inclusive prison system. Attention will be focused on innovative developments in correctional institutions designed to revitalize the rehabilitative process.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 331 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. ) and (Course : CRJ 251 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 331 Strategies in Corrections Administration

Course Description: The field of corrections has traditionally been characterized by an inward orientation, reflective of the prison community that it serves. This course will examine current strategies that deal with management and administration issues within the context of a more inclusive prison system. Attention will be focused on innovative developments in correctional institutions designed to revitalize the rehabilitative process.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 331 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. ) and (Course : CRJ 251 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 341 Management Science in Criminal Justice

Course Description: Acquaints the student with management techniques, analysis and model building relating to criminal justice operations and management. The course includes, but is not limited to, human and resource management, stress and police personnel, labor management, and legal aspects of police administration.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CRJ 255 Minimum Grade of D or CRJ 180 Minimum Grade of D

CRJ 342 Criminal Profiling

Prerequisite: Listed prerequisite course and junior standing.

Course Description: The Psychology of the offender, police stress, hostage negotiation, suicide, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, victim research, courtroom procedures, jury selection, psychological testing, and interviewing are topics included.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CRJ 150 Minimum Grade of D

CRJ 346 Terrorism and Society

Course Description: This course is designed to inform students of the terrorist net- work operating in our society today. This study will include information on who the terrorists are and how they are recruited. The course study will also include some of the psychological impulses that cause them to commit outrages and how they are funded.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 346 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 346 Terrorism and Society

Course Description: This course is designed to inform students of the terrorist net- work operating in our society today. This study will include information on who the terrorists are and how they are recruited. The course study will also include some of the psychological impulses that cause them to commit outrages and how they are funded.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for CRJ 346 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 346A Terrorism and Society

Course Description: This course is designed to inform students of the terrorist net-work operating in our society today. This study will include information on who the terrorists are and how they are recruited. The course study will also include some of the psychological impulses that cause them to commit outrages and how they are funded.

4 credits

CRJ 350 Courts Administration

3 credits

Prerequisites

LAW 305 Min Grade D

CRJ 351 Criminal Evidence and Procedure

Course Description: Comprehensive analysis of rules of evidence, especially as treated under the Criminal Procedure Law of 1970. Subjects include real and circumstantial evidence, burden of proof, hearsay evidence, confessions, admissions, witnesses' identification, etc., as they relate to criminal cases.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CRJ 305 Minimum Grade of D

CRJ 375 Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Course Description: Domestic violence and child abuse have significant impact upon the criminal justice system. Students will develop an understanding of the dynamics of interactions between all elements of a family, both of traditional and nontraditional structures. This course focuses on learning theories and criminal justice strategies used to allay violence between intimates.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: CRJ 240 ( Course : CRJ 150 . Minimum Grade of D. )

CRJ 391 Internship in Criminal Justice I

Prerequisite: 64 Undergraduate credits. Permission of Advisor required before registration.

Course Description: A supervised placement in a criminal justice agency of at least 120 hours each semester.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CRJ 392 Internship in Criminal Justice II

Prerequisite: 64 Undergraduate credits. Permission of Advisor required before registration.

Course Description: A supervised placement in a criminal justice agency of at least 120 hours each semester.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

CRJ 395 Independent Study in Criminal Justice

Prerequisite: Junior standing and a minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1 - 9 credits