CCJ: Criminal Justice
CCJ 1010. CRIMINOLOGY.
Study of nature and extent of crime and delinquency, causes and explanations of criminal behavior and rationale of crime control and treatment in United States. This course includes learning activity designed to ensure competence in the basic use of computers.
CCJ 1020. INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
This course will be an introduction overview of the history, philosophy and operations of criminal justice system. In addition, students will be exposed to different career choices within the criminal justice field and will be expected to research a criminal justice occupation of their choice.
CCJ 2022. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Pre-requisite: Minimum grade of C in CCJ 1020
Discussion and examination of current issues and problems of interest and concern to criminal justice system.
CCJ 2053. ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in CCJ 1020 and satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, English, and English for Academic Purposes.
This course will provide the student with theories and practices of ethics and professionalism in criminal justice. Areas of concentration will be police, courts, and corrections. This course will require the student to exercise critical thinking skills to solve issues that test the morals and ethics of criminal justice professionals on a daily basis.
CCJ 2358. CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORT WRITING: CAPSTONE.
Prerequisite: CJC 2000, CJE 2600, CCJ 2053, CJL 2100, CJE 2000, CJJ 2001, SPC 1608, and a minimum grade of C in ENC 1101 and CCJ 1020.
Corequisite or Prerequisite: CJL 2102
This course is designed as a capstone to enhance the competencies developed in the student's prior course work. In this course, students will apply criminal justice concepts and topics through oral and written communication. This course will require students to think critically, apply knowledge and demonstrate the ethical and legal factors affecting the application of criminal justice policies and practices. Students will also apply their knowledge of the criminal justice system by conducting a mock criminal investigation(s) that links all the system actors together through case studies.
CCJ 2452. CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION.
Prerequisite: CCJ 1020 min grade of a C
Introduction of the fundamentals of criminal justice organization, management and administration. In addition to other concepts, students will be exposed to policy/procedure and control of various criminal justice agencies (ranging from local to state to federal levels and from small to large).
CCJ 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
For students interested in exploring further special criminal justice topics through research, discussions and observations. Topics selected from areas of law enforcement, corrections, courts and loss prevention. Students may earn from one to three hours of credit each time course is offered. May be repeated for credit, provided different topic explored each time, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.
CCJ 2941. INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION/FIELD OBSERVATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, Mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes; a minimum 2.0 institutional or overall GPA, 30 credits, which include 15 credits of criminal justice courses; and program director's approval.
The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Placement Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses.
This course is a planned work-based experience that provides students with supervised career exploration activities and/ or practical experiences. Each earned credit of internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. (Internship Fee: $10.00).