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CRJ - Criminal Justice
CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Examines all three segments of criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections, including study of their evolution, structure, agencies, career opportunities and requirements, responsibilities, and ethics. Role of Constitution and state and federal laws, current problems of each. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): College English placement and Accuplacer reading score above 70 or College English placement and Accuplacer reading score below 70 and REA 100 or TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70. Co-requisite(s): TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70.
CRJ 102 - Introduction to Private Security/Loss Prevention
This course will cover the development, role, responsibility, limitations and liabilities of the private security industry within society from its beginnings to its current state. Specific attention will be spent on describing the relationship between private security professionals, law enforcement and representatives of the legal system. Additional topics such as work place violence, organized retail theft, the conduct of internal and external investigations, interviewing techniques, current role and impact technology, and career opportunities will also be analyzed and evaluated. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRJ 103 - Constitutional Law and Rights of People
A study of the Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights with regard to the rights of the individual, as interpreted by leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The first, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments will be primarily focused upon with an emphasis on their law enforcement impact. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): College English placement and Accuplacer reading score above 70 or College English placement and Accuplacer reading score below 70 and REA 100 or TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70. Co-requisite(s): TRS 200 or TRS 105 and REA 100 if Accuplacer reading score is not above 70.
CRJ 104 - Criminal Law
A study of the fundamental concepts of the substantive criminal law, including a short history of and purposes of the law, classification of offenses and sentences. A detailed study of mental culpability, defenses, such as infancy, insanity and the anticipatory crimes, offenses against the person; and those involving intrusion upon property, fraud, public administration, and public order. Three class hours. (Need not be taken in sequence.) 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: CRJ 101, CRJ 103 or permission of instructor
CRJ 105 - Criminal Procedure Law
A study of the fundamental concepts of the procedural criminal law including such concepts as double jeopardy, immunity, statute of limitations, the filing of accusatory instruments, arrest without a warrant, the issuance and execution of a warrant of arrest, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail, trial, grand and petit juries. Three class hours. (Need not be taken in sequence.) 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103. Recommended not to be taken concurrently with CRJ 104.
CRJ 121 - Criminal Justice Education Internship I
An activity designed to enhance both the theoretical and educational concepts learned in the practical work experience gained by working 90 hours during a semester in an approved criminal justice agency. This course is also designed to assist you in your career exploration. You are required to find the right agency in which to do your internship. To get the most out of this course you should be working in an agency and in a position that best represents your career goal. Papers and assignments will be completed on the work experiences and their educational value. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of CRJ 101,CRJ 103, CRJ 104 or CRJ 171, and CRJ 204, or permission of instructor.
CRJ 170 - Introduction to Corrections
This course focuses on the major programs within the corrections component of the criminal justice system. It includes analysis of probation, institutional treatment, parole, and community corrections programs. Development of corrections philosophy, theory, and practice will be presented with emphasis on constitutional rights of offenders. Three class hours. 3 Credits.
CRJ 171 - Legal Aspects of Corrections
A review of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, civil rights of institutional inmates and those under supervision; legal authority and responsibilities of institutional, probation and parole officers; procedural law with an explanation of the court systems of the U.S. at all levels, emphasizing adversary proceedings in the criminal and civil courts as they apply to corrections. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 172 - Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates
The function of the correctional officer is examined: attitude, obligations and authority. Institutional procedures in reception, classification, program assignment and release procedures are reviewed. Trends in jail programs, work release programs, half-way houses, narcotic addiction control centers and contract program planning are described and evaluated. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 201 - Criminal Investigations
A study of the qualities of an investigation, general criminal investigative methods, procedures and techniques, and phases of investigation. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 203 - Private Security/ Loss Prevention Investigations
This course will cover the process of initiating, conducting and completing an investigation within the private security field. Particular attention will focus on the role of technology within private security investigations, analyzing different types of investigations, defining the multiple components of an investigation, describing skills an investigator must possess, explaining the interviewing process of witnesses and suspects, and the obtaining of written statements. Finally, additional topics such as legal liabilities, investigator and business responsibilities, the role of law enforcement, and the future of private investigative services will be discussed. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: CRJ 102
CRJ 204 - Juvenile Justice
Juvenile delinquency and the role of the criminal justice practitioner in handling juvenile matters is examined. The philosophy and history of juvenile proceedings, including trends in prevention, placements, current court decisions and "rights of children" are emphasized. The Family Court Law of New York and handling of juvenile matters are explored. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 207 - Criminal Evidence
A study of rules of evidence in criminal matters. Particular emphasis is placed on rules of evidence in the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments of the Bill of Rights which safeguard such fundamental individual liberties as personal security, protection from self-incrimination, and right to counsel, with emphasis on New York law. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 209 - Crime Scene Management
Examines the application of the physical and biological sciences to criminal investigation. Modern technology will be detailed as it applies to crime scene management, fingerprint science and photography. Emphasis is placed on the inter-relationship between science and law enforcement. The student will have the opportunity, in a classroom equipped with laboratory materials, to demonstrate their learning with hands-on activities directly related to the contemporary crime scene. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103, or permission of instructor.
CRJ 211 - Community Values and the Administration of Justice
The inter-relationship of community values and ethical conduct in the administration of justice is explored. Through interaction and study, the student will become aware of how community and professional expectations can affect role performance. Open communication and accountability within and without the justice process will be stressed. (It is strongly suggested that students register for this course during their final semester before graduation.) Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): CRJ 101, CRJ 103, CRJ 104 or CRJ 171, CRJ 121, CRJ 204, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CRJ 121
CRJ 217 - Community Based Corrections
A seminar which explores alternatives to incarceration in centralized penal institutions. Problems of work-release and school-release programs are discussed. Management of halfway houses, probation, and parole are reviewed. The success and failure of community-based corrections programs in the United States and in Europe are also explored. Three class hours. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.
CRJ 290 - Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.
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