CRIM - CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CRIM - 1010   CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[4 hours]  The overall history, philosophy and functioning of the Criminal Justice System in the U.S. The integrated roles of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections will be analyzed and discussed.

CRIM - 1040   HUMAN RELATIONS
[3 hours]  Introduction to community policing concepts, community relations problems, policies and practices as they apply to law enforcement agencies and personnel.

CRIM - 1050   COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS
[3 hours]  To present the overall objectives of community-based corrections programs as alternatives to incarceration.  Probation & parole along with other specialized community-based, innovative corrections programs will be presented and discussed.

CRIM - 1110   PENOLOGY
[3 hours]  The study of jails, prisons and other types of specialized correctional institutions.  The philosophy of incarceration along with the administration, staffing and operations of these facilities will be reviewed.

CRIM - 1180   CORRECTIONS CASELAW AND STANDARDS
[3 hours]  An overview of correctional caselaw and various types of correctional standards for both  institutional and  community-based corrections programs; the rights and liabilities of corrections personnel  compared to those of  criminal offenders.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010

CRIM - 1210   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
[3 hours]  A comprehensive study and analysis of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and its affect on the administration of justice.

CRIM - 1240  POLICING
[3 hours]  Introduction to Law Enforcement practices and agencies in the United States, including the history, philosophy, and operation of Federal, state, and Local Enforcement Agencies.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010.

CRIM - 1250   JUVENILE JUSTICE
[3 hours]  To analyze the causes of juvenile delinquency and the extent of the problem in the U.S. Also, to discuss the inter-workings of the juvenile justice system in response to the delinquency problem, in conjunction with delinquency prevention programs.

CRIM - 2100   SPECIAL PROBLEMS/LAW ENFORCEMENT
[3 hours]  Introduction to problems that affect law enforcement organizations and personnel.  Topics covered include cultural sensitivity, selection training, police deviance, divorce, suicide, use of force, complaints, and additional topics introduced by the instructor or students.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 1240

CRIM - 2150   APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PERSONNEL
[3 hours]  An analysis of the classification and causes of crime and criminality along with the psychology of the corrections environment.  Applied psychological principles will be utilized to explore adaption and coping skills for both corrections personnel and offenders.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010; PSY 1010

CRIM - 2160   OFFENDER MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
[3 hours]  An in-depth analysis of the professional relationships between corrections workers and their clients including the development of effective interpersonal communications and interpersonal relationships that lead to a positive corrections environment.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 1050. 1110

CRIM - 2200   CRIMINAL LAW
[3 hours]  The statutes of Ohio relating to crime and the elements necessary for establishing and providing proof of crimes are studied.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010

CRIM - 2210   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION I
[3 hours]  Introduction to the processes, theories, and principles of criminal investigation.  Methods of gathering information, report writing, interview/interrogation strategies, surveillance, search warrant information, affidavit preparation and execution are studied.  Prerequisite:  CRIM 1010, 1240

CRIM - 2220   LAWS OF EVIDENCE
[3 hours]  A thorough study of the evidence rules with specific emphasis on the application of these rules in preparing and presenting evidence.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 2210

CRIM - 2290   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION II
[3 hours]  An introduction to the crime scene, including methods of searching, photography, sketching, and gathering of physical evidence.  Fingerprint analysis.  Methods utilized in drug investigations and development of information sources are studied.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 2210

CRIM - 2300   TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
[3 hours]  This is a general course in accident investigation techniques.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 2210

CRIM - 2400   PATROL TECHNOLOGY
[3 hours]  Patrol, patrol operations, tactics, equipment and unusual occurrences are studied.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 1240

CRIM - 2420   POLICE LEADERSHIP
[3 hours]  An introduction to principles governing the organization, structure and administration of law enforcement organizations.  Prerequisite: CRIM 1010, 1240

CRIM - 2940   CORRECTIONS INTERNSHIP
[3 hours]  Internship placement in a correctional agency serving criminal justice clients in conjunction with career planning and getting ready for job placement in the corrections field.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and completion of two-thirds of technical courses

CRIM - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[3 hours]  Supervised independent study.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CRIM - 3210   CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE MASS MEDIA
[3 hours]  This course surveys the relationships between crime, criminal justice and mass media.  Topics explored include the history, extent and social impact of media coverage of criminal activities.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s ermission.

CRIM - 3220   CRIME MAPPING AND CRIMINAL PROFILING
[3 hours]  The course content develops and understanding of the uses of information technologies and psychological profiling in defining criminal behavior as well as the geographic consideration.  Prerequisite:  CRIM 1210, 2210.

CRIM - 3230   WHITE COLLAR CRIME
[3 hours]  A historical overview of the evolution of white-collar crime in American Society as well as an understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of different forms of white-collar crime.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 3240   VICTIMOLOGY
[3 hours]  This course examines the history of victimology and includes topics such as the characteristics of crime victims and specific types of victimization such as hate crimes and sexual assault.  Prerequisite:  CRIM 1010 or instructor�s permission.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 3250   COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Examination of how different counties around the world have organized their law enforcement courts, and corrections agencies into a uniquely structured system of criminal justice - based on cultural & legal differences.

CRIM - 3260   DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
[3 hours]  The history and evolution of terrorism in the United states and other countries, including the weapons, ideology, and people involved in terrorist events, and counter terrorist methods plus deterrents.   Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 3270   ORGANIZED CRIME AND CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS
[3 hours]  This course will examine the origins and functioning of organized crime and criminal organizations from a criminal justice perspective.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 3280   JUVENILE GANG CULTURE AND ORGANIZATION
[3 hours]  An examination of the behavioral, socioeconomic, and cultural dimensions of juvenile gang activity in the United States - plus prevention, intervention and law enforcement strategies.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.  Prerequisite: Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 4200   ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[3 hours]  This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate ethics in their understanding of criminal justice.  Prerequisite:  CRIM 1010 or instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 4300   THEORIES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[3 hours]  A critical study and appreciation of the theories of criminal justice, including micro and macro theories.  Prerequisites:  CRIM 1010, 12 hours of CRIM coursework, and instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 4400   CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD STUDIES
[1 - 3 hours]  An examination of criminal justice operations in metropolitan areas through student participation in applied research and field observations related to program evaluation, policy analysis, etc..  Prerequisite: consent of instructor

CRIM - 4450   ADMINISTRATION OF POLICE SERVICES
[3 hours]  The application of management principles to municipal police departments, emphasizing the resources, constraints and strategies of police managers.  Prerequisite: one course in criminal justice or public administration

CRIM - 4490   CURRENT TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[3 hours]  Examination of selected current issues in Criminology/Criminal Justice that impact our knowledge and understanding of the field.  Prerequisite:  Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 4500   CORRECTIONS POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Study of the political, managerial and legal factors in the corrections system.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice major

CRIM - 4520   POLICE AND SOCIETY
[3 hours]  An examination of the role of the police in contemporary America, emphasizing the ambivalence of the self-image of the police and the social and political forces that compete to redefine police function.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice major

CRIM - 4590   ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[3 hours]  General systems approach to criminal justice from an organizational and legal perspective with emphasis on the interaction of the major components�police, prosecutors, courts and corrections.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

CRIM - 4940  CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIPS
[3-12 hours]  Field placement experience within a criminal justice agency to enhance the student�s practical knowledge of the field in conjunction with career planning opportunities.  Prerequisite:  Instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 4990  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[1-10 hours]  Individual course of study in a selected topic pertaining to Criminal Justice chosen by the student, with the consent of the instructor.  Prerequisite:  CRIM 1010 and instructor�s permission.

CRIM - 5400   CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD STUDIES
[1 - 3 hours]  An examination of criminal justice operations in metropolitan areas through classroom study and field observations.  Prerequisite: consent of instructor

CRIM - 5450   ADMINISTRATION OF POLICE SERVICES
[3 hours]  The application of management principles to municipal police departments, emphasizing the resources, constraints and strategies of police managers.  Prerequisite: one course in criminal justice or public administration

CRIM - 5500   CORRECTIONS POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  Study of the political, managerial and legal factors in the corrections system.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice major

CRIM - 5520   POLICE AND SOCIETY
[3 hours]  An examination of the role of the police in contemporary America, emphasizing the ambivalence of the self-image of the police and the social and political forces that compete to redefine the police function.  Prerequisite: one course in criminal justice or public administration

CRIM - 5590   ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
[3 hours]  A research-oriented course into the relationship of the major structures of criminal justice�police, prosecutor, courts and corrections with emphasis on the development of performance evaluation criteria.

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