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Criminal Justice Program

CJLE 2345
Vice and Narcotics Investigation
(3 credits)

Study of various classifications of commonly used narcotics, dangerous drugs, gambling, sex crimes, fraud, gangs and investigative techniques; and identify proper interaction procedures and techniques. (3 lecture hours per week). [CIP43.0107]

CJSA 1308
Criminalistics I
(3 credits)

Introduction to the field of criminalistics. Topics include the application of scientific and technical methods in the investigation of crime including location, identification, and handling of evidence for scientific analysis. (3 lecture hours per week). [CIP43.0104]

CJSA 1342
Criminal Investigation
(3 credits)Tech Prep/Dual Credit only

Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. (3 lecture hours per week). [CIP 43.0104]

CJSA 2323
Criminalistics II
(3 credits)

Theory and practice of crime scene investigation. Topics include report writing, blood and other body fluids, document examination, etchings, casts and molds, glass fractures, use of microscope and firearms identification. Prerequisite CJSA 1308 Criminalistics I or Instructor Approval (2 lecture and 4 laboratory hours per week). [CIP43.0104]

CJSA 2332
Criminalistics III
(3 credits)

A study of the practical aspects of criminalistics procedures. Topics include crime scene investigation, collecting and preserving evidence, and testifying in court. (2 lecture and 4 laboratory hours per week). Prerequisite CJSA 2323 Criminalistics II or Instructor Approval [CIP43.0104]

CJSA 2364, CJSA 2365
Practicum (or Field Experience) – Criminal Justice Studies, Law Enforcement
(3 credits)

Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College, with the employer, develops and documents an   individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and  technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. This course may be repeated if topics  and learning outcomes vary. Student may enroll in only one Practicum course per semester. (21 external hours per week). [CIP43.0104]

CRIJ 1301
Introduction to Criminal Justice
(3 credits)

History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations; crime defined; its nature and impact; overview of the  criminal justice system; law enforcement; court system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections. (3 lecture hours  per week). [CB4301045124]

CRIJ 1306
Court Systems and Practices
(3 credits)

The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of the American court system; prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial  release, grand juries; adjudication process, types and rules of evidence, and sentencing. (3 lecture hours per week).  [CB2201015424]

CRIJ 1307
Crime in America
(3 credits)

This course explores American crime problems in a historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime,  impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crime. (3 lecture hours per week).[CB45.0401.5225]

CRIJ 1310
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
(3 credits)

A study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts;  classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations; criminal responsibility. (3  lecture hours per week). [CB22.0101.5324] 

CRIJ 1313
Juvenile Justice System
(3 credits)

A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile  courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. (3 lecture hours per  week). [CB43.0104.5224]

CRIJ 2301
Community Resources in Corrections
(3 credits)

An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment. (3 lecture hours per week). [CB43.0104.5324]

CRIJ 2313
Correctional Systems and Practices
(3 credits)

Corrections in the criminal justice system, organization of correctional systems; correctional role; institutional operations;  alternatives to institutionalization; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues. (3 lecture hours per week). [CB43.0104.5424]


CRIJ 2314
Criminal Investigation
(3 credits)

Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. (3 lecture hours per week). [CB43.0104.55524]

CRIJ 2323
Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement
(3 credits)

Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability. (3 lecture hours per week). [CB43.0104.5624]

CRIJ 2328
Police Systems and Practices
(3 credits)

The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics, police-community interaction, current and future issues. (3 lecture hours per week). [CB43.0104.5724]

 

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