2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Criminal Justice

CRJU 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Discusses the history, philosophy and social development of police, courts, and corrections in a democratic society; covers identification and operations of local, state and federal agencies, emphasizing criminal justice career orientation. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054

CRJU 102 – 3 Credits
Survey of Legal Issues

Analyzes legal issues in the criminal justice system that would be of interest to the criminal justice professional. Topics may include current Supreme Court issues, hate crime, domestic violence, gun control, the death penalty, police civil liability, privacy rights, wrongful conviction and public policy, reforms to the justice system and law enforcement counter-terrorism activities. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 106 – 3 Credits
Criminal Justice Management

Provides an overview of the agencies that comprise the criminal justice system. Topics discussed include organizational structures, administrative procedures, and theories related to the practice of criminal justice management. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 110 – 3 Credits
Criminal Investigation

Studies the fundamental principles and procedures employed in the investigation of crime; emphasizes investigation of specific crimes, identification of information sources and procedures required for the handling of evidence, and develops a working knowledge of investigation techniques. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 111 – 3 Credits
Investigation of Fires

Presents the basic chemistry and physics of fire and the techniques used in the investigation of fires. Topics include methods used in determining the cause of a fire and its orgin, and distinguishing between accidental and incendiary fires. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 112 – 3 Credits
Criminalistics

Introduces students to crime scene investigation and the analysis of physical evidence typically found at crime scenes. The focus is on crime scene management, recognition, documentation, collection, preservation, and processing crime scene evidence. CRJU 113 is the laboratory associated with this course. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 113 – 1 Credit
Criminalistics Lab

Provides students with hands-on experience in crime scene management and the processing and analysis of crime scene evidence. Lab fee: $50.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

CRJU 114 – 3 Credits
Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Examines the history and development of national and international drug trafficking including the implementation of national and international laws governing controlling illegal substances. It also focuses on the identification of controlled dangerous substances and related paraphernalia including their effects, sources of selected drugs of abuse, and the economic impact on the economy. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 116 – 3 Credits
Organized Crime

Examines the history of organized crime and its role in contemporary society. It also examines how federal agencies intervene in the organized crime systems. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 118 – 3 Credits
Computer-Related Crime

Explores the types and extent of current computer crime, criminal typology and the motivation of offenders. The criminal justice system responses to computer related crime will also be explored through the issues of computer forensics for evidence collection, constitutional protections afforded computer users and the procedural law that governs cyber crime detection and prosecution. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 120 – 3 Credits
Criminal Law

Studies substantive criminal law as it is applied at local, state, and federal levels; examines elements of crimes as prosecuted in a court of law and the sources and types of criminal law. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and CRJU 101 or written permission from instructor required

CRJU 122 – 3 Credits
Criminal Justice and the Constitution

Studies development of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and XIV Amendment; discusses the U.S. Supreme Court and its authority to interpret the constitution and laws, civil liability and its relationship to criminal law, double jeopardy, and constitutional issues such as judicial review, criminal rights, and due process. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 126 – 3 Credits
Vehicle Laws and Accident Investigation

Introduces Maryland and Federal vehicle laws. Discusses offenses, citation/arrest, and accident investigation. Students utilize the Maryland Automated Accident Reporting System. Teaches procedures and coding for the accident reporting system. Previously PLAW 126, CRJU 126 same as PALG 126, earn credit for one only. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 128 – 3 Credits
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Examines civil rights and civil liberties within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions. It covers the significant rights provided by the Bill of Rights as interpreted by the courts and the impact of the 14th Amendment on equal protection claims. Additionally, administrative, criminal, and civil remedies for civil rights violations are discussed. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 130 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Corrections

Examines correctional systems as they relate to the administration of justice. It also emphasizes the history of corrections and the various forms of criminal sanctions imposed at local, state, and federal levels. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 132 – 3 Credits
Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Adult Offender

Examines the state and federal institutional types of rehabilitation methods, educational and vocational programs, and specialized treatment for criminals in community and institutional settings. It also examines the local institutions responsible for the detained-awaiting trial and the short-term sentenced prisoner as well as introduces the modern concept of community corrections. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 134 – 3 Credits
Probation and Parole

Examines the history, development, use and value of both probation and parole as part of the criminal justice system. Additionally, the course examines the Maryland State Division of Parole and Probation, the laws and administrative regulations that govern this agency, and the roles of those who supervise probationers and parolees. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 136 – 3 Credits
Correctional Services and the Community

Introduces the role of the community in assisting inmates in the post-release experience; discusses methods to improve relations between the correctional system and the community including resources available in Maryland with recommended additional services. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 139 – 3 Credits
Interviewing & Counseling Techniques

Distinguish between interviewing, counseling, and psychotherapy; demonstrate communication skills that enhance the exchange of information between the interviewer and the subject; interpret messages exchanged in verbal and nonverbal communication; identify ingredients of a helping relationship; describe barriers that prevent the accurate exchange of information; discuss planning strategies for successful interviewing; determine and evaluate outcome goals for intervention; define treatment theories currently available to community workers; analyze treatment planning and implementation; and demonstrate competence in multiculturally-sensitive basic interviewing skills. Same as HUMS 139. Earn credit for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 140 – 3 Credits
Police Administration

Explores the administration of police agencies and the management of their hierarchical components. Additionally, it examines the internal structure of the police organization and the functions that deal directly with the public. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 142 – 3 Credits
Law Enforcement and the Community

Examines the relationship between law enforcement officers and the community they serve. Topics include policing in a culturally diverse society, ethics, and the public image of the police. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 150 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Private Security

Examines the private security field, including its history and organizational structure, strategies and tactics; legal and ethical issues; and employment possibilities. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 152 – 3 Credits
Security Problems

Examines the major problems of security in settings including college campuses, hospitals, aircraft, industrial plants, industrial piracy, public utilities, and municipal and state buildings. It also examines current security challenges and existing methods of dealing with them efficiently and effectively. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 153 – 3 Credits
Private Investigation

Introduces students to the field of private investigation and its relationship to the criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed on local and national licensing regulations, scope of operations, legal considerations, civil law, and professional ethics. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 160 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Homeland Security

Provides students with the framework for understanding domestic and global terroism and the role that both public and private homeland security personnel play in homeland security and emergency management. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 201 – 3 Credits
Criminal Justice Seminar

Offers comprehensive group analysis of selected criminal justice topics. It introduces students to a wide range of specialized topics within the criminal justice system. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101

CRJU 202 – 3 Credits
Criminology

Introduces the student to the basic theories, fundamental facts, and problems associated with the science of criminology; focuses on providing a systematic basis for the study of criminals and criminal behavior as related to the criminal justice system. NOTE: Same as SOCL 202. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 203 – 3 Credits
Victims of Crime

Examines the process of victimization, the impact of specific types of crime, and the victims' role in the Criminal Justice System. It includes a focus on victim-centered approaches and the emerging emphasis on restorative justice to better integrate the needs of crime victims into the system. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

CRJU 204 – 3 Credits
Comparative Crime and Criminal Justice-GL

Compares the structure and operation of the government, police, courts, and corrections of various countries. In addition, the course examines international substantive criminal law and criminal procedural law, response to crime and international government and police cooperation. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and CRJU 101 or written consent of instructor.

CRJU 211 – 3 Credits
Women in Criminal Justice System

Examines the role of women in the Criminal Justice System as offenders, victims, and professionals. Each area has been impacted by stereotypes that portray women as passive and dependent. Students will look at the historical development and current roles of women in law enforcement, judicial proceedings, and corrections. Emphasis is placed on current policies that attempt to increase equity in legal, professional, and program practices. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 220 – 3 Credits
Criminal Procedure and Evidence

Examines the principles related to the admissibility of physical and testimonial evidence in a criminal trial. The course reviews court decisions and court regulations that address these matters. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: CRJU 101

CRJU 223 – 3 Credits
Juvenile Delinquency

Studies the causes, volume, and trends in delinquent behavior by children; examines the efforts of social control agencies to predict, prevent, treat, and control juvenile delinquency with emphasis on the organization and procedures used to implement social policies to reduce the incidence of delinquent acts. NOTE: Same as EDTR 223 and SOCL 223. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 225 – 3 Credits
Constitutional Law

A study of Constitutional law. Powers of Congress, the President and the States are examined in the light of limitations enunciated in the Bill of Rights.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

CRJU 230 – 3 Credits
Advanced Studies in Correctional Administration

Provides students with the capacity to develop and evaluate policies and procdures in all parts of the correctional administration arena. Judicial decisions which impact correctional administration will be examined along with practical and operational decisions relating to correctional administration. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101

CRJU 240 – 3 Credits
Advanced Police Administration

Provides advanced study of law enforcement administrative and operational processes as they apply to a modern police agency. It discusses the problems related to the allocation of police resources, community relationships, investigation challenges and the use of technology and informational systems. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101 and CRJU 140

CRJU 250 – 3 Credits
Ethics and Diversity in Criminal Justice

Examines the decision-making process in criminal justice as it relates to discretion, due process, integrity and discrimination. The course emphasizes the rights, dignity and worth of all people impacted - criminal justice personnel, crime victims, and those accused and convicted of crimes. It also examines the challenge of administering justice effectively in a diverse, multi-cultural community. Students will apply ethical and unbiased considerations to current issues (such as race, ethnicity, age, gender and sexual orientation) facing the criminal justice professional. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101 and ENGL 101 or permission of Criminal Justice Department Chair.

CRJU 252 – 3 Credits
Legal Issues for Security Personnel

Examines legal problems in the private security sector. Topics include powers and restrictions of private police, a comparison of the power of private police with those of public law enforcement agencies, and civil liability as covered through current case studies. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101

CRJU 258 – 3 Credits
Social Justice in the Urban Community

Examines agencies and processes involved in criminal justice in the urban community. It also examines the role of the media in problem creation and problem resolution in the urban community and discusses continuing dynamics and the effects of discrimination and prejudice. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 101

CRJU 259 – 3 Credits
Criminological Perspectives

Examines major paradigms and theories that form the foundation of criminal justice and criminology. It also examines the range of explanations of criminal behavior focusing on attempts to integrate perspectives and theories. NOTE: Course offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: CRJU 202 or SOCL 202

CRJU 273 – 3 Credits
Criminal Justice Internship