CJ& 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice – 5 credits

Surveys the criminal justice process from arrest through release. Students examine the relationships and responsibilities of and among police, prosecutors, courts, and probation and parole systems.

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CJ& 105: Introduction to Corrections – 5 credits

Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the system as it pertains to the institutional control and supervision of adult offenders. Previously CJ 106. Either CJ 106 or CJ& 105 can be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: CJ& 101 or CJ& 112.

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CJ& 106: Juvenile Justice – 5 credits

Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the criminal process as they relate to the formal and informal adjudication of violent, serious, and chronic juvenile offenders. Previously CJ 109. Either CJ 109 or CJ& 106 can be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: CJ& 101.

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CJ& 110: Criminal Law – 5 credits

Surveys theories and concepts of law pertaining to the criminal justice system. Topics include the Revised Code of Washington and specific state and federal constitutional amendments.

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CJ& 112: Introduction to Criminology – 5 credits

Surveys the study of crime, causation, and criminals. Topics include types and characteristics of offenders and criminal behaviors, recidivism, environmental influences, diagnostic methods, prediction, prevention, and social policy.

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CJ 125: Introduction to Visual Tracking – 5 credits

The student will learn how to identify, interpret and document physical evidence directly related to human movement and travel. The student will learn how this evidence is relevant to the processing of a crime scene while working with a tracking team to identify and follow sign evidence to reach a valid conclusion pertaining to the person’s movements and behavior. The student will learn about different tracking applications to include Search and Rescue.

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CJ 194: Special Topics In Criminal Justice – variable credits

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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CJ 198: Seminar In Criminal Justice – variable credits

Includes seminars, workshops, etc., for which college credit is offered.

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CJ 200: Criminal Evidence and Procedures – 5 credits

Surveys the steps in collecting evidence, both real and circumstantial, in a criminal case. Students examine the legal processes from investigation through the trial process. Recommended: CJ& 101.

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CJ 202: Principles of Criminal Investigation – 5 credits

Presents fundamental investigative techniques used within the criminal justice system. Topics include discovery, preservation, and presentation of evidence, methods of obtaining information and developing sources, and functions of a criminal laboratory.

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CJ 204: Constitutional Law – 5 credits

Studies the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution and their impact on contemporary police practices. Students analyze Supreme Court decisions concerning arrests, searches, seizures, self-incrimination, and post-indictment right to counsel.

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CJ& 240: Intro to Forensic Science – 5 credits

A multidisciplinary approach covering the basic practices involved in forensic science, including crime scene investigations, proper evidence documention and collection techniques, physical evidence analyses, maintaining chain of custody, and the presentation of scientifically-based conclusions in court. Previously CJ 207. Recommended: CJ& 101.

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CJ 242: Race, Law, and Justice – 5 credits

Examines the strengths and weaknesses of the police carrying out their mission in a culturally diverse society. Students develop an understanding of the influences of culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class on the legal process and within society.

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CJ 248: Ethics In Criminal Justice – 5 credits

Examines the philosophical, moral, and ethical bases of human behavior from a criminal justice perspective. Students discuss justice, law, and punishment, moral decision-making; and ethical and legal dilemmas in law enforcement. Same as PHIL 248. Either CJ 248 or PHIL 248 may be taken for credit, not both.

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CJ 253: Drug Use & The Law In American Society – 5 credits

Studies the unique demands that alcohol and drug offenses place on the criminal justice system. Students learn how the procedures of investigation, information management, and prosecution differs between alcohol and drug crimes and other criminal offenses.

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CJ 903: Transferred-In Course – 3 credits

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Last Updated April 27, 2022