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Criminal Justice

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CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 102 Policing Operations • 5 Cr.

Presents organizational structure and concepts of staff and line, chain of command, and hierarchy. Students examine advantages and limitations of organizational models for agencies of varying sizes.

CJ 103 Criminal Justice Report Writing • 5 Cr.

Presents the fundamentals of written communication, using study guides and practice in mechanics and processes. Activities concentrate on preparing professional documents with appropriate sentence and paragraph structure. Writing models are used to demonstrate effective rhetorical strategies and stylistic options.

CJ 106 American Corrections System • 5 Cr.

Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the system as it pertains to the institutional control and supervision of adult offenders. Prerequisite: CJ& 101 or CJ& 112 recommended.

CJ 109 Introduction to Juvenile Justice System • 5 Cr.

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. Prerequisite: CJ& 101 recommended.

CJ& 110 Criminal Law • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ& 112 Introduction to Criminology • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 125 Introduction to Visual Tracking • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 194 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 195 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 196 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 197 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 198 Seminar in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 199 Individual Studies in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CJ 200 Criminal Evidence & Procedures-Police Officer • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 202 Principles of Criminal Investigation • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 204 Constitutional Law • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 206 Community-Oriented Policing • 5 Cr.

Analyzes the philosophy and strategies essential to community-oriented policing. Students examine the role of the police in American society and the dynamics of the interaction between the police and their constituents.

CJ 242 Race, Law, and Justice • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 248 Ethics in Criminal Justice • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 253 Drug Use & the Law in American Society • 5 Cr.

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.

CJ 294 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 295 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 296 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 297 Special Topics in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 298 Seminar in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

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

CJ 299 Individual Studies in Criminal Justice • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.