Criminal Justice (CJUS)

Criminal Justice (CJUS)

CJUS 200  Introduction to Criminal Justice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introductory course covering an overview of the whole criminal justice system in America, including discussion of law enforcement generally, the court systems, correctional organizations, the history of law enforcement in the U.S. and some other nations, and the ethics and philosophy of criminal justice generally.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 210  Criminology  3 Credit Hour(s)  
CJUS 230  Criminal Justice Research and Writing  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is an introductory course to research in the social sciences, both in traditional and online venues. It covers plagiarism, APA formatting, case briefing, academic writing, formal reporting, and memoranda. A major research paper is required.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

CJUS 300  Administration of Justice Organizations  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the theoretical and practical management perspectives embraced by the American criminal justice system. This will include nature of criminal justice organizations, individual and group behavior within those organizations, processes inherent in those organizations, and areas of criminal justice reform from a Christian perspective.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 310  Juvenile Justice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Resident Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230) and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

Online Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the juvenile justice system in the United States. The student will study the general principles of juvenile delinquency, overview of the juvenile criminal justice system, theories of delinquency, and other issues dealing with juveniles in the justice system.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 320  Corrections  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the criminal correctional system in the United States. The student will review the history of corrections and procedural, statutory, and case law of American correction.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 321  Juvenile Corrections  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

Examines the extent to which juvenile correctional interventions are used. Provides an in-depth analysis of various correctional responses to juvenile offenders including diversion, community-based, and residential programs.

Offered: Online

CJUS 322  Community Based Corrections  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

This course introduces the student to the new philosophies within corrections to establish successful rehabilitation programs in the community and outside of traditional prison settings. Students will analyze different programs that are being implemented nationally to include electronic monitoring, boot camps, and restorative justice programs.

Offered: Online

CJUS 323  Delinquency and Crime Prevention  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

Explores various strategies for prevention of adult and juvenile crime with particular attention to the theoretical and empirical bases for these approaches. Students will develop a crime prevention plan.

Offered: Online

CJUS 324  Legal and Ethical Issues in Juvenile Justice  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

An overview of legal issues and court decisions related to juvenile justice. An analysis of the various ethical issues surrounding juvenile justice contexts and practices.

Offered: Online

CJUS 330  Judicial Process  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course is designed to increase the understanding of the criminal judicial process in the United States. It includes a study of the functioning of courts, judges, lawyers and law enforcement agencies, including judicial decision-making and the impact of court decisions on the American Republic.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 340  Criminology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course is designed to examine theories regarding the nature and cause of criminal behavior and society's response. It approaches crime from a philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspective. Most importantly, this course strives to integrate a theological, perspective to crime and punishment. (Formerly CJUS 210).

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 350  Criminal Justice Ethics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 230 and CJUS 200

This course is designed to build upon the biblical foundations students should have developed from other courses (such as BIBL 105/110 and THEO 200/201) and enhance foundational ethical considerations into more developed and practical notions of right behavior within the realm of criminal justice praxis.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 360  Introduction to Forensics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

An introductory overview of forensics and how it is applied to the justice system by law enforcement agencies. This course demonstrates the importance of documenting physical evidence and identifying various kinds of evidence such as: fingerprints, trace, tool marks, DNA, etc.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 361  Crime Scene Photography  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

Students will learn and apply principles of photography in digital format. Within the field of forensic science, the use and understanding of photography is essential. The course will focus on the areas of aerial, underwater, and macro photography as used to document and present criminal investigations. Students must have access to a digital camera that has aperture settings (example: Sony P200) and a tripod.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 362  Crime Scene Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

This course will address critical thinking, resource management, supervision, and investigative failures in criminal investigations. A detailed explanation of how to effectively manage a forensics investigation and how to preserve and present evidence will be covered.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 363  Computer and Cyber Forensics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

The course will focus on the role of computer forensics and the methods used in the investigation of computer crimes. The course explains the need for proper investigation and illustrates the process of locating, handling, and processing computer evidence.

Offered: Online

CJUS 380  Introduction to Homeland Security  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

An introduction to the public and private sector dimension of the broad range theoretical and practical aspects of homeland security and emergency management, including: origins of natural and terrorist-caused disasters; local, state, and federal emergency management planning and operations; health infrastructure capabilities, public communication strategies; business community concerns; ethical, legal, and constitutional questions; as well as the social and psychological dimensions of disasters. NRF, NIMS, ICS, IC, and UC will be examined. Further, national and association standards found in agencies and documents such as Presidential Directives, NFPA 1600, IAEM, and IACP will be examined.

Offered: Online

CJUS 381  Incident Command System/Emergency Planning and Incident Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230 and CJUS 380

An introduction to the basic tasks of emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation, including planning, response, and recovery. Special emphasis will be placed on command arrangements, coordination, and budgetary issues among emergency responders (law enforcement, firefighters, transportation, public works, and health care system officials), and within and between federal, state, and local governments.

Offered: Online

CJUS 382  Critical Infrastructure Protection  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230 and CJUS 380

Identification, prioritization, and protection of critical infrastructure including agriculture, cyber and information technology, telecommunications, chemical, transportation, energy, water, medical, emergency services, and postal and shipping. Impact on personal safety, structural integrity and security, and economic performance.

Offered: Online

CJUS 383  Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230 and CJUS 380

This course focuses on the sociological, psychological, and physiological human responses to natural and human-made disasters. Students will examine normal and abnormal psychological reactions, the recovery process, and principles of mental health care for victims and responders of disasters. Differences between natural and human-made disasters are examined and factors that mitigate post-traumatic effects are reviewed. Response of the public and individuals to disaster-related issues including: disaster warning, evacuations, relations, civil unrest, loss of family and property, and recovery activities are examined. Sociological and psychological aspects of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) disasters are also considered. Students develop an awareness of the effect of human influence and behavior on disaster response and recovery.

Offered: Online

CJUS 400  Criminal Law  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230) or (GOVT 200 and GOVT 346)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the legal elements that apply to criminal law, procedure, and evidence, including proof, intent, conspiracy, classifications of crimes and related punishments, culpable mental states, defenses, rules of evidence (including the exclusionary rule), and rights and procedures in the gathering of evidence.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 405  Interview and Interrogation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 200 and CJUS 230

CJUS 405 - Interview and Interrogation (3 hours)

Note: Extra costs above tuition and fees apply.)

Offered: Resident

CJUS 410  Constitutional Criminal Procedure  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 230 and CJUS 200) or (GOVT 200 and GOVT 346)

This course is designed to study the constitutional provisions and Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement procedure, including due process of law generally, arrest, charges, right to counsel, search and seizure, identification, bail, trial and post-trial proceedings, and post-conviction appeals. The course also investigates civil liability for acts of law enforcement personnel.

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 420  Criminal Investigations I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230)

This course will address the constitutional requirements for conducting criminal investigations, essential techniques for processing a crime scene, and methodology for collecting evidence via subpoenas and interviews.

Note: Offered fall semester

Offered: Resident and Online

CJUS 421  Criminal Investigations II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 230 and CJUS 420) or (GOVT 346 and CJUS 420)

This course will apply the concepts addressed in CJUS 420 to specific crimes, including arson, rape, robbery, and murder. Additionally, the course examines the practices and procedures associated with the management of complex criminal investigations.

Note: Offered spring semester only

Offered: Resident

CJUS 422  Forensics Colloquium  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 230 and CJUS 200

This course is a collection of practically oriented lectures, demonstrations, and short films specifically tailored to students interested in the application of scientific processes in identifying, locating, apprehending, and prosecuting criminal offenders. It will draw on practitioners within the various fields of the forensic science, police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. This course is elective. Criminal Justice majors should consider enrolling for three semesters.

Offered: Resident

CJUS 440  Criminal Investigations  3 Credit Hour(s)  
CJUS 450  Comparative Criminal Justice Field Study  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230) or (CJUS 200 and GOVT 346)

This course is a predominantly on-site investigation into the institutions, processes, and practices of criminal justice in various foreign countries. It seeks to examine the historical development of criminal justice, the cross-cultural and economic impact of international crime, and competing notions of justice, crime, and punishment. This course is offered annually or bi-annually, as needed.

Note: Summer term only

Offered: Resident

CJUS 497  Special Topics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (CJUS 200 and CJUS 230) or (CJUS 200 and GOVT 346)

Offered: Resident

CJUS 499  Criminal Justice Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CJUS 230

Applications are processed through the department Faculty Intern Advisor. Applicants must apply the semester prior to starting the internship.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior status and required GPA

Offered: Resident and Online

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