CJCR 1304 Probation and Parole 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A survey of the structure, organization, and operation of probation and parole services. Emphasis on applicable state statutes and administrative guidelines.

CJCR 1307 Correctional Systems and Practices 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Corrections in the criminal justice system; organization of correctional systems; correctional role; institutional operations; alternatives to institutionalization; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues.

CJCR 1358 Rights of Prisoners 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Analysis of the legal rights of the convicted offender incarcerated in state and federal penal institutions. Emphasis on constitutional principles, case law, and federal and state statutes concerning prisoner rights.

CJCR 1391 Special Topics in Corrections/Correctional Administration 3-0-3 Syllabus Not Available - Schedule Locations

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Prerequisites: Consent of the Department Chair.

CJCR 2324 Community Resources in Corrections 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

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.

CJCR 2325 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of the operation, management, and legal issues affecting corrections. Analysis of constitutional issues involving rights of the convicted, as well as civil liability of correctional agencies and staff.

CJLE 1211 Basic Firearms 1-2-2 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Instruction in firearm safety, cleaning and care techniques, proper shooting principles, and proficiency with a handgun and shotgun. Prerequisite: Department approval required.

CJLE 1333 Traffic Law and Investigation 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Instruction in the basic principles of traffic control, traffic law enforcement, court procedures, and traffic law. Emphasis on the need for a professional approach in dealing with traffic law violators and the police role in accident investigation and traffic supervision.

CJLE 1345 Intermediate Crime Scene Invest. 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Topics include objectives, preparations, procedures, and methods of crime scene search; value of crime scene sketches and their relationship to crime scene photographs; fingerprints as physical evidence, fingerprint identification and classification, types of impressions and techniques for locating and developing impressions. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2314/CJSA 1342 or Police Academy.

CJLE 2345 Vice and Narcotics Investigation 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Study of various classifications of commonly used narcotics, dangerous drugs, gambling, sex crimes, fraud, gangs, and investigative techniques; and identify proper interdiction procedures and techniques. Prerequisite: CRIJ 2314/ CJSA 1342.

CJSA 1170 Alcohol Awareness/Intervention 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course will provide the student with a basic overview of alcohol as a drug of abuse and the methodology for developing an action plan of intervention at a local level. Focus on alcohol fueled offenses and problems, identifying and dealing with alcohol abusers and the criminal justice implications of alcohol related convictions.

CJSA 1171 Police Brutality 1-0-1 Syllabus Not Available - Schedule Locations

This course will provide students with basic information about the excessive use of force by police. The police have the right to use force to subdue criminals; even deadly force is authorized in certain situations. This course addresses what triggers the excessive use of force, what the consequences are to the police and society when this happens, and how it can be prevented.

CJSA 1172 Topics for Parents 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

The course will focus on areas of concern for today’s parents; on-line predators, teenage alcohol and drug abuse and teenage domestic violence. This course will provide students with knowledge concerning these areas that will provide additional avenues of communication.

CJSA 1173 Drug Recognition for Law Enforcement 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

The course will provide the student with the basics of the most common controlled substances a law enforcement officer will encounter. The student will gain knowledge of classifications of, identification of, and effects of 'street drugs'.

CJSA 1174 Terrorism as a Strategy 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

The course will consider the definition of terrorism and its place in the spectrum of political violence as well as comparing different classifications of insurgency. The course will introduce students to how terrorism is used as a strategy of insurgency and how it is a strategy based on the psychological impact.

CJSA 1175 Investigation of Sexual Abuse 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course discusses the different formats used to investigate the crime of sexual assault. It includes strategies to investigate sexual assault, interview victims and witnesses, document evidence in accordance with state laws, and conduct case studies.

CJSA 1176 Introduction to Gangs and Gang Infiltration of the Military 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course offers an introduction to gangs in America and the infiltration of gangs in the United States military. Topics include gang identification, the role of the criminal justice system and the community in suppressing, intervening and preventing gang activity, how and why gang members join the military and the impact of gangs on the military.

CJSA 1177 International Criminal Justice (Europe Only) 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course will provide an introduction to the history, policy, and practices of criminal justice in an international environment. The history of the development of the laws and judicial structures that serve to administer international criminal justice will be examined, particularly post World War II. The agencies involved in international criminal justice, from INTERPOL to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will be studied as will the differing policing practices in particular comparative cases. Specific attention will be paid to the international issues arising for criminal justice practitioners in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions and the bodies of international law that will affect a criminal justice practitioner. Finally, the 21st Century international terrorist threat will be studied for its affects on the practice of criminal justice in civil and military contexts.

CJSA 1178 Criminal Deviance (Europe Only) 1-0-1 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

This course is an examination of criminal behavior with a special emphasis on the deviation from societal norms. The course will discuss ideas about crime, criminal intent, and criminal motivation. The course offers a survey of theories and research on the rationality of criminal behavior and stimulus of offenders. The course also offers a review of the social response to criminal behavior.

CJSA 1308 Criminalistics I 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

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. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2314/CJSA 1342.

CJSA 1312 Crime in America 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

The study of American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and crime prevention.

CJSA 1313 Court Systems and Practices 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

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, sentencing.

CJSA 1317 Juvenile Justice System 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of the juvenile justice process. Topics 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.

CJSA 1318 Court Management 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Exploration of operational issues in the administration of American courts. Topics include responsibilities of court personnel, records management, and organizational management topics.

CJSA 1322 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

The study of the history and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations; crime defined; its nature and impact; overview of criminal justice system; law enforcement, court system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections.

CJSA 1327 Fundamentals of Criminal Law 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

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.

CJSA 1342 Criminal Investigation 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Study of investigative theory, the collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, concepts of interviewing and interrogation, the use of forensic sciences, case and trial preparation.

CJSA 1348 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constititutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies.

CJSA 1351 Use of Force 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A study of the use of force including introduction to and statutory authority for the use of force, force options, deadly force, and related legal issues. Fulfills the TCLEOSE Use of Force Intermediate Certificate requirement. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair.

CJSA 1359 Police Systems and Practices 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Exploration of the profession of police officer. Topics include organization of law enforcement systems, the police role, police discretion, ethics, police-community interaction, and current and future issues.

CJSA 1393 Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies 3-0-3 Syllabus Not Available - Schedule Locations

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Prerequisite: CRIJ 1301/CJSA 1322 and consent of Department Chair.

CJSA 2300 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Exploration of police authority. Topics include responsibilities and constitutional constraints, law of arrest, search and seizure, and police liability.

CJSA 2302 Police Management, Supervision, and Related Topics 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Techniques and theories regarding dealing with people, their performance and problems. Topics include basic supervision, leadership, time management, first-line supervision, and management by objectives.

CJSA 2331 Child Abuse, Prevention and Invest. 3-0-3 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

Forms of child abuse and neglect and the traits of typical abusers. Includes strategies to investigate abuse, interview victims and witnesses, document evidence in accordance with state law, and conduct case studies. Prerequisites: CRIJ 2314/CJSA 1342 or CRIJ 1313/CJSA 1317, or Police Academy.

CJSA 2488 Internship-Criminal Justice Safety Studies 0-19-4 Download Syllabus - Schedule Locations

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department Chair.

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