CJ* - Criminal Justice Services

CJ100 Introduction of Criminal Justice

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This survey course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the concepts, phenomenon, and issues of concern in the scientific study of crime, criminal justice agencies and criminal justice practices. It provides the student with an overview of the nature, dynamics, etiological theories of crime and criminal behavior; it also seeks to establish a rudimentary level of understanding of the major issues of concern in the criminal justice and the major agencies. Special emphasis is given to current research findings in crime policy and criminal practice.

CJ101/SOC105 Introduction to Criminology

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk)  An interdisciplinary and introductory overview of the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the application of theory to crime prevention and offender treatment.  Examines the uses and limitations of empirical research methods to the study of crime.  Reviews the principal political, economic, social, cultural, psychological, biological, and ideological theories of criminal behavior.  Identifies the major categories of crime  and discusses the relevance of crime classification.  Explores the influence of criminological theory on public policy.

CJ110 Policing an Introduction

4 credits (4 lec/hrs wk) The course explores the principles and practices of policing, introduces students to the history, administration, and day-today work of the police in the United States. The course presents a balanced perspective, provides students with the basic framework for understanding contemporary police issues while presenting some of the myths and preconceptions commonly associated with the profession. Ethics, responsibility, liability and information on how police work interfaces with forensic science and modern technology are also presented.

CJ130 Corrections an Introduction

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces thee philosophy and history of corrections in the United States. Sentencing, corrections, institutions, and community corrections are addressed along with critical issues in the field.

CJ140 Forensics an Introduction

3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk) Forensic science is the study and application of science to matters of law. Students will be participating in hands-on activities; CD ROM based virtual experiences and forensic investigative practices. The course provides for the advancement of the investigatory process, is an experimental based course on the fundamental and advanced features of investigation, duties and responsibilities of the investigation, crime scene analysis, and testing of evidence. The use of technology (scientific investigative practices) will be applied to various offense types that could include such offenses as homicide, burglary, arson and sex offense.

CJ198/298 Independent Study in Criminal Justice Administration

1-3 credits (hrs to be arranged) Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

CJ201 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course will cover the history and philosophy of juvenile justice in America and the impact of present societal reforms on the juvenile system. An array of theoretical positions will be discussed and debated (e.g. - social structure theories, social process theories, social reaction theories, etc.). The influence of the family, media, peers, socioeconomic status, drugs, gang affiliation, and schools will be covered in detail. An overview of the legal framework in which the juvenile justice system operates will highlight the differences in adult and juvenile law. Study will include the known the landmark juvenile court cases and current trends impacting juvenile court. The systemic role of the police, the juvenile court and juvenile institutions will be explored. Child abuse and neglect, status offenders, and the unique needs of young people will also be examined. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the juvenile system and issue of juvenile delinquency.

CJ203 Crisis Intervention

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) An examination of crisis intervention techniques for the public safety and emergency response professional, covering initial intervention, communication strategies, assessment, and referral. Includes situation-specific approaches and explores the impact of intervention on the public safety and emergency response worker.

CJ210 Criminal Investigation of Crimes Against Property

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Students are introduced to the elements of an effective investigation; and to the equipment, technology and procedures that facilitate investigation.  Crime scene responsibilities are identified such as documentation, photographing and sketching.  Specific crimes against property (theft, burglary, fraud, white-collar crime, arson, cyber crime, narcotics and terrorism) are identified as well as the methods of investigating.

CJ213 Interview and Interrogation Skills

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A study of the dynamics of psychological persuasion as they are applied through the course of interviews and criminal interrogations.  Examines the deliberate, refined processes and techniques of psychological persuasion with an emphasis on the practical and legal limitations.

CJ214 Crime Scene Investigation (Contemporary Applications)

3 credits (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk) An examination of specialized investigative issues specific to a variety of contemporary crime scenes and criminal events.  Surveys the specialized investigative approaches unique to homicides and assaults, arson, crimes against children, hate crime, and environmental crime.

CJ215 Criminal Justice Administration

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) An overview of law enforcement administration to include operational and personnel management, first-line supervision, and organizational leadership.  Explores the historical development of administrative theory and practice as it relates to police operations.  Examines policy and procedure formulation, planning and budgeting, personnel recruitment and selection, labor issues, and liability.

CJ220 Introduction to Substantive Law

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) A study of substantive criminal law.  Examines the development and nature of common, constitutional, statutory, and case law in America.   Surveys the classification, definition, and essential elements of key crimes as well as  defenses to criminal liability.  Includes an overview of parties to crimes, inchoate offenses, the distinctions between criminal and civil law, and the philosophy of law as a social force.  Exposes students to legal research methods and the study of case law.

CJ222 Constitutional Law

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) A study of U.S. constitutional, statutory, and case law as it relates to procedural aspects of criminal law.  Examines the rights of persons and the obligations of criminal justice practitioners with an emphasis on the role of the courts and constitutional case interpretation.  Explores legal procedure and due process considerations related to the investigation of crime, processing of accused persons, and maintenance of order in American society, including provisions related to detention, arrest, search and seizure, interviews, admissions, use of force, right to counsel, and post conviction remedies.

CJ230 Juvenile Justice System

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A survey of the U.S. Juvenile Justice System through an examination of its structure, functions, processes, historical origins and development.  Emphasizes the philosophical basis for a separate juvenile justice system.  Examines the functional role of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections within that system.

CJ231 Forensic Photography

2 credits (1 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course is designed to assist in the development of skills necessary to create and evaluate forensic photo documentation. Students will be exposed to a variety of photographic concepts and equipment.  Particular emphasis is placed on the ability to evaluate a photograph for potential evidentiary value and for its accurate depiction of the object or event being photographed.

CJ232 Corrections Counseling and Casework

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A survey of correctional philosophy and approaches to behavior modification through specific interviewing and counseling techniques, interpersonal communication skills, client assessment, and programmatic treatment.  Explains the role of both criminological and counseling theory to correctional supervision.  Describes the role of various corrections employees in the rehabilitative process.

CJ233 Homicide Investigation

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course presents a thorough overview of how to conduct a proper homicide investigation.  Such an investigation will lead to the correct identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible for the homicide.  Emphasis will be placed on necessary investigative components such as scene and evidence identification, preservation, and collection.  Further emphasis will be placed on the proper identification of suspects and preparing the case for prosecution.  The ultimate goal of the course will be to teach the homicide investigator how to develop the truth about what happened so the guilty party can be held accountable for the homicide.

CJ243/PSY243 Drugs and Behavior

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course is a basic introduction to the principles of drug action on the mind and body and the relationship of substance  abuse to crime and criminal justice administration. Drug metabolism and psychopharmacological research findings on legal and illicit drugs are addressed including drug effects, theories of abuse, legislation, enforcement strategies, policy options and treatment, and prevention strategies. Treatment issues and prevention models are related to diverse cultures, lifestyles, gender, age, and the needs of people with disabilities.

CJ247 Ethics in Criminal Justice

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) The course will examine ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice, focusing on law enforcement, the courts, corrections, research and crime policy dealing with specific ethical issues related to the criminal justice system. An introduction to ethical decision making through the perspectives of virtue ethics, formalism, and utilitarianism.

CJ250 Criminal Behavior and Profiling

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  Criminal profiling course is about reconstructing the and intent by closely examining all psychological evidence left by perpetrators at a crime scene. Criminal profilers' work to address the investigative process to understand the psychopathologies and psychosis associated with particularly violent and serial crimes.

CJ280 Field Experience

1-6 credits (3-18 lab hrs/wk) This course offers career exploration and workplace experience in a variety of supervised settings applicable to the development of the student as a professional in the criminal justice field. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

CJ5401 ROTA Module I: (Legal Concepts I)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Legal Concepts I is the first module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course offers a basic overview of the Criminal Justice System in Oregon to reserve police officers and focuses on the Oregon Criminal Code and laws police officers enforce while carrying out their responsibilities. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5402 ROTA Module II: (Legal Concepts II)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Legal Concepts II is the second module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course exposes reserve officers to the Oregon Motor Vehicle Code, the Juvenile Justice System, procedural matters and considerations of liability in the administration of the law, and related matters. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5403 ROTA Module III: (Human Behavior)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Human Behavior is the third module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course focuses on a variety of topics related to the variety of incidents and people encountered in policing. Topics addressed include professionalism, domestic conflict management, cultural dynamics, communication strategies, traumatic incident awareness and dealing with mentally ill persons. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5404 ROTA Module IV: (Patrol Procedures)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Patrol Procedures is the fourth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course focuses on procedures and practices used in carrying out law enforcement responsibilities. Topics covered include patrol and traffic enforcement procedures, DUII enforcement, hazardous materials awareness, and contemporary issues in community policing. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5405 ROTA Module V: (Investigations)

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Investigation is the fifth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The module focuses primarily on aspects of preliminary investigations of crimes and introduces students to death investigations. Students are also exposed to accident investigation, investigative concepts related to controlled substances, and report writing, among other topics. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5406 ROTA Module VI: (Skills Proficiency I)

3 credits (10 lec, 55 lec/lab hrs/total) Skills Proficiency I is the sixth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The module focuses primarily on skills needed by police officers to carry out their responsibilities related to defensive tactics and high-risk vehicle stops, and on topics related to personal health. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.

CJ5407 ROTA Module VII: (Skills Proficiency II)

3 credits (10 lec, 55 lec/lab hrs/total) Skills Proficiency II is the seventh module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The module focuses primarily on skills needed by police officers to carry out their responsibilities related to care, use, and limitations of firearms and in relation to emergency vehicle operations. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training performance objectives. Prerequisite: Agency sponsorship.



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