CJST 300 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. A Survey of the United Stated criminal justice system with a particular emphasis on the interrelationship of components of the police, courts, and corrections to each other and the American society.
CJST 305 Principles of Security, Crime Prevention, and Asset Protection (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. The course is an overview of the private security system, including crime prevention and its zones of protection. From the historical development and the professional nature of security, crime prevention, and asset protection to the legal aspects of private security, the course covers the foundations of security and crime prevention, including concepts of security techniques and access control equipment. The course defines asset protection and delineates the kinds of assets and the appropriate security.
CJST 306 Theories of Crime (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course introduces different explanations of criminal behavior, relates the theories to their historical development, and clarifies the assumptions of different theories and the role the theories play in public policy.
CJST 310 Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Issues (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course is an examination of the historical development of the U.S. criminal justice system and the impact of Supreme Court ruling on the development, including the growing impact of the victim rights movement and the legal process for adjudicating claims that someone has violated criminal law. The course studies federal rules and regulations that provide citizens with baseline protection of their constitutional right during the offender process. Special attention is given to the issues of greatest concern to criminal justice personnel, such as detention, arrest, search and seizure, interrogation and interview, self-incrimination, due process, undercover operations and other police practices, and the right of counsel.
CJST 320 Criminal Law and Evidence (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course explores the history, principles, sources, distinctions and limitations of criminal law. Definitions of criminal offenses and elements of crime are explained and discussed. The course surveys the basic principles, rules and constitutional provisions that regulate admissions of evidence in criminal courts. Discussions include why evidence is excluded.
CJST 325 Introduction to the Safety Sciences (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. The course provides an overview of the safety sciences, to include occupational safety and health, hazard prevention, systems safety, environmental safety, and fire protection. In addition to learning the principles of safety, the student will be able to identify rudimentary techniques to manage protection and prevention.
CJST 330 Criminal Investigations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course presents and applies the foundation and principles of criminal investigation, to include crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, case preparation and management. The course offers students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process from start to finish.
CJST 335 Introduction to Risk Management and Liability (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CJST 305. The course provides both a theoretical and practical introduction to risk and liability. The student will earn the principles of risk management, and fundamentally be able to identify and manage risk. In addition, the course explores the process tools and techniques, to include the use of surveys, and financial and other assessment tools.
CJST 355 Introduction of Juvenile Justice System (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course is an analysis of the social administration of juvenile justice within the United States. Particular emphasis will be placed on the decision-making process on police, courts, and probation officials regarding apprehension and processing of juveniles. Recent Supreme Court decisions, assessments of efforts at prevention, control, and rehabilitation will be discussed in light of theoretical perspectives.
CJST 359 Sociology of Law (3)
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and SOC 110. The course is an examination of the complexities and concerns inherent in the sociological and legal understanding of the relationship between law and society.
CIS 315 Computing in Society (3) -- ONLINE
This course provides a survey of the impact that computers and information technology has on society. It examines the roles and responsibilities that computer and information technology professionals have in directing current and emerging technologies.
CJST 375 Introduction to Corrections (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The course is a study of the corrections field: courts, detention, sentencing, adult institutions, probation, parole, and staffing and personnel issues. The course will also discuss recent models of community corrections, to include peacemaking criminology and restorative justice principles.
CJST 380 Deviance and Social Control (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 300. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to a range of theories associated with "deviant" behavior. An emphasis will be placed on the accepted sociological theories of "deviant" behavior. The primary focus of the course will be placed on the student's ability to identify the different theories and then be able to apply those theories to real life situations. Furthermore, the student will be able to identify the different forms of social control and how the agents of social control use different sanctions in dealing with "deviant" behavior.
CJST 393 Special Topics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: CJST 300 and CJST 305. Special topics courses are offered in areas that require in depth discussion, such as white collar crime and terrorism. The course may be repeated for credit as the topics vary.
CJST 400 Security Administration (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190 and CJST 305. The course is a study of the organization, management and administration of security operations in businesses, industry, and government. Discussions include labor union negotiations, workplace violence, employee relations, emergency management, legal considerations, risk management and mitigation, access control and leadership in management. The course requires basic analyses of statistics and financial statements.
CIS 430 The Fundamentals of Computer Forensics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CIS 130, 295, 330, and 360, and Senior Status. The course offers computer forensics theory and methodology. The course explores how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on a disk with computer forensic tools and manual techniques. The student will learn about the elements of an effective computer crime policy. It is a study of the investigation of computer crime from both a legal and technical perspective.
CJST 465 Justice Administration (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CJST 300, CJST 355, CJST 375, senior standing. The course examines the nature, structure and administrative processes of criminal justice organizations, as well as the individuals and groups in the police, courts, and corrections fields. Through readings, the students will apply their knowledge from previous criminal justice classes to analyze personnel roles and functions, principles of organizations and administration and special challenges and issues spanning the justice system.
CJST 475 Criminal Justice & Security Management Capstone (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: Senior status; this course is taken the last semester in the senior year of the major.
CIS 130 Information Systems and Technology (3) -- ONLINE
This course introduces how information systems and computer technology interrelate to collect, manipulate, and disseminate data and information within the context of business and industry. Students examine the main concepts of computer hardware and software, the survey of methodologies employed by business firms to harness the power of information technology for strategic purposes, the fundamental information systems design and development processes, and the impact of information systems on the individual, organization, and society.
CIS 330 Database Analysis and Design (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 270 or 295 and CIS 160, 310 or 320. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of database analysis, design, and implementation with emphasis on the relational model. The course will cover databases used in today's networked client-serve applications. Topics include ANSI SQL, data normalization, tables, queries, reports, forms, security, replication, data layout, and backup/recovery.
CIS 360 Networking and Telecommunications I (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 140. This course introduces students to computer networks and telecommunications for today's computer information technology professional. The course will cover basic network terminology, the different types of networks, and the components that comprise a network. Specific topics include the OSI model, network protocols, network operating systems, network hardware, and network topologies. Additionally, this course will examine telecommunications and the role it plays in information exchange.
CTM 400 Intellectual Property Protection (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CTM 300. In the 20th Century our nation's economy evolved from being manufacturing-based to service-based. The 21st century is seeing it adapt again to one based on information and knowledge. For many companies, intellectual property has become their most critical asset, one which must be protected from domestic and foreign competitors. This course will examine ways to protect company property and gain a competitive advantage, with emphasis on obtaining, maintaining and enforcing intellectual property rights under United States and foreign law. Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, protection of computer software and biotechnology, and international protection will be discussed.
PST 320 Human Resources in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and junior status. An examination of human resource management functions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the legal environment and equal employment opportunities; job design and analysis; recruiting, orientation, and training; performance appraisal; compensation systems; labor relations; collective bargaining and grievance processes; and health and safety in the workplace. The final course project will require students to conduct in-depth research in the area of human resource management (HRM) and apply HRM theory and research to a not-for-profit organization.
PST 330 Legal Issues in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and junior status. An introduction to the nature, formation and application of law in the U.S. legal system. Topics will include American public law; federal/state/local law governing business and industry; torts and contracts; litigation and arbitration; regulatory law; labor and employment law; compensation law; consumer protection; law as it relates to profit/nonprofit and public/private sector organizations. Students will apply course content and case law to a real world legal issue.
PST 490 Social Science Research Methods (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: CST 295. Social Science Research Methods is designed to initiate the student to current social and policy research technologies and practices. In this course the student will engage in the study of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to social science research using a systematic process. Issues in criminal justice, public policy and administration, and urban planning will be the primary focus of research and cases. Major theories and concepts in social science and policy research applicable to these topics, as well as selected student projects, will be addressed through lectures, readings from the text, audio/visual presentations, class discussions, cases, and practice exercises. This course will provide the student with opportunities to think critically about social science and policy research and possible solutions to current problems confronting the criminal justice system, public policy decision-makers and social science research professionals.