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.
SOC 390 Theories of Crime (3) -- ONLINE
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 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 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.