Criminal Justice (CJM)
Surveys and analyzes the criminal justice system from a macro perspective. It includes historical and philosophical overview of its development, with special emphasis on the system's components and the relationship among those components in the administration of criminal justice in America.
Examines the techniques and problems involved in investigation of criminal cases. Course includes theory and techniques of investigation, the questioning of witnesses and suspects, procedural problems involved in investigation, the collection and presentation of evidence, and preparation of cases.
Examines the components, purposes and functions of criminal law. Included in this course is a study of criminal liability, including the elements of various offenses and the rules of evidence area.
Covers the history and philosophies of society's reactions to juvenile behavior and problems. The course incorporates the theories of delinquency and causation theories of juvenile criminality. Interaction among the police, judiciary, and corrections are examined in the context of cultural influences. Juvenile law and procedures are examined in this course.
Examines criminological theory and process. It focuses on causation theories of criminality. A thorough study is made of the nature of crime, types of crimes, the criminal process and explanations for criminal behavior including discussion of biosocial, psychological, and sociological theories.
Studies the ethical background and decision-making steps that are present in value-laden situations, with particular emphasis on Christian principles for personal and social responsibility as applied to management and leadership. Situational considerations dealing with racial profiling, gratuities and political climates will be explored.