Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CRJ 100 : Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course surveys the entire criminal justice process from law enforcement to the administration of justice through corrections. It discusses the history and philosophy of the system and introduces various career opportunities.

Credits

3

CRJ 110 : Introduction to Law Enforcement

This course examines the history and philosophy of law enforcement, as well as the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal agencies. It includes the duties and functions of law enforcement officers.

Credits

3

CRJ 116 : Police Patrol

This course studies the duties, and responsibilities of the uniformed police patrol. It emphasizes the importance of patrol functions and includes principles, methods, procedures and resources used in police patrol operations.

Credits

3

CRJ 140 : Criminal Law and Procedure

This course examines both substantive and procedural law. The legal elements of various crimes are discussed, with attention to the Alabama Code. Areas of criminal procedure essential to the criminal justice professional are covered.

Credits

3

CRJ 146 : Criminal Evidence

This course considers the origins of the law of evidence and current rules of evidence. Types of evidence, their definitions and uses are covered, as well as the functions of the court regarding evidence.

Credits

3

CRJ 147 : Constitutional Law

This course involves constitutional law as it applies to criminal justice. It includes recent Supreme Court decisions affecting criminal justice professionals, such as right to counsel, search and seizure, due process and civil rights.

Credits

3

CRJ 150 : Introduction to Corrections

This course provides an introduction to the philosophical and historical foundations of corrections in America. Incarceration and some of its alternatives are considered.

Credits

3

CRJ 208 : Introduction to Criminology

This course delves into the nature and extent of crime in the United States, as well as criminal delinquent behavior and theories of causation. The study includes criminal personalities, principles of prevention, control, and treatment.

Credits

3

CRJ 209 : Juvenile Delinquency

This course examines the causes of delinquency. It also reviews programs of prevention, and control of juvenile delinquency as well as the role of the courts.

Credits

3

CRJ 220 : Criminal Investigation

This course explores the theory and scope of criminal investigation. The duties and responsibilities of the investigator are included. The techniques and strategies used in investigation are emphasized.

Credits

3

CRJ 280 : Internship in Criminal Justice

This course involves practical experience with a criminal justice agency under faculty supervision. Permission of the instructor is required. This course may be repeated with the approval of the department head.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor.

CRJ 290 : Selected Topics - Seminar in Criminal Justice

This course involves reading, research, writing, and discussion of selected subjects relating to criminal justice. Various contemporary problems in criminal justice are analyzed. This course may be repeated with approval from the department head.

Credits

1