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CJ 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
The study of the criminal justice system, its components, procedures, and interrelationships between the components: the police, prosecution, courts and the corrections. It also examines the impact of the concept of justice and other re-occurring issues upon the public, private, and the community in the United States as well as American Samoa. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 155 Traffic Functions (3)
This course covers the basics in police patrol functions and duties. It is aimed at preparing the prospective police officer with the skills and abilities in conducting traffic investigations, traffic stops, roadblocks, drunk driving sobriety testing, arrest and vehicle search procedures, and the common traffic officer role. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 160 Patrol Operations (3)
This course covers the basics in police patrol functions and duties. It will cover the sound and proper procedures of safety patrol principles, selective enforcement, beat analysis, vehicle stops, searches and seizures, field interrogation, and other common patrol functions. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 165 Introduction to Probation & Parole (3)
The philosophical and historical development of probation and parole are discussed, including their functions, role and impact on the Criminal Justice System and community. It covers the decisions to grant probation, and/or parole, conditions imposed, revocation hearings, statutory provisions governing probation and parole administrations and supervision, parole board and other related issues. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 170 Criminal Evidence (3)
This course covers the origin, development and philosophy of criminal evidence. It will enable the student to understand the constitutional and procedural consideration for rules of evidence, the applicability of rules to criminal and civil matters, rules governing admissibility, and overview of evidentiary privileges. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 175 Criminal Investigations (3)
This course covers crime scene investigation, collection and preservation of evidence, interrogation of suspects, admissibility of evidence and confessions. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 180 Criminal Law (3)
The historical and philosophical development of criminal law is examined. Major emphasis is on substantive criminal law, definitions, and elements of crime from common law system including recent developments that have been incorporated in statutes and/or case laws. Concepts such as jurisdictions, mental element, criminal defenses, and more are examined as their applications on the system of criminal justice. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 190 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
(formerly Juvenile Procedures)
This course covers the philosophical, historical and practical survey of the juvenile justice system. It covers theories of causation, factors and characteristics of delinquency and a survey of the treatment and prevention programs. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 195 Introduction to Corrections (3)
The philosophical and historical development of corrections, functions, objectives, personnel, and rehabilitative and community based programs. The course will also cover the relationship of probation and parole to correctional goals and objectives. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 200 Comparative Justice (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150
This course is an introductory course in the comparative study of the criminal justice systems. A comparative analysis of the criminal justice systems components of police, prosecution, courts and corrections throughout the world and the pacific region will be explored. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 210 Constitutional Law and Procedures (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 or POL 150 and ENG 151
The historical, philosophical, and ethical issues that pertain to the amendments of the United States Constitutions, its intentions, source of authority, the rights under the Bill of Rights, and its applicable contributions to the procedural due process. Major emphasis will focus on landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting constitutional provisions, phrases and protections guarantees primarily with regards to the amendments. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 215 Foundations in Criminology (3)
(formerly Fundamentals to Criminology)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 and ENG 151
This course offers an interdisciplinary perspective of crime and criminal behavior in relations to the criminal justice system. Theoretical approaches to explaining crime, criminal statistics, typologies and victimology will be assessed, and the influence of crime theory on public policy will be explored. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 220 Survey of Law (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 and ENG 151
This course presents the philosophical, historical and cultural role of law as played in a complex and modern society. Emphasis is on civil law and its relation to legislative, judicial and administrative agencies. The areas covered are judicial remedies, contracts, torts, property laws, administrative law, employment laws, anti-trust laws, and alternative dispute resolution. This course will strengthen the participant’s powers of legal reasoning and analysis. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 225 Victimology (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150, SOC 150, and ENG 151
This course focuses on the victim’s rights, treatment of victims by the criminal justice system and social services agencies, and how society views them. Students will use theories to examine the contributing factors to victimization and its relationship to society. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 230 Criminal Justice Administrations and Organization (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 and ENG 151
The study of Criminal Justice administration and organization, nature, function and processes among the criminal justice agencies. The course covers an overview of principles of organization and management, and specific aspects of organization--communications, leadership, personnel, budgeting, planning, information management and more. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 235 Cyber Crime (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 or CJ 175 and ENG 151
This course is designed to illustrate the use of modern technology as a tool to commit different types of cybercrime and criminal activities. Students will gain knowledge in theoretical approaches, law enforcement, and investigation of cybercrimes. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 240 Police Community Relations (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150 and ENG 151
This course covers the interrelationships and role expectation between the police department, various government agencies, private sector and the community in developing cooperation among these entities and the police. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CJ 260 Ethics in Criminal Justice (3)
Prerequisite: CJ 150
This course focuses on ethics as an element of leadership and professionalism in different agencies in the criminal justice system. Students use social trends and political challenges to analyze and address ethical and social justice that impacts the code of ethics in criminal justice. (Note: 3 lecture credits)