Criminal Justice (CJ)

CJ 101 -  Intro to Criminal Justice  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Social Science

The student is introduced to the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process. Includes the history, present structure, current functions and contemporary problems of the police, the prosecution, the courts, corrections, and security agencies. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct.

CJ 202 -  Police Administration  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course will present an overview of public administration with the emphasis on the vitality and capacity for pragmatic change within our American police system. This understanding will be brought about by the comprehensive and analytical study of the structures, processes, and behavior of the typical police infrastructure in the United States. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: CJ 101

CJ 211 -  Criminal Law  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course will study the history and nature of criminal law, defenses to criminal conduct, and substantive criminal offenses. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

CJ 221 -  Juvenile Delinquency  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course is a study of juvenile delinquency theories of causation and current preventive programs. It will explore the nature and extent of delinquency and examine suspected causes of delinquent behavior. It will also cover critical issues in juvenile delinquency and examine crucial policies and programs in the Criminal Justice system that addresses juvenile delinquency. It will also include issues facing juvenile probation officers and it will look at the role of police agencies and their relationship to juvenile courts. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: SOC 101, placement into ENG 11/111. Students are encouraged to have good reading, writing, and organizational skills or seek help through the resources available to them through the NMC Writing Center and academic counseling.

CJ 231 -  Survey of Corrections  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course will examine the historical and philosophical development of corrections in the United States. Special consideration is given to the theoretical approaches to changing and controlling criminal behavior. Practical limitations and justification to probation, parole, and the operational functions of institutional supervision are also studied. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

CJ 242 -  Evidence & Criminal Procedures  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

An overview of the criminal court system and the process of a criminal proceeding from incident to disposition and appeal, including the rules of evidence affecting the trial of a criminal case. It also includes an overview of the criminal procedure rules concerning arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation and confession, which regulate law enforcement and protect citizens' rights of privacy and presumed innocence. The course includes pertinent Supreme Court decisions. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 111.

CJ 290A -  Academic Service/Internship  

Credit Hours: 1-4, Contact Hours: 1-4

Division: Social Science