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Criminal Justice (CRIJ)
Department of Criminal Justice
CRIJ 1303 Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course is a study of the history and philosophy of criminal justice. This course includes the law; law enforcement functions; corrections; and the court system.
This course if offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program. Class 3.
CRIJ 1313 Criminal Law
This course is a study of criminal law. This course focuses on the differences between civil and criminal law; defining crime; defenses; and constitutional law pertaining to criminal justice. In addition, this section addresses the fundamentals of sociology and philosophy of the law and criminal liability.
This course is offered through the nontraditional program. Class 3.
CRIJ 2303 Criminology
This course is the study of the nature, causes, and control of criminal behavior in criminal justice. The theories of criminology that will be discussed for this section are classical theories; positivist theories; conflict theories; and integrated theories.
CRIJ 3213 Justice and Human Rights
The course examines various approaches for the foundation of human rights and explores justice from a Biblical perspective. It examines the development of the Western legal tradition as the foundation for modern justice and human rights concepts.
CRIJ 3263 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
This course provides an analysis of U.S. Constitutional Law, emphasizing landmark Supreme Court decisions that impact criminal justice practice. It will focus on the sources of power and restraint for each branch of government and how those powers and limitations affect the field of criminal justice.
CRIJ 3433 Domestic Human Trafficking
This course will provide a broad perspective on the incidence, prevalence, and pervasiveness of slavery in the United States in its myriad of forms. It takes a Biblical perspective in its human rights approach to the issue and seeks a multi-disciplinary solution in discussing methods to combat modern-day slavery and human trafficking. It will examine both Federal and State laws, police responses, and advocacy within civil society.
CRIJ 4103 Administration of Criminal Justice
This course will introduce the student to the dynamics and functions of the administration and supervisory roles in policing and in the criminal justice field. Topics for this course will include police organizations and management; critical issues such as corruption; the police subculture; and the criminal liability attached to administrative roles in criminal justice. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313.
CRIJ 4233 International Human Trafficking
This course focuses on the Trafficking Victimís Protection Actís ranking of nations of the world with regard to their responses to the issue of human trafficking in their own countries. It will examine specific regional issues of modern slavery and trafficking to include brick-making in India, chocolate farming in the Ivory Coast, the fishing industry in Ghana, prison labor in China, and sexual trafficking in the post-Soviet and former Eastern Bloc countries. The effects of capitalism and globalization will be investigated from a Biblical worldview and applied as potential solutions to the aforementioned situations.
CRIJ 4263 International Criminal Law
This course looks at international law as it applies to the human tragedies of genocide, child soldiers, gendered violence, religious violence, torture, and the response of the international community at governmental and non-governmental levels to include peacekeeping and refugee issues. The approaches to these topics are from a human dignity perspective since all people are created in the image of God.
CRIJ 4403 Restorative Justice
This course will introduce the student to the criminal justice system as it pertains to the court systems and corrections components in law enforcement. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313.
CRIJ 4603 Homeland Security
This course will introduce the student to Homeland Security prior to and after 9/11. This course will discuss the crimes, departments, and changes in the law since 9/11 that created the inception of Homeland Security. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 4103.
CRIJ 4623 Emergency Management
This course will introduce the student to the response and identification of risk analysis and disaster preparedness as it pertains to law enforcement and law enforcement management. This course will examine the social functions of the police in dealing with risk analysis and disasters, as well as identifying the role of the community and police organization/management. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313.
CRIJ 4633 Cyber Crime
This course will be an introductory course into the field of cyber-crimes in criminal justice. This course will identify the types of crimes that constitute cyber-crime related offenses; constitutional laws; investigative techniques; and the role cyber-crimes has in international issues and terrorism in society today. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313.
CRIJ 4653 Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism
Students examine the use of fear and systematic terror against civilians as a means of coercion to achieve monetary, religious, political, or ideological goals. Students will also gain knowledge of the practices, tactics, techniques, and strategies that governments, militaries, police agencies and corporations adopt to prevent terrorism and ways they respond to terrorist threats and/or acts. Prerequisites: CRIJ 1303 and CRIJ 1313 and CRIJ 4603.
CRIJ 4703 Personal And Professional Ethics
This capstone course examines the theories and practices in the areas of morality, values, and ethics as they pertain to criminal justice with special consideration given to application of Christian ethical principles for professionals working in the Criminal Justice field. Prerequisite: All other major courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrollment..
CRIJ 4903 Criminal Justice Internship
A supervised field experience in a criminal justice, juvenile justice, or related agency. Senior standing and approval of department chair is required. Prerequisite: All other major courses must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrollment..
CRIJ 4993 Special Topics In Criminal Justice
This course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures in criminal justice topics which are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different.