Investigations: Processes and Procedures/
This course presents modern theories and practices of criminal investigation, including preliminary investigation, related communication and reporting functions, and final court actions. Simulations and case study analysis are used to explore investigation strategies and tactics. Students evaluate appropriate users and anticipated effects of various methods.
The objective of this course is to present students with a clear, contemporary and comprehensive analysis of criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime-prevention strategies. Students also analyze if crime is an individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society.
Security Threat Groups in Criminal Justice
This course examines the impact of gang activity on crime in America. It focuses on the gang subculture, its appeal and grasp on youth, and results of programs and strategies created and implemented to curb the increase in gang violence.
This course will provide an overview of evidence-based corrections, probation and parole. Students will learn community-based supervision, residential (half-way houses, work release, shock incarceration) and non-residential programs (home detention, electronic home monitoring), restorative justice programs, evidence-based practices and level of service inventory (LSI).
Criminal Law and Procedure
This course reviews the fundamentals of criminal litigation enhanced with practical skills needed to work in this area. Students investigate criminal law, including categories, elements and defenses of crimes, procedural criminal law, the criminal legal process and constitutional considerations.