Criminal Justice (CJCR, CJLE, CJSA, CRIJ)

CJCR-1300. Basic Jail Course. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Human relations; observation; evaluation of prisoners; booking procedures; classifications; mug shots; fingerprinting; strip searches; meals; medical services; visitation; inmates rights and privileges; detention areas; disturbances; riots; fire procedures; release procedures; and key, knife and tool control. Includes the required Texas Commission on Law Enforcement objectives for course #1007.

CJCR-1307. Correctional Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Corrections in the criminal justice system; organization of correctional systems; correctional role; institutional operations; alternatives to institutionalization; treatment and rehabilitation; current and future issues.

CJCR-2324. Community Resources in Corrections. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment.

CJLE-1327. Interviewing & Report Writing for Cj Professions. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Instruction and skill development in interviewing, note-taking, and report writing in the criminal justice context. Development of skills to conduct investigations by interviewing witnesses, victims, and suspects properly. Organization of information regarding incidents into effective written reports.

CJLE-2420. Texas Peace Officer Procedures. (4 Credits)

(4-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Study of the techniques and procedures used by police officers on patrol. Includes controlled substance identification, handling abnormal persons, traffic direction, crowd control, and jail operations.

CJLE-2421. Texas Peace Officer Law. (4 Credits)

(4-4-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Study of laws directly related to police field work. Topics include Texas Transportation Code, intoxicated driver, Texas Penal Code, elements of crime, Texas Family Code, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, and civil liability. Partially satisfies Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLE) Course #1011.

CJLE-2522. Texas Peace Officer Skills. (5 Credits)

(5-5-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Requires the demonstration and practice of the skills of a police officer including patrol, driving, traffic stop skills, use of force, mechanics of arrest, firearm safety, and emergency medical care. Partially satisfies Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Course #1011.

CJSA-1312. Crime in America. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime.

CJSA-1313. Court Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The judiciary in the criminal justice system; structure of the American court system. prosecution; right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules of evidence, sentencing.

CJSA-1317. Juvenile Justice System. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies and theories concerning delinquency.

CJSA-1322. Introduction to Criminal Justice. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. History and philosophy of criminal justice and ethical considerations; crime defines; its nature and impact ; overview of criminal justice system; law enforcement; court system; prosecution and defense; trial process; corrections.

CJSA-1327. Fundamentals of Criminal Law. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The study of the nature of criminal law; philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using Texas statutes as illustrations; criminal responsibility.

CJSA-1342. Criminal Investigation. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation.

CJSA-1348. Ethics in Criminal Justice. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies.

CJSA-1359. Police Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The police profession; organization of law enforcement systems; the police role; police discretion; ethics; police-community interaction; current and future issues.

CJSA-2300. Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. (3 Credits)

This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability.

CJSA-2382. Coop Education, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. (3 Credits)

(3-1-20) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lab fee.

CJSA-2383. Coop Education, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. (3 Credits)

(3-1-20) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lab fee.

CRIJ-1301. Introduction to Criminal Justice. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.

CRIJ-1306. Court Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law.

CRIJ-1307. Crime in America. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; prevention of crime.

CRIJ-1310. Fundamentals of Criminal Law. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability.

CRIJ-1313. Juvenile Justice System. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies and theories concerning delinquency.

CRIJ-2301. Community Resources in Corrections. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adjust and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment.

CRIJ-2313. Correctional Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.

CRIJ-2314. Criminal Investigation. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation.

CRIJ-2323. Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of police authority; responsibilities; constitutional constraints; laws of arrest, search, and seizure; police liability.

CRIJ-2328. Police Systems and Practices. (3 Credits)

(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Examines the establishment, role and function of police in a democratic society. It will focus on types of police agencies and their organizational structure, police community interactions, policy ethics, and use of authority.