Criminial Justice Courses

Course Number Course Title Course Description
CRJ1313 Introduction to Criminal Justice. (3) An introduction to criminal law with constitutional aspects of law enforcement in a democratic society; introduction to and survey of the agencies, processes, and functions involved in the administration of criminal justice. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ1323 Police Administration and Organization. (3) Principles of organization and administration in law enforcement as applied to law enforcement agencies; introduction to concepts of organizational behavior. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ1353 Internship in Criminal Justice. (3) Prerequisite: Instructor Approval This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. Internship in an approved law enforcement, juvenile justice or correctional agency; major in criminal justice with Sophomore standing, under supervision of the agency concerned and school instructor. Field work offering research and practice in a criminal justice agency.
CRJ1363 Introduction to Corrections. (3) An introduction to the origins, historical, and philosophical development of the American correctional system and its relationship with other criminal justice agencies. An overview of major contemporary correctional systems and methods of treatment of offenders. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ1373 Introduction to Homeland Security. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. The issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestic and international. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ1383 Criminology. (3) Prerequisite: A study of causes, treatment, and prevention of crime with emphasis on the nature and significance of criminal behavior. Course content includes theories, statistics, trends, and programs concerning criminal behavior. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2213 Traffic Law. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. An examination of the history, development, and enforcement of statutes pertaining to motor vehicles with an emphasis on prevailing Mississippi traffic law and methods of enforcement. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2313 Police Operations. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. A study of police procedures and enforcement methods within law enforcement agencies. Particular emphasis is placed on the function of the patrol division. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2323 Criminal Law. (3) A survey of applied substantive law with emphasis on the most common criminal offenses. Practical insight into the rules of evidence and considerations governing the admissibility of evidence in court. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2333 Criminal Investigations. (3) An examination of the crime solving process with an emphasis on methodology, corpus delicti, and evidence. Fundamentals of evidence collection, preservation, and analysis; fingerprinting, photography, crime scene processing, and the use of scientific techniques in investigation. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2353 Drugs and Society. (3) Lectures, demonstrations, and discussions covering all aspects of drug identification, classification, drug laws, and search and seizure laws. There is an emphasis on the effects drugs have on today?s society, criminal behavior, and crime resulting from drug use. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2363 Criminal Court Practice. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. An in?depth study of the criminal case within the state and federal court systems. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2393 Survey of Criminalistics. (3) This study of scientific crime detention methods, modus operandi, crime scene search, preservation of evidence. Research projects and class participation required. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2413 Administration of Criminal Justice. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. A study of basic legal concepts; due?process and criminal procedure, to include laws of arrest, search and seizure, the warrant process and warrant exceptions, and evidence. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2453 Ethics in Criminal Justice. (3) An examination of the myriad ethical dilemmas that arise in the criminal justice system and tools nurturing an ethical life in and out of the criminal justice field.
CRJ2513 Juvenile Justice. (3) A survey of the common law roots of juvenile law; the unfolding of case law in American history; and the development of the juvenile courts and corrections. The role of law enforcement in juvenile delinquency. Theoretical perspectives on juvenile deviance. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2623 ASSETS PROTECTION (3) Security awareness of management and employees; vulnerability training; internal/external theft and fraud; disaster control; physical security planning; investigation; guard protection; and alcohol and drug abuse in work place.
CRJ2713 Foundations of Terrorism. (3) This is a non-transferable course. It may be applied towards an Associate in Applied Science degree or Certificate of Proficiency in Criminal Justice. Survey of the role of the criminal justice professional in combating terrorism in combating terrorism within the United States and the modern world. Three lecture hours per week.
CRJ2723 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (3) This course is designed to develop an understanding of how intelligence assists in maintaining national security, the laws, guidelines, executive directives and oversight relating to intelligence as well as the methodologies used in the intelligence community.
CRJ2733 TRANSPORTATION AND BORDER SECURITY (3) This course provides a student with an analysis of issues that concern the protection of the borders of the United States and U. S. policies regarding the safety of the U. S. Transportation System.