Criminal Justice (CRIMJUS)

Courses

CRIMJUS 321   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION   3 Units

This course examines the fundamentals of basic investigative responsibilities including investigating violent crimes and crimes against property. Challenges to the criminal investigator are also studied.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

CRIMJUS 322   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OF CHILD ABUSE   3 Units

This course is designed to familiarize students with interview techniques and modern investigation practices that will enable them to successfully investigate child physical and sexual abuses cases.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276

CRIMJUS 325   FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION   3 Units

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 325 AND ANTHROPL 325

CRIMJUS 327   COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS & TREATMENT   3 Units

Students completing this course will gain knowledge of criminal justice programs utilized outside jail and prison. Specifically, students will become familiar with the special needs of clients on probation/parole for sexual offenses, gang affiliations, career criminal statuses, violent/assaultive issues, chemical dependency issues, mental health issues, and family custody issues.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

CRIMJUS 329   INVESTIGATION OF DEATH   3 Units

This course examines the fundamentals of the investigation of human death. A recommended "system" of death investigation is presented and students will, as a primary objective, conduct an "actual" death investigation from start to finish.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: CRIMJUS 496 OR CRIMJUS 321, OR CRIMJUS 325 OR CRIMJUS 496

CRIMJUS 377   SOCIOLOGY OF DRUGS AND CRIME   3 Units

This course examines the intersection of drugs and crime in U.S. society. This course utilizes the social constructionist perspective as it pertains to both legal and illegal drugs. Through the use of the constructionist perspective, this class will explore how believed truths and realities about drugs are often socially created, how the laws and the control of drugs has been constructed and maintained, how culture and history influence perceptions of drugs and crime, and how societal norms, values and ideas concerning drugs are created and perpetuated.
PREREQ: SOCIOLGY 276 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

CRIMJUS 425   ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY   3 Units

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Student will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.
PREREQ: CRIMJUS 325
CROSS-LISTED: CRIMJUS 425 AND ANTHROPL 425

CRIMJUS 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
PREREQ: AT LEAST SOPHOMORE STATUS AND 2.5 GPA

CRIMJUS 494   SEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of Instructor

CRIMJUS 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

CRIMJUS 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics. See Schedule of Classes.

CRIMJUS 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Department consent required. Repeatable

CRIMJUS 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.