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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


CJ 110 SECURITY AND SAFETY

By Request

Study of modern security techniques for inn-keeping. Includes loss prevention, administrative organization, general service, personnel and physical security, and planning for emergencies.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 111 CRIMINAL LAW I

T Fall

This course is a study of legal aspects of law enforcement that covers laws of arrest, search and seizure and constitutional due process, entrapment and informers, wire tapping, interrogation, evidence, and examination of court procedures with special implications for criminal justice professionals.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 113 ETHICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

T Fall

This course is a study of the fundamentals of ethical theory. It is an introduction to the ways and means of making moral judgments in the fields of policing, corrections, probation, and parole.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 116 PAROLE/PROBATION

By Request

This course is an introduction to the types of service, administrative organizations, investigation and supervision of parole and probation within the legal structure of society. Also includes terms and conditions, modifications and revisions of probation. The role and responsibilities of probation and parole officers may also be discussed.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 123 INTRODUCTION TO CRIME CONTROL

T Fall

This course is a review of the historical and ideological foundations of law enforcement and corrections; delineation of major patterns of practice and organizational structure, and description of major programs and their inter-relationships.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 125 CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

T Fall

This course is an introduction to personality theories and their application to causes of crime with primary emphasis on individual-oriented theories; consideration of the offenders and their community context as problems for rehabilitation efforts, and critique of typical treatment programs.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 199 CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

Supervised work experience in an approved training station. Student is required to complete 150 contact hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's Approval.


CJ 201 INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY

Spring

This course is designed to familiarize students with the historical and philosophical background of modern private security. Students will obtain an understanding of how private security is an integral part of the criminal justice system. There is an emphasis on the principles of security, risk management and loss prevention in industrial, commercial, retail and government settings.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 211 CRIMINAL LAW II

T Spring

This course is a continuation of Criminal Law- CJ 111 and deals with the consideration of legal aspects of law enforcement.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Criminal Law- CJ 111


CJ 213 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

T Fall

This course enables the student to examine the major theories and techniques of criminal investigation. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of the techniques of criminal investigation, skills of investigation, the value and techniques of preserving evidence, and how the chain of evidence is vital to a successful prosecution.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 215 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE

T Spring

This course will provide students with a modern overview of the crime scene investigation (CSI) process and the identification, documentation and collection of physical evidence. Students will learn how evidence is collected and follow it to the crime lab and then to the courtroom. Students will look at how experts analyze forensic evidence such as hair, fibers, firearms, fingerprints, DNA, and other evidence used to identify offenders. Students will look at the impact television shows such as CSI have had on jury expectations (known as "The CSI Effect"). This course is designed to provide students with essential forensic science knowledge required today by the modern police officer. This class is not designed to teach students how to process crime scenes, but how to recognize various forms of evidence and understand their importance in a criminal investigation, identification and subsequent prosecution of a suspect. This class will be extremely beneficial to those pursuing law enforcement, crime scene investigation, or crime laboratory careers.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 223 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS

T Spring

This course is an introduction to the history, development, philosophy, and variety of correctional methods, processes, systems, and services. Includes institutional and post-institutional agencies and programs.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 224 JUVENILE JUSTICE

T Spring

This course provides an overall examination of the US juvenile justice system. Theories that attempt to explain the underlying causes of delinquency are surveyed. The application of preventive methods and correctional techniques are discussed.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


CJ 299 CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP

Fall/Spring/Summer

Supervised work experience in an approved training station. Student is required to complete 150 contact hours at a worksite during the semester.

Credit: 2 hours - Ten lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Career Development-INT 111 and Instructor's Approval


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at 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200 or e-mail admissions@shawneecc.edu



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