Criminal Justice (CRIM)

CRIM 1010 Criminal Justice

[3 credit hours]

The overall history, philosophy and functioning of the criminal justice system in the U.S. The integrated roles of law enforcement, the courts and corrections will be analyzed and discussed.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 1040 HUMAN RELATIONS AND DIVERSITY IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

[3 credit hours]

This class will focus on human relations and cultural diversity faced by the criminal justice system, including the police, courts, corrections, and community organizations, and the course will explore general principles in effective human relations, the importance of diversity, and their application in the field of criminal justice.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 1110 Penology

[3 credit hours]

The study of jails, prisons and other types of specialized correctional institutions. The philosophy of incarceration along with the administration, staffing and operations of these facilities will be reviewed.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 1240 Policing

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to law enforcement practices and agencies in the United States, including the history, philosophy and operation of federal, state and local enforcement agencies.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 2050 Applied Criminology

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the theoretical causes of crime in relation to the duties and responsibilities of polices and corrections personnel, and the development of criminal justice polices.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 2200 Criminal Law

[3 credit hours]

The statutes of Ohio relating to crime and the elements necessary for establishing and providing proof of crimes are studied.

Prerequisites: CRIM 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 2210 Criminal Investigation I

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to the processes, theories and principles of criminal investigation. Methods of gathering information, report writing, interview/interrogation strategies, surveillance, search warrant information, affidavit preparation and execution are studied.

Prerequisites: CRIM 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

CRIM 2220 Laws Of Evidence

[3 credit hours]

A thorough study of the evidence rules with specific emphasis on the application of these rules in preparing and presenting evidence.

Prerequisites: CRIM 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 2230 Criminal Procedure

[3 credit hours]

An examination of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution as it appears to arrest, search, seizure, detention, interviews, and interrogations.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 2250 Juvenile Justice

[3 credit hours]

To analyze the causes of juvenile delinquency and the extent of the problem in the U.S. Also, to discuss the inter-workings of the juvenile justice system in response to the delinquency problem, in conjunction with delinquency prevention programs.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 2990 Independent Study

[1-6 credit hours]

Supervised independent study.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 3000 Police Academy

[1-15 credit hours]

This course provides students with an experiential learning opportunity in the field of policing.

CRIM 3110 Hate Crimes

[3 credit hours]

The course examines the genesis, development, theory and practice of hate crimes and how society has and can respond to hate crimes.

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

CRIM 3210 Applied Psychology for Criminal Justice Personnel

[3 credit hours]

This course overviews mental disorders and substance abuse problems common to persons entering the criminal justice system. Related social policies and criminal justice practices are critically examined.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 3220 Crime Mapping And Criminal Profiling

[3 credit hours]

The course content develops an understanding of the uses of information technologies and psychological profiling in defining criminal behavior as well as the geographic consideration.

CRIM 3230 White Collar Crime

[3 credit hours]

A historical overview of the evolution of white-collar crime in American Society as well as an understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of different forms of white-collar crime.

CRIM 3240 Victimology

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the history of victimology and includes topics such as the characteristics of crime victims and specific types of victimization such as hate crimes and sexual assault.

Prerequisites: CRIM 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

CRIM 3250 Women and Crime

[3 credit hours]

This course will explore the causes and social consequences of crimes by and against women. The course will expose students to feminist theory and examine the interlocking effects of gender, race and class.

Term Offered: Fall

CRIM 3290 Criminal Investigation II

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the crime scene, including methods of searching, photography, sketching and gathering of physical evidence. Fingerprint analysis. Methods utilized in drug investigations and development of information sources are studied.

Prerequisites: CRIM 2210 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

CRIM 3300 Sex Crimes

[3 credit hours]

Overview of a variety of sex crimes, characteristics of sexual predators, theories to explain sex crimes, and current legislation and treatment efforts utilized today to combat sex crimes.

CRIM 4000 Narcotics Policy and Enforcement

[3 credit hours]

This course will explore the “War on Drugs” from a historical, pharmacological , economic, political, and practical perspective.

Term Offered: Spring

CRIM 4010 Probation and Parole

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the history and dynamics of probation and parole, how they interact within the criminal justice system, and the effective treatment of offender clients.

Term Offered: Spring

CRIM 4100 Criminal Justice Research Methods

[3 credit hours]

This course provides students with an understanding of criminal justice research, the concepts and logic of research designs and widely used statistical procedures.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 4200 Ethics In Criminal Justice

[3 credit hours]

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate ethics in their understanding of criminal justice.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 4410 Criminal Forensic and Trial Practice

[3 credit hours]

This cross-listed capstone course will allow students to step out of the traditional classroom setting and participate in an applied skills course that will benefit them in the real world of Criminal Justice. Students will be presented with a case and will be responsible for the various stages of the investigative process as well as the trial process.

Prerequisites: CRIM 2210 with a minimum grade of D- and CRIM 3290 with a minimum grade of D-

CRIM 4450 Administration Of Police Services

[3 credit hours]

The application of management principles to municipal police departments, emphasizing the resources, constraints and strategies of police managers.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 4490 Current Topics-Crim

[3 credit hours]

Examination of selected current issues in criminal justice that impact our knowledge and understanding of the field.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 4520 Police And Society

[3 credit hours]

An examination of the role of the police in contemporary America, emphasizing the ambivalence of the self-image of the police and the social and political forces that compete to redefine police function.

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

CRIM 4590 Administration Of Criminal Justice

[3 credit hours]

General systems approach to criminal justice from an organizational and legal perspective with emphasis on the interaction of the major components-police, prosecutors, courts and corrections.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

CRIM 4940 Criminal Justice Internships

[3-12 credit hours]

Field placement experience within a criminal justice agency to enhance the student's practical knowledge of the field in conjunction with career planning opportunities.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

CRIM 4990 Independent Study In Criminal Justice

[1-3 credit hours]

Individual course of study in a selected topic pertaining to Criminal Justice chosen by the student, with the consent of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall