CJ100 Intro to Criminal Justice  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

This survey course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the concepts, phenomenon, and issues of concern in the scientific study of crime, criminal justice agencies and criminal justice practices. It provides the student with an overview of the nature, dynamics, etiological theories of crime and criminal behavior; it also seeks to establish a rudimentary level of understanding of the major issues of concern in criminal justice and the major agencies. Special emphasis is given to current research findings in crime policy and criminal practice.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ101 Intro to Criminology  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

An interdisciplinary and introductory overview of the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the application of theory to crime prevention and offender treatment. Examines the uses and limitations of empirical research methods to the study of crime. Reviews the principal political, economic, social, cultural, psychological, biological and ideological theories of criminal behavior. Identifies the major categories of crime and discusses the relevance of crime classification. Explores the influence of criminological theory on public policy.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ101H Intro to Criminology w/Honors  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

An interdisciplinary and introductory overview of the study of crime, criminal behavior, and the application of theory to crime prevention and offender treatment. Examines the uses and limitations of empirical research methods to the study of crime. Reviews the principal political, economic, social, cultural, psychological, biological, and ideological theories of criminal behavior. Identifies the major categories of crime and discusses the relevance of crime classification. Explores the influence of criminological theory on public policy. This course is part of the Honors Option.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ102B Drug Identification for Corrections  1 credit  (1 lec hrs/wk)

This course is designed for probation and parole agents, corrections officers, prison guards and jail nurses and will provide information on current drug trends, clandestine paraphernalia, concealment methods, clothing and symbols of the drug world.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ110 Intro to Policing  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

The course explores the principles and practices of policing, introduces students to the history, administration, and day-to-day work of the police in the United States. The course presents a balanced perspective, provides students with the basic framework for understanding contemporary police issues while presenting some of the myths and preconceptions commonly associated with the profession. Ethics, responsibility, liability and information on how police work interfaces with forensic science and modern technology are also presented.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ125 The American Court System  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This broad-based course will make the students aware of the varying court systems in the United States, the functions of each court, the types of cases they handle, and what professions play a part in each system.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ130 Corrections an Introduction  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

This course introduces the philosophy and history of corrections in the United States. Sentencing, corrections, institutions, and community corrections are addressed along with critical issues in the field.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ140 Intro to Forensics  3 credits  (2 lec, 2 lec lab hrs/wk)

An introductory course in forensic science. Forensic science or criminalistics applies the knowledge and technology of science for the definition and enforcement of laws, and to the solution of criminal offenses. Course study will include development of the principles and techniques used to compare and identify physical evidence collected at crime scenes. The course will explore services performed by evidence collection officers or teams as well as activities of forensic scientists in the crime lab.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ155 ROTA 1: Legal Concepts I  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Legal Concepts I is the first module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course offers a basic overview of the criminal justice system in Oregon to reserve police officers and focuses on the Oregon Criminal Code and laws police officers enforce while carrying out their responsibilities. Course content is based on material local law enforcement agency heads want their reserves to be familiar with.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ156 ROTA 2: Legal Concepts II  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Legal Concepts II is the second module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course exposes reserve officers to Oregon constitutional law concepts and the impact for failure to follow those guidelines. The course also exposes the reserve officer to potential civil liability issues and the necessity to be aware of and follow department policy. Course content is based on material local law enforcement agency heads want their reserves to be aware of.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ158 ROTA 4: Patrol Procedures  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Patrol Procedures is the fourth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The course focuses on procedures and practices used in carrying out law enforcement responsibilities. Topics covered include patrol and traffic enforcement procedures, hazardous materials awareness, officer safety while responding to unknown and known incidents and contemporary issues in community policing. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) performance objectives.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ159 ROTA 5: Investigations  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Investigations is the fifth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The module focuses primarily on aspects of preliminary investigations of crimes and introduces students to death investigations. Students are also exposed to accident investigation, investigation concepts related to controlled substances, and report writing. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) performance objectives.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ160 ROTA 6: Skill Proficiency  3 credits  (1 lec, 4 lec lab hrs/wk)

Skills Proficiency is the sixth module of the Reserve Officer Training Academy. The module focuses primarily on skills needed by police officers to carry out their responsibilities related to defensive tactics and high risk vehicle stops, and on topics related to personal health. Course content is based on Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) performance objectives.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ180 Internship: Criminal Justice  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Practical on-site experience that will allow students to explore workplace environments and career options.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ201 Juvenile Justice and Deliquency  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course will cover the history and philosophy of juvenile justice in America and the impact of present societal reforms on the juvenile system. An array of theoretical positions will be discussed and debated (e.g. social structure theories, social process theories, social reaction theories, etc.). The influence of the family, media, peers, socioeconomic status, drugs, gang affiliation, and schools will be covered in detail. An overview of the legal framework in which the juvenile justice system operates will highlight the differences in adult and juvenile law. Study will include the known the landmark juvenile court cases and current trends impacting juvenile court. The systemic role of the police, the juvenile court and juvenile institutions will be explored. Child abuse and neglect, status offenders, and the unique needs of young people will also be examined. Students will obtain a working knowledge of the juvenile system and issue of juvenile delinquency.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ203 Crisis Intervention  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

An examination of crisis intervention techniques for the public safety and emergency response professional, covering initial intervention, communication strategies, assessment, and referral. Includes situation-specific approaches and explores the impact of intervention on the public safety and emergency response worker.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ204 Cmty Policing in a Diverse Society  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

An examination of popular innovations in policing and law enforcement with emphasis on community policing, broken windows policing, problem-oriented policing, pulling levers policing, hot spots policing, third-party policing, Compstat, and evidence-based policing. An analysis of current research and its applicability to policing and law enforcement will be performed in the context of a diverse society.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ210 Criminal Investigation of Crimes  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Students are introduced to the elements of an effective investigation; and to the equipment, technology and procedures that facilitate investigation. Crime scene responsibilities are identified such as documentation, photographing and sketching. Specific crimes against property (theft, burglary, fraud, white-collar crime, arson, cyber crime, narcotics and terrorism) are identified as well as the methods of investigating.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ213 Interview and Interrogation Skills  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

A study of the dynamics of psychological persuasion as they are applied through the course of interviews and criminal interrogations. Examines the deliberate, refined processes and techniques of psychological persuasion with an emphasis on the practical and legal limitations.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ214 Criminal Investigations of Crimes  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

An examination of specialized investigative issues specific to a variety of contemporary crime scenes and criminal events. Surveys the specialized investigative approaches unique to homicides and assaults, crimes against children, elder abuse, domestic violence, sex crimes and stalking.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ215 Criminal Justice Administration  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

An overview of law enforcement administration to include operational and personal management, first-line supervision, and organizational leadership. Explores the historical development of administrative theory and practice as it relates to police operations. Examines policy and procedure formulation, planning and budgeting, personnel recruitment and selection, labor issues and liability.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ220 Introduction to Substantive Law  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

A study of substantive criminal law. Examines the development and nature of common, constitutional, statutory and case law in America. Surveys the classification, definition, and essential elements of key crimes as well as defenses to criminal liability. Includes an overview of parties to crimes, inchoate offenses, the distinctions between criminal and civil law, and the philosophy of law as a social force. Exposes students to legal research methods and the study of case law.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ222 Constitutional Law  4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)

A study of U.S. constitutional, statutory, and case law as it relates to procedural aspects of criminal law. Examines the rights of persons and the obligations of criminal justice practitioners with an emphasis on the role of the courts and constitutional case interpretation. Explores legal procedure and due process considerations related to the investigation of crime, processing of accused persons, and maintenance of order in American society, including provisions related to detention, arrest, search and seizure, interviews, admissions, use of force, right to counsel, and post conviction remedies.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ230 Juvenile Justice System  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

A survey of the U.S. Juvenile Justice System through an examination of its structure, functions, processes, historical origins and development. Emphasizes the philosophical basis for a separate juvenile justice system. Examines the functional role of law enforcement, the courts and corrections within that system.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ231 Forensic Photography  2 credits  (1 lec, 2 lec lab hrs/wk)

This course is designed to assist in the development of skills necessary to create and evaluate forensic photo documentation. Students will be exposed to a variety of photographic concepts and equipment. Particular emphasis is placed on the ability to evaluate a photograph for potential evidentiary value and for its accurate depiction of the object or event being photographed.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ232 Corrections Counseling and Casework  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

A survey of correctional philosophy and approaches to behavior modification through specific interviewing and counseling techniques, interpersonal communication skills, client assessment, and programmatic treatment. Explains the role of both criminological and counseling theory to correctional supervision. Describes the role of various corrections employees in the rehabilitative process.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ233 Homicide Investigation  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course presents a thorough overview of how to conduct a proper homicide investigation. Such an investigation will lead to the correct identification and successful prosecution of the person responsible for the homicide. Emphasis will be placed on necessary investigative components such as scene and evidence identification, preservation, and collection. Further emphasis will be placed on the proper identification of suspects and preparing the case for prosecution. The ultimate goal of the course will be to teach the homicide investigator how to develop the truth about what happened so the guilty party can be held accountable for the homicide.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ240 Police Report Writing  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): ( WR115 )

The study and application of the process of effective police report writing. Proper formal written communications formats with an emphasis on report writing techniques, including the latest electronic formats used by law enforcement agencies.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: CTE

CJ243 Drugs and Behavior  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

This course is a basic introduction to the principles of drug action on the mind and body and the relationship of substance abuse to crime and criminal justice administration. Drug metabolism and psychopharmacological research findings on legal and illicit drugs are addressed including drug effects, theories of abuse, legislation, enforcement strategies, policy options and treatment, and prevention strategies. Treatment issues and prevention models are related to diverse cultures, lifestyles, gender, age, and the needs of people with disabilities.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ247 Ethics in Criminal Justice  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

The course will examine ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice, focusing on law enforcement, the courts, corrections, research and crime policy dealing with specific ethical issues related to the criminal justice system. An introduction to ethical decision making through the perspectives of virtue ethics, formalism, and utilitarianism.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

CJ280 CWE: Criminal Justice  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Practical on-site experience that will allow students to test knowledge learned in the classroom and explore a variety of workplaces in which to apply that knowledge.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC