History & Government

College of Arts and Sciences

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Criminal Justice Minor

Lower Division Requirements

CJS113 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJS113 Introduction to Criminal Justice

A survey of the U.S. system of criminal justice. The history and philosophy of criminal justice administration in America, description of its social and political institutions, and overviews of major issues in the discipline are covered. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS113-A A Higley, John 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall
109
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Upper Division Requirements

CJS301 Fundamentals of Criminal Law

CJS301 Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Nature of criminal law and its philosophical and historical development; major definitions and concepts; classification of crime; elements of crimes and penalties using California and federal statutes as illustrations; defenses to criminal responsibility; criminal responsibility. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS301-A A Hinrichs, Troy 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
252
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CJS331 Police Systems and Practices

CJS331 Police Systems and Practices

An opportunity to analyze the police profession; organization and administration of law enforcement systems; the police role in a democracy; police discretion; police subculture and ethics; police stress, police-community interaction; current and future issues. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS331-A A Higley, John 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex
166
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CJS496 Instit & Commun Corrections

CJS496 Instit & Commun Corrections

This course provides a survey of the historical, philosophical, and legal bases of correctional procedures and institutions and an examination of current problems and innovations. It examines the increasing task of managing persons who have been arraigned or have been sentenced to prisons and various correctional facilities in America. The nature of the institutional environment, issues of community-based policing, and the administrative concerns of safety and efficiency are also included. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS496-A A Bishop, Jim 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex
036
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Upper Division Elective Requirements

Nine (9) additional units from the following

CJS321 Courts and Criminal Procedures

CJS321 Courts and Criminal Procedures

A study of the judiciary in the criminal justice system; history and structure of the California and federal court systems; prosecution; criminal defense, right to counsel; pre-trial release; grand juries; adjudication process; types and rules of evidence; appeals, sentencing. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS321-A A Bishop, Jim 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
104
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CJS341 Minorities & Crim Justice Sys

CJS341 Minorities & Crim Justice Sys

Students will critically examine the charges of direct and indirect institutional racism within the totality of the criminal justice system. Students will also analyze society's response to crime, cultural, economic and political differences. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS341-A A Higley, John 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM James Complex
036
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CJS400 Special Topics Criminal Justice

CJS400 Special Topics Criminal Justice

An examination of a specific issue in the field of Criminal Justice. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (1-3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS400-A A Hinrichs, Troy 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
263
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CJS401 Crime and Delinquency

CJS401 Crime and Delinquency

A study of the traditional and theoretical schools of criminology. Theories relating to individual abnormality and theories relating to cultural influences are examined. Theories of the causes of delinquency and data on delinquent behavior including gangs, minor and major criminal actions, and methods of correction are also covered. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS401-A A Hinrichs, Troy 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36
36A1
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CJS402 Hate Crime

CJS402 Hate Crime

This course explores the problem of hate crime, which can be defined as criminal acts motivated by an extreme bias of hate. The course will focus on hate crimes as a specific type of criminal activity and will address various efforts to prevent these crimes and to hold offenders accountable. (3 units; Spring odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS402-A A Higley, John 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B259
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CJS441 Fnd Crim Investigation & Rpt Wrt

CJS441 Fnd Crim Investigation & Rpt Wrt

Students will study investigation theory; collection and preservation of evidence; importance of field notes and offense reports, sources of information; interview and interrogation; use of forensic science; case and trial preparation. (3 units; Spring)

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CJS485 Methods of Research in Crim Just

CJS485 Methods of Research in Crim Just

The course examines scientific approaches to the study of criminal justice. Students will learn how to research and study crime using the scientific method. Students will be exposed to various research methods and designs, which will be illustrated with criminological examples and exercises. Finally, the students will calculate and interpret measures of central tendency, dispersion, and association. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 CJS485-A A Rose, Robert Andrew 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
181
Fall 2014 CJS485-B B McHorney, Chris A. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM The Village at CBU
400B
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CJS497 Comparative Criminal Justice

CJS497 Comparative Criminal Justice

The functions, institutions, and operations of U.S. and foreign criminal justice systems are compared. Comparisons are made between countries similar to the U.S., such as Canada and Great Britain, as well as those which are quite different, such as Asian or Arabic countries. The underlying concepts of law enforcement, judicial and correctional processes will be studied in current and historic perspectives. (3 units; Spring)

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POL493 Principles of Public Admin

POL493 Principles of Public Admin

This course examines the scope of public administration. Emphasis on practice as well as theory in personnel administration, financial administration, problems of management, administrative organization, merit systems, and intergovernmental relations by the use of case studies. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring odd years)

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