Courses

Lower Division Requirements

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)

CJS113-A
Higley, John
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 203
CJS113-A
Higley, John
01/13/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 124
CJS113-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243

POL213 American Government

The course provides an introductory overview of the American political system. It begins with a discussion of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and an examination of their impact on the country. It also covers the avenues and means of democratic citizenship and political influence in American politics. The course further examines the major political institutions in the United States: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Courts. In order to assess the impact of government on society, the course concludes with an exploration of public policy. (Meets state requirement in United States Constitution and California Government.) (3 units; Fall/Spring)

POL213-C
Barnes, Jeffrey A.
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center A110
POL213-A
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A111
POL213-B
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L243
POL213-B
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
POL213-A
Nicola, Stacy E.
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
POL213-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus M260
POL213-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus M260
POL213-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus M260

POL223 State and Local Government

This course studies the place and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States and how they relate with other units of government. This includes an assessment of the citizenship and participation in state and local politics, both at the individual and collective level; and then an examination of state political institutions, such as governors, state legislatures, state courts, and administration. The course also covers city and county governments, and other local units of government. Although it is comparative, special attention is given to California politics. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

POL223-A
Barnes, Jeffrey A.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 202
POL223-A
Bishop, Jim
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203
POL223-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus M262

Upper Division Requirements

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)

CJS301-B
Hinrichs, Troy
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 127
CJS301-A
Bishop, Jim
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258
CJS301-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A2
CJS301-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CJS301-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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)

CJS321-A
Bishop, Jim
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36A1
CJS321-B
Bishop, Jim
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B111
CJS321-A
Bishop, Jim
01/13/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CJS321-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CJS321-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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)

CJS331-B
Higley, John
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 245
CJS331-A
Higley, John
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CJS331-A
Higley, John
01/13/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36A2
CJS331-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
CJS331-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

CJS341 Minorities and 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)

CJS341-A
Ray, Barbara R.
09/03/2019 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
CJS341-B
Ray, Barbara R.
01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B
CJS341-A
Higley, John
01/13/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A1
CJS341-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

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)

CJS485-A
Kircher, Patricia L.
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 375
CJS485-B
McHorney, Chris A.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36B
CJS485-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
CJS485-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

CJS496 Instit and 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)

CJS496-A
Bishop, Jim
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Building 36 36A1
CJS496-A
Bishop, Jim
01/13/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex 036
CJS496-B
Bishop, Jim
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36A1
CJS496-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

CJS499 Senior Project

A senior capstone course designed to demonstrate the competence of Criminal Justice majors in the discipline and assess their research and writing skills. The portfolio produced by the student in completion of this project must conform to the departmental guidelines for Senior Projects. Prerequisites: CJS 485 and Senior status. (3 units; Spring)

CJS499-B
Hinrichs, Troy
01/13/2020 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building 36 36A1
CJS499-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/13/2020 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 166

POL485 Constitutional Law II

This course studies the most important decisions of the Supreme Court on individual rights and the conflicts from which they have arisen, which means examining the trinity of individual values and rights in American civil liberties—freedom, due process, and equality. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

POL485-A
Porter, Chase Martin
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B219
POL485-A
Porter, Chase Martin
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B111
POL485-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

Upper Division Elective Requirements

Complete 9 units from the following:

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)

CJS400-A
STAFF, STAFF
06/29/2020 M 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Yeager Center B221

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)

CJS401-A
Ray, Barbara R.
09/03/2019 T 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 ONLN
CJS401-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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; Fall)

CJS402-A
Higley, John
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 245
CJS402-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

CJS421 Narcotics

This course will examine the role of narcotics/drugs in the U.S. criminal justice system and the impact of drugs on crime. This course will address issues related to the history of drugs in society; narcotics’ legal/regulatory, social and political context; patterns and drugs of abuse; and strategies of enforcement and rehabilitation. (3 units; Fall)

CJS421-A
Higley, John
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A1
CJS421-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/08/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

CJS441 Fnd Crim Investigatn and 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)

CJS441-A
Higley, John
01/13/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36A2

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)

CJS497-A
Ray, Barbara R.
01/13/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Building 36 36B