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 & OPS)

CJS113-A
Higley, John
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS113-A
Higley, John
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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 & OPS)

POL213-B
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
POL213-A
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
POL213-C
Nicola, Stacy E.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
POL213-B
Nicola, Stacy E.
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
POL213-A
Mannion, Trevor Vincent
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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 & OPS)

POL223-A
Barnes, Jeffrey A.
08/24/2020 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
POL223-A
Bishop, Jim
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

 

Upper Division Requirements

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 & OPS)

CJS341-A
Bolanos, Justine M.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS341-A
Bolanos, Justine M.
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CJS341-B
Higley, John
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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 & OPS)

CJS401-A
Bishop, Jim
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

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 & OPS)

CJS485-A
McHorney, Chris A.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS485-B
McHorney, Chris A.
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

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 & OPS)

POL485-A
Porter, Chase Martin
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
POL485-A
Porter, Chase Martin
01/11/2021 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Concentration Courses (21 units)

Students must complete all requirements in the Administration of Justice concentration

Administration of Justice

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-A
Gomez, Melinda Alicia
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS301-B
Hinrichs, Troy
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS301-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/11/2021 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-B
Bishop, Jim
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS321-A
Bishop, Jim
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS321-A
Bishop, Jim
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 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
Elton, Daniel W.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS331-A
Higley, John
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS331-A
Elton, Daniel W.
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM 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
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CJS496-B
Bishop, Jim
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CJS496-A
Bishop, Jim
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 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-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/11/2021 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CJS499-B
Hinrichs, Troy
01/11/2021 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

 

Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) 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
Wang, Victor
01/11/2021 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 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
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

CJS403 Mass Media, Culture, and Crime

This course explores and analyzes the treatment of crime, criminals, victims and the criminal justice system in news, entertainment, and social media. The course attempts to explain changes over time by examining the history of these treatments. Lastly, the course analyzes the real effect of these messages on contemporary life, law, and culture. (3 units, Spring)

CJS403-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM 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
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

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
Elton, Daniel W.
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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 & OPS)

CJS497-A
Hinrichs, Troy
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA