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CRIM 3300   History Of Crim Jus   CRIM 3300 History of Criminal Justice (3-0). A survey of criminal justice history; a study relating to the developments in American law, police practice and penology in Western civilization. Major American and European theories of criminal justice are studied. Equivalent courses: CJ 3300  
CRIM 3302   Victimology   CRIM 3302 Victimology (3-0). Provides an in-depth study of factors that affect victims of crime. Specific crimes are studied and remedies explored; victim precipitation, self-help and prevention of victimization, victimization surveys and other data sources; history of victims' rights and the victims' rights movement and victim services. Equivalent courses: SOC 3302 (through Summer 2020), CJ 3302  
CRIM 3305   Substantive Law   CRIM 3305 Substantive Law (3-0). A study of the philosophical foundations of American law; a survey of applied criminal law with an emphasis on the most common criminal offenses; an examination of the Texas Penal Code. Equivalent courses: CJ 3305  
CRIM 3306   Community Corrections   CRIM 3306 Community Corrections (3-0). This course will focus on community corrections in the criminal justice system as an alternative to institutionalization. Students will examine the treatment and rehabilitation concepts; probation and parole techniques; statutory and case law; case management; agency organization and administration.  
CRIM 3307   Organized Crime    
CRIM 3308   Law Of Evidence   CRIM 3308 Law of Evidence (3-0). An examination of the rules of evidence and the procedures for obtaining it with special emphasis on application in criminal court. Equivalent courses: CJ 3308  
CRIM 3312   Criminal Investigation   CRIM 3312 Criminal Investigation (3-0). Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation photography.  
CRIM 3316   Domestic Violence   CRIM 3316 Domestic Violence (3-0). This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the issues surrounding victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Topics covered will include victim and perpetrator characteristics explanations for the violence and explanations for the victim's behavior. Criminal justice responses to domestic violence situations both currently and historically will also be covered.  
CRIM 3317   White Collar Crime   CRIM 3317 White Collar Crime (3-0). This course is deigned to familiarize the student with the special crimes that qualify as white collar crime. By the end of the course the student will be able to distinguish white collar offenses from other types of crimes. Additionally, students will be familiar with the criminal justice system?s contemporary responses to white collar crimes. Equivalent courses: CJ 3317  
CRIM 3320   Emergency Management   CRIM 3320 Emergency Management (3-0). This course covers risk management and disaster management theory, risk assessment, protection of critical infrastructure, Incident Command Systems, FEMA strategies, and other efforts to prevent and mitigate terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other large scale events. The role of all levels of government, military, and citizenry will be examined. Equivalent courses: CJ 3320  
CRIM 3340   Criminal Justice Ethics   CRIM 3340 Criminal Justice Ethics (3-0). An Analysis of ethical dilemmas in the criminal justice system. An exploration into situational ethics relating to practices in Criminal Justice system. This course will address many ethical scenarios encountered by law enforcement prosecutors court officers and corrections staff in the performance of their duties. Students will develop an understanding of the moral and ethical issues as well as how these dilemmas are resolved.  
CRIM 3341   Research Methods for CJ   CRIM 3341 Research Methods for Criminal Justice (3-1). This course provides as introduction to criminal justice research methods. Students will learn how to evaluate current and conduct contemporary research in the field of criminal justice. The course introduces students to terminology and tools of the scientific method. Several data collection techniques available to criminal justice researchers are explored and evaluated Students will learn how to evaluate academic research products in terns if their contribution to the fields of criminal justice as well as to how to develop their own research problems. (Required for CJ and HS)  
CRIM 3362   Adv Cyber Investigations   CRIM 3362 Advanced Cybercrime Investigations (3-0). This course examines advanced investigation techniques in cybercrime cases, including internet frauds and schemes, issues in ecommerce, and threats to the national infrastructure. Cyber security policies, legal issues, and advanced investigative strategies, as well as the implications of investigations on a national and global scale will also be evaluated. Prerequisites: CJ 1301 or CJ 1302 and CJ 2362. Equivalent courses: CJ 3362  
CRIM 3367   Wildlife Law Enforcement   CRIM 3367 Wildlife Law Enforcement (3-0). Application of investigative and evidentiary procedures to wildlife law enforcement; legal basis for wildlife laws; federal and state wildlife laws; role of wildlife law enforcement in wildlife management. Equivalent courses: CJ 3304 (through Summer 2022), CJ 3367  
CRIM 3370   Law And Society   CRIM 3370 Law & Society (3-0). An analysis of the American criminal justice system; an overview of the history, philosophy, and contemporary functions of the separate institutions which contribute to the process; the police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice systems will be examined for their contributions, assumptions, and interrelations. Equivalent courses CJ 3370; CRIM 3304 (though summer 2023).  
CRIM 3371   Women and Crime   CRIM 3371 Women and Crime (3-0). This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the issues surrounding women and their interaction with the criminal justice system. Topics covered will include women as victims of crime, as perpetrators of crime, and as workers within the system. Equivalent courses: CRIM 3311, CJ 3311 (through Summer 2023).  
CRIM 4300   Amer Corrections    
CRIM 4302   Constitutional Law    
CRIM 4303   Death Penalty   CRIM 4303 Death Penalty (3-0). This class is designed to examine the moral, legal, social and political aspects surrounding the death penalty issues. We will focus on the history of capital punishment both domestic and abroad. Issues of deterrence as well as how problems of discrimination are actively addressed. This course will utilize past legal and criminological research to argue both for and against the death penalty in America. This course is not designed to reinforce a student's current belief-rather to challenge and broaden their understanding of a complicated and divisive criminal/political issue. Equivalent courses: CJ 4303  
CRIM 4304   Criminology    
CRIM 4305   Procedural Law   CRIM 4305 Procedural Law (3-0). A study of criminal procedure and the procedural rules for the judicial enforcement of criminal law; a survey of due process; and an examination of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Equivalent courses: CJ 4305  
CRIM 4309   Seminar In CJ    
CRIM 4309   Seminar In CJ: Current Issues    
CRIM 4312   Punishment   CRIM 4312 Punishment (3-0). In this course, we will review the public policy concerning the death penalty and punishment. We will further look into issues that may or may not affect the use of the death penalty within the various states. Equivalent courses: CJ 4312  
CRIM 4313   Juvenile Delinquency and Law   CRIM 4313 Juvenile Delinquency and Law (3-0). This course will focus on the nature and extent of juvenile deviant behavior; deviancy theories; juvenile statutory and case law; judicial processes; policies and police practices related to juvenile justice.  
CRIM 4314   American Courts   CRIM 4314 American Courts (3-0). A survey of the dynamics of the state and federal judicial system; the interrelated relationship of the judge, jury, prosecutor, and defense; judicial theory, and an in-depth study of the criminal case within the court.  
CRIM 4315   Serial Killers   CRIM 4315 Serial Killers (3-0). This class examines Serial Killers worldwide. Students will be exposed to numerous highly publicized Serial Killers, as well as many that are not so well known. This class will examine the root causes of these criminals and their impact on society. Equivalent courses: CJ 4315  
CRIM 4318   Advanced Homeland Security   CRIM 4318 Advanced Homeland Security (3-0). This course will explore the creation and evolution of the Department of Homeland Security. Additional focus will be on the War on Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction, new technologies and the role of civilian organizations within Homeland Security. Equivalent courses: CJ 4318  
CRIM 4319   School Violence   CRIM 4319 School Violence (3-0). This class is designed to familiarize students with the sociological and legal issues concerning violence in schools. The subject is not limited to the United States. Equivalent courses: CJ 4319  
CRIM 4323   Transnational Crime   CRIM 4323 Transnational Crime (3-0). This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of criminal organizations and their crimes on the global stage. Focus is particularly on those organizations and crimes that cross international boundaries. Areas of study include organized crime, trafficking in drugs, humans and weapons, piracy, and other crime groups and individual criminals. Global efforts and prevention, interdiction and punishment will also be covered. A particular focus will be on placing these issues in the context of Homeland Security and the war on terror. Equivalent courses: CJ 4323  
CRIM 4324   Immigration Law and Policy   CRIM 4324 Immigration Law and Policy (3-0). This course will focus on the history and development of immigration patterns and policies in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on policy issues as related to the work of Criminal Justice practitioners particularly in the post-9/11 world. Students will also be expected to analyze policy impact on various groups of immigrants.  
CRIM 4330   Law Enforcement Admin   CRIM 4330 Law Enforcement Administration (3-0). Students will explore a comprehensive overview of practices within law enforcement administration. The history of law enforcement administration the evolution of professional policing as well as current issues and trends will be addressed. Emphasis will be places on issues related to human resource administration and the leadership skills required to successfully manage a law enforcement agency.  
CRIM 4331   Legal Issues in CJ   CRIM 4331 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (3-0). This course will be an advanced study of the various constitutional and other legal issues within all areas of criminal justice. Specific focus will be given to Texas laws, and US Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement or corrections. Prerequisite: CJ 1301 of CJ 1302. (Required for HS). Equivalent courses: CJ 4331  
CRIM 4332   Const Issues in Corr   CRIM 4332 Constitutional Issues in Corrections (3-0). In the course students will explore the origins of correctional systems and how these systems and correctional philosophies have evolved over time. Students will also study the First Fourth Fifth Sixth Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights and the theories behind those rights as they relate to convicted prisoners and pretrial detainees. The impact of court decisions on prisons and jails. Liability and immunity of correctional personnel.  
CRIM 4335   Drug Ident & Enforcement   CRIM 4335 Drug Identification and Enforcement (3-0). Lectures demonstrations and discussions that address all aspects of drug law identification and analysis with an emphasis on those related to law enforcement. Illicit drugs are examined for their societal impact.  
CRIM 4336   Prison Gangs   CRIM 4336 Prison Gangs (3-0). This course will focus on prison gangs, their origins and their evolution and growth within the prison system. The course will examine present-day prison gang activity in and out of the prison system and the impact of prison gangs on crime and the criminal justice system in the ?free world.? By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and identify various prison gangs and have a detailed insight on the games criminals play. Equivalent courses: CJ 4336  
CRIM 4337   Forensic Science   CRIM 4337 Forensic Science (3-0). The science of fingerprints and DNA is examined; a study of criminalistics and the techniques employed in the recovery classification and identification of crime scene evidence; the analysis and interpretation of physical evidence.  
CRIM 4350   Independent Study   CRIM 4350 Independent Study (3-0). The student will pursue an independent research or experiential learning project chosen by the student in consultation and approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. Equivalent courses: CJ 4350  
CRIM 4350   Independent Study CJ Ethics   CRIM 4350 Independent Study (3-0). The student will pursue an independent research or experiential learning project chosen by the student in consultation and approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. Equivalent courses: CJ 4350  
CRIM 4350   Independent Study Criminal Inv   CRIM 4350 Independent Study (3-0). The student will pursue an independent research or experiential learning project chosen by the student in consultation and approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. Equivalent courses: CJ 4350  
CRIM 4363   Intro Criminal Profiling   CRIM 4363 Introduction of Criminal Profiling (3-0). Students will explore the fundamental profiling. Discussions will include the definition of profiling, analysis of both the psychological basis and practical applications of criminal profiling, its uses, and historical applications in theory and practice. Students will explore the relationship between profiling and its application in crime and crime scene analysis, forensic science, and geographic profiling. Overview of applicable behavior-based criminal theories will be included. Prerequisite: CJ 130 or CJ 1302. Equivalent courses: CJ 4363  
CRIM 4365   Cyber Warfare   CRIM 4365 Cyber Warfare (3-0). This course is an overview of cyber warfare including discussions on its strategy and impacts. Students will evaluate the use of cyber warfare by the military, terrorist, and criminal organizations. Students will examine computer network benefits and vulnerabilities, potential weaponry, and risk mitigation. Prerequisite: CJ 1301 or CJ 1302 and CJ 2360. Equivalent courses: CJ 4365  
CRIM 4368   Multiculturalism in CJ   CRIM 4368 Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System (3-0). Understanding communicating and working with persons from different cultures; basic human relations skills needed by those working in the criminal justice system; women in the criminal justice system; equal protection of the law and anti-discrimination civil rights sexual harassment and related laws; criminal justice ethics.  
CRIM 4371   Procedural Law   CRIM 4371 Procedural Law (3-0). A study of criminal procedure and the procedural rules for the judicial enforcement of criminal law; a survey of due process; and an examination of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Equivalent courses: CJ 4371; CRIM 4305 (through summer 2023).  
CRIM 4375   Sexual Predators   CRIM 4375 Sexual Predators (3-0). This course examines the roots, structures, habits and sociological implications of sexual predators. The most obvious example of sexual predators is the violent sexual serial killer. Equivalent courses: CRIM 4311, CJ 4311 (through Summer 2023).  
CRIM 4376   Punishment   CRIM 4376 Punishment (3-0). In this course, we will review the public policy concerning the death penalty and punishment. We will further look into issues that may or may not affect the use of the death penalty within the various states. Equivalent courses: CJ 4376