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Fall 2012

Criminal Justice Courses:

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CRJ101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents overview of the administration of criminal justice in the United States and the problems of crime prevention and control in American society. Prepares students for further study in criminal justice, for careers in criminal justice agencies, and for knowledgeable citizenship.

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CRJ110 - Criminal Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to the criminal law and the New York Penal Code. Examines the historical development of laws in the United States. Discusses the parties of crime, the elements of crime, inchoate crimes and the various categories of crime, including crimes against persons, property offenses and crimes that harm society. Analyzes the criminal defenses used in the Criminal Justice system. Prerequisite: CRJ 101.

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CRJ111 - Criminal Procedure Law
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Familiarizes students with the basic principles of criminal procedure law. Examines the total criminal process from accusation through final appeal. Identifies the court structure and its participants. Studies constitutional and New York procedural law, including warrants, searches, stops, interrogations, arrests, and suspect identifications. Prerequisite: CRJ 101.

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CRJ112 - Police
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies factors which influence and shape the delivery of police services in American communities. Analyzes contemporary issues including styles of policing, police role, expectations and conflict, career concepts and professionalism, community participation and accountability. Teaches students how to evaluate their impact on police services in a given community. Fall only. Prerequisite: CRJ101.

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CRJ113 - Introduction to Corrections
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines current American correctional institutions and community-based corrections in terms of development, objectives, standards, and philosophy. Includes jails, prisons, detention facilities, and correctional camps. Examines community approaches to corrections, including probation, parole, halfway houses, work release, prerelease centers, pretrial intervention programs and other alternatives to incarceration programs.

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CRJ118 - Forensic Anthropology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines human skeletal remains in the context of medicolegal issues. Analyzes the scientific evidence of skeletal or badly decomposed remains in order to establish circumstances of death and identification of the decedent by estimating age, gender, racial affinity, stature, pathologic conditions, and traumatic injury. Introduces human osteology, and presents methods and techniques used in forensic anthropology. Discusses case reports, contexts in which remains are found, and methods of recovery. Fall only.

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CRJ119 - Homeland Security
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents a comprehensive overview of homeland security from an all-hazards perspective. Examines threats to homeland security stemming from natural and technological disasters, domestic and international terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. Reviews the roles and responsibilities of governmental agencies, not-for-profit and private agencies, and individual citizens concerning homeland security operations. Spring only.

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CRJ120 - Introduction to Security
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents a broad foundation for the range of protective services. Studies the historical aspects of security, and techniques of prevention, protection, enforcement, detection, safety and emergency services. Explores the role of security and safety and their relationship to the Criminal Justice System. Examines symptoms, causes and possible solutions to security problems and issues. Eligibility for NYS Pre-Assignment Certification as a security guard. Spring only.

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CRJ121 - Police Firearms
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents the use and nomenclature for service weapons police officers are authorized to carry in the performance of their duties. Emphasizes standard safety precautions and use of force regulations, loading and unloading, position, sight alignment, proper grip, trigger control and effective range of the respective weapons before firing. Includes firing range practice and qualification. Participants must successfully complete the minimum qualifying course of fire as adopted by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC). Prerequisite: This course is available only to persons enrolled in the Basic Course for Police Officers in the Genesee Community College Rural Police Training Institute. Course instructors must be certified by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council pursuant to 9 NYCPP Part 6024.

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CRJ122 - Introduction to Emergency Management
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the need for and principles of emergency management in formulating and implementing effective response to all hazards including natural and man-made disasters. Reviews contingency planning, hazard and risk assessment, joint operations, law and ethics, emergency response and recovery. Explores event mitigation, emergency rescue and medical operations and incident command. Studies terrorism and national security issues, law enforcement, relief administration, volunteer and citizen coordination, public relations and applications to specific types of incidents. Fall only.

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CRJ125 - Introduction to Forensics
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Familiarizes students with the basic principles of crime scene investigation and the scientific concepts and techniques used in a forensic laboratory thorough participation in crime scene analysis, evidence collection and evidence preservation. Provides practice in forensic crime laboratory procedures involving various branches of forensics, including fingerprinting, toxicology, serology and impression evidence. Fall only. Two class hours, two lab hours.

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CRJ205 - Administration in Criminal Justice
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents general administrative concepts of criminal justice agency operations. Examines organizational principles and the individual, allocation and management of human resources, organizational effectiveness, change and evaluation. Prerequisite: CRJ101.

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CRJ206 - Criminal Investigations: Law and Process
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies criminal investigative principles and techniques based upon rules of evidence and related appellate court decisions. Presents investigative methods, skills and procedures used in conducting major crime scene investigations. Examines the identification, collection and preservation of evidence, and case preparation for prosecution. Prerequisites: CRJ101 and CRJ110.

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CRJ209 - Juvenile Justice
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the interactions of various agencies (e.g. the police, courts, corrections, and other youth agencies and programs) within the juvenile justice system. Topics include the role of police, courts, corrections and community programs in delinquency prevention, control and treatment. Focuses on juvenile violent behavior and constitutional rights. Spring only. Prerequisite: CRJ101 or HUS101 or SOC101.

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CRJ222 - Field Studies in Criminal Justice
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents independent and group studies of selected law enforcement agencies. Students are assigned to an agency based on career objectives to evaluate the theoretical and actual operational functions of the agency. Prerequisite: CRJ101 and permission of instructor.

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