Criminal Justice (CRJ)

CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice I Units: 3

History, philosophy and functions of criminal justice system, law enforcement, criminal law and constitutional rights as they affect system functioning.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 102 - Introduction to Criminal Justice II Units: 3

Adjudicatory process, adult and juvenile corrections functions within the criminal justice system.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 103 - Communication Within the Criminal Justice Field Units: 3

This course is part of the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy. It prepares the student to communicate within the criminal justice and law enforcement systems through report-writing, non-verbal communication, public speaking, interviewing and interrogation, and courtroom testimony.

Enrollment Requirements: Students must be accepted to the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy

CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice Units: 3

American criminal justice system, its development, components, and processes; includes consideration of crime and criminal justice as a formal area of study.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 106 - Introduction to Corrections Units: 3

History and analysis of development in corrections, recent innovations and future correctional systems structure and programs.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 110 - Introduction to Nevada Law Enforcement Units: 3

This course examines the law enforcement system in Nevada. It will also include an overview of the major criminal justice subsystems: police, prosecution, defense, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.

Enrollment Requirements: Students must be accepted to the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy

CRJ 125 - Legal Careers and Law Schools Units: 1

Introduction to careers in law; preparing and applying for law school.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 126 - Legal Research and Methods Units: 1

Exposure to American legal thought, methods of reasoning, and research with a focus on identifying legal issues and developing basic legal research skills.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 127 - Legal Writing Units: 1

Introduction to the process, structure and forms of legal argument and writing and citation skills.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 155 - The Juvenile Justice System Units: 3

Decision-making processes, theories of delinquent behavior, court decisions and problems affecting the administration of justice during childhood and adolescence. Transfers as an elective to UNR.

Term Offered: Spring

CRJ 162 - Investigative Photography I Units: 3

A course covering the photographic processes and their use in police, fire and security services. An elemental knowledge of photography is required.

CRJ 163 - Investigative Photography II Units: 3

A course covering advanced investigative photographic techniques and the use of digital photography.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CRJ 162

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 164 - Introduction to Criminal Investigation Units: 3

Fundamentals of investigation, crime scene search and recording; collection and presentation of physical evidence, scientific aids, sources of information, case preparation, interviews and interrogations; follow-up.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 198 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The class will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The class may be repeated for up to six hours of credits.

CRJ 211 - Police in America: An Introduction Units: 3

Historical development, roles, socialization and problems of police work. Transfers to UNR as CJ 211 Police in America.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 214 - Principles of Police Patrol Techniques Units: 3

Identification of community problems which require prevention, suppression or control through the basic methods and techniques of police patrol. Special attention to the responsibilities of officers in varying patrol situations such as foot beats, one-person cars, K-9 corps, and/or tactical units. Techniques of observation and perception. Recognition of police hazards; their evaluation and proper police patrol action.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 215 - Probation and Parole Units: 3

Survey of the probation and parole system of the United States through development of the present system. Shows different systems within the United States, executive clemency, parole, rights of prisoners, probationers and parolees, treatment strategies, administrative aspects, and correctional and professional aspects of the parole and probation officer.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 222 - Criminal Law and Procedure Units: 3

Integrated overview of the elements of substantive criminal law and the fundamental concepts of due process and fairness underlying American criminal procedures.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CRJ 101 or CRJ 104

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 225 - Criminal Evidence Units: 3

Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds of degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting rights and case studies.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 226 - Preventions and Control of Delinquency Units: 3

Survey and evaluation of police programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Techniques of enforcement relative to the control of delinquency; investigation procedures in individual cases of delinquency and methods of referral to related agencies.

Term Offered: Fall

CRJ 234 - Introduction to the Courts and American Legal System Units: 3

Introduction to the role and organization of the judicial branch of government, its central actors, and processes.

CRJ 265 - Introduction to Physical Evidence Units: 3-4

An overview of the forensic sciences. The role of science in the utilization of physical evidence in matters of criminal and civil law. Emphasis is placed on the value and assistance of modern scientific knowledge to the investigation. Includes laboratory demonstrations and direct experience examining physical evidence. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 270 - Introduction to Criminology Units: 3

The course includes a brief history of the theories of criminology, the police, and the offender, with particular emphasis given to criminal career perspectives, detailing from a sociological standpoint, types of offenders who commit specific offenses.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CRJ 285 - Selected Topics in Criminal Justice Units: 1-6

Selected topics in criminal justice. A course intended to provide flexibility in the criminal justice/correction program. Course subject will vary and cover critical and current issues in criminal justice.

CRJ 289 - Law and Justice Units: 3

Survey of law and justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective with special emphasis on comparative justice systems, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CRJ 290 - Internship in Criminal Justice Units: 1-8

Work with selected law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies, or security organizations; scheduling to occur during the final semester for the student in the program.

CRJ 299 - Special Topics Units: 1-3

Introduction to a selected major topic or issue of importance for students in law enforcement, courts or corrections.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CRJ 101 or CRJ 104

Term Offered: Spring and Fall