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Criminal Justice

A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. 48 lecture hours

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A survey of the structure, organization, and operation of probation and parole services. Emphasis on applicable state statutes and administrative guidelines. 48 lecture hours

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Current theories and empirical research pertaining to crime and criminal behavior and its causes, methods of prevention, systems of punishment, and rehabilitation. 48 lecture hours

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An introduction to cybercrime. Topics include specific laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime. 48 contact hours

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Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interview and interrogation, uses of forensic sciences, case and trial preparation. 48 lecture hours

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Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies. 48 lecture hours

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Study of the use of force including introduction to and statutory authority for the use of force, deadly force, and related legal issues. Fulfills the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Use of Force Intermediate Certificate requirement. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 48 contact hours

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Forms of child abuse and neglect and the traits of typical abusers. Includes strategies to investigate abuse, interview victims and witnesses, document evidence in accordance with state law, and conduct case studies. 48 contact hours

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A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. 48 lecture hours

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A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. 144 practicum hours

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This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes. 48 lecture hours

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This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statues and case law. 48 lecture hours

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This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses, and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability. 48 lecture hours

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This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems, treatment and rehabilitation, populations served, Constitutional issues, and current and future issues. 48 lecture hours

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This course examines the establishment, role and function of police in a democratic society. It will focus on types of police agencies and their organizational structure, police-community interaction, police ethics, and use of authority. 48 lecture hours

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Last updated: 07/24/2017