CJE: Law Enforcement Courses

College:Education and Professional Studies

Courses

CJE 3174   Comparative Criminal Justice

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The evolution and operation of criminal justice systems in other nations and cultures including the development of criminal justice in response to social, historical, and political factors. Includes a brief history of the world's legal systems and an analysis of key procedural and substantive similarities and differences. Associated topics include: administration and function of police, courts, and corrections, and a study and analysis of the increasing internationalization of both the incidence of crime and the administration of criminal justice.

CJE 3444   Crime Prevention

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Provides a foundation of various methods of community crime prevention (prevention outside the traditional confines of the CJS) and their effectiveness. Relevant theory and research related to neighborhood efforts at crime prevention, community policing, school crime prevention, and other situational prevention measures will be explored critically.

CJE 3617   Cold Case Investigations

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

An examination of investigative methods and efforts to solve crimes previously deemed closed or pending development of evidence; cold cases.

CJE 3674   Introduction to the Forensic Sciences

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Forensic Science is the application of scientific disciplines and principles to the legal system, particularly the litigation in court of contested factual disputes. Examines the distinct fields of education and study that collectively comprise the forensic sciences. These fields include among others forensic psychiatry and psychology, forensic anthropology, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, serology and DNA typing, questioned documents, crime scene investigation, forensic engineering, fingerprint evidence, polygraph and other investigative devices, and forensic chemistry including drug analysis. Credit may not be received in both CJE 3674 and CJE 3670.

CJE 3694   Cybercrime

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Cybercrime is a course for students with a beginning interest in studying crimes committed using digital technology. The course explores the etiology of cybercrime, the various types of cybercrime, law enforcement response, and the prevention of digital crime.

CJE 4110   Policing

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Analysis of the role of and challenges to policing in a democratic society. Examination of contemporary and historical influences on police policy, personnel, and organization. Discussion of police function within society.

CJE 4161   Crime and Media

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Analysis of the depiction of crime and the criminal justice system presented through the major mass media within America. Forms of media may include, but are not limited to: crime movies, television crime dramas, television news, the internet, and newspaper crime coverage. This course uses media as a learning tool to allow students to more deeply examine how the criminal justice system works and how society?s reaction to crime is influenced by the media.

CJE 4610   Criminal Investigation

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

An introduction to criminal investigation. Topics will include investigative theory, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interview and interrogation, uses of forensic sciences and case and trial preparation. Credit may not be received in both CJE 4610 and CCJ 4239.

CJE 4613   Homicide

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

An examination of homicide and its investigation. Includes types of homicide as well as death by natural and accidental causes. Reviews and expands on investigative theory, collection and preservation of evidence, sources of information, interview and interrogation, uses of forensic sciences and case and trial preparation.