Criminal Justice (CJUS)
A survey of the evolution of criminal justice with particular emphasis on the development of western models of justice. Included will be the role of law enforcement, corrections, the courts and loss control.
Basic principles and techniques of administration which apply to criminal justice organizations. Emphasis on decision making, authority, human relations and communication within organizations.
This course will provide learners with historical view of terrorism, its origins, methodology, and ideology. It will also provide the learner with knowledge of specific events of the 20th century related to terrorism that have formed modern terrorism. Finally it will discuss the worldwide effort on deterring and discovering terrorist activities.
History and philosophy of correctional policy and need for correctional reform; correctional system from arrest through sentencing; correctional personnel and clients.
Meaning and functions of culture and discrimination, minorities in Michigan, affirmative action and attitude formation; ethics, values and professional responsiveness.
Emphasis on needs, identities and development of recipients of correctional services; to assist students in gaining insight into development of sensitivity to behavior and motivations of corrections clients. Specific problems of prisoners and intervention strategies are reviewed.
This course provides physical fitness and skills necessary for the law enforcement and fire science certification students. Law enforcement students (MCOLES) take course both semesters of their senior year.
This course serves as an introduction to university life and careers in criminal justice and firefighting. Designed to be taken in the fall of the first year in the programs. No Prerequisites.
Seminar II is a continuation of the work done in Seminar I to set up students for university success and learn about reading and doing research work in criminal justice or fire science. Designed to be taken in spring of the first year of the programs.
Emphasis on safe weapon handling, the fundamentals of good marksmanship, proper methods of cleaning and weapon nomenclature. A variety of weapons will be used. Course may be repeated twice for credit, to a maximum of 3 credits.
This course will examine the problem of both domestic and global Cyberterrorism/Cybercrimes. The recognition of various types of crimes committed using computers, the internet, and other electronic devices. Learners will learn investigative techniques and legal issues as related to the investigation of cybercrimes.
This course will examine the history and modern trends of domestic, international and transnational terrorism. This will include the profile of terrorist recruits, the structure and dynamics of terrorist organizations, and government sponsored terrorism. The motivation of various organizations and their methods of terrorist violence, as well as their justification of violent acts will be discussed. Antiterrorism and counterterrorism measures will be analyzed.
Field experience for correlation of theoretical knowledge with practice in participating law enforcement or loss control agencies. Course may be elected twice for credit of six hours.
Study of security, including historical, legal and philosophical framework for various phases of security operations in our society today.
A survey of the history and philosophy of correctional institutions focusing on: The use of imprisonment as a mechanism of social control, custody versus treatment, rights of prisoners, prison and jail management, institutional training programs, examination of contemporary correctional institutions, prison and jail architecture, and prisoner society.
A survey of the history, development, techniques and fundamentals of non-institutional correctional programs and services. Emphasis will be placed on the necessity of correctional programs to interact with other human service agencies within the community.
Introduction to investigation and the techniques of forensic science with emphasis upon gathering and documenting information for determination of fact.
Survey of substantive and procedural correctional law including sentencing, probation, parole, imprisonment, fines and restitution, and prisoners rights. Case law method used, based on appellate court decisions which evolve from criminal defendant litigation and complex legal issues concerning American corrections.
Students will develop a professional resume and learn about best practices research in criminal justice or fire science. Designed to be taken in the fall of the second year of the program.
Emphasis will be on maintaining safe firearm handling, the reinforcing of the fundamentals of good marksmanship, and proper methods of cleaning and maintaining firearms. This course will expound on concepts, techniques, and knowledge learned in the CJUS201 Firearms course to include close quarter combat firing and weapon retention, advanced firearm clearing and multiple target evaluation and courses of firing.
The course explores the history of racism, xenophobia, hate crimes, and extremism from a criminal justice perspective. A restorative justice model shall be utilized in examining hate crimes from a law enforcement, theoretical, political and legal context.
This course will examine the historical development of the United States modern infrastructures. The course will provide an in-depth knowledge of the critical infrastructures and the current protection methods. The learner will then learn advanced protection techniques and vulnerability analysis skills utilized to protect the assets.
Overview of specialized areas of security in specific facilities with special attention given to management of security information.
Survey of philosophy, theory and practice involved in the treatment of different crisis situations most commonly confronting the law enforcement officer in the performance of regular duties.
Survey of substantive criminal law as a means of attaining socially desirable ends including protection of life and property. Deals with historical, philosophical concepts as well as case law.
Consideration of selected issues in public safety organizations. Emphasis on the role of practitioners and relations with the various publics. Students will be given moral dilemmas and will consider their individual value system.
This course will prepare all graduates from a variety of majors to understand how homeland security impacts the US political system as a whole, but especially from the standpoint of emergency response and preparedness. Investigates the impact of the federal homeland security apparatus on emergency response organizations at the state and local level. Includes a historical review of 'homeland security' measures beginning in WWI and through WWII and the Korean War. Especially reviews the security situation during the Cold War. The course deals with the federal agencies usually not associated with homeland security, such as DEA, ATF, the military departments, FAA, CDC, the National Guard Bureau, and the DOD. Students from other majors are encouraged to enroll with permission of instructor.
The history, standards and principles of correctional casework are presented; the roles, functions and goals of casework are discussed; the competencies and training required for effective casework are considered; and correctional clients - probation and parole selection and appraisal - are concentrated upon.
Determination of fire cause and origin and explosion causes. Prevention, documentation and legal aspects examined.
This course will examine the modern use, abuse and trafficking of prescription and illicit substances and the impact on other types of crime. The use of undercover investigation techniques, developing confidential informants, and writing search warrants will be examined.
Introduction to research methodology and designs utilized in public safety. Includes sampling, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, sources of error in presenting findings, and preparing and reading research reports.
Criminological theories of the causes of juvenile delinquency and prevention strategies. The functions of the juvenile justice system including: Police, courts, detention and legal rights. The Canadian Young Offenders Act will also be studied.
A survey of selected world criminal justice systems including police, courts and corrections. Cross-national and cross-cultural criminality from several perspectives will be examined as will the globalization of crime.
Students will develop interviewing skills and participate in mock interviews as well as choose a topic for their senior research project and begin work on it.
A senior Seminar. The course builds on the research topic developed in CJUS399 and research methodologies learned in CJUS345. Students will receive additional research instruction while completing their project. Students will make oral presentations of their project results of the course to the other students, faculty and invited guests.
Criminal justice internship with an agency. Credit is based on the equivalent of 45 hours of field work per credit hour. Students must make application by the ninth week of the previous semester. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. 3-9
Principles, duties and mechanics of criminal procedures as applied to important areas of arrest, search and seizure.
A capstone course for Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Criminal Justice certification students. Court functions, domestic violence law and procedures, ethical issues, civil disputes, interpersonal relations, juvenile offenders and other related topics.
An examination of theories of female criminality and the treatment of women in criminal justice. Various issues relating to women as professionals in criminal justice will be covered. The unique issues which arise when females are incarcerated will also be examined.
Criminalistics methodology and practice including crime scene techniques for specific offenses, collection and preservation of evidence, narcotics and dangerous drugs, fingerprinting, presentations, and other related topics. Contains MCOLES mandated hours.
This is a capstone class for the forensic chemistry degree. It will focus on standard and non-standard methods in forensic science. Lecture and laboratory concentrate on quantitative and qualitative drug analyses, fingerprint visualization techniques, ballistics, DNA analyses, and chemical analyses of evidence. Gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy techniques will be used to differentiate evidence. In this course much time will be spent on mechanisms of the analyses facilitating critical thinking skills. Note: Also listed as CHEM445.
A practicum course addressing the skills and competencies needed for certification through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Course may not be repeated for credit. (2)
This course will explore probable and possible futures and the impact on crime, criminality and the criminal justice system. It will explore alternative methods and systems to deal with projected change.
This may take the form of either a reseach project or a directed reading on a specific subject. One to four credits over a period of one or more semesters may be granted according to the nature of the student's project. May be repeated up to six credits. (1-4) 1-4