Criminal Justice

updated 7/9/18

CJ& 101
Intro to Criminal Justice (5)
Examines local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies and the judicial and correctional systems. Career opportunities and qualifying requirements are studied.

CJ 103
Constitutional Case Law (5)
Examines the Constitution and Bill of Rights in relation to law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections. Defines guilt-laden facts, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause.

CJ 104
Intro to Law Enforcement (5)
A broad survey of the theories, procedures and methods of police operations studied. Also examines police discretionary powers, career opportunities, and trends in law enforcement. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ& 105
Intro to Corrections (5)
A broad survey of the history and evolution of adult and juvenile correctional models in America. All forms of incarceration and restrictive custody are studied. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ& 106
Juvenile Justice (5)
Juvenile deviance and theories of criminality are studied. Economic, social, and psychological impact of juvenile delinquency trends examined. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 107
Criminal Procedures (5)
Examines state and federal laws of arrest, search and seizure, civil and criminal liability. The rules of evidence and courtroom proceedings are studied. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 109
Community Policing (5)
Focus on resolving community issues and concerns via Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) skills and strategies. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ& 110
Criminal Law (5)
A broad survey of the common criminal laws and statutes of Washington and the other 49 United States. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 111
Criminal Justice Ethics (5)
Presents an in-depth examination and analysis of the practical, theoretical, ethical and moral considerations found in the criminal justice system. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ& 112
Criminology (5)
Examines social components of crime, deviance, criminality, and societal reactions to crime. Includes discussion of causes and impacts of crime on society, classifications and theoretical interpretations of crime and the criminal justice system.

CJ 114
Critical & Current Issues (5)
Examines current issues, topics and trends in the criminal justice system. Explores the issues of racism and bigotry as related to criminal justice practitioners. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 116
Community Corrections (5)
Community corrections, alternative sentencing, probation and diversion concepts studied. Explores technology innovations pertaining to community supervision. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 126
Homicide Investigation (5)
Tactics, procedures, and forensic techniques of homicide investigation are examined. Various tools and processes systematically employed to identify, arrest, and convict perpetrators are studied. Pre/corequisite: CJ& 101 or instructor permission.

CJ 129
Intro to Victimology (5)
Introductory course examines violent crime and victimology in American society. Factors leading to acquaintance and stranger violence, proactive and reactive strategies to crime, legal issues and self-defense measures studied and discussed.

CJ 130
Domestic Violence & Abuse (5)
This course examines physical and sexual domestic violence in our society. This includes spouse/partner abuse and child abuse. Contemporary investigation and intervention strategies and techniques are studied including evidence discover, collection, and preservation.

CJ 190
Cooperative Work Experience (1-10)
See description under COOP 190 for additional information.

CJ 204
Reports, Forms & Affidavits (5)
Investigative report writing including narratives, police reports, common forms, affidavits, and search warrants.

CJ 223
Felony Investigations (5)
Practical application of investigation techniques for felony crimes is studied and examined. Includes Part I offenses and drug crime, crime scene considerations, search warrants, report writing, evidentiary issues, surveillance, using informants, and assisting with prosecution.

CJ 224
Criminal Interviews & Interrogations (5)
Basic and intermediate skills required for criminal and forensic interviews and interrogations. Study, practice, role-play, and evaluate the techniques used to elicit factual information from victims, witnesses and suspects in the course of criminal investigations.

CJ 225
Crime Scene Technology (5)
Students learn techniques to collect and preserve common evidentiary items located at crime scenes for future laboratory analysis and judicial proceedings while ensuring proper chain of custody. Aspects of arson investigation are also studied.

CJ 228
Crime Scene Photography (5)
Practical application of basic crime scene photography methods and techniques for criminal investigations studied. Skills designed to capture the details of automobile accidents, misdemeanor, and felony crime scenes are discussed and practiced.

CJ& 240
Intro Forensic Science (5)
Introductory course in forensic science examines physical evidence and laboratory analysis in criminal investigations. Skills and procedures required for collection, preservation, and identification of physical evidence are studied. Diagramming of crime scenes is practiced.