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The North Central State College catalog is neither a contract nor an offer to contract. North Central State College reserves the right to make changes in any material contained herein as deemed necessary without notice.

Criminal Justice Degree Courses


COMM 1010 - Speech 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice & US Judicial Systems 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces the student to the American System of Criminal Justice including growth and historical development. Emphasis will be placed on the criminal justice subsystems of law enforcement, corrections, courts, the Ohio court structure, and the juvenile justice system. In addition, this course will examine the ethical, professional, and legal issues confronting the criminal justice professional. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1050 - Criminal and Constitutional Law 4 Credits; 4 Lecture Hours This course will examine past and current legal cases and court decisions. Emphasis will be placed on the Bill of Rights and specific amendments that pertain to the criminal justice field. The basic concepts of criminal law will also be examined concerning criminal statutes and elements for selected offenses for the State of Ohio. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1070 - Family Violence 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course examines the characteristics of the growing number of families 'on the fault line' of present day society in the United States. The causes and solutions that have been proposed to understand, control, and re-address problems of at-risk families are discussed. Topics of discussion include; characteristics of social intervention, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, crimes against the elderly, and victim rights. This course further examines the professional and criminal justice response to these issues. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1090 - Juvenile Delinquency 4 Credits; 4 Lecture Hours This course provides an overview of the current theoretical and methodological issues concerning juvenile delinquency. This course examines the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency. The course is structured to focus on the social construction of delinquency, the development of the juvenile justice system, theoretical explanations of delinquency, and the current research on juvenile delinquency in the United States. The primary objectives of this course are to foster critical thinking about how we define, address, research, punish, and treat delinquency in America. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1110 - Criminal Investigation I 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 3 Lab Hours This course introduces the student to the study of investigative procedures beginning with the preliminary investigation through the follow-up phase. Additional topics covered within this course include documenting the crime scene, death investigations, interviewing techniques, evidence recognition, identification and collection. The laboratory experience will provide actual investigation situations to enhance student learning. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 1130 - Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course is an overview of the corrections field: courts, detention, sentencing, adult institutions, and staffing and personnel issues. This course provides the student with a basic working knowledge of the many diverse aspects of the correctional process with emphasis given to the history and development of corrections, the various types of institutions, the correctional process, correctional treatment, and the role of corrections within the field of criminal justice. This course specifically examines the Ohio Correctional System. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2010 - Criminology 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours The purpose of this course is to study crime and criminality in modern society with an emphasis on the underlying assumptions, propositions, and supporting evidence of crime theories. This course examines the multi-disciplinary science of law-making, law-breaking, and law-enforcing. A major emphasis will be placed on the evolution of criminological theories and review of data that assists in predicting where, when, by whom and against whom crimes happen. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2030 - Gangs and Cults 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course is to familiarize the student with the structure, organization, and psychology of gangs. Investigation techniques concerning gang recognition by tattoos, graffiti, and symbols will be included for street, prison and motorcycle gangs. This course will also familiarize the student with various cult organizations. Emphasis will be on recognizing a cult organization as well as non-traditional religious groups. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2050 - Drug Recognition 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course studies the social and physical implications of legal and illegal drugs and substances. Drug and substance usage and its psychological and physiological impacts are also discussed for each of the various categories of substances that are seen in society today. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2110 - Private Security I 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces the historical, philosophical, and legal framework of the private security field. Security organization, policies, personnel roles, contract and proprietary security will be examined. Emphasis is on creating security awareness, relations with other organizations, security's place in relation to the criminal justice system, and privatization. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2130 - Community Based Corrections 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course covers programs for convicted offenders that are used both as alternatives to incarceration and in post-incarceration situations. Topics include offenders, diversion, house arrest, restitution, community service, probation and parole, including both public and private participation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify/discuss the various programs from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and the community. Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1030, CRMJ-1130 Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2170 - Terrorism and Homeland Security 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course will examine the history, structure, and current trends of domestic and international terrorist organizations along with the development and structure of Homeland Security. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2190 - Practicum and Seminar 3 Credits; 1 Lecture Hours; 14 Practicum Hours This course involves placement of the student into an actual work environment within a setting in the Criminal Justice field. The work experience includes job tasks and assignments providing exposure of the functions of the various Criminal Justice fields. The student will complete 210 hours of work experience at the placement site. This work experience provides the foundation for developing the student into a competent criminal justice worker. This course further involves discussions of the operations, issues and events of the placement of the student in a Criminal Justice work environment. This course is graded as a Pass/No Pass course. Course Syllabus
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. Prerequisite(s): COMPASS writing score of 69 or above OR ACT 18-21 AND eWrite score of 6 OR WRIT0090 with minimum grade of C. COMPASS Reading score of 80 OR READ0080 with a minimum grade of C. Note: Students who have taken DEV 116 and ENG 100 in the past must be retested and placed according to test results. Course Syllabus
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better. Course Syllabus
STAT 1000 - Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces students to common statistical terms and concepts which are widely used to describe data, compute probabilities, estimate parameters, show the degree of relationship between variables, and to make decisions. Emphasis is placed on 'real world' examples and applications. Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-0074 or MTH-103; Course Syllabus
ELECTIVES There are also 6 elective courses required for this degree. Please check with your academic advisor for a current electives list.

 

 

 

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