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Criminal Justice Law Enforcement 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 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 2090 - Defensive Tactics 2 Credits; 1 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course provides the student with the basic principles and tactics of unarmed self-defense, and how to defend against physical attack, control aggressive behavior, and how to arrest/subdue an individual using the minimum amount of force. The course is graded pass (P) or no pass (NP). 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 2210 - Introduction to Police Operations and Report Writing 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course is designed to acquaint the student with the history of policing, police operations and community policing. This course will also acquaint the student with current technology, reporting systems, report writing and various divisions within police organizational structure. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2230 - Police Skills I 4 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This course is presented to students in three parts. Part one of this course meets OPOTC requirements for the certification of CPR and basic first aid. Part two of this course introduces the student to community diversity issues as well as the OPOTC requirements for the following topics; domestic violence, child abuse and investigations, crisis intervention, the juvenile justice system, and victims' rights. Part three of this course meets OPOTC requirements for laws of arrest, search & seizure, legal aspects of interview & interrogations, civil liability & use of force, testifying in court, criminal statutes in Title 29 of the ORC, and rules of evidence. All practical exercises related to certification are graded as P/NP. Students must pass all certification exams and practical exercises to successfully pass this course. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2240 - Police Skills II 4 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 6 Lab Hours This course is presented to the student in three parts. Part one of this course meets OPOTC requirements for traffic enforcement technologies and SFST certification. This course also examines the fundamental concepts of traffic accident investigation; protection of the scene, recording of information, collection of evidence, and the analysis of traffic accidents. Part two of this course introduces the student to the knowledge and skills required for OPOTC requirements of defensive driving, pursuit driving, and stops and approaches. Part three of this course meets OPOTC requirements for the needs, purpose and importance of physical conditioning. All practical exercises related to certification are graded as P/NP. Students must pass all certification exams and practical exercises to successfully pass this course. Course Syllabus
CRMJ 2250 - Peace Officer Academy Firearms 4 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 4 Lab Hours This course will introduce the student to the historical perspective of firearms, the lawful and unlawful use of weapons under current legal controls, and the restrictions concerning firearms. Thorough training is provided on precision pistol shooting and police combat shooting. All firearm discharges will be conducted in lab sessions at the state approved range site. All students will be required to successfully pass the state qualification standards in order to receive a Pass (P) for this course. This course is graded as pass (P) or no pass (NP). 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
FYEX 0050 - SUCCESS! 1 Credits; 1 Lecture Hours Students will examine the soft skills necessary for success in college and in life as well as study skills that can make them more effective and efficient in their studies. Students will also examine the culture of college and ways they can adapt successfully to life as a college student. This course will aid first time college students in their adjustment to the rigors of college life and familiarize them with North Central State campus life. Placement into this course is dependent on the student meeting the benchmark score on the Learning and Study Strategy Inventory (LASSI). Semesters Available: Day-F,Sp,Su Eve-F,Sp,Su 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 5 elective courses required for this degree. Please check with your academic advisor for a current electives list.

 

 

 

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