Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

CRIM/CISM240 : Computer Forensics

Introduces students to computer forensics and the various skills needed to collect and analyze digital evidence for various uses. This course focuses on the use of the most popular forensics tools and provides specific guidance on dealing with civil and criminal matters related to the law and technology. (May not be offered every semester. Check with advisor for scheduling info)

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CISM125 or departmental exam

CRIM/CISM262 : Mobile Forensics Investigations

This course will familiarize students with mobile devices and technology used by carriers, and analyze the legal implications of using such devices as evidence in a court of law. Students will identify data that can be retrieved from mobile devices such as cellular phones, smartphones and GPS devices. Recovered and analyzed data will include address books, call logs, text messages, video and audio files and internet history. Students will correlate data with records from network service providers. Students will apply industry-recognized best practices to evidence collection and analysis with using current technology.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CRIM/GIST170 : Concepts in Terrorism & Homeland Security

Introduces students to terrorism and terrorist organizations, as well as the practices, policies and issues relevant to the security of the United States that terrorism presents. Examines federal, state and local governmental agencies that form the apparatus which provides for homeland security in the United States and their responsibilities regarding natural disasters, terrorism and other man-made catastrophes. Provides a broad-based overview of technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), used in the analysis and decision-making processes employed by our homeland security apparatus.

Credits

3

CRIM/LEGL212 : Trial Advocacy

Increases comprehension of the historical, ethical and philosophical basis of the American legal system. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in an actual trial preparation and presentation. This course will demystify the operations of the law, court procedures, and the legal system. (May not be offered every semester. Check with advisor for scheduling info)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRIM101 with a grade of C or better.
For CRIM212 the prerequisite is CRIM101 with grade of C or better
For LEGL212 the prerequisite is LEGL110 with a grade of C or better

CRIM/SOCL206 : Juvenile Justice

Theoretical and applied concepts of prevention, treatment, and control of juvenile delinquency and recent legislative and philosophical decisions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

For CRIM206 the prerequisite is CRIM101 or PSYC101.
For SOCL206 the prerequisite is PSYC101 or SOCL101.

CRIM101 : Introduction to Criminal Justice

History, development and philosophy of law enforcement in democratic society. Introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice career orientation.

Credits

3

CRIM102 : Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to deviant behavior and current criminological theories. Emphasis on synthesis and police applications, crime prevention and phenomena of crime.

Credits

3

CRIM105 : Police Operations

Intense study of the roles and functions of American police departments and their evolution in society. A thorough examination is made of police organizations, their philosophies, operations, management and related concepts and techniques. Also emphasized will be issues of police culture, ethics and civil liability and how they affect services provided to the public.

Credits

3

CRIM106 : Introduction to Corrections

History of corrections, types of inmate control and treatment, the offender in the community, re-entry problems, corrections as part of the criminal justice system and problems in administration.

Credits

3

CRIM107 : Introduction to Cyber Crime

An overview of the legal and practical issues, theories and methods utilized in the investigation of a Cyber Crime. The basic concepts of Cyber Crime are introduced including the types of crimes, the elements and methods of commission, the technologies necessary for the commission, and the legal and investigative issues.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CISM125 and CRIM101

CRIM109 : Ethics in Criminal Justice

This course introduces the types of ethical dilemmas that criminal justice students will face in their professional careers. The course examines the nature of human behavior in relation to ethical theories and systems. Examines the various ethical systems used to guide decision making by criminal justice professionals and their application to current ethical issues facing these professionals, and discusses the concepts of Law and Justice in relation to ethics. Basic problems and applications of ethics and how they relate to social and individual issues involved in the criminal justice system will be examined.

Credits

3

CRIM112 : Criminalistics

This course is designed for students who are pursuing a career in Criminal Justice. It introduces the basic concepts employed in the scientific processing of physical evidence collected from crime scenes and used in a contemporary forensic crime laboratory. Simulated crime scenes and case students will be explored. Laboratory and experiment sessions will emphasize current forensic procedure.

Credits

3

CRIM130 : The Criminal Court System

This course will provide an overview of the criminal court system and process in the U.S., tracing its development from the early beginnings to the present day operation. It will discuss the key personnel functioning daily within a courtroom including, a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, victims, etc. The criminal judicial process, courtroom proceedings, court rulings, and rules of evidence are also addressed.

Credits

3

CRIM190 : Special Topics in Criminal Justice

This course is designed to offer an in depth examination of emerging topics in the criminal justice field not otherwise covered in the curriculum. Topics will be offered periodically based on the recognized needs of the field. Topics will include crime analysis, victimology, and emerging issues and technologies.

Credits

3

CRIM201 : Criminal Law

Study of local, state and federal criminal laws including their classification, nature, evolution and development. Both statutory and common law are explored as well as topics of the adversary system, such as principles of justification and excuse, laws of arrest, and the laws of search and seizure. Special attention is given to the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRIM202 : Constitutional Law

Study of procedural law focusing on the effect of decisions by the United States Supreme Court in establishing ethical criminal justice procedures.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CRIM203 : Criminal Investigation

Exploration and analysis of modern criminal investigative theories and procedures. Directing criminal investigation for maximum effectiveness with attention to the justice system criteria for evidence submission and testimony in criminal proceedings.

Credits

3

CRIM210 : Community-Based Corrections

Focuses on the community-based aspect of the correctional system. Strategies of supervision used in probation and parole and theories underlying these strategies and evaluative methods of assessing the impact of these strategies are highlighted. Particular emphasis is given to the role of the helping relationship in the probation/parole agency setting. (May not be offered every semester. Check with advisor for scheduling info)

Credits

3

CRIM214 : Organized Crime

A foundation course in systematic criminality, which examines those criminal organizations whose method of operation includes fear, violence and corruption to achieve strategic and tactical goals. The course investigates these highly structured, perpetual organizations as well as law enforcement responses to them.

Credits

3

CRIM216 : Criminal Justice Report Writing

An intensive course focused on the skills involved with note taking, interviewing and information gathering, which prepares students for the technical requirements of report preparation utilized by criminal justice professionals. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of technical skills required of law enforcement officers, security personnel, corrections officers, probation officers, forensic personnel, and scientific personnel required to produce a high quality report.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL102 with a grade of C or better

CRIM250 : Internship in Criminal Justice

Designed to give students the opportunity to apply formal education to an actual work situation in the criminal justice field under the supervision of the course instructor and the sponsoring Agency/Entity supervisor. In addition to the 135-hour field experience, students attend classroom sessions on a schedule determined by the course instructor.

Credits

4

Prerequisites