School of Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (Online Associate's Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

CJ123 Criminal Law | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the student to criminal law, which involves the imposition of penalties for engaging in criminal conduct. The course also explores the distinction between criminal law, which typically is enforced by the government, and civil law, which may be enforced by private parties. Prerequisites: GE175 American Government or equivalent, GE217 Composition II or equivalent, An introductory level Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies course

CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice | 4 credit hours

This survey course introduces the student to the scope, principles and purposes of the American criminal justice system with emphasis on crime, law enforcement, courts and corrections.

CJ132 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration | 4 credit hours

This course examines the organization, administration and practice of police, courts and correctional organizations at the federal, state and municipal levels. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ133 Criminology | 4 credit hours

This course offers an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to the study of crime. It includes an overview of criminological theories of causation, treatment and punishment. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ151 Principles of Policing and Law Enforcement | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to policing and law enforcement in America including a historical and social review of policing and law enforcement. Emphasis is placed on contemporary strategies used in modern law enforcement organizations and administration to combat and prevent crime.

CJ152 Law Enforcement Reporting and Recording | 4 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental guidelines for reports common to the criminal justice community. The course also studies how computers and technology are used as tools in this process. Prerequisite: GE217 Composition II or equivalent

CJ211 Correctional Programs Probation and Parole | 4 credit hours

This introduction to the probation and parole system in the United States tracks the progress of an individual through each phase of the system. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ241 Criminal Investigation | 4 credit hours

This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of criminal investigation and introduces the student to investigative processes, procedures and challenges. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ242 Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation | 4 credit hours

This course explores the evolution and role of forensics in criminal justice and scientific crime scene investigation. Emphasis is placed on identification and detection methods and the collection and gathering of evidence. Prerequisites: CJ241 Criminal Investigation, TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or TB150 Computing and Productivity Software

CJ243 The Criminalistics of Cybercrime | 4 credit hours

This course examines the scope of cybercrimes and the cybersecurity threat and legal considerations facing law enforcement and cybersecurity professionals in dealing with discovering, investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes. The role of intrusion detection in information security and different tools used to detect intrusion will also be discussed. Prerequisite: CJ242 Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation

CJ253 Policing Techniques Interviewing and Interrogation | 4 credit hours

This course explores police techniques and tactics used to combat and prevent crime. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and working skills involved in the art of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects, and the relevant legal parameters that must be followed during field procedures. Prerequisite: CJ151 Principles of Policing and Law Enforcement

CJ261 Essentials of Security | 4 credit hours

This course offers an overview of security elements and types of security organizations with a focus on security measures used to protect lives, property and proprietary information through risk management and asset protection. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CJ264 Transportation Security | 4 credit hours

This course examines current and future threats to the transportation systems and discusses methods and technologies designed to confront these threats. Coverage of relevant security issues relating to transportation by sea, land, pipeline and air will be included.

CJ299 Criminal Justice Capstone | 4 credit hours

This course provides a culminating experience after two years of study in the criminal justice program. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate competency and knowledge they have learned throughout the program. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including CJ242 Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation or equivalent

GE175 American Government | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course covers principles and theory related to the United States government, including the development and foundations of the Constitution, the organization and function of the federal government including the legislative, executive and judicial branches, political parties and the electoral process, and the relationship between states and the federal government. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE375 Psychology | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioristic, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Primary focus is on exploring how selected principles of psychology apply to students'' personal lives and social behavior. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, and information gathering and analysis as they practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society and including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software | 4 credit hours

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

TB145 Introduction to Computing | 4 credit hours

The course offers an overview of the computing field and computer technology trends with emphasis on terminology and concepts related to PC hardware and software components and their functions from a hands-on approach. Entry-level hands-on skills as well as theory in handling PC hardware will be taught.

TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development | 4 credit hours

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course

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