School of Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice - Cyber Security (Online Bachelor's Program): Bachelor of Science
(Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CJ312 Correctional Operation and Administration | 4 credit hours

This course addresses the structure, principles, organization, administration and operations of a variety of correctional institutions and programs. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

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CJ333 Constitutional Law | 4 credit hours

This course provides a survey of major constitutional thought and a review of primary constitutional issues. Prerequisite: CJ123 Criminal Law or equivalent

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CJ334 Crime Prevention | 4 credit hours

This course explores the development and implementation of crime-prevention programs designed by police departments, retail firms, commercial establishments, community action groups and individual citizens. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

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CJ355 Multicultural Law Enforcement | 4 credit hours

This course includes a discussion and analysis of sensitive topics and issues related to diversity and multiculturalism in today''s policing environments. The course also reviews common encounters law enforcement or correctional officers respond to in their line of work and includes instruction on basic conversational Spanish they use to be more effective in those situations. Prerequisite: CJ151 Principles of Policing and Law Enforcement

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CJ439 Juvenile Justice | 4 credit hours

This course offers a multi-disciplined approach to the study of the juvenile justice system and juvenile delinquency as it relates to and emerges from the youth''s family, neighborhood, school, peer group, social class and overall cultural and social environment. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

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CJ445 Spatial Aspects of Crime | 4 credit hours

This course offers instruction on the use of computer technology in crime mapping to solve crimes. Emphasis is placed on crime and place, use of geographic information systems and spatial analysis of crime. Prerequisites: CJ243 The Criminalistics of Cybercrime, TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or TB150 Computing and Productivity Software

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CJ456 Controversial Issues in Law Enforcement | 4 credit hours

This course presents two sides of controversial law enforcement issues to spark debate and critical thinking. Prerequisite: GE217 Composition II or equivalent

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CJ475 Bachelors Thesis | 4 credit hours

This course is designed to teach students how to apply the skills of scientific analysis and inquiry. The skills learned in writing a thesis will help students prepare to effectively analyze policies in public and private organizations. Students will choose a specific topic in criminal justice about which to write. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 164 credits earned in the program of study including CJ446 The Criminalistics of Computer Forensics or equivalent

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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

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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

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IS311 Internetworking Infrastructure and Operations | 4 credit hours

This course involves the fundamentals of networking concepts. It includes various concepts used in a TCP/IP network. The course highlights how information flows in a network through various hardware devices and protocols and how these impact network security. The course offers an overview of security issues that are typically considered when managing the infrastructure, internetworking and operations in a network. Prerequisite: TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or equivalent

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IS312 Information Security Essentials | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the security essentials. The course identifies and examines types of information security used in industry and how they are implemented. Prerequisites: Basic courses in computer applications and functioning of operating systems

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IS314 Security Architecture of Common IT Platforms | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to security architecture of common IT platforms and applications. Course topics include how to identify security needs within the network, in operating systems, databases and applications and over the Web. The course also includes instruction on how to implement different security measures. Prerequisite: IS311 Internetworking Infrastructure and Operations or equivalent

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IS315 IS Risk Management and Intrusion Detection | 4 credit hours

This course addresses concepts of risk management and intrusion detection. Areas of instruction include how to assess and manage risks to information security and identifying the activities involved in the process of information security risk management for an organization. The role of intrusion detection in information security and different tools used to detect intrusion will also be discussed. Prerequisites: IS311 Internetworking Infrastructure and Operations or equivalent, IS312 Information Security Essentials or equivalent

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IS316 Fundamentals of Network Security Firewalls and VPNs | 4 credit hours

This course offers an introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and firewalls for securing a network. Various network security related issues are introduced and examined. Different types of VPNs for securing data in an organizational setup are discussed as well as the benefits and architecture of a VPN and how to implement a VPN. Other topics include the utility of firewalls in tackling security problems and the limitations of a firewall. In addition, instruction is also given on how to construct, configure and administer a firewall and the functionality of a firewall. Prerequisite: IT320 WAN Technology and Application or equivalent

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IS317 Hacker Techniques Tools and Incident Handling | 4 credit hours

This course is an introduction to hacking tools and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. This course also addresses incident handling methods used when information security is compromised. Prerequisite: IT260 Networking Application Services and Security or equivalent

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IS411 Security Policies and Implementation Issues | 4 credit hours

The course includes a discussion on security policies that can be used to help protect and maintain a network, such as password policy, e-mail policy and Internet policy. The issues include organizational behavior and crisis management. Prerequisite: IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems or equivalent

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IS414 User Authentication Systems and RoleBased Security | 4 credit hours

The course introduces various systems and techniques that are used to authenticate users. The course also discusses how users can be assigned permissions based on the role they perform in an organization. Prerequisites: IS312 Information Security Essentials or equivalent, IS314 Security Architecture of Common IT Platforms or equivalent

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IS415 System Forensics Investigation and Response | 4 credit hours

This course offers an introduction to system forensics investigation and response. Areas of study include a procedure for investigating computer and cyber crime and concepts for collecting, analyzing, recovering and preserving forensic evidence. Prerequisites: IS317 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling or equivalent, IS421 Legal and Security Issues or equivalent

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Meet a Graduate

Wesley Berry
Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2011
Kansas City, MO

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