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Introduces psychological impact incurred by crime victims. Basic crisis intervention techniques, working with and understanding special populations of victims and their needs, i.e. family violence, sexual assault victims, child victims, homicide survivors and response of criminal justice system, current laws and review of history of victim movement. Fall.
Explores addiction from historical and theoretical background to current concepts. Variety of addictive behaviors examined with special focus on psychoactive drug dependency. Fall.
Focus on treatment of alcohol and drug abuse as a continuum of processes from intervention through rehabilitation. Incorporates ways to address needs of people suffering from alcohol and drug abuse. Spring.
Analysis of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure. Specific attention given to Missouri Criminal Code and cases that interpret Missouri laws. Fall.
Basic rules of evidence applicable to criminal and other related police duties. Examines fundamental questions of evidence and theories of proof, including hearsay, documentary proof, self-incrimination, relevance, and presumptions. Spring.
Prerequisites: CRJ 140
Examination of the conflicting and converging needs and skills of social roles necessary for sound criminal justice system in society. Objectives, activities and skills of citizen, criminal justice professional, and social scientist identified and analyzed. Spring.
Concepts, dynamics, and policies of programs for victims of crime, including their historical development, techniques for intervention, and response of criminal justice system. Model victim witness programs evaluated for strengths, weaknesses, and needed changes. Spring.
Examines United States Constitution and relationship to American Society as a whole and criminal justice system in particular. Fall.
Introduction to theories and practices related to intervening and mediating in and defusing crises, and referral of people in crises. Spring.
Historical development, relative merits and disadvantages of these programs, and analysis of their success as applied in all types of probational systems. Spring.
Analyzes organization and administration of police departments and systems, highlighting peculiar characteristics of police organizations and personnel, budgeting for police departments, control and responsibility of police departments and relation of police department to other public agencies and general principles of public administration. Fall.
Studies development of police-community relations units, analyzes current police-community relations programs in large cities, and engages in hands-on development and observation of programs in action. General Education Skills Assessment is embedded. Spring.
Prerequisites: Instructor's permission (Usually students seeking an internship with SCC have attained sophomore standing, have completed at least 9 credit hours in CRJ prefix courses with a minimum of a 2.33 GPA in those courses and a 2.0 GPA overall at SCC for all courses taken. Students are expected to be free of any record of academic dishonesty or criminal record of any kind excluding minor violations such as traffic tickets. Students themselves are expected to initially contact agencies directly to apply for the internship).
Students placed in participative position in criminal justice agency.
Prerequisites: CRJ 265
Students enroll in Criminal Justice Practicum a second time.
Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credit hours of 100 level or above, prior to enrollment.
Analysis of criminal justice systems and crime in other cultures and how other cultures define and respond to criminal behavior.
Credit for individual study or selected classes in subjects such as role of women in the criminal justice system, poverty and crime, or police civil liability. Instructor's approval required.
Clarifies working roles in legal establishment. Students portray each of courtroom principals: judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, defendant, and juror. Study hypothetical case through research and work with attorney instructors in courtroom setting. Procedures and working knowledge of judicial system. Fall.
Prerequisites: CRJ 291
Students compete in American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament. Spring.
Culminating experience integrating Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science program course work. Required for Criminal Justice AAS degree-seeking students in the final semester before graduation.