Criminal Justice (CJ)

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CJ-101   Introduction to Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Basic constitutional limitations of criminal justice; the development of law enforcement from feudal times; law enforcement agencies; and the court system as it pertains to criminal justice and corrections.

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CJ-198   Special Topics in Criminal Justice (100 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in criminal justice to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CJ-201   Police Role in the CommunityCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101 or SO-101.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Community perception of police, courts, and correction; concepts of community and public relations; community control; and problems of justice associated with racial and ethnic groups.

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CJ-204   Administration and Organization in Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Criminal justice application of organizational theory and principles: administrative process; organizational factors; management techniques; and budgetary practices.

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CJ-205   CorrectionsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Current correctional theories and practices; historical development of the correctional system.

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CJ-210   Judicial AdministrationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Management of judicial processes; administrative relationships of courts with defendants, police, prosecutors, defense counsel, bail agencies, probation officers, and correctional agencies; and grand and petit jury procedures.

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CJ-211   Statistics for Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: MA-105 or a higher level math class.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the basic methodological and statistical techniques used in criminal justice; introduction to statistical terminology as variables, unit of analysis, statistical significance, measurement, correlation, causation, and hypothesis testing.

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CJ-215   Environmental SecurityCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The protection and security of personal, company, and public property; measures intended to safeguard against theft, damage, assault, and sabotage.

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CJ-225   Law EnforcementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The origin and development of law enforcement; police strategies, organizational factors, and problems.

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CJ-230   Criminal InvestigationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the principles of criminal investigations, the rules and procedures of preliminary and follow-up investigations, the art of interrogation, recording of statements, confessions, and the collection and preservation of physical evidence at the crime scene.

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CJ-240   Professional Writing in Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Designed to help students develop the writing skills necessary for a career in criminal justice. Completion and revision of various internal and external forms of communication that are commonly used by criminal justice professionals are entailed. Students are also helped to improve their outlining, proofreading, editing, and organizational skills to better communicate effectively in writing.

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CJ-241   CriminologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Explanations of the causes of property and violent offenses. Discussion of white collar, professional and organized crime, and the problem of criminal statistics.

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CJ-280   Introduction to Forensic ScienceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to concepts of forensic science with emphasis on the recognition, identification, individualization, and evaluation of physical evidence by applying the natural sciences to law-science matters.

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CJ-288   Cooperative Education: Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Departmental approval, a minimum GPA of 2.00, and completion of thirty credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a criminal justice-related position. May be repeated for credit.

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CJ-298   Special Topics in Criminal Justice (200 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in criminal justice to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CJ-299   Independent Study in Criminal JusticeCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings on a topic not otherwise covered in the curriculum.

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CJ-301   Crime Control in the USA, Japan, and ChinaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): BI.EL, GU

A comparative approach is used to examine formal, social control mechanisms that include law, police, courts corrections, and informal, social control mechanisms that contain values, beliefs, family, workplace, school, neighborhood, and other social organizations in three societies: the USA, Japan, and China.

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CJ-305   Criminal LawCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The nature, purposes, principles, and doctrine of modern criminal law; landmark cases; and important issues.

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CJ-313   The Pre-Trial Prosecution SystemCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PS-101 or PS-103.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): SJL

The pre-trial prosecution process as a political system. The roles, attitudes, and strategies of those authorities who allocate values within the system are examined. Also listed as PS-313.

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CJ-315   Research MethodsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-211 or MA-151, CJ-241, and EN-101 and EN-102.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Introduces students to the principles of scientific research in criminal justice and homeland security. It begins with a description of the importance of research by criminal justice and homeland security organizations and moves toward the tenets of sound research practices, including: the formulation or a research question, developing a hypothesis, collecting data, measurement, analysis, and evaluation. Special attention is devoted to practical, ethical, and political issues that can arise when conducting research. Also listed as HLS-315.

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CJ-317   Law of EvidenceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

The history and development of the rules of evidence, including relevancy and materiality, competency, burden of proof, direct and circumstantial, examination of witnesses, hearsay rule, unconstitutionally obtained, and presenting and collecting.

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CJ-325   Criminal ProcedureCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examination of the criminal justice process and underlying public policy considerations.

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CJ-330   Crisis InterventionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Practical everyday handling techniques for intervention in such crises as suicide, emotional disturbance, and family conflicts; theory and research pertaining to intervention in life-stress situations. Attempts to raise the student's level of empathy and interpersonal sensitivity via role playing and self-reflection.

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CJ-332   Advanced Police AdministrationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Advanced supervisory and managerial practices, analysis of policy formulation, decision-making, budgeting, planning, and innovative administrative procedures.

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CJ-335   Juvenile JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101 or a 100-level sociology course.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the area of juvenile justice; the juvenile court; a review of juvenile justice procedures; the interaction of police and juveniles; dispositional alternatives; and delinquency prevention programs.

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CJ-340   The American Penal SystemCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-205.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

History, philosophy, and organizational structure of the correctional system in the United States, including issues of race, gender, and morality.

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CJ-341   Occupational CrimeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Economic and fiscal implications of white-collar and blue-collar crime; definitions, explanations, control strategies, enforcement techniques, and the role of the criminal justice system.

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CJ-350   Ethical Issues in Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Explore various ethical issues inherent in policing, courts, and correctional work. Address ethical standards in social-science research and political correctness.

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CJ-351   Sentencing PracticesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101 and CJ-205.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

History, philosophy, and rationale behind past and present sentencing schemes: the indeterminate and determinate sentences; the death penalty; and non-custodial sentences.

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CJ-359   Crime Prevention and ControlCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Six credits in sociology or criminal justice.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Problems in the definition of crime; crime prevention as a social movement; and review and evaluation of major models of crime prevention and control.

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CJ-360   Comparative Criminal Justice SystemsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Comparison of selected foreign justice systems with that of the United States.

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CJ-362   Community-Based CorrectionsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101 or SW-105 and CJ-205.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Methods for dealing with the offender in the community; probation, parole, residential treatment, restitution, and the evaluation of each.

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CJ-365   Forensic PathologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-280.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the concepts of forensic pathology with an emphasis on the recognition and interpretation of diseases and injuries in the human body that is the basis for medico legal investigations.

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CJ-370   Institutional Treatment of the OffenderCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101 or SW-105 and CJ-205.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Strategies employed in providing treatment and support services to the inmate; physical, psychological, and social environmental factors.

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CJ-375   Internship in Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-101, EN-101 and EN-102 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1, WT

Provides practical experiences in the administration of criminal justice and homeland security through assignments to criminal justice and homeland security agencies under the joint-supervision of agency officials and Monmouth University instructors. Course assignments include a resume and cover letter application for an internship; journaling of real-world professional experiences; and the evaluation of criminal justice/homeland security policies and practices. Also listed as HLS-375.

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CJ-380   Forensic PsychologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Criminal personalities in relationship to specific crimes; exposure to techniques of interviewing and interrogating these criminals.

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CJ-384   Crime Scene InvestigationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Understanding the nature of crime scene investigation and the basic principles necessary for a successful investigative outcome.

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CJ-386   Technology CrimeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Understanding the nature of technology crimes in terms of criminal investigation and collection of electronic evidence.

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CJ-387   Arson and Bomb InvestigationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CJ-280.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to concepts of arson/bomb investigation with emphasis on reconstruction origin and cause analysis.

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CJ-388   Cooperative Education: Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Departmental approval, a minimum GPA of 2.00, and completion of thirty credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a criminal justice-related position. May be repeated for credit.

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CJ-390   Forensic Science ICredits: 4   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to explain the concepts of recognition, identification, individualization, and evaluation of physical evidence by application of basic scientific principles used in the practice of forensic science.

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CJ-391   Forensic Science IICredits: 4   

Prerequisite: CJ-390.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to explain the concepts of recognition, identification, individualization, and evaluation of physical evidence, such as blood and semen, firearms, gunshot residue, fire debris, and explosions, in the context of real-world situations.

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CJ-398   Special Topics in Criminal Justice (300 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in criminal justice to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CJ-401   Special Problems in Law EnforcementCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Nine credits in Criminal Justice.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Special problems that are not encountered in normal daily activities of police departments, including riots and emergency service functions, such as fire scenes, lost children, and crime prevention.

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CJ-402   Field Research in Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Eighteen credits in Criminal Justice and permission of the coordinator.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Study, research, and specific projects in criminal justice under the supervision of a Criminal Justice faculty member; a written report is required.

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CJ-480   Criminal Justice Research ProjectCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CJ-315, Junior or Senior standing, and permission of instructor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Active participation in a research project chosen by and currently being pursued by the faculty sponsor. Student activities may include but are not limited to: literature search, data collection, data analysis, and preparation of a manuscript.

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CJ-488   Cooperative Education: Criminal JusticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Departmental approval, a minimum GPA of 2.00, and completion of thirty credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX2

Professional work experience in a criminal justice-related position.

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CJ-489   Internship in Criminal Justice IICredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing, departmental approval, and placement.

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised practical experience in criminal justice. Repeatable for credit.

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CJ-490   Seminar in Criminal JusticeCredits: 4   

Prerequisites: Senior standing in the major and CJ-315.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Selected topics in criminal justice; presentation and discussion of a research paper.

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CJ-498   Special Topics in Criminal Justice (400 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in criminal justice to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CJ-499   Independent Study in Criminal JusticeCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum GPA of 2.50; prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings on a topic not otherwise covered in the curriculum.