Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Criminal Justice

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Constitutional Issues in Criminal Justice   (AOJ-451)   3.00 s.h.  
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Constitutional issues affecting criminal justice process; relationship of law enforcement officer to criminal justice process; significant Supreme Court decisions which affect criminal justice processes and practical applications of decisions; constitutional rights and limitations of criminal justice officers; constitutional issues in post-conviction processes. 
Introduct. to Administration of Justice   (AOJ-106)   3.00 s.h.  
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The history and philosophy of criminal justice: overview of the criminal justice system identifying the various segments. The roles and interrelationships; overview of crimes, criminals and causal theories; jurisdiction of local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies; survey of professional career opportunities; ethics and professionalism. 
Criminal Due Process   (AOJ-253)   3.00 s.h.  
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Due process is the essence of justice in the American Criminal Justice system. Students will be introduced to the significant constitutional cases which define due process of law in the justice system. Important cases will be read and analyzed. Historical trends in constitutional law will be reviewed. Students will be expected to complete the course with a fundamental understanding of the impact of due process issues on the operation of the American Criminal Justice System. 
Special Offender Types   (AOJ-481)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of special offender types; relationships with criminal justice system. 
Public Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice   (AOJ-484)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A review and analysis of intergovernmental relations involved in forming and implementing criminal justice policies, laws and procedures. The course emphasizes the development of quantitative and qualitative information used to analyze and formulate policy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Assess public policy issues, processes, and resources as they relate to the area of criminal justice.
  • Interpret and critically analyze the research bases of knowledge in the field, and demonstrate how they are developed and used.
  • Integrate criminal justice theory with practical issues in the discipline.
  • Critically analyze the relationships between the public, law enforcement personnel, perpetrators of crime, and the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze criminal justice problems and propose solutions.
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Introduction to Criminal Justice   (AOJ-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to Criminal Justice offers an overview of the entire criminal justice system. The focus is on the administration of police, court and correctional agencies, and the decision-making points from the initial investigation or arrest by police to the eventual release of the offender and his/her reentry into society. The emphasis is on the dynamic relationships between the various elements in the system as well as special problem areas.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the major components of the criminal justice system.
  • Discuss the policies and practices of police, courts, and corrections organizations.
  • Explain how crime is defined and measured.
  • Define the various types of American law.
  • Identify the various critical issues facing the criminal justice system.
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Communication in Criminal Justice   (AOJ-116)   3.00 s.h.  
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COMMUNICATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE - Barriers to effective communication in the field of criminal justice. Development of effective intradepartmental & interdepartmental communications well as communication with the community & within the courtroom. 
Alcoholism and Criminal Justice System   (AOJ-283)   3.00 s.h.  
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Alcoholism and the Criminal Justice System - This course will present an overview of the problems of alcohol abuse within the criminal justice field. It will highlight both the direct and indirect impact upon the areas of police, crime, and corrections. 
Hostage Negotiations   (AOJ-312)   3.00 s.h.  
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Goals and rationale for criminal justice training in hostage and barricade subject intervention. Comparisons will be made among the different approaches to these situations, such as assault sniper fire and containing and negotiating. The complexity of the criminal justice role and the stress involved will be discussed. 
Criminal Justice Research Methods   (AOJ-313)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Criminal Justice Research Methods. Survey of research methods including research design, measurement and sampling, survey, experimental and field methods and data collection and analysis. Emphasis on interpreting and critically evaluating research in criminal justice.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Non-scientific approaches to knowledge
  • Understanding the "Scientific Method"
  • Developing a "Research Proposal"
  • Understanding how to conduct "Survey Research"
  • Develop "Research Questions" appropriate for field research.
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