Criminal Justice (CRMJ)

CRMJ 110 Orientation to Criminal Justice Inquiry1 Credit

Foundations of criminal justice. Educational and career planning. Incorporation of APA writing skills for upper-division criminal justice courses.

Prerequisites: Must be a declared criminal justice pre-major.

CRMJ 196 Topics:1 Credit

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

CRMJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice3 Credits

Philosophy, history and development of the American criminal justice system. Survey of the role of law enforcement agencies, the courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole in both juvenile and adult systems. Prerequisite or

Corequisites: CRMJ 110.

CRMJ 210 Emergency Dispatching4 Credits

Fundamentals of emergency dispatching. Includes basic principles of emergency communications operations and technology, call management and classification, legal aspects of dispatching, and stress management. Extensive practical training in police and fire emergency dispatching scenarios.

Prerequisites: ENGL 111, CRMJ 201, and MATH 107 or higher.

CRMJ 296 Topics1-4 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

CRMJ 301 Criminal Procedure3 Credits

Analysis of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases and their impact on operating procedures of law enforcement and the courts. Focuses on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 110, CRMJ 201, CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 302 Ethics in Criminal Justice3 Credits

Examination of ethics in the criminal justice system from investigation, arrest, prosecution, defense, and corrections.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 310 The Police Process3 Credits

Basic features of policing in the United States. Police work, police organizations, police officers, and the critical problems facing policing today are examined in social and political context.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 201.

CRMJ 311 Victimology3 Credits

Study of crime victims, their numbers, common characteristics, and roles they play in their own victimization. Legal, psychological, and social perspectives explored. Various theoretical explanations regarding both first-time and repeat victimizations discussed.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 315 Research Methods in Criminal Justice3 Credits

Research methods and their application to Criminal Justice.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, CRMJ 328, MATH 110 or higher, STAT 215.

CRMJ 320 Corrections3 Credits

The role of corrections in the criminal justice system: history, guiding philosophies and theories, treatment approaches, custody issues, and supervision of offenders on probation and parole.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 201 or permission of instructor.

CRMJ 325 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency3 Credits

Juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice in the United States. Comparative component involved. Focus on the nature and extent of delinquency, causes of delinquency, theoretical explanations, patterns of delinquency, and social reaction to delinquency.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 328 American Court Systems3 Credits

The American court system; local, state, and national, including consideration of the impact of prosecutors, defense personnel, judges, and other factors on court decisions and the criminal justice system.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 201 or POLS 101.

CRMJ 330 Domestic Violence3 Credits

Exploration of intimate and domestic violence through a life-course perspective. Child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse and neglect considered. Criminal justice responses and prevention efforts critically examined.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 335 Community Policing3 Credits

Contemporary policing philosophy used and accepted by most policing organizations, domestic and foreign. Concept of community policing, history of the movement as well as the various issues in its adoption and implementation. Philosophy of community policing affecting both policing organizations and the community. Impact of community policing on crime, fear of crime, and the community in which utilized.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 340 Community Corrections3 Credits

Applied and practical approach to community corrections. Assessment, supervision, reintegration, and community partnerships emphasized. Special needs populations, unique issues and challenges, and insights into day-to-day experiences of various community corrections practitioners examined.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 360 Crime and Deviance3 Credits

Relationship between crime, deviance, and social control. Differences in definitions of criminal and deviant behaviors explored. Various criminological and sociological theories of deviance analyzed. Focus on relation to crime and social control. Societal response to deviance critically examined.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 370 Criminology3 Credits

Major paradigms in the field of criminology and major contributions to the field in the U.S. and abroad. Emphasis on socio-historical development and philosophical movements that shaped criminological theory and its implications for criminal justice.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 375 Women and Crime3 Credits

Nature of criminality pertaining to women. How and why women are treated differently than males in the criminal justice system. Analysis of why women make up a small but growing portion of criminal offenders. Explores the ramifications of criminal activity on women. Possible solutions and alternatives to the unique issues of female offenders.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

CRMJ 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

CRMJ 405 Civil Liability for Law Enforcement and Corrections3 Credits

Overview of civil liability of law enforcement and correctional officers. Torts and civil rights remedies, the doctrine of respondent superior, and chain of liability. Specific issues of use of force, failure to protect, searches and segregation, inadequate medical care, and negligence examined.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 410 Criminal Investigations3 Credits

Analysis of the investigative process and techniques employed in a contemporary criminal investigation. Considers theory and methodology of criminal investigation, and legal dynamics relative to achieving the major goals of an investigation. Use of practical and interactive experiences involves students in the investigative process by utilizing field exercises such as evidence collection and preservation, simulations related to crime scenes, surveillance activities, victim/suspect interviews and interrogations, and sound case preparation.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 412 Constitutional Law3 Credits

An analysis of American constitutional theory as articulated by the U. S. Supreme Court. Specific topics include the nature of judicial review, the powers of the President and Congress, federalism, the regulation of commerce and the development of substantive due process.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 415 Counter-Terrorism and Law Enforcement3 Credits

Emergence of modern terrorism and efforts to combat it. Strategies and systems involved in protecting against and responding to threats. Survey of major policies, practices, concepts, and challenges confronting practitioners in the complex field of counterterrorism and homeland security. Exploration of various issues facing law enforcement agencies in counterterrorism efforts.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 420 Criminal Law3 Credits

Philosophy, history and current state of criminal law with emphasis on analysis and application of Colorado Statutes and the American Law Institute Model Penal Code.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 425 Trial, Evidence and Legal Advocacy3 Credits

Development of written and oral advocacy skills through critical examination of legal issues, focusing on the interpretation of statutory laws and analysis of relevant case law to formulate sound, persuasive argument throughout the adversarial process. Considers trial procedure and the law of evidence.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 440 Capital Punishment3 Credits

Examination of the issues related to the death penalty in the United States, including the history of capital punishment, important Supreme Court decisions, the process of capital punishment, the comparative costs of incarceration and execution, miscarriages of justice in capital cases, and how the criminal justice system responds to these issues.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328, or permission of instructor.

CRMJ 465 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice3 Credits

Focused analysis of specific contemporary issues in criminal justice. Topics vary according to current events and instructor expertise.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 480 Inside-Out Prison Exchange3 Credits

Examination of issues involving crime and justice, the criminal justice system, corrections, and imprisonment through facilitated dialogue between students and current prisoners.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328, and permission of instructor.

CRMJ 490 Comparative Criminal Justice3 Credits

Capstone course. Includes survey of selected international criminal justice systems, including police, courts, and correctional components. International perspectives of policing, courts, and corrections examined to determine variations across countries. Topics of transnational crime, terrorism, and juvenile justice explored from a global perspective to determine if the United States significantly differs in methodology, intensity, and focus of public policy. Special emphasis placed on geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives that make the systems unique and/or similar to those in the United States.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

CRMJ 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

CRMJ 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

CRMJ 499 Internship1-15 Credits

Opportunities to apply theoretical principles in a structured organizational or work environment. Prior instructor and site approval required at least one semester in advance. Required clock hours dependent upon credit hours.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 310, CRMJ 320, and CRMJ 328.