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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Criminal Justice

Courses - CRJU Lower Division

101. The Criminal Justice System in Society (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: One GE Foundation course.
Introduction to the study of criminal justice in American society. Focuses on the history, philosophy, functions, roles, policies, practices, and ethics of the institutions of social control within the criminal justice system, especially police, courts, and correctional personnel.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in CRIM 101.

110. Introduction to Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning (3)

Prerequistes/Corequisites: ENGL 100.
Develops the skills needed to conduct and properly cite library and electronic research for social scientific and legal sources; and use them to make persuasive oral presentations and write papers, case briefs, and reports commonly used in the justice professions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

210. Gangs: Structure, Activities, and Responses (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of the factors that contribute to gang formation and membership; the structure and function of gangs; gang activities (including crime); and the various policy and programmatic responses to gangs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

220. Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System (3)

A video and text-based exploration of the origins and reasons for terrorist activity and their effect on select criminal justice agencies in the U.S. and around the world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

230. Survey of the Forensic Sciences (3)

The application of scientific principles to criminal investigations and trials, focusing on crime scene analysis and recording; analytical methods of criminalistics; significance of results; and the specialized roles of criminalists and forensic biology, chemistry, ballistics, medicine, dentistry, anthropology, and psychology.

290. Selected Topics in Criminal Justice (3)

Introductory topics of current interest in the field of criminal justice selected for intensive development.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

 

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