Law Enforcement (CJSA)

CJSA 1308

Criminalistics I

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course covers an introduction to the field of criminalistics. Topics include the application of scientific and technical methods in the investigation of crime including location, identification, and handling of evidence for scientific analysis.

Prerequisites: None.

CJSA 1312

Crime in America

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course covers American crime problems in historical perspective; social and public policy factors affecting crime; impact and crime trends; social characteristics of specific crimes; and prevention of crime.

Prerequisite: None.

CJSA 1348

Ethics in Criminal Justice

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course discusses ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. It includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies.

Prerequisite: None.

CJSA 1400

Death Investigation I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course covers concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation, and case management for incidences of natural, accidental, and suicidal deaths. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations and meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Prerequisite: None.