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XJJ-Calu CCBC Coop Crim Just

XJJ150 - Introduction to Forensics- CCBC Course

This course is designed to introduce the various techniques and examination of evidence to applied science. It covers blood, semen, saliva and chemicals found at crime scenes and the latest tests available for processing. The interaction between criminal evidence and the law enforcement professional will also be discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ155 - Administration of Criminal Justice- CCBC Course

An overview of the American criminal justice system dealing with the role of the police, courts and correctional institutions. The course also covers constitutional limits of police power, the trial process and sentencing structure, and the functions of the numerous agencies within the criminal justice system. (3 crs.)

XJJ156 - Narcotics and Drug Abuse-CCBC Course

This course delves into the study of narcotics, dangerous drugs and the people who abuse them; the implementation, evaluation and coordination of drug control programs; and the consideration of private treatment programs, civil commitment, procedures, public education programs and medical treatment programs. An overview of current illicit drugs that are available on the market and their effects on the human body will also be discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ157 - Correctional Administration-CCBC Course

Organization, objectives and functions of a correctional agency will be studied. Principles of administration relating to the sound and efficient operation of correctional facilities will be discussed with emphasis on the special problems encountered in the field. The intake and exit strategies that are currently used by the Department of Corrections and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the different varieities of treatments that are available while in custody will also be explored. (3 crs.)

XJJ160 - Criminal Law I-CCBC Course

The laws of arrest, use of force, interrogation and evidence are studied. Pennsylvania law applicable to the law enforcement officer will be emphasized. Also under discussion will be the difference between misdemeanors and felonies. A lengthy section on civil rights is included. (3 crs.)

XJJ165 - Security Operations and Principles of Loss Prevention-CCBC Course

The course introduces the technical and applied practice of security. Emphasis will be on procedures and practices of security personnel, the theoretical use of alarm systems, locks, surveillance equipment, the application of safety practices and risk assessment. Uniform security standards and survey techniques will be discussed. Loss prevention programs related to internal employee theft, retail theft and insurance considerations will be emphasized. An overview of security investigative equipment, interview and interrogation skills, and preparing investigative reports will also be highlighted. (3 crs.)

XJJ194 - Computer Crime-CCBC Crs

The course objective is to make students aware of a new era of criminology involving a nontraditional crime - computer crime. It will enlighten them as to what constitutes a violation of computer technology, and the diversity of criminal activities associated with computers. (3 crs.)

XJJ207 - Terrorism in America-CCBC Course

Discussions in this course will cover how domestic terrorism originates within the U.S. boundaries. Many forms of domestic terrorism will be investigated from blowing up silos to courthouses to bridges. Also discussed will be how water supplies are affected and the harmful effects of airborne pathogens. (3 crs.)

XJJ208 - Animal Law-CCBC Crs

This is an overview course and an introduction to the emerging field of animal law. Topics covered will include animal and state regulation of ownership, damages for harm to pets, anti-cruelty laws, agricultural animals, the animal rights movement, and veterinarian malpractice. Case studies will be utilized to illustrate these topics. (3 crs.)

XJJ215 - Investigative Concepts-CCBC Course

This course reveals fundamentals of investigative theory, developing informational processes, principles of interviewing and question construction, instrumentation techniques, identification of persons and things, investigation, and current issues involving invasion of privacy are also considered. One main objective of the course is to prepare the student on the procedure of taking a case from arrest to conviction. (3 crs.)

XJJ220 - Crime Literature-CCBC Course

Crime Literature is the application and study of criminal cases through the use of literature. Stories by Edgar Allan Poe and other crime dramas will be discussed, both fiction and nonfiction. (3 crs.)

XJJ256 - Probation, Pardon and Parole-CCBC Course

Probation, pardon and parole are examined as judicial processes and executive functions. Emphasis is to be placed on the philosophical approach to probation, pardon and parole. Contemporary methods, such as work release programs, halfway houses and parole clinics, are to be examined. (3 crs.)

XJJ261 - Interview and Interrogation-CCBC Course

Fundamentals of the interviewing process and interrogative technology, taking into consideration the nature, methods and principles of interviewing with emphasis on role playing in interviews, are discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ262 - Criminal Evidence-CCBC Course

This course is a comprehensive analysis of the rules of evidence. Particular subjects include judicial notice presumptions, the nature of real and circumstantial evidence, burden of proof, province of court and jury, documentary evidence, confessions, admissions, and witnesses. Particular emphasis to evidence in criminal cases is examined. (3 crs.)

XJJ270 - Criminology-CCBC Course

This course will investigate the nature and causation of crime, the approaches to the study of crime and its treatment and prevention, and the sociology of criminal law and the nature of criminal behavior. Relevant theories and research from well-known criminologists are discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ275 - Juvenile Delinquency-CCBC Course

The biological, psychological and sociological factors in juvenile delinquency are the main themes for this course. A survey of theories of juvenile delinquency and modern trends in prevention and treatment will also be discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ281 - Organized Crime-CCBC Course

This course is a study in the development, structure and operation of organized crime in the United States today. Emphasized will be the major crime families, the extent and types of their criminal activities, as well as present efforts utilized to combat organized crime in both the public and private sectors. Current crime families will be discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ282 - Police Ethics and Problems-CCBC Course

Police Ethics and Problems introduces the student to the psychological and sociological factors affecting law enforcement and community response. Critical issues examined will include dissent and civil disobedience, discriminatory and selective law enforcement, police militancy, police ethics, and the effects of stress and job burnout in the criminal justice profession. (3 crs.)

XJJ284 - Underwater Forensics-CCBC Course

Underwater Forensics deals with the collection of evidence found under water and its effects on the evidence. Proper collection and handling of underwater evidence including guns, bodies, or anything that can be defined as evidence is also discussed. (3 crs.)

XJJ290 - Advanced Underwater Forensics-CCBC Course

Advanced Underwater Forensics will deal with case preparation for court, the collection of criminal evidence such as explosives, firearms, and tool marks. The preservation of the body from the water to the autopsy will also be discussed. Prerequisite: XJJ 284 (3 crs.)

XJJ299 - Undercover Surveillance-CCBC Course

Undercover Surveillance is an interactive course that demonstrates how local corporations train personnel on how to observe, respond and capture perpetrators of retail theft. This is a hands-on course that will require observation and surveillance. (3 crs.)