Criminal Justice (CJ)

Courses

CJ 121   Introduction to Criminal Justice System (3 Hours)

This course provides an overview of the three components of the American criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. Interrelationships are stressed and problem areas discussed, particularly with respect to constitutional guarantees.

CJ 122   Police Operations* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : CJ 121.

Students examine the role of police in society. Focus is placed on patrol, investigative activities and communications. Police operations in culturally diverse communities, legal constraints and ethical responsibilities are also discussed.

CJ 124   Criminal Justice and Corrections (3 Hours)

This course is an introductory study of the field of corrections. Correctional history and an examination of the American correctional system will be explored, including detention, incarceration and community corrections.

CJ 127   Criminology (3 Hours)

This class will identify the major criminology theories. Various explanations for criminal conduct will be explored and society's responses to crime will be examined. CJ 127 and SOC 127 are the same course. Do not enroll in both.

CJ 130   Crime Prevention (3 Hours)

Topics of special interest include the techniques public service agencies use to operate crime-prevention programs and provide technically accurate, cost-effective security recommendations to the community.

CJ 133   Juvenile Behavior (3 Hours)

This course will examine law enforcement, courts and correctional agencies which deal with youthful offenders. In addition, an analysis of the theories of delinquency causation will be reviewed.

CJ 141   Criminal Law* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : CJ 121 or LAW 121.

After taking this course, the student will be able to state the two basic elements necessary for any crime and the philosophy behind these two elements. After a detailed exploration of common law crimes and selected Kansas and Missouri statutes, the student will be able to classify common law crimes and state the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor. The student will understand the significance of the separation of powers doctrine and its application to criminal law and the constant interplay of the U.S. Constitution in criminal law.

CJ 143   Crime Analysis (3 Hours)

Students will learn crime profiling skills and specialized techniques of conducting research, analyzing data and producing crime analysis products. Students will survey existing computer applications and learn practical use and evaluation of these applications. Students will become familiar with the common written reports, charts and graphs used to describe crime analysis products. Students will survey the variety of customers served by crime analysts and the integral part crime analysis plays within the community.

CJ 145   Fundamentals Private Security (3 Hours)

In addition to understanding the general field of private security, the student will be able to differentiate between the security needs of industry, private business, government and selected educational institutions.

CJ 148   Physical and Sexual Violence within the Family (3 Hours)

A description and causal analysis of the different physical, psychological, and sexual abuse acts that may occur within the primary family unit will be provided in this course. The study will include possible causative factors; psychological and social effects on the various family members; psychological, social and legal implications; treatments; and the relationship between abuse and crime.

CJ 150   Criminal Procedure (3 Hours)

Criminal Procedure is an exploration of the structure of judicial processes; constitutional protections; and remedies for violations of constitutional rights. Students will learn, through discussion of important U.S. Supreme Court cases, how the Constitution is interpreted.

CJ 154   Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation (3 Hours)

This course is designed to give fundamental information that serves as an overview of the entire field as well as a solid foundation for specialized course work. The course focuses on investigation of property crimes, homicide investigation, crimes against children and sex-related offenses.

CJ 170   Drugs and Crime (3 Hours)

This course explores the relationship between drugs and crime. Students will analyze how drugs impact criminal activity at the local, state, federal, and international level. Local, state and federal laws regulating substance use will also be examined. Students will become familiar with the effects of drugs on the body. Interventions for individuals harmfully involved with drug use will be explored.

CJ 180   Correctional Casework* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : CJ 124.

This course helps prepare students for positions in correctional agencies. Students will learn how corrections officials, parole officers, probation officers, facility based caseworkers and treatment providers perform their roles. Students will examine various types of offenders housed in correctional facilities.

CJ 201   Police Interrogation (3 Hours)

This class will assist students in developing the specific verbal and written communication skills used in the criminal justice field. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interviewing, interrogation, and report writing skills. Course content will focus on interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects and utilizing the information to write accurate and complete narrative reports.

CJ 215   Understanding Terrorism (3 Hours)

This course serves as a basic introduction to terrorism. Students will examine current and historical events to gain an understanding of terrorist organizations. The development of terrorism and its various forms, including tactics and ideologies as well as terrorism's impact on 21st century civilization, will be examined. The course also addresses the challenges facing criminal justice professionals in developing a coordinated response to terrorism.

CJ 221   Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation (3 Hours)

This course provides an overview of forensic science by focusing on the current technologies police rely on to apprehend criminal perpetrators and to link them through trace evidence to crime scenes. Emphasis is on crime scene investigation, physical evidence, organic and inorganic analysis, forensic toxicology and use of DNA in investigations.

CJ 223   The World of Crime* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : CJ 121.

This course provides the study of crime and the criminal justice systems of countries other than the United States, and with issues related to crime throughout the world. Emphasis will be placed on a comparison of the three main aspects of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) between specific countries.

CJ 228   Criminal Justice Communications* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : ENGL 121.

This class will assist students in developing the specific verbal and written communication skills used in the criminal justice field. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interviewing and report writing skills, focusing on the unique types of writing required gathering pertinent information and then recording that information by writing a variety of report narratives, represented by those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system.

CJ 230   Criminal Behavior* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : PSYC 130.

This course explores the relationship between psychology, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system. The foundation of the course will be a detailed examination of the various theories used to explain the causation of criminal behavior. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring how this understanding is applied in various settings within the criminal justice system; including police departments, the courts, and corrections.

CJ 235   Community Based Corrections (3 Hours)

This course is a comprehensive examination of community based corrections. The history of probation and parole is discussed as a foundation for the expanded coverage of correctional services offered in the community. Emphasis is given to modern correctional paradigms including diversion, intermediate sanctions, reentry and restorative justice. Practical field experience will broaden the students' understanding of this population and successful best practices of existing federal, state and county agencies will be examined.

CJ 255   Ethics and Criminal Justice (3 Hours)

This course explores the study of ethics, particularly as it applies to the field of criminal justice. The development of critical thinking and decision-making skills as they relate to the criminal justice system is also examined.

CJ 265   Advanced Police Training* (12 Hours)

Prerequisites : Department approval - open only to currently employed full-time police officers attending the Police Academy under sponsorship of a law enforcement agency.

This course consists of 60 clock hours of law enforcement training provided in addition to the 540 hours required by the Kansas Minimum Standards Training Act for recruits attending the Police Academy. While the required 600-hour curriculum is provided without fee, enrollment in advanced training is required of all those attending the academy. The curriculum covers law, criminal investigations, patrol procedures, defensive tactics, report writing and specialized training required by local law enforcement agencies.

CJ 275   Police Leadership* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : CJ 121.

This class will assist students in developing an understanding through practical analysis of modern criminal justice administration theory as well as supervisory and management principles. Students will apply these principles to the unique operating problems of contemporary criminal justice organizations.

CJ 285   Criminal Justice Internship* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Fifteen credit hours in CJ courses and department approval or a 2.0 or higher grade point average and department approval.

Students augment their academic course work with an internship in an appropriate setting under instructional supervision. Internship projects are cooperative efforts between appropriate federal, state or local criminal justice agencies or not-for-profit organizations, and college staff and students. Internships give students the opportunity to participate in the real-world application of their academic studies. In addition, this synthesis of classroom study with practical experience provides students with skills and insights useful in selecting a career in the field of criminal justice. The student spends the equivalent of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks performing internship duties over the course of the semester or a total of 168 hours.

CJ 291   Independent Study* (1-7 Hour)

Prerequisites : 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

CJ 292   Special Topics: (1-3 Hour)

This course will be offered periodically and will focus on topical, specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to the field of criminal justice usually not offered in the curriculum. Due to the scope of the discipline, this course may expand on current topics in the existing curriculum. Additionally, the topics may synthesize topics found in the current curriculum or explore topics not currently addressed in the Administration of Justice course offerings. Students may repeat Special Topics in Administration of Justice using a different topic as the subject of this course.

CJ 121

  • Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice System
  • Number: CJ 121
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course provides an overview of the three components of the American criminal justice system: police, courts and corrections. Interrelationships are stressed and problem areas discussed, particularly with respect to constitutional guarantees.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explain the historical, theoretical and philosophical developments in criminal justice.
  2. Define the major components of the criminal justice system.
  3. Analyze the interrelationship between the elements of the criminal justice system.
  4. Contrast the goals and philosophies of the due process with the crime control models of criminal justice.
  5. Identify the ethical responsibilities and constitutional duties of the criminal justice professional.
  6. Discuss the importance of empirical data in criminal justice policy.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Crime in America

A. Define the goals of the criminal justice system.

B. Contrast the goals of the Due Process and the Crime Control models of criminal justice.

C. Discuss the methods to measure crime.

1. Differentiate methods for measuring crime

2. Analyze trends in the crime data

II. Policing in America

A. Discuss the history of law enforcement.

B. Describe the purpose and organization of police agencies.

1. List municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies

2. Explain the philosophy of community policing

C. Explain individual protections afforded under the Bill of Rights.

III. Criminal Courts

A. Explain federalism.

B. Categorize the different levels of the criminal justice systems.

1. Summarize the federal system of criminal justice

2. Outline the state system of criminal justice

3. Review the municipal court system

C. Classify the different types of jurisdiction.

D. Discuss the courtroom work group.

1. Identify the different roles of the courtroom work group

2. Explain the purpose of each part of the courtroom work group

E. Trace the process of a criminal trial from commission of a crime through sentencing.

F. Identify seminal Supreme Court decisions and their implications.

IV. Corrections in America

A. Contrast the state and federal prison systems in America.

B. Explain the purpose and function of jails in America.

C. Describe the philosophy and goals of sentencing.

1. Classify sentencing options

2. Distinguish between probation, parole and community corrections

D. Label special populations in corrections.

V. Special Topics in Criminal Justice

A. Analyze professionalism as it relates to criminal justice professionals.

B. Contrast the adult and juvenile justice systems.

C. Explain the challenges of technology as they relate to criminal justice.

D. Discuss the effects of terrorism on the criminal justice system.

E. Identify future trends in criminal justice.

F. Explore job opportunities in criminal justice.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Participation

Total:        100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 122

  • Title: Police Operations*
  • Number: CJ 122
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CJ 121.

Description:

Students examine the role of police in society. Focus is placed on patrol, investigative activities and communications. Police operations in culturally diverse communities, legal constraints and ethical responsibilities are also discussed.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Examine the historical development of law enforcement operations.
  2. Describe different types of patrol.
  3. Examine police pursuit procedures.
  4. Explain the philosophy of community policing.
  5. Analyze the legal constraints that affect police operations.
  6. Explore the philosophy of effective police communication.
  7. Discuss the challenges of law enforcement interaction with diverse populations.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Effective Police Operations

A. Examine police operations in a historical context.

B. Analyze the foundations of effective police communication.

C. Describe performing police operational skills within the law.

II. Basic Police Operations

A. Describe patrol procedures.

B. Explain the role of police officers in emergency situations.

C. Recognize the role of ethics in police operations.

D. Examine police operations in culturally diverse communities.

E. Explore methods of maintaining police officers’ physical and mental health.

III. Specialized Police Operations

A. Examine the impact of gangs and drugs on police operations.

B. Discuss the role of police officers in responding to juveniles' issues.

C. Explain the role of criminal investigation in police operations.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 124

  • Title: Criminal Justice and Corrections
  • Number: CJ 124
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is an introductory study of the field of corrections. Correctional history and an examination of the American correctional system will be explored, including detention, incarceration and community corrections.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Trace the history of punishment and criminal sanctions.
  2. Examine municipal, state and federal correctional systems.
  3. Outline the progression of an offender through the correctional system.
  4. Identify diverse correctional populations.
  5. Explore ethical issues related to corrections.
  6. Discuss professionalism in corrections.
  7. Summarize the ways diversity impacts the correctional system.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Evolution of Corrections

A. Examine the history of punishment.

B. Explain the emergence of imprisonment as a form of punishment.

C. Discuss reformers in corrections.

II. Correctional Systems

A. Explore detention facilities.

1. Examine the history of jails.

2. Compare jail and prison populations.

3. Recognize legal issues specific to jails.

4. Discuss the consequences of a diverse jail population.

B. Describe the prison system.

1. Compare state and federal prison systems.

2. Explain classification.

3. Discuss prison design.

4. Describe legal issues specific to prisons.

III. Elements of Corrections

A. Review the types of intermediate sanctions.

B. Analyze sentencing goals.

C. Explore community corrections.

1. Review the role of diversion in the correctional system.

2. Discuss the purposes of probation.

3. Distinguish parole from other types of community corrections.

D. Summarize the differences between adult and juvenile corrections.

IV. Correctional Populations

A. Explore the types of offenders in the correctional system.

1. Compare issues relating to male and female offenders.

2. Discuss special populations in prisons and jails.

3. Examine the treatment of juvenile offenders.

B. Categorize correctional staff.

1. Classify the roles of correctional officers.

2. Review the role of professionalism for corrections officers.

V. Issues in Correction

A. Explore cultural diversity as it relates to corrections.

B. Access the impact of technology on corrections.

C. Analyze issues related to privatization.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 127

  • Title: Criminology
  • Number: CJ 127
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This class will identify the major criminology theories. Various explanations for criminal conduct will be explored and society's responses to crime will be examined. CJ 127 and SOC 127 are the same course. Do not enroll in both.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify the major theories of criminology.
  2. Discuss current methodologies for measuring criminal conduct.
  3. Categorize criminal conduct using criminological theories.
  4. Debate the causation of criminal conduct using the major theories of criminology.
  5. Examine types of crime.
  6. Explore cultural issues relating to crime.
  7. Identify ethical issues in criminology.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Criminology and Crime

A. Describe the historical foundation of criminology.

1. Explain the classic approach to criminology.

2. Describe the Marxist/conflict tradition.

3. Explain biological positivism.

4. List the sociological contributions to criminology.

B. Identify the forms of crime data.

1. List the different methods of measuring criminal conduct.

2. Evaluate the methodologies used to measure crime.

3. Analyze trends in the crime data.

C. Describe factors that influence crime rates

D. Analyze gender, racial and cultural patterns in crime.

E. Analyze chronic offending and its causes.

F. Victimology

1. Discuss theories of victimization.

2. Relate the victim’s role in the crime process.

3. Explain the cycle of violence.

II. Theories of Crime Causation

A. Explain rational choice theory.

1. Distinguish between general and specific deterrence.

2. Explain the policy implications of choice theory.

B. Describe the trait approach.

1. Discuss crime from a biological perspective.

2. Identify the psychological theories of crime.

3. Evaluate the relationship between intelligence and criminal conduct.

C. Identify social structure theories.

1. Explain the theories of social structure.

2. Evaluate the link between social structure theories and social policy.

D. Discuss social process theories.

1. Classify the branches of social process theory used in criminology.

a. Analyze crime from the perspective of social learning theory.

b. Relate social control theory as an explanation of crime.

c. Defend labeling theory as an explanation of crime.

2. Explain the relationship between social process theories of criminology and social policy.

E. Examine social conflict theories.

1. Identify the basic elements of Marxist theory.

2. Discuss the variations of the Marxist approaches to criminology.

3. Explain modern conflict theory.

4. Trace the development of social conflict theory in criminology.

F. Describe developmental theories.

1. Explain the history of developmental theory.

2. Summarize the principles of the life course approach to developmental theory.

3. Discuss the problem behavior syndrome.

III. Crime Typology

A. Examining violent crime.

1. Differentiate criminology and deviance.

2. Debate the root causes of violence in society.

3. Distinguish the different forms of violent criminal behavior.

B. Assessing public order crimes.

1. Explain the term social harm.

2. Discuss human trafficking and commercial sex workers.

3. Debate the causes of substance dependence.

C. Categorizing economic crimes.

1. Compare white-collar and green-collar crimes.

2. Discuss the different forms of theft.

D. Explaining political crime.

1. List the different types of political crimes.

2. Identify the causes of political crime.

E. Classifying terrorism.

1. Discuss the motivations for terrorism.

2. Identify the forms of terrorism.

F. Describing cybercrime.

1. List the different types of cybercrimes.

2. Discuss efforts to control cybercrime.

G. Assessing transnational organized crime.

1. Describe the evolution of transnational organized crime.

2. Discuss the activities of transnational organized criminals.

IV. Society’s Response to Crime

A. Describe the criminal justice process.

B. Discuss the different purposes of criminal law.

C. Identify ethical issues in criminology.

D. Review the linkage between the correctional system and the rule of law.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 130

  • Title: Crime Prevention
  • Number: CJ 130
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Topics of special interest include the techniques public service agencies use to operate crime-prevention programs and provide technically accurate, cost-effective security recommendations to the community.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic crime prevention concepts.
  2. Use crime risk management techniques in evaluating risks.
  3. Describe capabilities and limitations of special security devices, systems and procedures.
  4. Perform security surveys assessing risks and making cost-effective recommendations.
  5. Identify management and administrative issues involved in the operation of a crime prevention unit.
  6. Work with other governmental agencies involved in reducing criminal opportunity.
  7. Cite factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends).
  8. Explain fundamental principles, generalizations or theories.
  9. Develop specific skills, competencies and points of view needed by professionals in the field closely related to this course.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Identifying and Evaluating Crime Control

A. Introduction to Crime Prevention

1. Describe the meaning of crime prevention.

2. Explain how crime prevention works.

3. Define the crime prevention practitioner.

B. The Evolution of Crime Prevention

1. Overview ancient tradition.

2. Overview English tradition.

3. Describe crime prevention in America.

4. Contrast crime prevention and criminology.

5. Compare crime prevention and the police mission.

6. List and explain the assumptions of crime prevention.

C. Roles in Crime Prevention

1. Cite the various roles of the practitioner.

2. Cite the roles of others.

II. Crime Control Perspectives

A. Designing Crime Risk Management Systems

1. Define crime risk management.

2. Cite the client of crime risk management.

3. Describe the client-practitioner relationship.

4. Define crime pattern analysis.

5. Cite concerns with conducting the security survey.

6. Explain the process for determination of probable maximum loss.

7. Overview designing the crime risk management system.

8. Discuss possible recommendations to clients.

B. Security Devices and Procedures

1. List and discuss physical security systems.

2. Describe boundary markers as barriers.

3. List various perimeter barriers and define the 10 considerations for the following:

a. Roofs

b. Walls

c. Perimeter access system

d. Internal barriers

e. Building security codes

f. Electronic security codes

g. Surveillance systems

h. Intrusion detection systems

i. Security procedures

j. Asset control

k. External security

l. Security system protection

4. List and describe security survey guidelines.

III. Crime Control and Design

A. Applying Environmental Design Concepts

1. Discuss the transition from client to community.

2. Describe the levels of physical design application.

3. Review crime risk reduction through physical design.

4. Discuss crime risk reduction in the future physical environment.

5. Describe crime risk reduction by users of the physical environment.

6. Explain crime prevention through environmental design.

B. Developing Citizen Participation

1. Describe citizen-police cooperation.

2. Overview the preparation phase.

3. Contrast the various citizen participation strategies.

4. Discuss the model approach to neighborhood organization.

C. Planning the Community Program

1. Describe methods of designing the organization.

2. Define crime problems and list priorities.

3. Describe methods for developing program objectives.

IV. Crime Control Resources

A. Managing the Community Program

1. Review manpower resources.

2. Identify financial and other resources.

3. Analyze performance and cost control measures.

4. Define impact measure.

5. Discuss work assignments.

6. List and discuss reporting mechanisms.

B. Evaluating Impact

1. Discuss the purpose of evaluation.

2. Discuss cause and effect.

3. List and describe specific impacts.

4. Describe the total impact.

5. Cite the evaluation resources.

C. Discuss the Potential of Crime Prevention in the Future

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50% Assignments

40-50% Examinations/quizzes

0-20% Participation

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 133

  • Title: Juvenile Behavior
  • Number: CJ 133
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course will examine law enforcement, courts and correctional agencies which deal with youthful offenders. In addition, an analysis of the theories of delinquency causation will be reviewed.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the purpose of juvenile justice.
  2. Identify the specific issues facing youth in the criminal justice system.
  3. Critique the theories of delinquent causation.
  4. Examine the response of law enforcement, the courts and corrections to delinquent behavior.
  5. Explore issues of cultural diversity as related to delinquents.
  6. Identify ethical issues specific to the juvenile justice system.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Childhood and Delinquency

A. Identify specific issues facing youth.

1. Examine chronic health problems.

2. Discuss housing deficiencies experienced by youth.

3. Review the deficiencies in education experienced by youth.

4. Identify the causes of adolescent poverty.

5. Explore family problems common to delinquent youth.

B. Categorize methods used to collect data on juvenile delinquency.

1. Explain the Uniform Crime Reporting program as it relates to juveniles.

2. Discuss victim surveys as they relate to juveniles.

3. Review self-report studies of juveniles.

II. Nature and Extent of Delinquency

A. Examine trends in juvenile delinquency.

B. Contrast the adult and juvenile justice systems.

C. Compare crimes committed by juvenile and adult chronic offenders.

III. Theories of Delinquent Causation

A. Identify individual-oriented theories of juvenile delinquency.

1. Describe rational choice theory.

2. Outline trait theories.

B. Classify community-oriented theories of juvenile delinquency.

1. Explain social disorganization theory.

2. Describe strain theories.

3. Recognize cultural deviance theories.

4. Identify social control theories.

C. Review non-positivistic delinquency theories.

1. Discuss social conflict theory.

2. Explore developmental theories of delinquency.

IV. Juveniles and Law Enforcement

A. Describe the history of juvenile policing.

B. Explain the current role of police in working with delinquents.

C. Explore the concept of restorative justice.

D. Discuss community policing.

V. Juvenile Court Process

A. Summarize the procedures of the juvenile court.

1. Describe the juvenile intake process.

2. Examine juvenile court dispositions.

3. Explain the transfer of juveniles to adult court.

4. Identify preventive detention trends.

B. Describe the process of a juvenile court trial.

1. Summarize constitutional protections for juveniles.

2. Review seminal juvenile Supreme Court decisions.

3. Identify the sentencing structure for juveniles.

VI. Corrections and Juveniles

A. Discuss juvenile probation.

1. List common conditions of probation for juveniles.

2. Describe the duties of juvenile probation officers.

3. Explore innovations in juvenile probation.

B. Analyze juvenile correctional institutions.

1. Describe secure juvenile facilities.

2. Classify correctional treatment for juveniles.

V. Special Topics in Juvenile Justice

A. Discuss professionalism as it relates to juvenile criminal justice professionals.

B. Identify ethical issues in the criminal justice system which are specific to juveniles.

C. Examine cultural diversity as it relates to juveniles.

D. Explore emerging technology specific to the management of juveniles.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Miscellaneous, to include: attendance, pop quizzes, class discussions and classwork

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 141

  • Title: Criminal Law*
  • Number: CJ 141
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CJ 121 or LAW 121.

Description:

After taking this course, the student will be able to state the two basic elements necessary for any crime and the philosophy behind these two elements. After a detailed exploration of common law crimes and selected Kansas and Missouri statutes, the student will be able to classify common law crimes and state the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor. The student will understand the significance of the separation of powers doctrine and its application to criminal law and the constant interplay of the U.S. Constitution in criminal law.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate in writing the student’s ability to recognize specific crimes and the degree of offenses involved.
  2. Discuss the elements of each crime and category of crimes.
  3. Recognize and discuss basic rules of criminal procedure and the process whereby a state seeks to convict and punish an individual for a criminal offense.
  4. Explain the principles of criminal liability and how these principles affect criminal law.
  5. Define the terms used in the criminal code.
  6. Analyze and explain the different roles played by prosecutors and defense attorneys in criminal law.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Criminal Law

A. Review the legal system of the United States.

1. Introduce the legal system in the United States.

2. Discuss Federalism, the Separation of Powers Doctrine and the Supremacy clause from the Constitution.

3. Analyze the effect the above doctrines have on the government’s ability to regulate behavior.

B. Understand the structure of the federal and state courts.

C. Review and list the various sources for criminal law.

1. Distinguish between criminal law and civil law.

2. Distinguish between criminal law and criminal procedure.

3. Review and list the effect selected sources have on the law.

II.  Elements of Criminal Offenses

A. Review the two basic elements of any offense.

B. Understand what is the required mental state for criminal liability.

1. List the mental liabilities under the Model Penal Code.

2. Compare the mental liability in Kansas and Missouri to common law and the Model Penal Code.

C. Define and discuss what qualifies as a physical act for criminal liability.

D. Differentiate what mental processes and physical acts would not qualify.

III.   Categories of Crimes

A. Review and state the elements necessary for criminal liability for crimes against the person.

1. Recognize the necessary elements of each crime.

2. Demonstrate how “intent” is proven.

B. Review and state the elements necessary for criminal liability from crimes against property and habitation.

1. Recognize the necessary elements of each crime.

2. Demonstrate how “intent” is proven.

C. Review and state the elements necessary for criminal liability for crimes against the public.

1. Recognize the necessary elements of each crime.

2. Demonstrate how “intent” is proven.

3. Understand the effect religion has on morality crimes.

IV. Parties to a Crime and Inchoate Crimes

A. Analyze the various parties to one crime.

1. State the necessary elements for each party.

2. Explain the rationale for the differences in criminal liability for each party.

B. Differentiate between a crime and an inchoate crime.

1. Comprehend the four tests used in inchoate crimes.

2. Demonstrate the differences in the four tests in a factual scenario.

V.  Criminal  Defenses

A. Distinguish between a defense, an alibi and an affirmative defense.

B. List the three insanity defenses.

1. Compare and contrast the M’Naghten, irresistible impulse and the Model Penal Code tests.

2. Discuss the rationale for the insanity defense and whether this rationale is being met with the “guilty but insane” plea.

3. Apply the three tests in a factual situation.

C. State other matters that affect criminal responsibility such as intoxication.

D. Compare and contrast when the law allows force and deadly force against people.

E. Analyze selected constitutional defenses to certain crimes.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50% Assignments

40-50% Examinations/quizzes

0-20% Participation

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 143

  • Title: Crime Analysis
  • Number: CJ 143
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Students will learn crime profiling skills and specialized techniques of conducting research, analyzing data and producing crime analysis products. Students will survey existing computer applications and learn practical use and evaluation of these applications. Students will become familiar with the common written reports, charts and graphs used to describe crime analysis products. Students will survey the variety of customers served by crime analysts and the integral part crime analysis plays within the community.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Define crime analysis.
  2. Explain the role of the analysts in law enforcement.
  3. Identify, compare and contrast the types of analysis related to law enforcement.
  4. Identify the stages of crime analysis.
  5. Explain how spatial analysis provides a practical overlay to crime analysis.
  6. List sources of data/information commonly used by analysts.
  7. Create a sample crime bulletin.
  8. Explain how crime analysis can assist investigators in clearing cases.
  9. Organize information and identify key pieces of information to make arrests.
  10. Explain the resources available to analysts and how these resources are used.
  11. Identify and explain the key qualities possessed by a crime analyst.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Overview of Crime and Intelligence Analysis

A. Definitions

1. Define crime analysis

2. Define intelligence analysis

B. Discuss needs served by analysis

C. Discuss essential functions of analysis organizations

D. Describe law enforcement’s use of crime analysis

II. Crime Analysis

A. Types

1. Discuss the administrative use of crime analysis

2. Describe the strategic use of crime analysis

3. Explain the tactical use of crime analysis

B. Administration

1. Describe the common office locations assigned to crime analysts

2. List non-crime analysis work

3. Differentiate between citizen request and internal request policy

4. Describe opportunities for internship and volunteer programs

5. Explain the importance of budget and grants in starting and maintaining crime analyst activities

6. List methods of marketing crime analyst activities

C. Data collection and data integrity

1. Describe the collection and integrity of crime and arrest data

2. Describe the collection and integrity of  data collection for service information

3. Discuss the use of field interview cards and forms in data collection

4. Discuss the manner of obtaining data from accidents

5. Describe sources of data collection and data integrity

6. Explain the use of surveys in data collection

7. Explain the importance of observation in data collection

8. Define content analysis

9. List additional data sources

D. Research methodology

1. Discuss scanning, analyzing, responding and assessing (SARA)

2. Contrast the pros and cons of quantitative vs. qualitative research

3. Discuss the importance of program evaluation, process and impact assessment.

E. Statistics

1. Describe the common uses of crime analysis statistics

2. Discuss rate and percent change

3. Define mean, standard deviation, mode and median

4. Define correlation

5. Discuss forecasting and its uses

F. Spatial analysis

1. Define spatial analysis (GIS) Geographic Information Systems

2. List and discuss the pros and cons of various software applications

3. Describe the various types of mapping

G. Tactical analysis

1. Explain the tactical analysis of data collection and matrix

2. Define trend, pattern, series, spree and hotspot analysis

3. Contrast property crime vs. persons crimes

4. Discuss the tactical analysis of suspicious persons and activities

5. Explain the importance of tactical analysis in obtaining investigative leads

6. Explain the use of tactical analysis in obtaining and using information about the known offender

7. Define spatial analysis and statistical forecasting

8. Describe uses of various software and other analysis tools

III. Crime Information Presentation

A. Written

1. List and describe the various types of memos and reports used by crime analysts

2. Discuss the content and uses of crime bulletins

3. Explain the value and use of e-mail distribution

B. Graphics and other visual data presentation

1. Explain appropriate use of Power Point presentations

2. Discuss the appropriate use of charts and tables in data presentations

3. Describe the value of using maps to present data

C. Person-to-person

1. Contrast formal vs. informal briefings

2. Discuss the attributes of appropriate courtroom testimony

3. Discuss appropriate methods of presenting data at community meetings

D. Explain the advantages and uses of the Internet in data collection and presentation

IV. Overview of Employment Opportunities

A. Jobs

1. List jobs available within law enforcement agencies

2. Discuss jobs available in crime analysis outside of law enforcement agencies

B. Hiring process

1. Discuss the value of background investigations in the hiring process

2. List the common educational/experiential qualifications for a crime  analysis

3. Define abilities assessment and its importance in the hiring process

V. Law enforcement models and considerations

A. Describe steps to be taken when forming a new crime analysis unit

B. Define a cite visit and explain its importance

C. List and discuss various implementation challenges and obstacles

D. Discuss the pros and cons of the various methods one might use in staffing a new unit

E. List the steps needed in setting a standard operation procedure (SOP)

F. Discuss the importance of the documentation of work done

G. Discuss the future of crime analysts

H. Discuss the role of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 145

  • Title: Fundamentals Private Security
  • Number: CJ 145
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

In addition to understanding the general field of private security, the student will be able to differentiate between the security needs of industry, private business, government and selected educational institutions.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. State the duties and responsibilities of a security organization.
  2. Analyze the philosophical and practical requirements for employment in the security field, including the legal aspects.
  3. Differentiate between the types of security organizations and their approaches to security.
  4. Trace the development of private security from inception to the present day.
  5. Compare and contract at least four different types of security operations.
  6. Comprehend the differences between the duties of public law enforcement and private security.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction of the Security Function

A. Identify the function of private security.

B. Identify the various security organizations.

II. Historical Development of Private Security

A. Trace the development of private security.

B. Analyze the current state of private security along with its historical development.

1. Differentiate the roles of private physical security and personal security

2. Comprehend the liability of private security in these roles

3. Distinguish management’s perspective of security and the security officer’s perspective

C. Differentiate between governmental law enforcement and private security.

1. Distinguish the roles, functions and responsibilities of each

2. Discover the legal liabilities of each

D. Compare and contrast management’s perspective of security to the security officer’s perspective.

III. Security Participation

A. Arrange and participate in a security function at JCCC.

1. Write a detailed report of the experience

2. Compare and contrast the experience to information obtained from the text

B. Visit another security organization in the metropolitan area.

1. Write a detailed report about the experience

2. Include in the report the type of security program involved

3. Compare and contrast the program to information obtained in class

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%   Assignments                         
40-50%   Examinations/quizzes 
0-20%     Attendance/participation      

Total = 100% 

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 148

  • Title: Physical and Sexual Violence within the Family
  • Number: CJ 148
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

A description and causal analysis of the different physical, psychological, and sexual abuse acts that may occur within the primary family unit will be provided in this course. The study will include possible causative factors; psychological and social effects on the various family members; psychological, social and legal implications; treatments; and the relationship between abuse and crime.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Define the different aspects of family violence.
  2. Explain intergenerational effects of family violence.
  3. Explain sociocultural risks of family violence.
  4. List and explain conditions most general to family violence situations.
  5. Explain the psychological, social, fiscal, and physical complications faced by victims of domestic abuse in reporting the problem.
  6. Explain the particulars of child, elder, and partner abuse.
  7. Explain the role of various members of society in combating family violence.
  8. Discuss present and future trends of societal reactions and treatment of the abuser.
  9. Discuss the unique problems associated with the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault crimes.
  10. Discuss the immediate and long-term effects of sexual violence on the victim.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Child Abuse and Neglect

A. Define physical child abuse. 

B. Explain the dynamics and prevalence of physical child abuse.

C. Discuss causes and consequences of physical child abuse.

D. List and explain the indicators of physical child abuse.

E. Define sexual abuse and incest.

F. List and explain causes of sexual abuse.

G. Describe the victims and the varied effects of sexual abuse.

H. List the categories of sexual offenders and their rationale for the abuse.

I. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of treatment versus imprisonment.

J. Identify the types of child neglect.

K. Identify common causes and indicators of child neglect.

L. Define failure to thrive syndrome and identify the characteristics.

II. Spousal Abuse

A. Analyze statistics relating to spousal abuse.

B. Describe characteristics of the victim of domestic violence.

C. Describe the effects of domestic violence on children.

D. Identify characteristics of perpetrators of domestic violence.

E. Discuss the police's options when responding to domestic violence calls.

F. Discuss the types and functions of restraining orders.

G. Design policies to prevent future domestic violence.

III. Women and Sexual Violence

A. Summarize the laws relating to sex crimes.

B. Discuss the causes of sexual assault and the types of perpetrators.

C. Explain the distinction between the types of rape.

D. Discuss the consequences of sexual assault on the victim.

E. Define stalking and discuss its effects on the victim.

F. Identify the different types of stalkers and their motivation.

IV. Issues in Family Violence

A. Discuss the causes and consequences of elder abuse.

B. Discuss the victim's rights movement and subsequent legislation.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 150

  • Title: Criminal Procedure
  • Number: CJ 150
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

Criminal Procedure is an exploration of the structure of judicial processes; constitutional protections; and remedies for violations of constitutional rights. Students will learn, through discussion of important U.S. Supreme Court cases, how the Constitution is interpreted.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Examine the legal foundations of criminal procedure.
  2. Analyze the rules of criminal procedure related to law enforcement.
  3. Review criminal procedures involved in the pretrial process.
  4. Articulate procedures of the criminal trial.
  5. Discuss the process for post-conviction relief.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The United States Constitution

A. Review the United States Constitution.

1. Examine the ratification process for the Constitution.

2. Analyze the Supremacy clause of the Constitution.

3. Evaluate the Separation of Powers doctrine.

4. Discuss federalism.

5. Explain the process to amend the Constitution.

B. Describe due process of law as contained in the Bill of Rights.

1. Identify the limitations of the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

2. Discuss seminal Supreme Court decisions related to due process.

II. Elements of Criminal Procedure

A. Explain components of the criminal process.

B. Discuss Constitutional rights relevant to criminal procedure.

C. Explore remedies for violation of Constitutional rights.

III. Search and Seizure

A. Analyze the Fourth Amendment.

B. Discuss the components of a valid warrant.

1. Distinguish situations which require a warrant from those that do not.

2. Explain special circumstances related to the use of warrants.

C. Describe the elements of a search.

D. Explain the components of a seizure.

E. Explore justification.

1. Identify reasonable suspicion.

2. Define probable cause.

IV. Obtaining Information

A. Define interrogation.

B. Explore confessions.

C. Discuss identification procedures.

1. Identify the role of witnesses.

2. Describe Constitutional challenges to identification procedures.

   V. The Trial Process

A. Examine pretrial processes.

1. Discuss the initial appearance.

2. Explain the preliminary hearing.

3. Describe the role of grand juries.

4. Analyze plea bargaining.

B. Outline the elements of a trial.

1. Define the duties of the prosecutor.

2. Analyze the role of the defense attorney.

3. Explore the defendant’s rights at trial.

C. Summarize the sentencing process.

D. Describe the appeals process.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Miscellaneous, to include: attendance, pop quizzes, class discussions, and classwork

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 154

  • Title: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
  • Number: CJ 154
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is designed to give fundamental information that serves as an overview of the entire field as well as a solid foundation for specialized course work. The course focuses on investigation of property crimes, homicide investigation, crimes against children and sex-related offenses.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Trace the history and structure of criminal investigation.
  2. Identify the basic goals of criminal investigation.
  3. Discuss the legal aspects of criminal investigation and the significance of the exclusionary rule.
  4. Explain methods for collecting, preserving and recording physical evidence found at the crime scene.
  5. Describe various methods of locating witnesses and conducting effective and legal interviews.
  6. Describe the process for witness identification of suspects and the legal restrictions of each.
  7. Discuss current capabilities of the crime lab and its importance to criminal investigation.
  8. Discuss basic concepts associated with injury and death investigation.
  9. Discuss basic concepts associated with the investigation of sex crimes.
  10. Discuss basic concepts associated with the investigation of child abuse and other crimes against children.
  11. Identify the basic steps in investigating the crimes of robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson and drug crimes.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction

A. Trace the history and structure of criminal investigation.

B. Identify the basic goals of criminal investigation.

C. Discuss the legal aspects of criminal investigation and the significance of the exclusionary rule.

II. The Crime Scene

A. Identify the duties of the first officer to arrive at a crime scene.

B. List and describe the steps of a crime scene search and methods for recording the crime scene.

C. Explain methods for collecting, preserving and recording physical evidence found at the crime scene.

III. Conducting the Investigation

A. Discuss the importance of keeping an investigator's notebook.

B. Define crime scene reconstruction and discuss its relevance to criminal investigation.

C. Discuss basic concepts associated with injury and death investigation.

D. Discuss basic concepts associated with the investigation of sex crimes.

E. Discuss basic concepts associated with the investigation of child abuse and other crimes against children.

F. Identify the basic steps in investigating the crimes of robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson and drug crimes.

G. Explain the purpose and steps of case preparation.

IV. Witnesses Locating and Interviewing

A. Describe various methods of locating witnesses.

B. Differentiate between the interview process and the interrogation process and cite the legal restrictions on each.

C. Identify different approaches and techniques that can be used during an interview or interrogation.

D. Describe the process for witness identification of suspects and the legal restrictions of each.

V. Scientific Aids Laboratory and Technical

A. Explain the polygraph testing procedures and its importance in criminal investigation.

B. Define DNA and discuss how it is involved in the investigation of both current and past crimes.

C. Discuss current capabilities of the crime lab and its importance to criminal investigation.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 170

  • Title: Drugs and Crime
  • Number: CJ 170
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course explores the relationship between drugs and crime. Students will analyze how drugs impact criminal activity at the local, state, federal, and international level. Local, state and federal laws regulating substance use will also be examined. Students will become familiar with the effects of drugs on the body. Interventions for individuals harmfully involved with drug use will be explored.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Define the term drug and distinguish the levels of drug use.
  2. List the major categories of drugs and explain their effects on the body.
  3. Compare and contrast different models of drug dependence.
  4. Analyze the different types of drug treatment programs.
  5. Trace the history of drug use and the corresponding legislation.
  6. Examine the relationship between drugs and crime.
  7. Assess trends in prevention, treatment and drug legislation.
  8. Compare cultural differences in choice and use of drugs.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Overview of Drugs

A. Define the term drug.

B. Examine the drug abuse continuum.

C. Estimate the extent of the drug problem.

1. Evaluate demographics of individuals using drugs.

2. Discuss instruments used to measure the extent of drug use in communities.

II. Drugs and Their Effects

A. Explain and identify the classification system used for drugs.

B. Explore different models of drug dependence.

C. Discuss diseases commonly associated with drug dependence.

D. Explore the misuse of legal drugs.

E. Explain the relationship between neurotransmitters and drugs.

F. Explain half-life as it relates to addictive substances.

G. Examine polydrug use and explain its consequences.

H. Discuss tolerance and explain how it relates to drug dependence.

I. Describe withdrawal as it relates to the major category of drugs.

J. Define and explain FAS/FAE.

III. Drug Prevention and Treatment

A. Explain the transtheoretical model of Stages of Change as it relates to drug dependence.

B. Demonstrate proficiency with Motivational Interviewing techniques.

C. Describe the role of detoxification as it relates to drug dependence.

D. Describe the elements of outpatient programs.

E. Discuss the efficacy of residential treatment programs.

F. Review self-help groups.

IV. The History of Drug Legislation

A. Examine the laws, demographics and sentences for various drug classifications.

1. Outline the history of alcohol legislation.

a. Discuss the Temperance movement.

b. Critique the strategy of prohibition.

2. Trace the history of legislation as it relates to opium.

a. Examine various countries' response to morphine and heroin use.

b. Describe the Opium wars.

3. Examine use of marijuana.

a. Outline early legislation related to marijuana.

b. Compare and contrast current state and federal marijuana laws.

c. Analyze the politics of marijuana legislation.

4. Trace the history of legislation as it relates to methamphetamines.

a. Examine current trends in methamphetamine production.

b. Review current legislation pertaining to methamphetamines.

B. Analyze the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

C. Assess the impact of the War on Drugs in our communities and other countries.

D. Evaluate the efficacy of DARE programs and discuss research data concerning this program.

V. The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

A. Analyze the business of drugs.

1. Discuss international and domestic drug trafficking.

2. Describe the drug-terrorism connection.

3. Analyze current patterns of production and distribution of cocaine, methamphetamines and opiates.

B. Examine drugs and law enforcement.

1. Discuss the mission of the following agencies as it relates to drug use/sale: FBI, ATF, DEA, IRS.

C. Examine drug abuse policy at the local, state, federal, and international level.

1. Explore the efficacy of drug interdiction through use of empirical data.

2. Critique the strategy of demand reduction.

VI. Drugs and Corrections

A. Analyze the purpose and function of drug courts.

B. Discuss the role of community corrections and offender drug use.

C. Discuss the function of institutional drug counselors.

D. Explore the connection between drugs and crime in corrections.

VII. Cultural Differences in Drug Use

A. Examine drug cultures of ethnically diverse group.

B. Discuss how to approach culturally and ethnically diverse population's use of mood-altering substances.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 180

  • Title: Correctional Casework*
  • Number: CJ 180
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CJ 124.

Description:

This course helps prepare students for positions in correctional agencies. Students will learn how corrections officials, parole officers, probation officers, facility based caseworkers and treatment providers perform their roles. Students will examine various types of offenders housed in correctional facilities.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the rationale for the information contained in the Presentence Investigation.
  2. Explain the current uses and purposes of contemporary classification/assessment within a correctional setting.
  3. Conduct a mock offender assessment using a contemporary assessment system.
  4. Develop a mock case plan for an offender, based on a mock assessment and the offender's history.
  5. Demonstrate effective interviewing skills.
  6. Identify pre-release and reintegration needs of a mock offender.
  7. Describe a strategy to reduce the risk of reoffending, based on a formal offender assessment.
  8. Describe staff behaviors that have a major positive and negative impacts on correctional careers.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Offender Assessment

A. Compare and contrast contemporary offender assessment, such as those used in Kansas, Missouri and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

B. Identify the role of classification and reclassification within a correctional facility.

C. Select classification tools supported by empirical data.

D. Describe components of an offender assessment including criminogenic, dynamic, and static factors.

E. Differentiate evidence-based assessments from those based on anecdotal experience.

F. Review and analyze assessment systems including LSI-R, Vermont J-SOAP, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Kansas Department of Corrections and Missouri Department of Corrections.

G. Perform an assessment of a mock offender, including scoring and recommendations, using an instrument provided.

H. Assess pre-release needs of a mock offender and recommend programming needs for successful reintegration.

I. Develop a pre-release plan based on mock assessment and data provided.

II. Case Planning

A. Explain the process and rationale for linking assessment data and case planning.

B. Review and identify evidence-based program opportunities available to offenders housed in correctional facilities.

C. Identify and select community and facility-based resources for common offender needs such as mental health, substance dependence, and employment.

D. Analyze the criminogenic characteristics of offenders and demonstrate how they can be addressed while minimizing the risk to the community.

E. Apply an understanding of Motivational Interviewing.

1. Demonstrate Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques.

2. Apply active listening skills in a mock interview setting.

F. Conduct a classification of a mock offender using information provided.

G. Develop a case plan for a mock offender, based on a Presentence Investigation.

H. Identify and analyze evidence-based counseling techniques and strategies appropriate for offenders.

III. Career Enhancement

A.Compare and contrast healthy and unhealthy working relationships with offenders.

B. Assess strategies to maintain perspective while working with offenders, manage stress and avoid burnout.

C. Identify elements of successful careers in corrections.

D. Identify the role and responsibilities of an Offender Workforce Development Specialist.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  1. A minimum of three exams which will constitute at least 40% of the final grade.  The exams will include questions of a factual, analytical and evaluative nature.
  2. Written research, analytical or evaluative assignments which will constitute at least 30% of the final grade.
  3. The remaining percentage will be left to the instructor's discretion for such items as participation in class discussion, group activities, etc.
  4. Evaluation criteria for writing:  complete, concrete, correct and clear writing is a major goal for each project assigned.  In addition, incorporation of the elements and characteristics of the specific type of writing is expected.

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 201

  • Title: Police Interrogation
  • Number: CJ 201
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This class will assist students in developing the specific verbal and written communication skills used in the criminal justice field. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interviewing, interrogation, and report writing skills. Course content will focus on interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects and utilizing the information to write accurate and complete narrative reports.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast the interview and interrogation process.
  2. Demonstrate active listening skills used in interviewing.
  3. Identify effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills used in interviewing.
  4. Utilize psychological principles to conduct an effective interrogation.
  5. Describe the 3 principles of persuasion used in an interrogation.
  6. Identify effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills used in interrogation.
  7. Construct an accurate report from information obtained from an interview and/or interrogation.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Interviewing

A. Design questions to be used in an interview using elements of a crime.

B. Describe the physical setting of a room used in an interview.

C. Demonstrate active listening skills.

D. Identify five nonverbal communication behaviors.

E. Describe five methods of verbal communication.

II. Interrogation

A. Identify psychological factors used in interrogation.

B. Explain the benefits of using psychological principals in interrogation.

C. Define the methods of persuasion used in police interrogation.

D. List three approaches to interrogation.

E. Describe five verbal indicators of deception.

F. Describe five nonverbal indicators of deception.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 215

  • Title: Understanding Terrorism
  • Number: CJ 215
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course serves as a basic introduction to terrorism. Students will examine current and historical events to gain an understanding of terrorist organizations. The development of terrorism and its various forms, including tactics and ideologies as well as terrorism's impact on 21st century civilization, will be examined. The course also addresses the challenges facing criminal justice professionals in developing a coordinated response to terrorism.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explore the origins and history of terrorism.
  2. Summarize the goals of terrorism.
  3. Define the typologies of terrorism.
  4. Identify terrorist tactics.
  5. Distinguish foreign and domestic terrorist organizations.

  6. Analyze the influence of terrorism on the Criminal Justice System.
  7. Discuss forms and strategies of counterterrorism.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Evolution of Terrorism

A. Explore the nature of terrorism.

1. Examine causation of terrorism

2. Analyze moral justification for terrorism

B. Define terrorism.

1. List elements of terrorism

2. Identify typologies of terrorism

II. Terrorism in the United States

A. Analyze the genesis of terrorism.

1. Review terrorist objectives

2. Summarize terrorist methods

B. Explore the ideological continuum of terrorism.

1. Analyze the rationalization of violence

2. Discuss left-wing activism

3. Examine right-wing activism

III. Foreign Terrorism

A. Explore criminal dissident terrorism.

B. Examine international terrorism.

IV. Terrorism and the Media

A. Explain the role of the media and terrorism.

B. Evaluate the goals of terrorists and publicity.

V. Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

A. Describe scope of legal options related to terrorism.

1. Examine the use of force to respond to terrorism

2. Describe repressive options to respond to terrorism

3. Discuss conciliatory options in response to terrorism

B. Identify the role of homeland security and terrorism.

1. Analyze civil liberties and homeland security

2. Evaluate data mining by U.S. Security Agencies

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/Quizzes
0-20%      Participation
 

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 221

  • Title: Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation
  • Number: CJ 221
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course provides an overview of forensic science by focusing on the current technologies police rely on to apprehend criminal perpetrators and to link them through trace evidence to crime scenes. Emphasis is on crime scene investigation, physical evidence, organic and inorganic analysis, forensic toxicology and use of DNA in investigations.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explain the organizational structure of a police laboratory.
  2. Recognize and explain the concept of probability as applied to forensics.
  3. Define and explain significant concepts used to establish an identity.
  4. Describe the role of the crime laboratory in criminal investigations.
  5. Interpret comparison characteristics and their significance in the identification or elimination of clue material.
  6. Identify tools and instruments used in the commission of crimes.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Organization, Utilization, and Function of the Laboratory

A. Describe the organization of a laboratory.

1. List the various specialists and generalists and describe their function.

2. Explain what a dual role is.

3. Discriminate between wet laboratory and dry laboratory.

4. Cite the various support areas.

B. Explain utilization of the laboratory.

1. Explain what is meant by flow of clue material.

2. Describe the various systems uses of laboratory.

3. Explain what is meant by nonutilization.

4. Define evidence submission decay curve.

5. Discuss the contribution of research in the field of forensics.

C. Explain the function of the laboratory.

1. Describe the function of the police.

2. Discuss the function of the courts.

3. Analyze the criminal justice system as it relates to the laboratory's function.

II. Terminology of the Laboratory

A. Discuss the nature of identification.

B. Define probability.

C. Describe individualization.

D. Explain comparison characteristics.

E. Distinguish identity and classification.

F. List class characteristics.

G. Discuss reference points.

H. Explain elimination processes.

III. Evidence Identification

A. Define friction ridges and tell why they are important.

B. Cite what is meant by physical individuality.

C. Tell how handwriting can be used as evidence.

D. Explain what may be learned from chemical processing.

E. List the types of evidence which may be lifted from wearing apparel.

F. Explain the procedure used for a physical comparison of materials.

IV. Instruments Involved in the Commission of Crime

A. Define instruments of mobility.

B. Identify instruments to gain access.

C. Describe instruments used to execute the crime.

D. Discuss instruments used to effect concealment.

V. Comparison Characteristics and Their Significance

A. Define miscellaneous trace.

B. Describe physical watch.

C. Explain mutual transfer material.

D. Discuss various traces which may be carried from the scene.

E. Identify evidence which may be found on glass.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 223

  • Title: The World of Crime*
  • Number: CJ 223
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CJ 121.

Description:

This course provides the study of crime and the criminal justice systems of countries other than the United States, and with issues related to crime throughout the world. Emphasis will be placed on a comparison of the three main aspects of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) between specific countries.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Identify other nations' approach to crime and justice to increase student understanding of other cultures and provide a basis for dealing with the increasing global crime problem.
  2. Compare and contrast international crime rates with the United States.
  3. Describe the different policing approaches in the six model countries.
  4. Identify the different criminal justice processes in the six model countries.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to understand modern dilemmas in international criminal justice.
  6. Utilize the criminal justice processes in other countries to broaden our understanding of the world and benefit from others experience.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Comparative Study of World Crime

A. Measure and compare crime in and across nations.

B. Examine important aspects of each type of justice system--common law, civil law, socialist law, and sacred (Islamic) law--which gives a more solid understanding of the similarities and differences of each system.

C. Analyze six "model" countries--China, England, France, Germany, Japan and Saudi Arabia--to illustrate the different types of law and justice systems in the context of specific countries, as well as the historical, political, economic, social, and cultural influences on each system.

D. Develop diversity awareness of the six "model" countries.

E. Explore the knowledge of criminal justice in one country by investigating and evaluating that system in terms of another country, culture, or institution.

II. Aspects of the Criminal Justice System

A. Explain law enforcement functions, organization, and community involvement.

B. Explain the criminal procedures.

C. Identify the legal actors.

D. Describe the court systems.

E. Identify the sentencing process.

F. Describe the problem of prison.

III. Modern Dilemmas in International Criminal Justice

A. Identify the terrorism issue.

B. Identify the scope of the organized crime problem worldwide.

C. Explore the juvenile justice system from an international perspective.

IV. Contemporary Influences and Future Developments in Transnational Crime and Justice

A. Examine international dilemmas as terrorism, organized crime, narcotics traffic and juvenile justice in international perspective.

B. Discuss some of the international crime issues that may come to the forefront in the next decade.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 228

  • Title: Criminal Justice Communications*
  • Number: CJ 228
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 2
  • Lecture Hours: 2

Requirements:

Prerequisites: ENGL 121.

Description:

This class will assist students in developing the specific verbal and written communication skills used in the criminal justice field. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interviewing and report writing skills, focusing on the unique types of writing required gathering pertinent information and then recording that information by writing a variety of report narratives, represented by those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate active listening skills used in interviewing.
  2. Identify effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills used in interviewing.
  3. Connect writing skills learned in composition courses to technical report writing.
  4. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information in order to determine appropriate content of report narratives.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to write a variety of criminal justice reports.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Role of Verbal Communications and Interview Skills

A. Design questions to be used in an interview using elements of a crime.

B. Demonstrate active listening skills and be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and through written documentation with diverse populations.

C. Identify five nonverbal communication behaviors.

D. Describe five methods of verbal communication.

II. The Role of Report Writing and Written Communications in a Criminal Justice Environment

A. Identify and define the purpose and types of criminal justice reports.

B. Demonstrate an ability to formulate questions designed to elicit information from witnesses, victims and suspects.

C. Distinguish between factual information and unsupported opinions.

D. Demonstrate writing in first person and in past tense.

E. Describe events in chronological order.

F. Demonstrate ability to revise and edit drafts in a timely fashion, writing with short, clear, concise and concrete words.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 230

  • Title: Criminal Behavior*
  • Number: CJ 230
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: PSYC 130.

Description:

This course explores the relationship between psychology, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system. The foundation of the course will be a detailed examination of the various theories used to explain the causation of criminal behavior. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring how this understanding is applied in various settings within the criminal justice system; including police departments, the courts, and corrections.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast theories of criminal behavior including biological, psychological and sociological perspectives.
  2. Identify specific categories of both violent and non-violent crimes.
  3. Discuss the typologies and specific profiles frequently associated with criminal offenders.
  4. Describe how the interaction of parents, family, peers, educators and other agents of socialization impacts juvenile delinquency.
  5. Explain how the onset, maintenance, treatment, and manifestation of psychiatric disorders correlate with antisocial or criminal conduct.
  6. Differentiate between a legal and psychiatric understanding of competency.
  7. Discuss the various mechanisms used by the police in the identification of criminals, as well as in the prevention or reduction of criminal behavior.
  8. Trace the progression of an offender through the various stages of the legal system.
  9. Explain how the correctional system addresses criminal behavior including an assessment of dangerousness, offender registrations and halfway houses.
  10. Cite specific examples of recently emerging strategies for addressing the prevention and intervention of criminal behavior.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Theories of Criminal Behavior

A. Examine the biological origins of criminal behavior.

1. Discuss biocriminology

2. Review genetic theory

3. Consider the Diathesis-Stress model 

B. Discuss psychological theories of criminal behavior.

1. Review personality theory

2. Evaluate psychoanalytic theory

3. Identify common criminal thinking errors

C. Critique sociological theories of criminal behavior.

1. Evaluate anomie theory

2. Discuss Strain theory

3. Compare and contrast various subcultural explanations for crime

II. Types of Offenders and Types of Criminal Behavior

A. Examine violent crime and criminals.

1. Murder

2. Sex Crimes

3. Violence in the criminal justice system

4. Domestic violence

5. Cult violence and hate crimes

B. Discuss nonviolent crime and criminals.

1. Substance related crimes and criminals

2. Organized crime

3. White collar crime

4. Fraud

5. Internet crime

6. Stalking

7. Property crimes

8. Prostitution

C. Examine juvenile delinquency.

1. Review the role of parental responsibility

2. Define status crimes

3. Assess the impact of school violence

4. Explain the adjudication process for juveniles

D. Discuss mental illness.

1. Analyze the prevalence of mental illness in criminal populations

2. Evaluate common mental disorders in the criminal justice system

3. Explain the role and concept of competency in criminal behavior

III. Criminal Justice System Approaches to Criminal Behavior

A. Analyze policing practices as they relate to criminal behavior.

1. Review community policing

2. Evaluate police training and education

3. Discuss the art and science of criminal profiling

B. Trace the offender through the legal system.

1. Examine pretrial matters

2. Distinguish between probation and diversion programs

3. Summarize the trial process

4. Outline post-trial matters

5. Critique the death penalty

C. Evaluate the role of the correctional system.

1. Compare and contrast retribution and rehabilitation

2. Explain the role and purpose of parole

3. Examine the prison system.

a. Review the federal prison system.

b. Review the state prison system

c. Discuss prison conditions

d. Analyze prison subcultures

4. Discuss the process of re-entry

D. Outline possible future directions in the study of criminal behavior.

1. Examine forensic psychological education and training

2. Debate new theories of crime, law and behavior

a. Explain procedural justice

b. Evaluate commonsense justice

c. Discuss therapeutic justice

3. Assess community prevention and community intervention programs

a. Critique the use of therapeutic communities

b. Describe restorative justice

c. Examine victim-offender mediation programs

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 235

  • Title: Community Based Corrections
  • Number: CJ 235
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is a comprehensive examination of community based corrections. The history of probation and parole is discussed as a foundation for the expanded coverage of correctional services offered in the community. Emphasis is given to modern correctional paradigms including diversion, intermediate sanctions, reentry and restorative justice. Practical field experience will broaden the students' understanding of this population and successful best practices of existing federal, state and county agencies will be examined.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Trace the history and development of community corrections from the 1400s to the present.
  2. Describe the philosophy, historical background, goals and benefits of offender diversion.
  3. Define the major strategies of community corrections including diversion, probation, intermediate sanctions, early release, parole and re-entry.
  4. Compare the current trends in intermediate sanctions, re-entry and restorative justice in corrections.
  5. Describe a variety of prison release programs including pardon, amnesty, commutation, reprieve, furlough, work release, halfway house and shock parole.
  6. Explain the role of the probation and parole officer in the community corrections process.
  7. Outline the basics of risk management within community corrections.
  8. Identify and analyze empirical data concerning various offenders.
  9. Discuss special populations within community corrections including individuals with substance dependence, sex offenders, mentally ill, the elderly and gangs.
  10. Distinguish adult and juvenile offenders and discuss programs targeted for both populations.
  11. Evaluate the effectiveness of probation, parole, re-entry and other community corrections programs.
  12. Discuss the implications of politics, technology, economy and crime on the future of community corrections.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Foundations of Community Corrections

A. Categorize the offender in the community.

1. Analyze offenders through the use of statistics and examine their behavior within our communities.

2. Examine the various phases of community corrections as they relate to the criminal justice system.

3. Discuss the goals and objectives of punishment.

4. Define the major strategies of community corrections including diversion, probation, intermediate sanctions, early release, parole and reentry.

B. Describe offenders in the community throughout history.

1. Explore the development of the democratic ideal in corrections.

2. Study the origins of parole.

3. Trace the history and development of probation from its inception to the present.

4. Examine the reform, rehabilitation, and reintegration eras from a historical perspective.

5. Discuss current trends in corrections and identify examples of best practices.

C. Classify types of crimes and criminals.

1. Describe classification systems for offenses and offenders.

2. Evaluate instruments used to classify offenders.

3. Analyze challenges related to classifying offenders.

D. Analyze community corrections.

1. Explore legislative, fiscal and political components of community corrections.

2. Analyze community corrections utilizing evidence of effectiveness.

E. Explore risk reduction in community corrections.

1. Outline the basics of risk management for the offender population.

2. Explain the role of supervision levels as a technique to mitigate risk.

3. Use empirical data to analyze the efficacy of risk reduction strategies and techniques.

4. Discuss risk management as a tool for public accountability.

5. Examine the role of the case manager.

II. Implementation of Community Corrections

A. Explain the goals of diversion.

1. Discuss the philosophy and historical background of diversion.

2. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of restitution and community service.

B. Explore intermediate sanctions.

1. Summarize the historical background of intermediate sanctions.

2. Discuss a variety of intermediate sanctions.

3. Evaluate the efficacy of intermediate sanctions.

C. Explain probation.

1. Distinguish a centralized and decentralized approach to probation.

2. Evaluate the benefits and challenges of combining probation and parole.

3. Discuss the investigation and supervision functions of the probation officer.

4. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of probation.

5. Discuss revocation of probation.

6. Assist jurisdictions to improve supervision strategies through better and more targeted data collection and analysis.

D. Examine parole.

1. Discuss the types of parole release: discretionary, mandatory and expiration.

2. Explain other types of prison release programs including pardon, furlough, work release, and halfway house.

3. List various barriers to success for newly paroled offenders.

4. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of parole.

5. Analyze the effectiveness of parole.

F. Examine special offenders' populations in the community.

1. Summarize research grounded programs for substance abusers, sex offenders, and the mentally ill.

2. Identify innovative approaches to assist in supervising tribal and immigrant communities.

3. Describe evidence-based approaches for supervision of gang members within the community.

G. Examine the juvenile offender in the community.

1. Outline the differences between adult and juvenile offenders.

2. Examine the development of the juvenile court.

3. Discuss evidence based programs targeting juveniles.

H. Explore the future of community corrections.

1. Discuss the effect of politics and technology on the future of community corrections.

2. Examine the effect of crime on the economy.

3. Construct new paradigms for community corrections grounded in evidence-based approaches.

4. Discuss standards of professional conduct, appropriate education and training for community corrections professionals.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 255

  • Title: Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Number: CJ 255
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course explores the study of ethics, particularly as it applies to the field of criminal justice. The development of critical thinking and decision-making skills as they relate to the criminal justice system is also examined.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Examine the role and purpose of ethics in criminal justice.
  2. Assess moral/ethical concerns that arise within the criminal justice system.
  3. Analyze the steps involved in making ethical decisions.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills when making value decisions concerning ethics.
  5. Identify potentially unethical behavior in the criminal justice system.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Ethical Concepts

A. Examine ethical theories and perspectives.

1. Discuss the relevance and value of ethics as applied to criminal justice.

2. Explain the relationship between ethics and the law.

B. Explain the development of morality.

1.  Recognize sources of morality.

2.  Discuss the development of morality.

a. Explore moral behavior in criminal justice settings.

1). Identify examples of moral behavior within law enforcement.

2). Identify examples of moral behavior within corrections.

3). Identify examples of moral behavior within human services.

b. Compare moral behavior in criminal justice with moral behavior in other fields.

C. Evaluate common beliefs about ethics.

D. Distinguish between ethics and other types of values.

1. Explore the relationship between virtue and behavior.

2. Assess psychological well-being as it relates to ethics.

3. Analyze how sexism can affect ethical behavior.

4. Discuss how ageism can affect ethical behavior.

E. Explore racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

1. Evaluate how apartheid may influence ethical decisions and behavior.

2. Discuss discrimination as it relates to processes in the criminal justice system.

F. Examine diversity as it relates to ethical behavior for criminal justice professionals.

II. Critical Thinking

A. Explore the elements of critical thinking.

B. Apply critical thinking in criminal justice settings.

1. Classify the steps involved in critical thinking by criminal justice professionals.

2. Recognize examples of an absence of critical thinking by criminal justice professionals.

III. Application of Ethics

A. Identify the basic ethical principles involved in criminal justice.

B. Demonstrate ethical decision-making using situations relating to criminal justice professionals.

C. Analyze examples of unethical behavior by criminal justice professionals.

1. Examine liability as it relates to unethical behavior by criminal justice professionals.

2. Design a policy to address unethical conduct by criminal justice professionals.

D. Evaluate the Ethics of Duty

1. Examine codes of conduct in law enforcement.

2. Examine codes of conduct in corrections.

3. Examine codes of conduct in human services.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Examinations/quizzes
0-20%      Attendance/participation

Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 265

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CJ 275

  • Title: Police Leadership*
  • Number: CJ 275
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CJ 121.

Description:

This class will assist students in developing an understanding through practical analysis of modern criminal justice administration theory as well as supervisory and management principles. Students will apply these principles to the unique operating problems of contemporary criminal justice organizations.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Explore how history has impacted the evolution of criminal justice administration.
  2. Compare and contrast the various criminal justice administration theories.
  3. Explain leadership and management techniques.
  4. Demonstrate ethics, integrity, teamwork and professionalism.
  5. Determine the need for diversity and multicultural training.
  6. Differentiate organizational management and operational characteristics of criminal justice agencies.
  7. Explain the rights and legal responsibilities of criminal justice employees.
  8. Summarize the formal and informal evaluation process of criminal justice employees.
  9. Discover the various aspects of contemporary criminal justice hiring practices and process.
  10. Practice oral interview and criminal justice job-seeking skills. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Criminal Justice Management

A. Explain the historical management role and organizational environment.

B. Differentiate between public, private and police management.

C. Describe the Expectation-Integration Model to include community, organizational and individual expectations.

D. Explore the art and science of management.

II. Development of Management Theory

A. Distinguish between the various management theories.

B. Compare and contrast between the various approaches to management theory:

1. Classical Approach

2. Human Relations Approach

3. Behavioral Science Approach; and

4. Contemporary Approach

III. Police Models and Community Policing

A. Identify the four different models of policing, which include the Political Model, Reform Model, Service Model and the Community Policing Model.

B. Define the various aspects of Community-Oriented Policing, to include neighborhood building, Problem-Oriented Policing and Broken Windows Policing.

C. Illustrate the various management issues that involve Community Policing.

IV. Organizational Characteristics, Group Influence and Organization Change

A. Explain the various organizational characteristics, such as the composition, orientation and methods of the organization.

B. Describe how the beliefs, attitudes and relevant knowledge and skills can influence organizational culture.

C. Identify how an organization can manage group behavior and conflict through employee organizations or communication.

D. State the issues involving organizational change, such as resistance to change, controlling the pace of change and identifying the obstacles to change that are outside the manager's control.

V. Human Resource Development, Selection and Diversity

A. Illustrate the recruitment and selection process of a contemporary criminal justice agency.

B. Practically analyze the various background and testing tools used in the hiring process.

C. Describe the importance of cultural diversity in the criminal justice workplace.

D. Explain the trends in employee evaluation systems and discover the different methods of measuring employee performance.

E. Identify and develop important issues in job-related or task-related training.

F. Define a contemporary promotional process, including the assessment center concept.

VI. Leadership and Management

A. Compare and contrast the various leadership styles.

B. Define the trait theories, behavioral theories and the situational or contingency theories.

C. Illustrate leadership concepts, including influence and authority, power and organizational politics.

D. Predict potential future management challenges, discovering lessons learned from changing cultures or significant events like the terror attacks of 9/11.

VII. Criminal Justice Agency Planning and Research

A. Evaluate the various types of plans and the agency planning responsibilities.

B. Describe scientific methodology involving the research process.

C. Demonstrate the various aspects of systematic planning, including organizational vision and strategy formulation.

D. Illustrate the SARA planning process.

VIII. Civil Liability in the Criminal Justice Agency Workplace

A. Illustrate an understanding of civil liabilities and the costs associated.

B. Define the avenues of liability, including state and federal courts through tort actions.

C. Demonstrate an understanding for the liabilities of criminal justice managers and administrators.

D. Identify emerging liability issues for the 21st Century.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

50-60%    Unit exams including questions of a factual, analytical and
evaluative nature.
20-30%    Written assignments, including report writing and interview
assignments.
10-20%    Class participation, group activities and field trips.

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 285

  • Title: Criminal Justice Internship*
  • Number: CJ 285
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 15
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 15

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Fifteen credit hours in CJ courses and department approval or a 2.0 or higher grade point average and department approval.

Description:

Students augment their academic course work with an internship in an appropriate setting under instructional supervision. Internship projects are cooperative efforts between appropriate federal, state or local criminal justice agencies or not-for-profit organizations, and college staff and students. Internships give students the opportunity to participate in the real-world application of their academic studies. In addition, this synthesis of classroom study with practical experience provides students with skills and insights useful in selecting a career in the field of criminal justice. The student spends the equivalent of 12 hours per week for 14 weeks performing internship duties over the course of the semester or a total of 168 hours.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Apply the academic study of criminal justice to the type of duties performed and observations made during the course of the internship.
  2. Demonstrate the successful integration of academic study in criminal justice classes into work in federal, state or local criminal justice agencies or not-for-profit organizations.
  3. Successfully perform internship tasks and functions under direct supervision in a mature and professional manner.
  4. Apply skills acquired during the internship application process to future career-related employment or community service.
  5. Demonstrate the successful integration of classroom study and field performance through daily records, written reports and discussion.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Internship

A. Complete a contract between JCCC and an internship agency or representative signed by the Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator, student and site supervisor.

B. Collect and maintain a copy of the contract; performed by the internship coordinator.

II.  Internship Structure

A. Develop learning objectives, tasks, and strategies appropriate to the internship in consultation with the internship coordinator and site supervisor.

B. Collect and maintain learning objectives and tasks for each internship.

III. Documentation

A. Identify responsibilities, tasks and duties of the internship.

B. Maintain a log of hours worked and major responsibilities completed.

C. Demonstrate ability to complete successfully the tasks assigned.

D. Work systematically and logically through the various issues that arise in the internship setting.

E. Develop human relations skills needed for the position.

F. Display sensitivity to the needs of the diversity of individuals encountered in the internship setting.

G. Adhere to policies and procedures of the internship site.

H. Respect the confidentiality of privileged information.

IV. Contrast

A. Outline the relationship between the student’s individual education objectives and strategies and the internship duties and activities.

B. Analyze the relationship between classroom knowledge and internship related tasks.

V. Reflection

A. Complete a self-assessment of personal growth in the selection of a career or field of study based on internship experiences.

B. Complete a self-assessment of professional growth in the selection of a career or field of study based on observations made and duties performed.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50%    Assignments
40-50%    Participation
0-20%      Examinations/quizzes

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. As a representative of JCCC, student behavior must adhere to the following standards: a) The JCCC Student Code of Conduct; b) Policies and procedures of the internship placement site; c) Confidentiality of privileged information to which the student is privy.

  2. Transportation to the internship site is the responsibility of the student.

  3. The student must meet all “employment” requirements of the selected internship site. These requirements may include background investigation, records checks, statements of confidentiality, and/or specific prerequisites and/or physical requirements. SOME APPLICANTS MAY BE INELIGIBLE FOR SOME PLACEMENTS DUE TO INTERNSHIP AGENCY OR OFFICE CRITERIA.

  4. Failure of the student to complete requirements and/or dismissal by sponsoring internship agency or office site precludes successful completion of this course and award of college credit.

  5. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Visit with Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator and JCCC Career Services Center regarding eligibility, credit-enrollment, appropriate internship sites, and job search procedures. Complete Internship Program application process. Contact the selected site and satisfactorily complete the placement process, and secure a letter of acceptance. Complete course contact with Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator and enroll in the course. Assume responsibility for securing and maintaining a portfolio of all necessary paperwork for the course. Perform required internship duties and responsibilities in keeping with JCCC and internship placement agency policies and procedures.

  6. JCCC RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct pre-internship activities with student. Develop a contract describing internship responsibilities, expectations, and requirements signed by the student, internship site supervisor, and Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator. Conduct three meetings and/or seminars with the student to review the student’s progress toward meeting student learning objectives for the internship and the relationship between the student’s academic work and internship activities. Maintain periodic contact with the designated internship site supervisor. Review the student daily logs to determine compliance with internship contact hour requirements.

  7. SITE REQUIREMENTS OF INTERNSHIP AGENCY: Conduct required pre-employment activities with student. Designate an internship site supervisor. Accept and sign student internship contract. Supervise all internship activities previously agreed upon by sponsoring agency and the Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator. Complete a mid-term and final supervisory evaluation and submit to Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

CJ 291

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CJ 292

  • Title: Special Topics:
  • Number: CJ 292
  • Effective Term: 2020-21
  • Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  • Contact Hours: 1 - 3
  • Lecture Hours: 1 - 3

Description:

This course will be offered periodically and will focus on topical, specialized or advanced discipline-specific content related to the field of criminal justice usually not offered in the curriculum. Due to the scope of the discipline, this course may expand on current topics in the existing curriculum. Additionally, the topics may synthesize topics found in the current curriculum or explore topics not currently addressed in the Administration of Justice course offerings. Students may repeat Special Topics in Administration of Justice using a different topic as the subject of this course.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Be conversant with the relevant readings within the selected topic.
  2. Define and explain key terms and concepts within the selected topic.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate research methodology relevant to the selected topic.
  4. Relate the special topic to essential issues and themes in criminal justice.
  5. Articulate a critically informed perspective on the selected topic drawn from qualitative and/or quantitative evidence.

Content Outline and Competencies:

Content Outline and Competencies will vary as they are related to the special topic being offered. The outline and competencies will follow the standard format for JCCC courses and will be written in outcomes-based language. The Special Topics course proposal will first be reviewed and approved by the Administration of Justice faculty. The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee and the Division Dean will review and approve each Special Topics course proposal. Scheduling of Special Topics courses will be he responsibility of the Department Chair.  

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Method of evaluation will vary depending on the special topic being offered.  Standard methods of evaluation may be employed such as: readings, discussions, written assignments (varying from short response through research papers), library or web-based research, individual or group projects, formal and informal presentations, and service learning. Other methods may be utilized to assess student mastery of competencies based on the needs of the special topic and the instructor.

Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F

Caveats:

1. Coursework may transfer to four-year institutions as elective credit.

2. A course offered as a Special Topics course may not be offered more than once every two years.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).