Criminal Justice



Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences



New day, new challenge. New ways to serve.

Are you passionate about helping others? Do you wake up every day wanting to make a difference in your city? The criminal justice and law enforcement curriculum prepares students for direct entry into municipal and private criminal justice agencies. The program uses federal, state, and local facilities to supplement course instruction, and because of Coppin’s location, field training, internships, and cooperative education experiences provide real world value.


Core Courses
21 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 301
3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 323
3
Criminological Thought
CRJU 408
3
Criminal Justice and the Constitution
CRJU 413
3
Delinquency Prevention/Control
CRJU 416
3
Field Service: Training and Internship I
CRJU 430
3
Advanced Legal and Technical Writing
CRJU 431
3
Fundamentals of Criminal Justice Research

Electives
300 - 325 Level
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 302
3
Processes in Criminal Justice
CRJU 303
3
Police Organization and Management I
CRJU 304
3
Police Organization and Management II
CRJU 305
3
Principles of Criminal Law
CRJU 306
3
Criminal Investigation
CRJU 307
3
Advanced Police Administration
CRJU 308
3
Penology
CRJU 309
3
Team Approaches to Personnel, Resource, and Facility Security
CRJU 310
3
Police Roles in Society
CRJU 314
3
Introduction To Criminal Justice Budgeting Systems
CRJU 315
3
Seminar in Security Administration
CRJU 316
3
Juvenile Delinquency
CRJU 322
3
Criminal Justice and Public Policy
CRJU 324
3
Police Organization and Management II
CRJU 325
3
Forensic Science - From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab

Electives
326 - 399 Level
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 326
3
Criminal Procedures
CRJU 330
3
Police Community Relations
CRJU 335
3
The Administration of Justice and the Community
CRJU 382
3
Etiquette, Ethics, Protocol and the Criminal Justice Professional
CRJU 383
3
Cooperative Field Placement I
CRJU 384
3
Cooperative Field Placement II

Electives
400 - 425 Level
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 402
3
Principles of Criminal Law
CRJU 404
3
Introduction to Poverty Law
CRJU 405
3
Women and the Criminal Justice System
CRJU 407
3
Terrorism: Prevention, Detection, and Prosecution of Perpetrators
CRJU 410
3
Institutional Corrections
CRJU 412
3
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Law Enforcement
CRJU 414
3
Judicial Courts and Corrections
CRJU 417
3
Independent Study Project I
CRJU 418
3
Independent Study Project II
CRJU 419
3
Field Service Training and Internship II
CRJU 420
3
Civil Law Enforcement for Compliance and Health Officers
CRJU 422
3
Investigation of Accidents in the Work place
CRJU 423
3
Seminar in Criminal Justice I
CRJU 424
3
Seminar in Criminal Justice II
CRJU 425
3
Seminar in Criminal Justice III

Electives
426 - 499 Level
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 426
3
Judicial Courts and Corrections
CRJU 427
3
Women in Criminal Justice System
CRJU 429
3
Statistics for Criminal Justice Research
CRJU 432
3
Legal Liabilities and Rights of Criminal Justice Professionals
CRJU 433
3
Environmental Crime
CRJU 435
3
Seminar In Criminal Justice I
CRJU 436
3
Seminar In Criminal Justice II
CRJU 483
3
Cooperative Field Placement III
CRJU 484
3
Cooperative Field Placement IV
CRJU 486
3
Crime Scene Investigation I
CRJU 487
3
Forensic Science Lab I
CRJU 489
3
Advanced Investigative Techniques

Minor
21 Credits

The minor in Criminal Justice prepares recipients for advanced study and or entry into federal, state, county, municipal, and private Criminal Justice agencies.

CRJU 301 and CRJU 323 are prerequisite courses and should be taken before taking other Criminal Justice Courses.

Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 301
3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 323
3
Criminological Thought
CRJU 408
3
Criminal Justice and the Constitution
CRJU 413
3
Delinquency: Prevention and Control
CRJU 431
3
Fundamentals of Criminal Justice Research
CRJU 416
3
Field Service: Training and Internship
CRJU 430
3
Advanced Legal and Technical Writing

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
MATH 125
3
Math for Liberal Arts
HIST 205
3
African American History I
IDIS 102
3
Music and Dance
PSYC 201
3
General Psychology
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
HIST 206
3
African American History II
PHSC 101
3
Physical Science
SPCH 105
3
Speech Communications
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
BIOL 101
4
Biological Science
PHIL 102
3
Logic
CRJU 301
3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 323
3
Criminological Thought
CRJU 408
3
Criminal Justice and the Constitution
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 413
3
Delinquency Prevention/Control
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 416
3
Field Service Training and Internship
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 430
3
Advance Legal and Technical Writing
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
CRJU 431
3
Fundamentals of Criminal Justice Research
CRJU XXX
3
Program Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective
XXXX XXX
3
General Elective