Criminal Justice (CRIJ)

CRIJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring/Summer)

This course examines the philosophy, history, objectives, and functions of the criminal justice system as a social institution, along with the relationship of this system to society, and provides an overview of the administration of justice. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 6 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing.). (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 102 Introduction to Policing
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)

This course is an introduction to law enforcement. It provides an in-depth examination of police behavior, theory, organization, and use of force. Both rural and urban policing styles will be studied with an emphasis on community change, attitudes, special interest groups, and minority relations. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 103 Introduction to Law and Justice
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring/Summer)

This course provides an introduction to basic issues of law. Students will explore law, the Bill of Rights, court operations, criminal procedure, different types of law, and social change. Students will explore social issues through the lens of the law. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 6 - Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing.). (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 104 Introduction to Corrections
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)

This course examines various issues related to corrections including jails, prisons, probation, parole, and other community sanctions. Students will explore correctional theories and trends as well as the current state of corrections in the United States. Inmate adaptation, relationships, culture, prisonization, and prisoners' rights will also be discussed. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 190 Writing for Criminal Justice
(3 Credits, Fall)

This course is for Criminal Justice majors who want to gain a more in-depth understanding of the technical writing that is commonly used in the criminal justice field. Upon completion of this course, students will be better prepared for future writing opportunities within their major, as well as writing demands of the workplace. PREREQ: ENGL 101 or equivalent placement score. PRE/COREQ: ENGL 102 or equivalent placement score. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 199 Criminal Justice Special Topics
(1-5 Credits, Varies)

This course is designed to permit the offering of special topics appropriate to a student's program. Regular or frequently recurring topics are not offered under this title. The course may be repeated as new topics are presented. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

CRIJ 270 Criminology
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)

This course examines theory and perspectives that explain criminality and human behavior. Individual and structural theory, classical and contemporary schools of thought, and policy implications related to the criminal justice system will be discussed. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 280 Victimology
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)

This course provides an introduction to victimization, victim's rights, and theories that explain victim and offender behaviors from the perspectives of individuals, society, and across cultures. Students will explore the impact of vulnerability and violence on victims, their families, communities, and across societies. (This CWI course meets the institutional competency requirements in Global Perspectives.). (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 290 Criminal Justice Capstone
(3 Credits, Varies)

This course provides Criminal Justice majors the opportunity to explore careers in criminal justice, examine ethics in the criminal justice field, and apply what has been learned and accomplished as a Criminal Justice major at CWI. Students complete this capstone course in their last semester at CWI and tailor the experience towards individual educational and career objectives. PREREQ: CRIJ 101, CRIJ 102, CRIJ 103, and CRIJ 104. PRE/COREQ: CRIJ 190 or PSYC 190. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

CRIJ 293 Criminal Justice Internship
(1-3 Credits, Varies)

Internships allow students to apply learning to real-life career possibilities. Credits are earned through supervised fieldwork specifically related to a student's area of study. An Internship Registration Form must be completed and turned into a One Stop Student Services location before a student may register for an internship course. PREREQ: Permission of department's internship coordinator and submission of a completed Internship Registration Form. (0 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 1 credits)

CRIJ 296 Criminal Justice Independent Study
(1-10 Credits, Varies)

This is a term long project. Each credit hour is equivalent to 45 hours of work on a project. Students should make arrangements with the instructor in their field of interest. Before enrolling for independent study, a student must obtain approval of the department chair and dean, acting on the recommendation of the instructor who will be supervising the independent study. An Independent Study Registration Form must be completed and turned into a One Stop Student Services location before a student may register for this course. PREREQ: PERM/INST and submission of a completed Independent Study Registration Form. (0 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

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