An introduction to the primary components of the criminal justice system - law enforcement, the court system, and corrections - and their general operating processes and responsibilities; the legal, social, and ethical issues influencing criminal justice; and, the availability of criminal case file information to the public.
A survey of corrections including a review of the history and development of the system; roles and functions of participants; and prevention, treatment, and supervision programs for offenders.
The study of criminal laws including the classification of criminal offenses, elements of crimes, ranges of punishment, and basic defenses to criminal charges. Prerequisite: CJ 1113.
A study of Oklahoma substantive criminal law and procedure with an emphasis on its application in law enforcement operations.
On-the-job learning experience in a law enforcement or security organization. Must have completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours in criminal justice. Internship limited to one semester. Self-instruction sheet will outline procedures. (1–4 credit hours.) Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
The study of law enforcement procedures, problems, and topics. May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. (1-4 credit hours.)
An examination of the relationship between law enforcement and the community, including programs in community policing, human relations, and crime prevention. The course will examine ethics, conflict resolution, cultural diversity, and professionalism.
Basic fundamentals and proper techniques of interviewing and interrogating witnesses and suspects in law enforcement situations.
The role, responsibilities, and duties of a local police patrol officer; an examination of the police patrol function; and crime prevention and suppression methods.
A study of traffic enforcement, education, and engineering; traffic accident investigation, analysis, and reconstruction; and traffic enforcement methods and techniques.
A practicum of proprietary law enforcement concepts, skills, and techniques for community relations, patrol, CPR, and first aid. Prerequisite: CJ 2013, completion of at least one-half of the General Education requirements (21 hours), acceptance into the CLEET Collegiate Officer Program, and COP Director's permission.
The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training basic police firearms training course. Restricted to Collegiate Officer Program students. Prerequisite: COP Director's permission. (Formerly CS 2712)
The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training basic police custody and control training course. Restricted to Collegiate Officer Program students. Prerequisite: COP Director's permission.
The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for basic police law enforcement vehicle operation training course. Restricted to Collegiate Officer Program students. Prerequisite: COP Director's permission.
The fundamentals of criminal investigations encompassing the search, recognition, collection, transportation, and presentation of physical evidence in criminal proceedings and the evidentiary rules governing admissibility during criminal legal proceedings Prerequisite: CJ 2013.
An analysis of the constitutional protections most frequently implicated by routine police conduct; the primary United States Supreme Court decisions interpreting the constitutional validity of police action with special emphasis on arrest, search and seizure, right to counsel, consent, and out-of-court identification; and the Federal statutes imposing civil liability of police and correctional officers for unconstitutional conduct. Prerequisite: CJ 2013. (Formerly CJ 2133)
Development of advanced communication skills, both written and oral, with emphasis on writing formats used by justice professionals. Formats will include investigative reports, affidavits for search & arrest warrants, and the development of strategic plans. Prerequisites: ENGL 1213 and ENGL 2333 or SPCH 1113. (Formerly CJ 3024)
A practicum of proprietary law enforcement concepts, skills, and techniques for advanced patrol and traffic administration. Prerequisites: CJ 2563, CJ 3013, good standing in COP Option, and COP Director's permission.