CJ 1113 Introduction to Criminal Justice
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.
CJ 1213 Introduction to Corrections
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.
CJ 2013 Criminal Law I
The study of criminal law including the classification of criminal offenses, elements of crimes, ranges of punishment, and basic defenses to criminal charges. Prerequisite: CJ 1113.
CJ 2150 Criminal Justice Seminar
The study of law enforcement procedures, problems, and topics. May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours. (1-4 credit hours.)
CJ 2343 Community Relations
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.
CJ 2563 CLEET I
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.
CJ 2711 CLEET Firearms
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)
CJ 2721 CLEET Skills
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.
CJ 2731 CLEET Law Enforcement Vehicle Operation
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.
CJ 3003 Criminalistics
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.
CJ 3013 Criminal Procedures
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.
CJ 3113 CLEET II
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.
CJ 3213 Criminal Law II
A study of the legal foundations of selected topics that impact many professions including criminal justice, social sciences, medical, and education. Emphasis includes domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, emergency intervention, legal jurisdiction of law enforcement officers, legal rights of crime victims and consular notification by undocumented aliens. Prerequisite: CJ 2013. (Formerly CJ 2023)
CJ (NAMS) 3263 Native American Law
An intensive review and advanced analysis of Native American law based on the foundational sets of legal principles of U.S. Federal American Indian law, the laws of tribal governments, and international laws applicable to Indigenous people. (Formerly NAMS 2263)
CJ 3313 American Court System
A general perspective of the legal system and judicial branch of government; introducing legal terminology, survey of practices, and ethics of legal professionals. Prerequisites: CJ 1113 and POLS 1113. (Formerly POLS 3113 and cross-listed with LA 3113)
CJ 3413 Ethical Decision-Making
An in-depth inquiry into the uniquely binding and significant authority of criminal justice professionals to act on behalf of the state and to exercise discretionary authority.
CJ 3523 Interview and Interrogation
Interviewing skills and techniques of witnesses, informants, and suspects. Communications skills developed to include the interrogation process with emphasis on voluntariness of admissions and confessions within the legal parameters of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. Documenting the interview and interrogation exchange also included.
CJ 3613 Criminal Justice Research and Analysis
A learning paradigm for researching and analyzing legal and other scholarly resources for criminal justice professionals who interact with legal, social services and community groups to develop policy as well as formulate practical solutions to specific problems applying the maxim of “data informs policy”.
CJ 3950 Special Topics in Criminal Justice
A seminar in selected topics in criminal justice. Topics and credits may vary each time course is offered (1-3 credit hours). May be repeated with changes of topic. Prerequisites: CJ 2013 and CJ 1213.
CJ 4213 Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations
An examination of the distinctive organizational structure of public and private organizations that collectively comprise the American system of justice requiring interaction with governing boards and a working knowledge of the legal parameters applicable to budgeting, financial and personnel administration including collective bargaining.
CJ 4313 Constitutional Concepts
An analysis of individual rights and protections established by the Bill of Rights and Amendments to the United States Constitution with particular emphasis on freedom of speech and assembly, equal protection of laws and due process, and constitutionality of statutes and governmental restrictions as applied to everyday life.
CJ 4413 Evidentiary Standard
An examination of the legal requirements for evidence acquired during the investigative process to be admissible during adjudication under the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Oklahoma Evidence Code. Topics such as search warrants, evidence collection and storage, chain of custody, court testimony will be considered.
CJ 4613 Criminal Justice Internship
Opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals within a work environment. Students experience the connection between criminal justice theory and practice, particularly the time constraints, interactive dynamics, and magnitude of decisions that are routinely made within the criminal justice paradigm by federal, state, and local law enforcement; institutional and community- based corrections, juvenile facilities, and other social service facilities. Prerequisites: CJ 3013, CJ 3023, and CJ (POLS) 3243. (Formerly CJ 2140)
CJ 4953 Justice Administration Senior Capstone
Integrate learning outcomes from the cumulative degree coursework into a scholarly analysis of a current criminal justice issue following the model of the National Institute of Justice, “Research for the Real World.”