Administration of Justice (ADJ)

ADJ 127 - Firearms and Marksmanship

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Surveys lethal weapons in current use and current views on weapon types and ammunition design. Examines the legal guidelines as to use of deadly force, safety in handling of weaponry, and weapon care and cleaning; marksmanship instruction under standard range conditions. Prerequisite permission of instructor.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.
1-3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide a general, but informed knowledge of current issues in firearms use, basic firearms law, firearms safety and shooting techniques.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor to enroll. No felony conviction or legal prohibition to possess ammunition of firearms under local, state or federal law.

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ADJ 138 - Defensive Tactics

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-10

Surveys and demonstrates the various types of non-lethal force tools and tactics for use by criminal justice personnel in self-defense, arrest, search, restraint and transport of those in custody.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide a general, but informed knowledge of current issues in defensive tactics and self-defense.

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ADJ 154 - Intelligence and Technology Analysis

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Introduces students to operational knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis, including those through technology and pertinent to homeland security. Outlines basic intelligence policies and functions of the US Government and articulates the meaning and purpose for the Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Evaluates dependability and reliability of source (including technology) information. Identifies methods and/or techniques for obtaining intelligence and its analysis and discusses various intelligence gathering techniques and threats to national and international safety and security.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide students with fundamental skills for analyzing technology and other types of intelligence as they related to gathering information on homeland security. It will introduce basic threats facing government and private sectors and discuss the Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. Students will learn to critically think and apply ethical and professional techniques for gathering and evaluating intelligence for operations and reports.

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ADJ 169 - Transportation and Border Security

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Discusses substantive issues regarding transportation security within the role of Homeland Security measures implemented by the United States. Introduces the student to and examine global preparedness from a transportation perspective. Considers the interrelationship among natural disasters, and sustainable infrastructure. Describes intermodal and integrated transportation and physical models of movement and discusses mobility as a cultural lifeline.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide students with fundamental information pertaining to transportation and border security issues as they relate to homeland security.

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ADJ 177 - Digital Evidence and Forensics

Course Description

Effective: 2013-08-01

Provides an introduction to knowledge and skills required to identify, preserve and collect digital evidence in criminal investigations, adhere to legal search and seizure requirements when collecting digital evidence, and maintain chain of custody as this pertains to criminal investigation.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 3 hours. Total hours 3 per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Advances in technology have led to a need for criminal justice professionals who understand the role of digital evidence in the commission of crimes and can properly identify, preserve and collect this type of evidence. This class will provide students with an introduction to the legal and technical aspects of identification, preservation and collection of digital evidence.

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ADJ 230 - Civil Liabilities in Criminal Justice

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Covers the basic legal concepts, theories, and court cases relative to the increasing civil litigation against law enforcement personnel and the representative supportive government agencies that fund them.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The intrusive nature of the duties that criminal justice personnel perform, expose them to higher degrees of liability than other occupations. Criminal justice practitioners are required to restrict citizens? and prisoners? liberties and rights in the course of their performing their job responsibilities. Therefore, they are more likely to become involved in litigation than members of other professions. This course is designed to make current and future practitioners aware of the scope of citizens? rights and their responsibilities to protect all citizens? rights while, at the same time, enforcing the law and/or implementing department policies as well as protecting themselves against lawsuits. Since the 1970s, filing civil lawsuits in the United States has become all too common as American society has become highly litigious, resorting to filing civil lawsuits without hesitation. The major methods of avoiding civil suits by law enforcement will be discussed. Additional discussion will include the positive future trends of law enforcement and citizen suits against the government for violation of civil rights.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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ADJ 243 - Homeland Security and Law

Course Description

Effective: 2016-05-01

Covers relationships abroad, the mission of federal, state, and local government at home, and the best way to provide for the common defense. Examines homeland security and emergency management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's place in public policy, law, and management, homeland security initiatives, and new partnerships for homeland security covering the government, private sector and higher education. Discusses civil rights issues, the USA Patriot Act; future challenges and roles of intelligence agencies; foreign policy aspects and views.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

To educate students about the mission of governmental units and how to best provide defense for them in the context of homeland security and current law.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite ADJ 111

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ADJ 250 - Global Security Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security

Course Description

Effective: 2011-05-01

Identifies and examines the interrelationship of significant global issues and events that affect local and national crime and security interests of the United States. Emphasizes the economic dimensions of international events and the transnational ripple effect they have on the security and well-being of others residing in distant localities or lands. Explores issues of cooperation and coordination of investigative and prosecutive activities in a global environment.
3 creditsLecture Hours:3 Laboratory Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended for students desiring a broad understanding of the investigative and operational components of counterintelligence operations. Students intending to seek employment in federal investigative agencies, large police departments, or security departments of large corporations will have employment potential enhanced with knowledge of this course content. Likewise, students already employed in these agencies will benefit from increased job advancement possibilities.No longer can law enforcement and national security agencies assume that fortified borders and a strong military will secure this nation from criminal activities and terrorist activities. This course is designed to give the student a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding regarding transnational and global criminal activities, the interrelationship of economics and national security, and investigative activities in this interconnected world. The course stresses cooperation with foreign law enforcement partners, and investigative activities conducted in a legal and ethical manner.

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None

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ADJ 252 - Counterintelligence Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security

Course Description

Effective: 2011-05-01

Studies the role national security agencies and law enforcement play in counterintelligence programs to identify and thwart hostile criminal activities against United States citizens, businesses, corporations, and U.S. national interests by foreign governments, organizations, and individuals. Focuses on the role of ethical and moral counterintelligence activities and investigations in a democratic society.
3 CreditsLecture Hours: 3Laboratory Hours: 0Total Contact Hours: 3
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended for students desiring a broad understanding of the investigative and operational components of counterintelligence operations. Students intending to seek employment in federal investigative agencies, large police departments, or security departments of large corporations will have employment potential enhanced with knowledge of this course content. Likewise, students already employed in these agencies will benefit from increased job advancement possibilities. This course provides a broad overview of the history of counterintelligence, and acquaints the student with an understanding of the four main functions of counterintelligence operations. Discussions, based on open source materials, will show how to identify hostile foreign activities directed against the United States, penetrate and neutralize their operations, and exploit the situation for political and security reasons. Case studies of actual counterintelligence investigations will be utilized to illustrate the four main concepts of counterintelligence operations.

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None

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ADJ 277 - Advanced Digital Evidence and Forensics

Course Description

Effective: 2013-08-01

Provides advanced knowledge and skills required to identify, preserve and collect digital evidence in criminal investigations, adhere to legal search and seizure requirements when collecting digital evidence, and maintain chain of custody as this pertains to criminal investigation.
Credits 3 hours. Lecture 3 hours. Total hours 3 per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Advances in technology have led to a need for criminal justice professionals who understand the role of digital evidence in the commission of crimes and can properly identify, preserve and collect this type of evidence. This class will provide students with the opportunity to study legal and technical aspects of identification, preservation and collection of digital evidence.

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