CRM Criminal Justice

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CRM.101 Introduction to Criminal Justice33

This course will constitute a survey of the entire triad of the American criminal justice system: law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Basic terminology and concepts, the foundation philosophy, general examination of criminal law, survey of each area of the triad and their interrelatedness, and the role of the social sciences will be emphasized. In addition, a general examination will also be made of American civil law.
Offered: Fall or as Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.102 Police Administration & Management33

This course will examine the evolution of American policing, external influences and controls on the police, organizational theory, management styles, labor relations, and the selection process for police personnel.
Offered: Fall or as Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.103 Intro to Crime Scene Technology213

An in-depth study of the nature of physical evidence including techniques and methods for proper collection and preservation of evidence. This course will place an emphasis on the analysis of forensics as it relates to physical and biological evidence found at crime scenes. This course examines the general principles and methodologies used in collecting and documenting particular types of evidence. Classes are held in a crime lab environment and students will use practical hands-on exercises to demonstrate competencies of presented material.
Offered: Fall or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

CRM.121 Juvenile Justice33

This course covers the history and philosophy of the juvenile justice system, legal procedure in the juvenile court, characteristics of juvenile offenders, theories of causation, and treatment and control of offenders. Special emphasis will be placed on the failure of parens patriae and the birth of constitutional rights for juveniles, and the increased emphasis on personal accountability.
Offered: Spring or as Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.141 Introduction to Corrections33

This course is concerned with the evolution of societal reaction to law breakers, the sentences and the goals they seek to obtain, and the influence of the ongoing struggle between the rights of the individual and society on the correctional system. Furthermore, within the context of the individual versus society struggle, there is a detailed examination of rehabilitation versus punitive philosophies, why rehabilitation failed, and the current philosophical foundation of American corrections.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.151 Criminal Justice & Community Relations33

This course is designed to provide the student with an awareness of the problems confronting police in our turbulent society and possible courses of action which they might pursue in coping with these problems. The emphasis will be on the American pluralistic society, the various ethnic and racial groups, and their relations with each other and the police.
Offered: Spring or as Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.172 Introduction to Security33

This course provides students with an understanding of the basic principles underlying private security issues. The core of the course content deals with risk and threat assessment. The course examines the relationship between the private and public sectors. Legal issues, as well as ethical issues, pertaining to security will be discussed. Other topics include theory and history of security, physical security, interruption, disaster preparedness, employee theft, substance abuse in the workplace, and security management. It is designed for students seeking a career in private and public security services.
Offered: Spring or as Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate:AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

CRM.222 Communication in Criminal Justice33

This course presents the basic concepts of the communication process as it applies to law enforcement. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of written, verbal and nonverbal communication within the criminal justice field. An individual may not count ENG.120, in addition to this course, toward graduation.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Prerequisites: CRM.101 or concurrent enrollment and ENG.101 or concurrent enrollment.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

CRM.231 Procedural Law for Police33

Since procedural criminal law is concerned with the proper implementation of substantive criminal law, this course will provide the student with the opportunity to study and analyze the laws behind the various procedures dealing with the questioning of suspects through testifying in court.
Offered: Fall or as Needed
Prerequisites: CRM.101 or concurrent enrollment and ENG.101 or concurrent enrollment.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.261 Criminal Law33

This course will inquire into basic concepts of criminal law, crimes against persons and property, other criminal conduct, and the punishments as designated by the nature of the crimes.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: CRM.101 or concurrent enrollment and ENG.101 or concurrent enrollment.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

CRM.262 Criminal Justice Internship153

This work experience in criminal justice provides the student an opportunity for practical application of the fundamentals and techniques studied in the classroom. The student will be required to spend 200 hours or more within the criminal justice agency most appropriate to their career orientation. Any student working full time within a criminal justice agency will be allowed credit for this course upon approval by the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Any student with a grade point average of less than 2.0 will be required to take another course selected in consultation with the Criminal Justice Coordinator in lieu thereof.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: CRM.101, CRM.102, CRM.231, CRM.271, CRM.121, CRM.261, CRM.222, CRM.141, SOC.205, and ENG.101 or concurrent enrollment and a grade point average of at least a 2.0, plus permission of the Criminal Justice Coordinator.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

CRM.271 Criminal Investigation33

In the in-depth study of the nature of physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence, and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Specifically, the use of such techniques as they relate to violent and property crimes, evidentiary processes, police personnel response to crime scenes, the gathering of information from witnesses, victims, and suspects, and the preparation of cases for presentation in court.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: CRM.101 or concurrent enrollment and ENG.101 or concurrent enrollment.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only