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BSTM-CRMJ and BSJA-JADM Course Comparison

BSTM-CRMJ and BSJA-JADM Course Comparison

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BSTM/CRMJ and BSJA/JADM Course Comparison

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The key difference between the BSTM with CRMJ concentration and the BSJA program is that CRMJ was intended to be a degree completer specialty for those with Criminal Justice (CJ) expertise, generally excluding admissions directly from high school. The new Justice Administration program is a full bachelor’s degree which can be entered directly from high school. It has all the content at the proper level for those without experience. Depending on how many courses the student has taken and following the attached template the student may have to take additional courses to complete BSJA and the cost/benefit to them would have to be reviewed with their advisor. In some cases a JADM 100 or 200 level course may be equivalent to a CRMJ 300 or 400 level course. CRMJ is a technical specialty within the BSTM program. Technical specialties contain only 300 and 400 level courses. 300 and 400 level courses are not only more advanced, but students in the BSTM program tend to have a lot of transfer credit at the 100 and 200 level. With the majority of their lower division coursework requirements met, it would be challenging to include lower division coursework in the specialty and not have concerns about the students being able to complete the appropriate amounts of lower and upper division coursework required for graduation. The only CRMJ course without a direct match to a single JADM course is CRMJ-410 Criminal Law and Procedure. CRMJ is a combination of content found in two JADM courses: JADM-200 Introduction to Criminal Law and JADM320 Criminal Procedure.
BSTM CRMJ-300 Criminal Justice This course focuses on criminal and juvenile justice, and examines the total system of police, courts and corrections. Emphasis is given to interaction of law, crime and criminal justice agency administration in preventing, treating and controlling crime. This course is designed for students with one year of professional experience in law enforcement, criminal justice or a closely related field. / 3-3 CRMJ-310 Law Enforcement This course covers the roles of police and law enforcement, and examines the profession, from its historical roots to current concepts such as community policing and homeland security. Policing functions, actions, technology, control and standards are analyzed. Corequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 CRMJ-315 Juvenile Justice Students in this course examine causes of offending juvenile behavior and analyze juvenile justice system responses, including historical development of the system. Agencies, the police, law, courts and corrections dealing with juveniles are covered. Contemporary issues such as gangs and juveniles in adult courts are explored. Corequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 CRMJ-320 Theory and Practice of Corrections This course examines the historical foundations, ideological and pragmatic justifications for punishment, sentencing trends and alternatives to incarceration. Organization, operation and management of correctional institutions; systems of correction; and inmate life, treatment, discharge and parole are examined. Prerequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 CRMJ-400 Criminology This course examines theories and causes of crime, as well as behavior of criminals. Coursework also focuses on victims and societal reaction to crime. Criminal statistics, patterns of crime and typologies are examined, as are ways in which theories are employed within the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 BSJA JADM-100 Introduction to Criminal Justice This course surveys the history, structure and practice of criminal justice system in the United States. Responsibilities and constraints of primary agencies are overviewed, as are basics of institutional and community corrections as well as juvenile justice. / 3-3 JADM-120 Introduction to Policing This course introduces the roles and organizations responsible for enforcing the law and affecting social order. History of American policing and issues in contemporary policing are covered. Careers in policing are explored along with trends in types of policing, such as community policing, and new strategies in law enforcement. Prerequisite: JADM-100 / 3-3 JADM-230 Introduction to Juvenile Justice The course examines the juvenile justice system through policies, programs and practices associated with juvenile courts, law and procedures. Coursework introduces history and current debates in U.S. juvenile justice. Juvenile deviant behavior, delinquency prevention and the future of juvenile justice are also covered. Prerequisite: JADM-100 / 3-3 JADM-210 Introduction to Corrections This course introduces corrections, including its history. An overview of policy and the goals and operations of the jail, prison, and parole and probation systems are examined, as are current trends in corrections. Prerequisite: JADM-100 / 3-3 JADM-110 Introduction to Criminology This course examines individual and social theories of crime. Approaches to researching the incidents, types and causes of crime are examined, as are consequences of crime and governmental interventions. Topics also include violent crimes, crimes against property, white-collar and corporate crime, and public disorder crimes. Prerequisite: JADM-100 / 3-3

practice. Documentation. Issues such as sexual and druginduced deviance within our culture are explored. Recognizing crime. laws and policies in defense of the U. homeland. Constitutional and religious ethics. and suspect and perpetrator identification and apprehension. Strategic. political. Topics include dealing with complaints. Prerequisite: JADM-100 / 3-3 JADM-427 Crime Scene Investigation This course covers methods and procedures for accurate crime scene examination and recording. Prerequisite: JADM-400 / 3-3 JADM-423 Terrorism Investigation This course focuses on techniques law enforcement professionals employ in investigating terrorism. Prerequisite: CRMJ-310 / 3-3 BSJA JADM-445 Deviant Behavior This course provides in-depth examination of theoretical constructs defining deviant behavior. laws and policies in defense of the U. and methods used to process trace and biological evidence are examined. social and religious underpinnings of terrorism are examined. as are current challenges. Prerequisite: JADM-340 / 3-3 JADM-220 Introduction to Ethics and Criminal Justice This course prepares students for ethical situations encountered in the criminal justice arena. Prerequisite: CRMJ-310 / 3-3 CRMJ-450 Terrorism Investigation This course focuses on techniques law enforcement professionals employ in investigating terrorism. Recent findings and key theories provide insight into deviant behavior and serve as predictors of such behavior. techniques and elements of crime and criminal investigation. collection and preservation of comprehensive physical evidence. corrections and adjudications. Prerequisite: JADM-120 / 3-3 JADM-407 Criminal Investigation This course introduces approaches and procedures used to identify and document criminal cases through collecting information about criminal offenses and preparing expert testimony. along with the more traditional topics of philosophical and professional ethics. as are current challenges. political. terrorist attacks are covered. social and religious underpinnings of terrorism are examined. and responses to. emphasizing how such theories can be applied to contemporary problems in law enforcement. testimony. gathering of latent fingerprints. are covered. Prerequisite: CRMJ-400 / 3-3 CRMJ-425 Ethics and Criminal Justice This course introduces basic ethical theories. Preparations for. including cultural implications and reactions to deviant behavior and administration of justice.S. homeland.S. Documentation. Prerequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 CRMJ-430 Crime Scene Investigation This course covers methods and procedures for accurate crime scene examination and recording as well as evidence recovery. collecting evidence. and responses to. following up on clues and witnesses. Prerequisite: JADM-120 / 3-3 . Ethical choices in relation to the “war on terror” are also analyzed. collection and preservation of comprehensive physical evidence. Prerequisite: CRMJ-300 / 3-3 CRMJ-420 Criminal Investigation This course covers theory. Characterizations of deviants are studied in the context of individual behaviors. Case preparation. Preparations for. and the evidentiary process for investigating and reconstructing crime are examined.BSTM CRMJ-415 Deviant Behavior This course provides a comparative analysis of various forms of deviant behavior as they occur in everyday life. terrorist attacks are covered. gathering of latent fingerprints. suspects and perpetrators is approached through problem-solving methodology. Strategic. as well as evidence recovery. and methods used to process trace and biological evidence are examined. recognizing jurisdiction of crimes. Students apply various ethical frameworks to typical moral dilemmas in criminal justice.

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