Criminal Justice - Spring 2017

Physical Fitness for CJ — 3176
CRI 1290 – 2 credits
David A. Schuman, Jason R. Dry

This is a specialized physical education program for criminal justice students and will emphasize an understanding of physical fitness and its direct application to the criminal justice profession. Specific instructions will cover wellness, physical fitness, and self-evaluation. The general requirements for the police physical agility portion of the civil service examination are explained and incorporated into this course. Prerequisite: criminal justice majors or permission of the instructor. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 18 – May 18 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Domestic and Family Violence — 3890
CRI 1400 – 1 credit
Christa L. Heckathorn

Students will examine basic issues related to Domestic and Family violence, with an emphasis on training related to domestic incidents/violence. Students will learn about the goals of police response and proper identification of officer safety tactics when approaching the scene of a domestic incident. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Corerequisite: CRI 1320 or CRI 1510. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Feb 22 – Apr 5 Wed 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Report Writing in CJ — 3178
CRI 1420 – 3 credits
David A. Schuman

Students will develop knowledge and skills necessary for concise, effective, and accurate report writing. The importance of the narratives required in reports generated by law enforcement personnel and other criminal justice vocations is emphasized. Prerequisites: CRI 1510 and permission of instructor; Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 309
Jan 23 – May 18 Mon 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Intro to Criminal Justice — 3180
CRI 1510 – 3 credits
Katy-Jan Bobseine

An interdisciplinary survey of the American criminal justice system with specific topical emphasis on crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students must learn and discuss cogently the significance of legal and behavioral aspects of crime, the process of justice, various law enforcement entities within the United States, the need for various court structures, and various penological systems. For criminal justice students and those interested in social sciences. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 211
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Homeland Security — 3730
CRI 1560 – 3 credits
Joseph A. Gerace

Students will examine the history of international and domestic terrorism and the fundamental concepts of Homeland Security both Pre and Post 9/11. Students will be provided with an overview of the structures and functions of the governmental agencies responsible for protecting the United States from terrorism. Students will review the process of planning and preparation for the potential response to future attacks in the United States. Corequisites: ENG 1510; CRI 1320 or CRI 1510; Reading score 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 18 – May 18 Wed 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Motor Vehicle Stops — 3183
CRI 1630 – 1 credit
David A. Schuman

Students will learn about the interaction of law enforcement personnel and citizens during traffic stops. The proper procedures applied during misdemeanor and felony motor vehicle stops are also examined. Prerequisites: Permission of criminal justice faculty. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Apr 1 – Apr 2 Sat, Sun 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Criminal Procedural Law — 3185
CRI 2330 – 3 credits
Marilyn L. Fiore-Lehman

Studies the criminal law processes necessary for successful criminal investigation including physical and testimonial evidence gathering, arrest, and presentation of an accused to court for trial proceedings. Students are required to apply contemporary U.S. Supreme Court decisions relevant to such topics as arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation. Prerequisites: CRI 1510 and Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Criminal Investigation — 3188
CRI 2370 – 3 credits
Eric A. Butler

Analyzes the basic procedures used in the investigation of a criminal matter. Students are required to demonstrate proper crime scene investigation techniques via photographing, sketching, and evidence collection for crimes against property and crimes against a person as well as study interview and interrogation techniques and courtroom demeanor and testimony. Prerequisites: CRI 1510 or basic police recruit school, and Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Police Community Relations — 3189
CRI 2510 – 3 credits
Joseph A. Gerace

Students will study the traditional method of providing police services, along with problem-oriented and community-based policing. Students will discuss the interpersonal and intergroup relations between police and the public. Required topics include police ethics, stereotypes, minority relations, peer relations, and the role of technology in providing police services and crime prevention. Prerequisite: CRI 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 18 – May 18 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Ethics in Criminal Justice — 3192
CRI 2550 – 3 credits
Katy-Jan Bobseine

Students will explore many of the ethical problems confronting legal system personnel, including police, lawyers, judges, and corrections personnel. Course materials will focus on ethical systems, the concepts of law and justice, and various real life ethical dilemmas. Prerequisite: CRI 1510; Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 211
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Introduction to Terrorism — 3193
CRI 2580 – 3 credits
Katy-Jan Bobseine

Students will examine the complex and often misunderstood subject of terrorism. Students will learn to distinguish acts of terrorism from other types of violence, study the various objectives and ideologies of historical and contemporary terrorist groups, and learn about terrorist organizational and operational methods. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm