Credit Course Schedules

Criminal Justice - Spring 2020

Physical Fitness for CJ — 3214
CRI 1290 – 2 credits
Jason R. Dry, Jonathan G. Smith

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 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Intro Law Enforcement — 3325
CRI 1320 – 3 credits
Brian E. Barone

Starting with the origins of American law enforcement, this course concentrates on contemporary law enforcement agencies and their function within the criminal justice system. Students will study police agencies at the local, county, state, and federal levels, and their operational techniques, as well as goals and objectives within specific units of each agency. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 204
Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Report Writing in CJ — 3215
CRI 1420 – 3 credits
Melanie A. Easton

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. Prerequisite: ENG 1510, CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Jan 15 – May 14 Wed 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Intro to Criminal Justice — 3275
CRI 1510 – 3 credits
Randy S. Zimpfer

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 penal systems. For criminal justice students and those interested in social sciences. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports.J fall, spring; C fall, spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Homeland Security — 3290
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. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 13 – May 14 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Intro to Intelligence Studies — 3313
CRI 1600 – 3 credits
Aubrey N. Russell

Students will be introduced to the discipline of intelligence and gain understanding of how intelligence systems function, how they fit within the policymaking systems of free societies, and how they are managed and controlled. Students will learn terms and concepts unique to this field and become acquainted with entities within the intelligence community. Students will engage in a historical overview of national security and intelligence policies and strategies from WWII to present. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J fall; C spring. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Allied Health & Sciences Center 103
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Motor Vehicle Stops — 3720
CRI 1630 – 1 credit
Jason R. Dry

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. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Apr 25 – Apr 26 Sat, Sun 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Gangs and Criminal Justice — 3715
CRI 1730 – 1 credit
Randy S. Zimpfer

Students will learn the development and history of gangs in the United States which includes studying different criminal enterprises in which gangs are involved and solutions to the gang problems. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
May 2 – May 3 Sat, Sun 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Criminal Investigation — 3217
CRI 2370 – 3 credits
Max M. Graham

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; Prerequisite (or Corequisite): ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

Technology Center 209
Jan 13 – May 14 Tue, Thu 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Criminal Law — 3322
CRI 2530 – 3 credits
Marilyn L. Fiore-Lehman

Course includes an analysis of the origin and general principles of criminal law. Incorporates substantive criminal law with emphasis on the elements of each crime and the proof required to prosecute or defend the crime charged. Students are required to apply various judicial decisions to appropriate class discussions. Prerequisite: ENG 1510, CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Ethics in Criminal Justice — 3430
CRI 2550 – 3 credits
Randy S. Zimpfer

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: ENG 1510, CRI 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Jan 14 – May 14 Tue, Thu 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm