Criminal Justice

CJ-105: Introduction to Corrections, Credits = 5
Review of the corrections field, tracing early American penal systems and philosophy to present day correctional programs. Emphasis on our contemporary penal system, incarceration, classification, various forms of release, and community-based correctional programs. Recommended: READ 088.

CJ-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the criminal justice industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CJ-202: Crime and Delinquency, Credits = 5
The development of criminal justice responses to formal handling of juveniles. Examination of the legal status of juvenile offenders and other related special conditions involving juveniles in crime and delinquency. Recommended: READ 088.

CJ-204: Constitutional Law, Credits = 5
Study of the Constitution of the United States and its provisions and amendments. Topics include various decisions of the Court involving constitutional application of due process relating to arrests, searches, seizures, confessions, and prisoner rights. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

CJ-205: Principles of Investigation and Evidence, Credits = 5
Survey of fundamental techniques as they apply to specific criminal investigations. Examines the basic principles of the law of criminal evidence with emphasis on the role of the investigator in collecting, preserving, and introducing evidence in court. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CJ& 101. Recommended: READ 088.

CJ-206: Psychology for Criminal Justice, Credits = 5
Study of maladaptive behavior as formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association and classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual. Special emphasis on sociopathy and related diagnoses most frequently encountered by criminal justice personnel. Also includes an examination of crisis intervention and techniques of brief therapy. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

CJ-210: Working in the Juvenile Justice System, Credits = 5
Instruction and simulated experiences designed to develop a basic understanding of the multiplicity of roles the juvenile justice system is expected to carry out. Examines the four main elements: courts and related processes, detention centers, institutions, and group homes. Explores the administration/authority granted by the legislature to manage each element. Also examines the duties and qualifications of juvenile justice workers in the state of Washington. Recommended: READ 088.

CJ-250: Communicating in the Corrections Environment, Credits = 5
Instruction and practical experience designed to develop the specific style of communication skills necessary to work effectively in a correctional institution. Primary goals of this course are the abilities to work within a potentially hazardous environment, issue and enforce direct orders, recognize offender manipulation, practice observation skills, read and interpret body language, problem-solve, and work within a culturally diverse population.

CJ-297: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard criminal justice curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.