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CRJ 104 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3 credits)
American criminal justice system, its development, components, and processes. Includes consideration of crime and criminal justice as a formal area of study.

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CRJ 105 Corrections Operations and Jail Management (3 credits)
Investigations will be made into the court structures, constructive and punishment-oriented correctional institution programs, and the present day correctional officers roles. Jail and prison life and adjustment will be discussed along with ways in which the correctional institution climate can be enhanced.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 106 Introduction to Corrections (3 credits)
History and development of corrections. Current practices and problems of the correctional system. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 110 Introduction to Nevada Law Enforcement (3 credits)
This course provides a systematic approach to examination of criminal justice in the State of Nevada. It will also include an overview of the major subsystems: police, prosecution, defense, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Designed for students who will be attending the Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 112 Criminal Justice Organization and Administration (3 credits)
Theory of management and motivation, bureaucracy, labor laws and relations, financial administration, and criminal justice agency administration. An in-depth study of the goals, policies, and functions of the criminal justice agency. Recommend: CRJ 104

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CRJ 114 Firearms II (2 credits)
Course includes advanced range qualification, precision marksmanship, defensive measures, counter ambush procedures, combat shooting, robbery in progress, building searches, and shotgun use.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 120 Community Relations (3 credits)
Analyzes the reasons and techniques for developing communication and understanding between the criminal justice system and various segments of the community. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 140 Elements of Supervision (3 credits)
An introduction to supervisory roles in criminal justice agencies, selection process for supervisors, models for decision making, and leadership styles. Addresses current trends in contemporary supervision within the criminal justice field. Covers the rights, obligations, and duties of line supervisors. Assesses the first-line supervisor's role within the law enforcement agency.

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CRJ 155 Juvenile Justice System (3 credits)
Study of the philosophy and function of the juvenile court including court procedures and law, theories of causation and intervention strategies for juvenile offenders. Includes police encounters with juveniles, the juvenile court process, juvenile dispositions, and after care. Discussions include dependent and neglected youth in the system, the death penalty for juveniles, and school crimes. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 164 Introduction to Criminal Investigation (3 credits)
Fundamentals of investigation, crime scene search and recording, collection and presentation of physical evidence, scientific aids, sources of information, case preparation, interviews and interrogations, and follow-up. Recommend: CRJ 104. (Formerly CRJ 164, Principles of Investigation)

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CRJ 170 Physical Training for Law Enforcement (1 credits)
P.O.S.T. pretest. Physical training relevant to a law enforcement profession to prepare for the final physical training test.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 180 Introduction to Security (3 credits)
History and development of security services function, interrelationship to the legal process, career roles, and operational processes in various types of security organizations. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 201 Women in the Criminal Justice System (3 credits)
Overall view of both sides and the roles in which women participate in the Criminal Justice System. The main concentration of the course will be in the following areas: theories of female criminality, extent of female crime, women as victims, women as offenders, women as defendants and prisoners, and women as practitioners and professionals, i.e., police, courts, and corrections.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 211 Police in America (3 credits)
Course includes policy history and organization, the personal side of policing, police operations, critical issues in policing, specific police problems, women and minorities in policing, and becoming a police officer. Designed to help students develop their own philosophy of law enforcement. Critical thinking and discussion of ideas and opinions essential. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 214 Principles of Police Patrol Techniques (3 credits)
Identification of community problems which require prevention, suppression, or control through the basic methods and techniques of police patrol. The responsibilities of officers in patrol situations including foot beats, one-man cars and/or tactical units, techniques of observation and perception, recognition of hazards, evaluation, and proper police patrol action. Recommend: CRJ 104. (Formerly CRJ 214, Principles of Police Patrol)

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CRJ 215 Probation and Parole (3 credits)
Survey of the probation and parole systems of the United States including different systems within the United States; executive clemency; parole; rights of prisoners, probationers, and parolees; treatment strategies; and administrative aspects. Includes correctional and professional aspects of the parole and probation officers: the role, preparation of a probation summary, a day in court with a probation officer, and time with a parole officer. Recommend: CRJ 104. (Formerly CRJ 215, Probation and Parole I)

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CRJ 219 Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (3 credits)
Shuffle steering, steering motion dynamics, and vehicle braking (lock-wheel, ABS, impending). Pursuit driving times (vehicle timing) and techniques. Measurement of hearing and tunnel vision.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 220 Criminal Procedures (3 credits)
Origin, development, and rationale of the structural and procedural aspects of America's criminal justice system. Emphasis on arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and related legal issues.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 226 Prevention and Control of Delinquency (3 credits)
An introduction to major types of delinquent behavior, psychology of the delinquent, and factors contributing to the production of criminality or delinquency. Discussion of methods used by the criminal justice system to control delinquent behavior. Recommend: CRJ 104.

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CRJ 230 Criminal Law (3 credits)
Substantive criminal law including elements of crime, intent, attempts, search and seizure, and the laws of arrest. Relation of criminal law to working police officer and rights and duties of both citizen and officer under criminal law.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 232 Principles of Correctional Administration (3 credits)
Principles of staff operation within the correction process; administration setting, budgeting and financial control, recruitment and development of staff, public relations, and decision making; information concerning the offender, why they classify in a certain manner, and varied strategies available.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 233 Nevada Criminal Law (3 credits)
Familiarizes the CRJ student with Nevada Criminal Law as set forth in the Nevada Revised Statutes and as interpreted and tested in cases before the Nevada Courts.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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CRJ 265 Introduction to Physical Evidence (3 credits)
Surveys the forensic sciences to show their role in the use of physical evidence in matters of criminal and/or civil law. Focus on the value of modern scientific investigation.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 270 Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)
Examines how society interacts with crime and delinquency through the use of the criminal justice system. Studies effective interaction and communication between the general public and members of the criminal justice system. Emphasizes the understanding of criminal behavior from a sociological and psychological perspective.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CRJ 104.

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CRJ 285 Special Topics in Criminal Justice (1-6 credits)
Consideration of special topics and issues in criminal justice. Selection will depend upon current interests and needs. Unlimited repeatability. (Formerly CRJ 198B, Special Topics in Criminal Justice)

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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