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CRJS 310: Investigative Concepts This course of study should help the Criminal Justice student to gather and analyze data gathered in the process of criminal and civil investigations including: investigative techniques, photography, note taking, sketching; identifying, collecting, examining, processing physical evidence; obtaining information, developing, identifying and locating suspects. Prerequisites: CRJS 110 or CRJS 210 3 credits, Fall CRJS 315: Introduction to Criminal Law This course is a generic study of criminal law in the United States, and does not cover any specific federal or state law. Topics include principles of criminal law, principles of criminal liability, complicity, inchoate crimes, defenses, justifications, excuses, crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against public order. (No prerequisites) 3 credits CRJS 320: Criminal Law and Procedure This course examines the dynamic balance of the power of the government (to enforce the criminal law) against the rights of the individual to come and go as they please without government interference. Additionally, we will study about judicial review, constitutional supremacy, and the protections of state constitutional rights concerning criminal procedure as related to federal constitutional protections. The course will cover the area of search and seizure law, its current status as well as its historical development (through the tracing of case law); the ever-changing laws on interrogation, confessions, identifications, and courtroom procedures such as right to counsel, right to jury trials, the laws governing sentencing and direct and collateral attacks on convictions. There will be a review of the remedies afforded by law to an individual when the government violates the rights its constitution and statutes provides. This is a required Criminal Justice Upper level core course. Prerequisite: CRJS 110 or CRJS 210 3 credits, Spring CRJS 321: Criminal Evidence This course provides a thorough study of the evidence rules, with specific emphasis on the application of these rules in preparing and presenting evidence. This includes a discussion of the history and approach to the study of evidence; proof by evidence and substitutes; general admissibility tests, including relevancy and materiality; opinion and expert testimony, and hearsay rule; evidence by way of witness testimony, documents, scientific and real evidence; and exclusion of evidence on constitutional grounds. For better understanding of the evidence rules, judicial decisions are cited and some are included in Part II of the required text. This is a Criminal Justice upper level Elective course. Recommended but not required: CRJS 110, 320 3 credits CRJS 322: Correctional Counseling and Case Management An examination of strategies for affecting offender behavior change by correctional counseling and case management in both institutional and community based settings. Emphasis will be on functional and contemporary approaches. CRJS elective. Prerequisite: CRJS 201 3 credits CRJS 324: Issues in Criminal Justice This course will examine the nature and extent of crime in society. It will emphasize issues selected from, but not limited to, crime prevention/crime control, emerging patterns of offending and incarceration, and the globalization of crime. Primarily discussion/seminar oriented. 3 credits CRJS 325: Culture Diversity in Criminal Justice This course analyzes various issues related to the intersections of gender, race, class, crime and the administration of justice in the United States and other countries. The course focuses on overt, institutional, and subtle racism; gender and class bias; and structural discrimination as well as the relationship of all of these phenomena to social justice. The course examines critically cases that illustrate how gender, race and class influence participation in crime and how the criminal justice system processes members of groups who experience discrimination on the basis of their gender, race and/or class. 3 credits

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019