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CRJS 335: Administrative Management of Criminal Justice Agencies This course introduces the student to the realities of both administration and management of criminal justice agencies in contemporary America. It provides a comprehensive perspective regarding interpersonal skills, basic management techniques, training, motivating and supervising and appraising others, dealing with difficult people, and getting things done through others. This is a CRJS upper level elective. Prerequisites: CRJS 110, 201 3 credits CRJS 336: Introduction to Terrorism This course provides an overview of terrorism as it relates to the discipline of criminal justice. Murder, theft, kidnapping, weapons violations, destruction of private and public property are all crimes encompassed by terrorism. Terrorists are criminals and terrorist organizations are similar to other criminal groups. Because of this, a criminological approach to terrorism can assist in the development of antiterrorism and homeland security policy, as criminological theories identify many of the root causes of terrorism. This course will cover international groups, agro and environmental terrorism, and narco-terrorism. CRJS majors/minors. 3 credits CRJS 340: Seminar: Women and Crime This course examines how the Criminal Justice System, and the influences of formal and informal social controls to which women have been subjected. Historical perspective is integrated with contemporary reality, and attention is focused on women as professionals, offenders, and victims. Theoretical perspectives on gender inequality will be explored by reviewing the strengths and the limitations of traditional Social Theories. Marxism, Rational choice theories, Psychoanalysis, Ethnomethodology, and Expectation states theory will be some of the theories reviewed. This is a CRJS upper level elective and an accepted course in the Women’s Studies minor. 3 credits CRJS 341: Basic Firearms and Law Enforcement Application This course trains students in basic firearm techniques, proper shooting principles and proficiency in handling some types of handguns, shotguns and rifles. Students learn handgun safety, care and cleaning techniques. Students also acquire an understanding of general laws regarding firearms. Students become familiar with the physical components of shotguns and rifles. They will be able to successfully draw on weapons nomenclature to identify each type of gun and will develop the ability to handle firearms effectively and safely in various settings. In addition, each student will acquire proper loading, unloading and shooting techniques associated with general marksmanship, law enforcement, and long gun shooting through a combination of lectures, classroom dry fire drills and live fire exercises at the firearms range. The course also uses videos and photos of actual gunshot wounds to familiarize students with the capabilities of various firearms. Availability for course is restricted to upper level criminal justice majors and others only by permission of the Director of the Criminal Justice Program. 3 credits CRJS 345: Digital Evidence This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques germane to electronic crimes and techniques for the investigation of those crimes, find, identify, and preserve evidence of the crime. More specifically, the student will become familiar with criminal and civil law governing search and seizure of digital evidence. The skills acquired in this course will be beneficial for both the future graduate student, intelligence analyst, and the criminal justice practitioner. 3 credits CRJS 350: Criminal Justice Ethics An introduction into the application of ethical theories relevant to the practice of the criminal justice system. The course is designed to focus upon and emphasize the most significant moral issues faced by criminal justice professionals today. The student will be required to conduct a detailed examination of these issues and to apply the various ethical theories, codes, and canons to arrive at a moral decision. CRJS majors/minors. Upper level. Prerequisite: CRJS 240 3 credits, Fall

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019