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This course is unique to the investigation of crime and justice issues and ethical responsibility. The course is offered in the freshman year and is designed to help make your first year of college a positive experience and prepare you for (4) years of success at Gannon University and the Criminal Justice Program. 2 credits CRJS 110: Introduction to Criminal Justice This course introduces students to the field of criminal justice through the examination of police, courts, and correctional arenas. It includes a review of historical data, statistical information, and evaluation of criminal justice system policies, procedures, and trends. Students learn the terminology of the field, gain an awareness of the methods of inquiry utilized in the field, and have the opportunity to examine personal attitudes and values regarding crime and responses to crime. Students will examine how criminal justice decisionmaking involves a delicate balance between community and individual rights as it responds to crime in society. 3 credits, Fall, Spring and Distance Learning (Internet) CRJS 111: Service Learning Seminar Service Learning Seminar is a course open to all students whereby the student learns and develops through thoughtfully-organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of the community, and is coordinated with an institution of higher education, and with the community; helps foster civic responsibility; is integrated and enhances the academic curriculum of the students enrolled; and includes structured time for students to reflect on the service experience. 3 credits, Spring CRJS 201: Correctional Process Analysis of punishment in our criminal justice system, with focus on why we punish and how we punish, all examined within the context of correction philosophies. The history and development of corrections, including relevant theories, practices, systems analysis, and treatment modalities is also evaluated. Prerequisites: CRJS 110 3 credits, Fall and Spring CRJS 202: The Police Function An introduction to American policing that will provide an analytical framework for understanding the police as a product of a balance of social, historical, political, legal, individual, and organizational forces. The course will examine theoretical propositions about the police in light of current research literature and analyze the three major functions of policing in the United States: law enforcement, service provision, and the maintenance of order. The legal parameters of policing and police administration are reviewed in relation to contemporary issues that pose substantial challenges to police officers and administrators and finally probes contemporary concerns and future challenges such as the critical issues of deadly force, AIDS, affirmative action, and police deviance. The student will also explore the contemporary police industry including public and private agencies at the federal, state and municipal levels. Prerequisite: CRJS 110 3 credits, Spring CRJS 205: Principles of Private Security and Loss Prevention An introduction to principles of private security and loss prevention, including the history and role of private security; threat assessment and security survey; and principles of physical security, including personnel security and functional area security systems. This course will also focus on the legal aspects of private security, touching on civil and criminal liabilities. 3 credits CRJS 210: Criminalistics I: Introduction to Investigative Forensics An introduction to Forensic Science course that introduces the non-scientific student as well as the science based student to the field of forensic science through an exploration of its applications to criminal investigations, with clear explanations of the techniques, abilities, and limitations of the modern crime laboratory. Forensic science is the application of science to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by agencies in a criminal justice system. This

Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014  
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