Course Descriptions

Criminal Justice (CJC) Courses

CJC 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3-0) 3 credits

This course examines the functions and interrelationships of the component parts of the criminal justice system - the police, courts, and corrections. Relevant constitutional law and Supreme Court decisions are reviewed, and contemporary problems and issues in criminal justice are highlighted.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 105 Criminal Law I (3-0) 3 credits

A study of the New York State Penal Law. Sections of the Penal Law will be discussed and analyzed. Specific attention will be given to offenses that are considered to be both serious and frequently committed. Legal definitions, interpretations and classifications of crimes will be examined. General legal principles, recent court decisions and case law will also be considered.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 110 Criminal Law II (3-0) 3 credits

A study of the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. Specific topics include court procedures, laws of arrest and search warrants. Special emphasis will be placed on Constitutional limitations, criminal proceedings, and legal terminology.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 117 Issues in Constitutional Law (3-0) 3 credits

A study of Constitutional Law, including constitutional aspects of criminal law and procedure. Special emphasis will be placed on civil liberties, and individual rights guaranteed and protected by the Constitution. Jurisprudence, legal principles, government restraint, and Constitutional limitations will also be examined. Specific attention will be given to Supreme Court cases in order to emphasize the constitutional aspects of criminal justice.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 120 Introductions to Corrections (3-0) 3 credits

Development of corrections; the correctional client in local, state and federal correctional facilities and court decisions implementing due process and civil rights for correctional clients. Also, addressed are the alternatives to incarceration: probation and community corrections.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 125 Juvenile Justice (3-0) 3 credits

The course examines theories of causation relating to juvenile delinquency. Topics include the role of police, courts, corrections and community programs in delinquency prevention, control and treatment. Specific attention will be given to juvenile violent behavior and constitutional rights of the juvenile.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 130 Introduction to Probation (3-0) 3 credits

Development and historical significance of probation, organization and administration; probation services, preparation of reports, sources of information and family court services.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 200 Cooperative Education (6-0) 6 credits

The Cooperative Education course may be taken after the student has completed the first and second semester requirements of the Criminal Justice program. The student will be assigned to work in a criminal justice agency or department in the Finger Lakes area. The course is designed supplement the academic experience with first-hand, ‘real-world’ experience in a workplace setting. Prerequisite: Grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 205 Philosophy of Criminal Investigation (3-0) 3 credits

This is an examination of the methods, skills and basic procedures involved in the investigation of a criminal matter. Topics include interrogation and interviewing, crime scene processing, search and seizure, report writing and crime scene sketches. Special emphasis will be placed on serious crimes, criminal profiling and victimology.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 210 Family Court (3-0) 3 credits

A course of study in the jurisdiction, responsibility, and procedures of the Family Court. Emphasis will be placed on: jurisdiction, Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS), juvenile delinquency, family offenses, neglect, abuse, and paternity.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 212 Introduction to Criminalistics (3-0) 3 credits

Criminalistics examines the application of the physical and biological sciences to the investigation of possible crime and criminal activity. Modern technology will be examined as it applies to crime scene management, the fingerprint science, photography and trace evidence. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between science and law enforcement, with consideration to the legal implication involved in crime scene investigation. Ethical issues surrounding criminalistics will also be addressed and explored in this course. B  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 215 Current Practices in Corrections (3-0) 3 credits

Review of conflicting correctional ideologies, alternatives to incarceration, climate and change in corrections, and community corrections. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of research.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 220 Contemporary Trends in Probation (3-0) 3 credits

Recent trends in probation, community oriented services, group methods, and State and Federal research projects, including an in-depth look at treatment modalities for juvenile and adult offenders in the probation rehabilitation process.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 225 Police Community Relations (3-0) 3 credits

This course explores the role of the police in, and their relations with, the communities they serve. Emphasis will be placed on community policing, professionalism, and accountability of the individual officer and police departments and institutions promoting a meaningful police image.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

CJC 227 Introduction to Terrorism (3-0) 3 credits

This course will examine the concept of terrorism with a focus on the contemporary definitions of terrorism. It will explore the historical perspective to provide context for the issues being addressed today. There will be a dichotomy between domestic terror and international terror groups. The infiltration of foreign groups into the United States will be addressed. This course will also consider the legal implications associated with terrorist activities against the United States.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF