1 CRIMINAL JUSTICE CERTIFICATE Course # Course Lec Lab Cr. CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3 3 CRJ 102 Police Administration 3 3 CRJ 201 Police Management Systems 3 3 CRJ 203 Criminal Investigation 3 3 CRJ 205 Police Community Relations 3 3 CRJ 206 Criminal Law OR CRJ 208 Community Supervision of the Offender 3 3 CRJ 233 Security in Business & Industry 3 3 ENG 101 English Comp I PSY 101 General Psychology 3 3 Elective Mathematics OR Science OR CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications Total: Certificate Objectives: Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to: Discuss the field of criminal justice including police organization, administration and management systems. Demonstrate basic forensic procedures. State their ethical responsibilities for the field of criminal justice and for their role as an officer of the law. Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats with particular emphasis on police reports. Apply problem solving skills to specific criminal justice situations. Discuss the social and psychological characteristics of offenders.
2 Course Descriptions CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Introduction to the background and history of law enforcement, the origin of laws, the beginnings of law enforcement, the causes of crime and definition of a criminal, critical areas of law enforcement as related to crime, public morals, and the public image. Corequisite: ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 102 Police Organization and Administration Study of the principles of organization and administration as applied to law enforcement agencies; a review of police administration past and present with an evaluation of its future. Course includes study of the impact of behavioral sciences, the changing role and goals of police, the impact of police professionalization, and examination of police organization, administrative services, coordination and consolidation of police services and operational services. Prerequisite: ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 201 Police Management Systems Analysis of management improvement, the policies and procedures of personnel effectiveness and their specific application to law enforcement, planning, program and performance budgeting, records management, data processing, communications, leadership, decision making, and operations research. Surveys are used for problem identification, problem solving, and operations auditing. Corequisite: ENG 088. Prerequisite: CRJ lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 203 Criminal Investigation A basic course in the methods of searching for truth and relevant information on criminal cases. Includes the police role in preliminary and follow-up investigation, interview techniques, and specialized investigative techniques relative to homicide, rape, robbery and arson. Legal responsibilities and general laboratory and scientific aids to investigation are also included. Corequisite: ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 205 Police Role in the Community The concepts and ethics of the police profession; the police function as a critically sensitive area of public service; the attitudes and actions of the police and the public which create positive and negative relationships between the two; the tension and conflicts within the individual police officer due to enforcement and non-enforcement of popular and unpopular laws and the police officer s relationship to the work group; sensitivity training in the area of human relations. Corequisites: ENG 088, ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 206 Criminal Law A brief look at the intricacies of the administration of criminal justice, a discussion of the elements of common criminal status, the nature and difficulties of proof, the legal rules governing police practices and procedures, the Federal Civil Rights Act, Criminal and Civil Liabilities of Law Enforcement Personnel, and constitutional provisions of particular importance to the police. Corequisites: ENG 088, ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 208 Community Supervision of the Offender A study of theories, practices and the problems of their integration into a meaningful program of supervision in the community for sentenced offenders. Major issues include probation, parole, specialized programs, (e.g., Halfway House, alternative programs, diversionary programs) work and research, and prediction. Corequisite: ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CRJ 223 Criminal Justice Problems in Business and Industry Techniques and practices that assist private commercial establishments, particularly large industrial plants and department stores, in minimizing losses through security control. Issues that will be covered are physical security, procedural controls, special problems such as business and industrial espionage, riots, shoplifting, and dishonest employees. Corequisite: ENG lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours.
3 ENG 101 English Composition I First half of a two-semester sequence, completed by either ENG 102 or ENG 122 as required by program of study, which focuses on the development of the student s skill in writing expository prose. Prerequisite: ENG 099, if needed. 3 lecture hours and one conference hour per week. 3 credit hours PSY 101 General Psychology Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Includes topics such as research methods, the neurological bases of behavior, consciousness, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking and intelligence, personality, motivation and emotion, development, psychological disorders and social psychology. Prerequisites: ENG 088 and ENG 099 or permission of instructor. 3 lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours. CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications This course introduces students to basic computer concepts. The course also focuses on a current version of Microsoft Office Professional. Students experience hands-on instruction in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and professional presentations. This course prepares students to succeed in both college and the business world by enabling them to write reports, analyze and chart data, and prepare presentations. Prerequisite: ADM 101, ENG 088, MAT lecture and 2 laboratory
4 NJ GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY DEGREE Course categories Certificate credits Communication (Written and Oral Communication) 3 Mathematics Science Technology 3 Social Science Humanities History Diversity Courses Unassigned General Education General Education Total 6 Rationale Criminal Justice majors often need computer applications skills. This change offers students a choice of math, science, or technology. It is consistent with the NJ General Education Requirements. No other changes.
5 Checklist (Presenter, please initial in the space next to the guideline) 1. Faculty members who seek to create a new/revised program must first consult with all departments (including Library and IT) affected by the proposed program. 2. _MS Letter from department chairperson in the form of an memo or hardcopy must be submitted stating whether or not the proposed new/revised program was reviewed and approved by the department. 3. New Programs only: All new program proposals require action by the New Jersey Presidents Council. This process requires the submission of a Program Announcement (PA). Faculty members proposing a new program should work closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) to create a Program Announcement. 4. New Programs only: Program Announcements must contain all of the following items: a. Basic Information Name of Institution and Date Title of Program and Degree designation Classification for Instructional Programs Code (CIP) Campus Site of Proposed Program Proposed Starting Date Licensure Required (if necessary) Articulation Agreements/Transferability of Courses Accreditation b. Descriptive Information Program Objectives: In this section, provide a brief summary of the program indicating its objectives such as the nature and focus of the program, the knowledge and skills students will acquire, any cooperative arrangements with other institutions or agencies in offering the program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to: Discuss the field of criminal justice including police organization, administration and management systems. Demonstrate basic forensic procedures.
6 State their ethical responsibilities for the field of criminal justice and for their role as an officer of the law. Communicate effectively in writing, verbal and electronic formats with particular emphasis on police reports. Apply problem solving skills to specific criminal justice situations. Discuss the social and psychological characteristics of offenders. Need: In this section, provide justification of the need for this program. If the program falls within the liberal arts and sciences and does not specifically prepare students for a career, then provide evidence of student demand and indicate opportunities for students to pursue advanced study (if the degree is not terminal with regard to further education). If the program is career oriented or professional in nature, then in addition to student demand give evidence of labor market need and results of prospective employer surveys. Report labor market need as appropriate on local, regional, and national basis. Specify job titles and entry-level positions for program graduates, and/or indicate opportunities for graduates to pursue additional studies. There are approximately 40 students enrolled in the certificate. Some continue and complete the degree program. Institutional Master Plans and Priorities: In this section, briefly describe the relationship of the program to the institutional master plans and priorities. This program fits Goal III from the list of Goals & Objectives of the college. Provide career programs to prepare students to function in a technologically and socially changing world. List of Similar Programs within the state and in neighboring states Middlesex CC Raritan Valley CC Hudson County CC and most others in NJ 5. New Programs only: Estimate of anticipated enrollments: In this section, give an estimate of anticipated enrollments from the program s inception until a steady state or optimum enrollment is reached. 6. New Programs only: Program Resources and Costs. In this section, briefly describe the additional resources and costs needed to implement and operate the program during its first five years: personnel (the number of full-time and parttime faculty; special certification or training required for faculty), computer and laboratory equipment, library materials, advertising (both print and non-print). 7. New Programs: Course Descriptions for all new/revised courses created specific to program: In this section, provide course descriptions for all Technical (i.e. program-specific) courses. Revised Programs: Course descriptions for any new/revised program-specific courses added to the program.* 8. Revised Programs only: Provide an explanation for the revision to the program, and explain how the revision will help achieve program objectives.
7 Students will be able to choose to take computer applications, lab science, or a math course. Some students are not competent in computer applications. 9. Submit a semester-by-semester Curriculum for the New/Revised Program (suggested course sequence) with course credits, requirements, and prerequisites listed. Submitted 10. All new/revised program proposals must include a Program Review Grid (see Curriculum Committee website) grid that follows the Middle States criteria for the correlation of General Education Goals and Objectives to Student Learning and Assessment. The Program Review Grid must clearly show the courses offered with accompanying credit in each of the General Education Categories: Communications; the Social Sciences; Mathematics, Science, & Technology; and Humanities. The Program Review Grid must indicate how the diversity course requirement is met, and the distribution of General Education courses. * If any new/revised courses are being created for the proposed program, each of them must be submitted to and approved by the New Course/New Program Subcommittee and the Curriculum Committee. (See New/Revised Course Guidelines and Checklist on the Curriculum Committee website.) Name of Presenter: Mark Singer Department: Business Mark Singer Signature of Presenter