Law Enforcement (CJE)

CJE 1000  Introduction to Law Enforcement  
Credit Hours:   3  

Introductory survey of the historical and philosophical development of Law Enforcement in a democratic society. The purpose, functions, organization, and issues such as brutality, corruption and diversity are discussed. Various policing styles, including community policing will be examined.

CJE 1440  Crime Prevention  
Credit Hours:   3  

An overview and analysis of crime prevention strategies used in the private and public sectors.

CJE 1640  Introduction to Forensic Science  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course exposes students to the capabilities and functions of a full-service crime laboratory. Also covered is evidence selection and submission to a crime lab in accordance with established standards and legal requirements.

CJE 1642  Introduction to Crime Scene Technology  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course is an introduction to crime scene investigation techniques. Emphasis is placed upon recording the crime scene, collecting and preserving physical evidence, and examination of evidence. Employment of techniques available to crime scene investigators will be demonstrated.

CJE 1643  Advanced Crime Scene Technology  
Credit Hours:   4  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course covers advanced principles, theories, and applications in crime scene technology. Specialized collection procedures of weapons, traffic crash evidence, arson, gunshot residue, blood spatter and recovery of buried bodies and surface skeletons are also included. Data analysis, reporting and plan of action development is emphasized.

CJE 1644  Crime Scene Safety  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course covers potential health and safety hazards encountered at a crime scene. The course will introduce proper protective techniques to minimize risk to self and others. Emergency procedures and state and federal regulations are included.

CJE 1671  Latent Fingerprint Development  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: CJE 1642 with a grade of "C" or higher  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course emphasizes the techniques involved in detection, enhancement and recovery of latent fingerprints from physical evidence. Chemical and mechanical methods and surfaces will be analyzed and evaluated for proper application in both theory and practice.

CJE 1672  Fingerprint Classification  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course teaches the Henry modified system of fingerprint classification and prepares the student for a position as an inked fingerprint examiner.

CJE 1770  Crime Scene Photography 1  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: CJE 1642 with a grade of "C" or higher  

This course includes basic crime scene photography skills including camera operation and exposure control, proficiency in relational photos and flash control for crime scene and evidentiary documentation. This course includes videography.

CJE 1772  Crime Scene Photography 2  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: CJE 1770 with a grade of "C" or higher  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course expands upon concepts, knowledge and skills taught in Crime Scene Photography 1 to include specialty light sources, darkroom techniques and procedures, filters and specialized equipment including black and white and color enlargers.

CJE 2330  Ethics in Criminal Justice  
Credit Hours:   3  

A detailed exploration of ethical issues in criminal justice. This course will examine the relationship between ethics and justice from a historical viewpoint to contemporary diverse ethical issues. Morality and the law, human behavior, and ethical decision making will be addressed.

CJE 2600  Investigations  
Credit Hours:   3  

To provide educational theory in the fundamentals of investigation, including procedures dealing with part one felony crimes; techniques of collection, preservation and transportation of evidence. Also examined are the rules of evidence.