LEGAL STUDIES (CJ) Courses

LEGAL STUDIES (CJ) Courses


LW–101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is designed to produce an understanding of the underlying purpose of law enforcement by analyzing the functions of the police officer, courts, penal institutions and attorneys. The course also provides a survey of the criminal justice system focusing on its purpose, problems and functions.

 

LW–106 PERSONAL LAW
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Personal Law introduces basic legal principles and their application to everyday human relations.

 

LW–202 TRIAL AND EVIDENCE
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course examines criminal procedure from investigation through arrest and trial. The rules of evidence and constitutional requirements regarding police investigations, search and seizure, arrests, confessions and admissibility of evidence in criminal trials are covered.

 

LW–220 SECURITY MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course focuses on applying security management concepts and techniques to modern business and public sector operations. The course emphasizes security practices and crime control functions in a business and/or government environment.

 

LW–285 LEGAL REASONING, RESEARCH AND WRITING
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course examines legal theory and reasoning and its application to legal research and writing. In-depth legal analysis will be conducted and key skills in researching case law, statutes and other legal sources will be developed. The legal writing portion of this course will develop legal citation skills and the preparation and writing of legal briefs and law office memoranda.

 

LW–306 CRIMINAL LAW
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The student studies the required elements of crimes under the common law and modern criminal statutes. Specific problems of application of the elements of crimes to law enforcement and the criminal justice system are emphasized.

 

LW–311 CORRECTIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The rationale, procedures and problems underlying sentencing and the correctional process are analyzed. The course also focuses on problems of recidivism and future trends in criminal corrections.

 

LW–360 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course prepares the paralegal to render legal assistance in the processes, procedures, and requirements established by administrative agencies through their enabling statutes and rules and regulations. Methods of informal and formal rulemaking and adjudication will be examined, as well as policy execution. This course will also explore administrative considerations in such areas as real estate transactions, procurement, bids, licensing, zoning, employment and program management are discussed.

 

LW–402 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides the student with underlying principles of constitutional interpretation, government organization and functions, and the application of the Bill of Rights to criminal justice. Special problems of constitutional principles applied to the criminal justice system are dealt with through the study of U.S. Supreme Court cases.

 

LW–404 ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course examines the application of sound organizational theory and public administration and management practices in the criminal justice system. This course focuses on the interdependencies of the administrative systems of criminal justice agencies and strategies that are necessary for administrators to successfully manage these agencies.

 

LW–409A CURRENT NATIONAL TOPICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course incorporates applied research and real world applications in the field of criminal justice under the guidance of a major professor. This courses examines current problems in law enforcement and criminal justice at the territorial and national leaves from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluiation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources. May be taken more than once if topic is different. A. Current national topics. B. Current island pacific topic+B75s. C. Death investigations d. Major crimes investigations e. International crime.

 

LW–409B CURRENT PACIFIC ISLAND TOPICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course incorporates applied research and real world applications in the field of criminal justice under the guidance of a major professor. This courses examines current problems in law enforcement and criminial justice at the territorial and national leaves from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluiation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources. May be taken more than once if topic is different. A. Current national topics. B. Current island pacific topics. C. Death investigations d. Major crimes investigations e. International crime.

 

LW–409C DEATH INVESTIGATION
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course incorporates applied research and real world applications in the field of criminal justice under the guidance of a major professor. This courses examines current problems in law enforcement and criminial justice at the territorial and national leaves from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluiation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources. May be taken more than once if topic is different. A. Current national topics. B. Current island pacific topics. C. Death investigations d. Major crimes investigations e. International crime.

 

LW–409D MAJOR CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course incorporates applied research and real world applications in the field of criminal justice under the guidance of a major professor. This courses examines current problems in law enforcement and criminal justice at the territorial and national leaves from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources. May be taken more than once if topic is different. A. Current national topics. B. Current island pacific topics. C. Death investigation d. Major crimes investigations e. International crime.

 

LW–409E INTERNATIONAL CRIME
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course incorporates applied research and real world applications in the field of criminal justice under the guidance of a major professor. This courses examines current problems in law enforcement and criminal justice at the territorial and national leaves from an administrative perspective, including review and evaluation of solutions to current problems developed by police and other criminal justice agencies, academic disciplines and other sources. May be taken more than once if topic is different. A. Current national topics. B. Current island pacific topics. C. Death investigations d. Major crimes investigations e. International crime.

 

LW–442 LAW AND ETHICS IN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course examines the rules of law governing business transactions. Topics covered include the American legal system: definitions, classifications, and sources of law; court systems and procedures; tort laws; laws of contract: essentials of enforceable agreements, operation, and discharge; law of sales; and the Uniform Commercial Code.

 

LW–443 BUSINESS LAW II
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers law of agency and employer-employee relations including rights and liabilities of parties, and the termination of relationships; law of business organization: sole ownership, partnerships, and corporations; laws of negotiability, negotiations and discharge and debtors, creditors and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: LW442 with a C grade or better.

 

LW–480 CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAPSTONE
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is the capstone of the Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice (BSCJ) degree program integrating concepts and skills learned in the BSCJ Foundation. This is an integrative, problem-solving course in which the knowledge gained in the major is applied to case studies where the students will evaluate and provide solutions to actual problems. There is special emphasis on a student's abilities to utilize critical thinking skills to analyze strategic trends in public administration and demonstrate proficiency. Prerequisites: a) Graduating seniors only; b) Completion ofPA405 and either PA305 or tvlA385; and c) Consent of the Instructor.

 

LW–490 SPECIAL PROJECT IN LEGAL STUDIES
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

1 - 3 credit hours

This special research course is intended to provide criminal justice and public administration majors with the contemporary principles and techniques of research in the principles of constitutional interpretation, government organization and functions, and the application of the bill of rights to criminal justice.

 

LW–498 LEGAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides qualified students with the opportunity to gain experience in public and criminal justice administration. Students are placed in government agencies and related organizations and work under the supervision of a management official. Students must consult with the Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.