CCJ 3024 The Criminal Justice System (3)
This course introduces the major issues, influences and trends considered in the criminal justice system. Course material includes explanation and analysis of theory as it applies to the construction and function of the application of criminal justice.
CCJ 3032 Crime in Media (3)
This course provides students with an understanding of the impact of the media on crime, criminals, the criminal justice system, and the general public. The focus of this course is the historical impact of media and its influences on the outcomes of both routine and sensational cases within the American criminal justice system and how media reporting affects the policy making processes and the social definitions of crime.
CCJ 3071 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice (3)
This course is designed to prepare the student for the use of IT in various professions within the Criminal Justice community. This includes the fundamentals of computing, the use of data processing, word processing, email, Computer Automated Dispatch, Records Management Systems, use of the Internet and IT Security protocols.
CCJ 3134 Portrayal of Policing in Cinema (3)
This course explores the relationship between how police are portrayed in cinema and how they are regarded by American society. It delves into the influence of film over time as it both reflects and shapes public perception of law enforcement and cultural attitudes towards it within the United States.
CCJ 3484 Ethics in Policing and Intelligence (3)
This course explores ethics for both the criminal justice system and intelligence professionals. It compares and contrasts the differing roles ethics plays in policing and intelligence communities. The course probes significant past and current events to illuminate issues relevant to ethics in intelligence and policing.
CCJ 3612 Behavioral Science in Criminal Justice (3)
This course introduces the major issues, influences, and trends considered in the behavioral analysis of criminal and delinquent activity. Course material includes explanation and analysis of theory as it applies to human behavior. A theoretical tool is offered as a method of understanding the interaction of the individual with the environment.
CCJ 3651 Drugs and Crime (3)
This course provides students with a broad introduction to both illicit and licit drug usage and their impact on the justice system. Drugs and behavior are examined from various perspectives including historical, criminal justice, sociological, and biological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the logic of the discourse surrounding drug policy by the opposing advocates.
CCJ 3661 Terrorism and Violence (3)
This course provides a critical examination and analysis of major issues, definitions, and controversies associated with the development of terrorism in the modern world. Historical, religious, psychological, and sociological aspects that explain terrorism are covered, along with the characteristic means and methods of terrorist groups.
CCJ 3678 Policing Diversity: Race, Gender, Religion, and Crime (3)
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation for addressing issues of diversity as public safety and security practitioners. Focus is on an analysis of current local, regional, and national demographics regarding the impact of race, ethnicity, gender, and religion in criminal justice as both producers and victims for crime. Students explore some of the various strategies municipalities have implemented to better serve diverse populations such as policies, laws, and procedures.
CCJ 4072 Crime Mapping and Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: CCJ 4710. This course is designed to introduce the student to Crime Mapping (coordinate tracking of criminal events and GIS) and Crime Analysis (the statistical evaluation of criminal events and criminal intelligence). Students work with crime data, coordinate data, UCR data and gathered intelligence, to understand correct force deployment and response to crime, for crime-prevention and solvability. They are also introduced to serialized crime identification, recognition and response.
CCJ 4710 Applied Probability for Research and Investigation (3).
Prerequisite: CCJ 4744. This course explores how prob-ability and statistics underlie the decisions of researchers and investigators and how to evaluate the expression of probabilistic and statistical information being used to sup-port such decisions. It provides an overview of types of quantitative data products concentrating on their interpretation and application. Techniques for combining multiple forms of evidence to achieve proof are examined.
CCJ 4744 Evidential Reasoning for Research and Investigation (3)
This course introduces the formal and informal approaches for making decisions on information that is uncertain and from diverse sources. Techniques are examined for collecting and using both qualitative and quantitative data to draw inferences about public safety and security programs and investigations.
CCJ 4970r Honors in the Major Research (1–6)
Prerequisites: Formal acceptance into the major, at least a 3.200 FSU and Cumulative GPA, at least 60 college credits, at least 12 graded FSU hours, and must have at least two semesters remaining until graduation. In this course, students accepted into the Honors in the Major program complete an original research or creative project in their major area of study. This course must be repeated at least twice to complete a mini-mum of six (6) credit hours total but may be repeated up to a maximum of twelve credit hours in total.
CJC 3311 Corrections: Practices and Perspectives (3)
This course introduces the major issues concerning the history, law, practices, and perspectives in American Corrections. Students examine the interaction of correctional perspectives and practices, their consequences, and policies being advocated to change them.
CJE 1760 Foundations of Underwater Investigation (3)
This course ( the history, physics, physiology, and basic scientific methodology as they relate to exposure to compressed gas environments and how to deduce safe parameters from those principles. The course provides the theoretical foundation for individuals preparing to be investigators for scientific research and data collection underwater.
CJE 1760L Foundations of Underwater Investigation Lab (1)
Corequisite: CJE 1760. This laboratory course presents the principles and practice of compressed gas as a life-support system for underwater hyperbaric exposure. The course is designed to develop proficiency in the basic skills required to perform safe underwater investigations including recording observations and conducting underwater environmental surveys.
CJE 3065 Police and Society (3)
This course provides an advanced comprehensive overview of the foundations of policing in modern American society. Emphasis is on the functions of law enforcement and its interaction with a democratic society.
CJE 3280 Women on All Sides of the Law (3)
This course offers a critical examination of the assumptions about female victimization, women encountering and moving through the criminal justice system and as criminal justice professionals. Students examine current research and review individual experience through writings of women on all sides of the law.
CJE 345. Bias Awareness in Public Safety and Security (3)
This course provides students the skills and knowledge to recognize their own implicit biases and develop techniques for recognizing everyone has unconscious biases and how not to allow it to impact decision making. Students learn that one of the most reliable strategies for successful contacts with individuals from differing cultural, racial, or ethnic backgrounds is to treat all individuals and groups with dignity and respect. Students understand how fundamental legitimacy of the criminal justice system requires unbiased judgement.
CJE 3612 Interview and Interrogation (3)
This course introduces students to the dynamics of conducting interviews and interrogations from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Emphasis is on both collecting reliable information by means of interviewing and interrogation for use in public safety and security investigations and on evaluating that reliability through a scientific approach.
CJE 3617 Cold Case Investigations (3)
Prerequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 4611. This course provides an introduction to the model and methodology of investigation of cold cases.
CJE 3648 Crime Scene Professionalism (3)
This course emphasizes those qualities that mark a true professional in the field of crime scene investigation. The course covers crime scene safety, chain of custody, ethics, impartiality, the manipulation, and mishandling or misinterpreting of evidence. There is a focus on preventing contamination, report writing, and courtroom reputation and presentation.
CJE 3652. Forensic Science in the Crime Lab (2). This course combines the understanding of how physical evidence is produced during the commission of a crime and how forensic examinations are performed to yield scientific analysis and data for aid in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity.
CJE 3652L Forensic Science in the Crime Lab (1)
Pre/co-requisite: CJE 3652. This course combines the understanding of how physical evidence is produced during the commission of a crime and how forensic examinations are performed to yield scientific analysis and data for aid in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity.
CJE 3703 Black and White: Recognizing Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (3)
This course offers an important examination of the inequalities in black victimization, black individuals encountering and moving through the criminal justice system and black criminal justice professionals. Students examine current research, data, statistics, and review individual black experiences on all sides of the law.
CJE 3732. Criminal Intelligence (3). This course focuses on the production of intelligence from the analysis of multiple and diverse sources of information and on its use by formal and informal intelligence agencies. Emphasis is placed on the role of local public safety and security personnel and organizations as both producers and consumers of intelligence and on their relationship to the formal intelligence agencies.
CJE 3762 Forensic Science in Investigations (3)
This course combines various theories of crime with knowledge of how physical evidence produced during the commission of a crime yields scientific data that enables forensic science to aid in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity.
CJE 3762L Forensic Science in Investigations Laboratory (1)
Pre- or corequisite: CJE 3762 (C- or better). This laboratory applies various techniques for the examination of physical materials generated during the commission of a crime in order to produce information required to detect and investigate criminal activity. This virtual and hands-on laboratory emphasizes the implementation of scientific protocols for collection and analysis of evidence and the calculation of associated error rates.
CJE 4135 Impression and Pattern Evidence (2)
Pre- or corequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. In this course, students are introduced to the concepts of identification and individualization employed in forensic science. In the course, students learn how to use class characteristics, wear characteristics, and individualizing characteristics in the identification and individualization process.
CJE 4135L Impression and Pattern Evidence Lab (2)
Prerequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. Corequisite: CJE 4135. This course teaches forensic techniques used by crime scene professionals to detect, document and preserve various impression and pattern evidence commonly encountered in violent crimes. Students become familiar with the forensic application and collection of evidence, as well as documentation protocols.
CJE 4220 Introduction to Forensic Entomology (3)
This course provides an introductory overview for the field of forensic entomology and prepares the student for subsequent courses in forensic entomology that focus on insect taxonomy, field collection, and case analysis. The course covers a broad range of topics in basic entomology as related to forensic science.
CJE 4221 Forensic Entomology: Field Collection Techniques (3)
Prerequisite: CJE 4220. This course introduces students to entomological equipment, supplies, techniques and procedures utilized to collect, rear, and preserve insects and related arthropods of medicocriminal forensic importance. The course also covers equipment and methods for acquiring weather, climatological and other relevant data.
CJE 4222 Forensic Entomology: Case Studies and Legalities (3).
Prerequisite: CJE 4220. This course addresses the legal and courtroom aspects of medicolegal entomology. The course prepares students to present entomological evidence in a court of law, in an admissible manner using expert witness testimony. This course, through case study reviews, explores the importance of establishing a “chain of custody” and pitfalls with presenting evidence.
CJE 4223 Forensic Entomology: Taxonomy and Post Mortem Interval (3)
Prerequisite: CJE 4220. This course ad-dresses the principles of insect identification and basic insect taxonomy. Students are responsible for the species level identification on specimens they collect from the field. Students analyze meteorological and mock crime scene temperature data and independently calculate estimates of the postmortem interval. Students utilize dichotomous keys, light microscopy, and entomological equipment for proper specimen preservation and identification.
CJE 4241 Trace and Biometric Evidence (1)
Pre- or corequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. This course teaches the properties of trace evidence that are most useful in forensic comparison. It also covers biometric identification through biological characteristics that can be used for recognition.
CJE 4241L Trace and Biometric Evidence Lab (2)
Prerequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. Corequisite: CJE 4241.This course teaches microscopy as it relates to trace evidence and the different types of trace evidence and the techniques used to recover, store and analyze the evidence using various techniques like microanalysis, gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. It also looks at the quickly evolving area of biometrics and how computer software is used to make identifications in areas like fingerprints and facial recognition.
CJE 4410 Community Policing (3)
This course introduces students to the dynamics of community policing from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Emphasis is on both understanding the origins of community policing and practical application through the use of problem solving and partnership strategies.
CJE 4611 Criminal Investigation: Theory and Practice (3)
This course gives the student an opportunity to explore and under-stand investigative facets of law enforcement service delivery. The students focus on the historical relevance of the investigative process, the evolution of investigation, the procedural guidelines for effective investigations, and the mechanics of the modern-day investigative process.
CJE 4615 Conduct of Investigation (3)
Prerequisite: CJE 4611 (C- or better). This course builds on the Criminal Investigations: Theory and Practice course to provide students the practice in applying investigative procedures within legal constraints; the use of specialized documentation and analyses required in the investigation of injury and death, crimes against persons and property; and the combination of evidence from crime scenes, medical-legal examinations, records, and interviews to produce legal proof and articulate its reliability.
CJE 4638 Forensic Death Investigation (2)
Prerequisites/corequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. This course teaches the various criminal investigative procedures and forensic techniques used by law enforcement and crime-scene professionals to conduct an effective inquiry into sudden and violent death.
CJE 4638. Forensic Death Investigation Lab (2)
Prerequisites: CJE 3762, CJE 3762L, and CJE 4638. This course teaches students techniques from many disciplines, including pathology, osteology, forensic anthropology, and entomology. Hands-on exercises cover the latest methods and procedures for death investigations.
CJE 4655 Crime and Accident Scene Imaging and Reconstruction (1)
Prerequisites/corequisites: CJE 3762 and CJE 3762L. This course teaches the various theoretical principles used by crime-scene professionals to recreate accurate representations of a crime or accident scene for future use in investigation or for court purposes.
CJE 4655L Crime and Accident Scene Imaging and Reconstruction Lab (2)
Prerequisites: CJE 3762, CJE 3762L, andCJE 4655. This course teaches the various operational procedures used by crime scene professionals to document and recreate accurate representations of a crime or accident scene for future use in investigations or courtroom presentations.
CJE 4710r Public Safety and Security Capstone (3–15).
Prerequisite: CCJ 4744. This course focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills, and capabilities learned in the program through a capstone project through working with a Public Safety and Security Agency or Guided Research.
CJE 4733 The Intelligence Process (3
Prerequisites: CJE 3732 and MAC 1105. Corequisites: CCJ 4710; and STA 2023; or STA 2122. This course covers a number of structured analytic techniques that provide an objective approach to conducting the intelligence process. The techniques presented in this course are used to process all-source intelligence which is applicable to law enforcement intelligence, counterterrorism, tactical military, and competitive intelligence analysis.
CJE 4734 Intelligence Collection Strategies (3)
Prerequisites: CJE 3732 and STA 2023. This course examines the formal intelligence collection process with emphasis on Open Source and Human Intelligence. Students become familiar with the process, developing comprehensive strategies for the production of intelligence by satisfying levied requirements using a variety of intelligence sources available to local public safety and security personnel.
CJE 4764 Underwater Crime Scene Methodology (3)
Prerequisites: ISC 3063. This course focuses on the development of the theoretical portion of the protocols for applying advanced methods and technology to solving specific problems encountered in underwater investigations. The course synthesizes the various theories for the conduct of crime with the knowledge of how physical evidence is generated during the commission of a crime on, or under, the water, in order to produce information that enables the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity. The course presents a variety of types of advanced technology currently in use for underwater scientific disciplines.
CJE 4764L Underwater Crime Scene Methodology Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: ISC 3063L. Corequisite: CJE 4764. This course synthesizes the various theories regarding crimes and accidents that result in physical evidence being located in submerged environments, and the means by which that evidence may be gathered and documented for the purpose of the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity. The course focuses on developing advanced diving skills to facilitate the gathering of data from a variety of underwater environments.
CJE 4765 Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (3)
Prerequisite: CJE 4764. This course is based on a holistic investigation pro-cess designed to locate and recover information and physical evidence from submerged environments. Emphasis is placed on the application of crime scene theory, the management of underwater investigative methods and tools, decision-making based on the scientific method, and integrating operations within a broader investigative con-text through the Incident Command System.
CJE 4765L Underwater Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: CJE 4764L. Corequisite: CJE 4765. This course combines the various analytical underwater examinations into a holistic investigation process designed to locate and recover information and physical evidence related to crimes committed in or on the water. Emphasis is placed on the theory of the technology and methodology, as well as on the scientific decision-making required for their optimum application and on conducting and evaluating the operations of an underwater investigative program.
CJJ 3013 Youth Culture and Crime (3)
This course explores the unique characteristics of juvenile offending and victimization by examining the cultural traits that differentiate youths from society in general. In doing so, the class investigates various distinct subcultures globally and the relationship between specific forms of offending and subcultural traits. The course offers a new perspective to explain delinquent behaviors and suggest alternative paths for dealing with them.
CJL 3133 Evidence and Criminal Procedure (3)
This course covers the structures and functions of state and federal court systems with emphasis on the specific roles and duties of the participants in criminal trials. Special emphasis is placed on the rules of evidence applicable in criminal cases and the consequences of not having or not following those rules. Examination and analysis of actual appellate court cases utilizing the law school technique of case briefing will be used as a basis for applying the concepts studied.
DSC 3013 Homeland Security and Criminal Justice (3)
This is an introductory course covering the relationship of homeland security and criminal justice agencies as it impacts public safety and security. Students are introduced to salient issues regarding the interconnection of the homeland security mission and the roles of criminal justice agencies at the local, state, and federal levels in dealing with both terrorist threats and with natural and man-made disasters.
ISC 3062 Introduction to Underwater Investigation (3)
This course presents the history, physics, physiology, and basic scientific methodology related to operating in hyperbaric environments. This course incorporates an exploration of the tools and methods for safely conducting dive activities based on those principles as well as the techniques for mitigating the associated risks. This course provides the theoretical foundation for individuals preparing to be investigators for scientific research and evidence/data collection under water.
ISC 3062L Introduction to Underwater Investigation Laboratory (1)
Corequisite: ISC 3062. This laboratory course presents the principles and practice of compressed gas as a life-support system for underwater hyperbaric exposure. This course is designed to develop proficiency in the basic skills required to perform safe underwater investigations, including recording observations and conducting underwater environmental surveys.
ISC 3063 Scientific Underwater Investigation (3)
Prerequisite: ISC 3062. This course builds upon the Introduction to Underwater Investigation course by providing the advanced knowledge and techniques used to perform examinations in underwater environments following the scientific method. The course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for conducting scientific research and data collection in underwater environments.
ISC 3063L Scientific Underwater Investigation Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: ISC 3062L, completion of a swim fitness test, an AAUS medical evaluation with subsequent review by the ASDP Diving Medical Officer, and any additional tests as necessary. Corequisite: ISC 3063. This laboratory applies the scientific principles and techniques used to collect data in an underwater environment for the purpose of scientific research. Due to the particular challenges of working underwater, the lab incorporates the advanced skills used for prolonged hyperbaric exposures in challenging environments. These skills are taught concurrently with those of an underwater investigator, and the course is designed to develop proficiency in both so that the underwater research techniques common to the practice of underwater science disciplines may be practiced safely.
ISC 4134Cr Introduction to Leadership for Professional Diving (3)
Prerequisite: ISC 3063L. This experience-based course puts into practice the knowledge, theory, and skills learned through previous courses in Advanced Science Diving Pro. Students will develop expertise and credentials for the dive-master profession through actively participating in scuba diving’s instructional and supervisory activities. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credit hours.
ISC 4135C Advanced Leadership for Professional Diving (3)
Prerequisite: ISC 4134C. This experiential-based course continues the professional development of students involved in scientific diving. It provides the student with the opportunity to develop both the expertise and credentials related to working as an assistant dive instructor. This is achieved through active participation in instructional and supervisory activities related to scuba diving.
ISC 4930r Special Topics in Applied Studies (1–3)
This course allows for special topics in Interdisciplinary Studies to be taught, focusing on Applied Methods and Theory, specific to the concept of Applied Studies and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. May be repeated to a maxi-mum of twelve semester hours.
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