Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Degree Courses
COMM 1010 - Speech
This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)
CRMJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice & US Judicial Systems
This course introduces the student to the American System of Criminal Justice including growth and historical development. Emphasis will be placed on the criminal justice subsystems of law enforcement, corrections, courts, the Ohio court structure, and the juvenile justice system. In addition, this course will examine the ethical, professional, and legal issues confronting the criminal justice professional.
CRMJ 1070 - Family Violence
This course examines the characteristics of the growing number of families “on the fault line” of present day society in the United States. The causes and solutions that have been proposed to understand, control, and re-address problems of at-risk families are discussed during this course. Topics of discussion include the characteristics of social intervention, domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, exploitation and neglect, crimes against the elderly, and victim rights/issues. This course further examines the professional and criminal justice response to these issues.
CRMJ 1090 - Juvenile Delinquency
This course provides an overview of the current theoretical and methodological issues concerning juvenile delinquency. This course examines the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency. The course is structured to focus on the social construction of delinquency, the development of the juvenile justice system, theoretical explanations of delinquency, and the current research on juvenile delinquency in the United States. The primary objectives of this course are to foster critical thinking about how we define, address, research, punish, and treat delinquency in America.
CRMJ 1110 - Criminal Investigation I
This course introduces the student to the study of investigative procedures beginning with the preliminary investigation through the follow-up phase. Additional topics covered within this course include documenting the crime scene, death investigations, interviewing techniques, evidence recognition, identification and collection. The laboratory experience will provide actual investigation situations to enhance student learning.
CRMJ 2090 - Defensive Tactics
This course provides the student with the basic principles and tactics of unarmed self-defense, and how to defend against physical attack, control aggressive behavior, and how to arrest/subdue an individual using the minimum amount of force. The course is graded pass (P) or no pass (NP). This is course 1 of 5 to meet CTAG articulation# CTBPO
CRMJ 2174 - Current Issues in the Criminal Justice Profession
This course introduces the student to the diverse ethical, professional, cultural, and legal issues and dilemmas confronting the field of the criminal justice profession. The course requires the student to create action plans to address the issues.
CRMJ 2170 - Terrorism and Homeland Security
This course will examine the history, structure, and current trends of domestic and international terrorist organizations along with the development and structure of Homeland Security. This is course 2 of 5 to meet CTAG articulation# CTBPO
CRMJ 2210 - Introduction to Police Operations and Report Writing
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the history of policing, police operations and community policing. This course will also acquaint the student with current technology, reporting systems, report writing and various divisions within police organizational structure. This is a TAG course (OSS034).
CRMJ 2230 - Police Skills I
This course is presented to students in three parts. Part one of this course meets OPOTC requirements for the certification of CPR and basic first aid. Part two of this course introduces the student to community diversity issues as well as the OPOTC requirements for the following topics; domestic violence, child abuse and investigations, crisis intervention, the juvenile justice system, and victims’ rights. Part three of this course meets OPOTC requirements for laws of arrest, search & seizure, legal aspects of interview & interrogations, civil liability & use of force, testifying in court, criminal statutes in Title 29 of the ORC, and rules of evidence. All practical exercises related to certification are graded as P/NP. Students must pass all certification exams and practical exercises to successfully pass this course. This is course 3 of 5 to meet CTAG articulation# CTBPO
CRMJ 2240 - Police Skills II
This course is presented to the student in three parts. Part one of this course meets OPOTC requirements for traffic enforcement technologies and SFST certification. This course also examines the fundamental concepts of traffic accident investigation; protection of the scene, recording of information, collection of evidence, and the analysis of traffic accidents. Part two of this course introduces the student to the knowledge and skills required for OPOTC requirements of defensive driving, pursuit driving, and stops and approaches. Part three of this course meets OPOTC requirements for the needs, purpose and importance of physical conditioning. All practical exercises related to certification are graded as P/NP. Students must pass all certification exams and practical exercises to successfully pass this course. This is course 4 of 5 to meet CTAG articulation# CTBPO
CRMJ 2250 - Peace Officer Academy Firearms
This course will introduce the student to the historical perspective of firearms, the lawful and unlawful use of weapons under current legal controls, and the restrictions concerning firearms. Thorough training is provided on precision pistol shooting and police combat shooting. All firearm discharges will be conducted in lab sessions at the state approved range site. All students will be required to successfully pass the state qualification standards in order to receive a Pass (P) for this course. This course is graded as pass (P) or no pass (NP). This is course 5 of 5 in the CTAG articulation CTBPO.
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)
Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL0040 with a minimum grade of C- or qualifying placement test scores
PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS
STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics
This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.
Required as Prerequisite(s): MATH0084 with a minimum grade of C-, or qualifying placement test score, or co-requisite of STAT0086
There are also 5 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.
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