Criminal Justice Course Offerings

CJ 105 - Introduction to Corrections

This course is an introduction to the corrections system. It provides an overview of current institutional practices, policies, and legal issues. Specifically, this course reviews the historical development of crime and corrections, sentencing, jails, community corrections, correctional policies, agencies, and challenges facing correctional populations.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course is a survey of Criminal Justice in the United States. Knowledge of agencies composing the criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections. It provides an introduction to: philosophical and historical backgrounds; development of systems, services, and agencies; and analysis of criminal justice programs.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 111 - Criminology

In this course, students analyze social-psychological perspectives on crime. Historical and current theories of the causes of criminal behavior are examined. Various crimes such as white collar crimes, violent sex, and victimless crimes are also studied.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 115 - Client Growth and Development

In this course the psychological, social, and environmental causes of criminal behavior are examined. The impact of psychological, substance abuse, sexual, and medical problems of offenders and the intervention strategies used in institutional and community settings are examined. This course also presents a strong foundational research component and experience.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 122 - Spanish for Criminal Justice

This is a practical course designed for Criminal Justice students stressing vocabulary, basic sentence structure and conversational drills. This course teaches students to participate in everyday conversations with Spanish speakers, while at the same time guiding them through various Criminal Justice related activities. This course also covers various aspects of the Hispanic culture.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 140 - Juvenile Delinquency

This course examines the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency in American society. Special emphasis is given to adolescent development and the role and impact of the family, community, school, peer groups, social class, and other cultural and social environments impacting the juvenile. Criminological theories are addressed along with current treatment protocols regarding juvenile offenders. The future of delinquency prevention and control is examined.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 145 - Juvenile Corrections

This course includes a detailed examination of the justice process for juveniles in the United States and an analysis of the structure and function of the Juvenile Court. The nature of juvenile crime and society\'s reaction to it is studied. Also covered are: the role and practice of diversion, probation, detention, institutions, waivers, law enforcement, and laws and theoretical premises as they relate to juveniles and the agencies, organizations, programs that are utilized to address the treatment/sanctions of juveniles. Also addressed are recommendations for future juvenile corrections programs.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 164 - Police Academy Boot Camp

Prerequisite: Must be a Criminal Justice Student with a plan code of 808 or have program director approval. This class is intended to prepare students for the physical rigors of the Police Academy. The class is designed to prepare students to take the mandatory Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement (MCOLES) Fitness entrance test. A passing score on this test will be used for the entry and application standards into the Police Academy. The test results are valid for 180 days before the start of the Police Academy. This class will be offered summer semester in conjunction with the Police Academy application process. Only students enrolled in the 808 plan code or those who get program director approval are eligible for this class.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 216 - Client Relations in Corrections

This course is an examination of the social and psychological formation of attitudes, their cultural influences, and impact on minority perceptions. Discriminatory implications and professional responses in Corrections are considered.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 221 - Correctional Institutions

This course is designed to examine the American correctional process with emphasis on correctional institutions and alternatives at the federal, state, county, and local level.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 234 - Constitutional Law

This course surveys important aspects of the United States Constitution, with an emphasis on the protection of civil liberties and civil rights. Topics will include the freedoms protected under the Constitution for the public at large, as well as specific protections of the rights of the accused. Recommended Skills: High school equivalent math and reading skills.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 237 - Legal Issues in Corrections

This course is an introduction to the laws and procedures regarding Federal and State constitutional rights, criminal case processing, court organization, and prisoner rights.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 243 - Methods of Interviewing

An introduction to the techniques of interviewing for use in obtaining information, diagnosis, counseling, and job seeking with special emphasis for law enforcement and corrections personnel. Class includes role playing and group discussion.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 245 - Substance Abuse

This course is a study of the causes of drug abuse as well as the current social, legal, and treatment responses to the problem. Psychological and physiological effects of all classes of drugs, including marijuana, hallucinogens, stimulants, narcotics, depressants, inhalants, and over the counter and prescription medication are studied in detail. It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of the criminal justice system including terminology and theory along with basic writing ability prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 246 - Alcohol Use and Abuse

An analysis of current trends and historical patterns of alcohol use, including the examination of physiological effects, legal, societal, and family impact, as well as treatment and prevention strategies. It is recommended that students have basic knowledge of the criminal justice system, terminology, and theory and basic writing ability prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 250 - Addiction Recovery and Client Advocacy

This course is an introduction to addiction theory and recovery mentoring. It includes an emphasis on advocacy and support systems in recovery, mentoring and effective treatment methods, grantsmanship, and the ethical responsibilities of the addiction professional.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 259 - Report Writing for Criminal Justice

This course provides skill development and instruction in criminal justice writing. Students learn how to use field notes to develop computer generated reports, narrative reports, case summaries, and professional correspondence.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 270 - Issues in Corrections

Students will study current events, issues and changes in the Adult and Juvenile Court and Corrections Systems. Topics will include the criminal justice system integration, courtroom testimony, domestic violence, female criminal behavior, child abuse, funding issues, psychodynamic intervention, ethical responsibility and cultural awareness.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 275 - Addiction Treatment with Diverse Populations

This course provides a review of the legal, ethical, and professional responsibility required for addiction treatment. The course includes an examination of the special needs, issues, and interventions for diverse populations with chemical dependency issues, including an overview of counseling models and the design of culturally sensitive intervention strategies.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 285 - Corrections Internship I

The Corrections Internship Course is primarily considered a Capstone Course. The course provides a structured and extended off-campus experience in a supervised setting for students in the Corrections, AAAS program. Students work within a variety of professional settings that are related to their major and future career interests. Students are required to spend a minimum of 90 clock hours at their internship site.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 286 - Corrections Internship II/Capstone

This course is a continuation of CJ 285. The Corrections internship is primarily considered a capstone course. The course provides a structured and extended off-campus experience in a supervised setting for Criminal Justice Majors. Students work within a variety of professional settings that are related to their major and future career interests. Students are responsible for identifying their own internship site. List of potential internship sites may be available through the Criminal Justice department and GRCC Employment Services. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Students are required to spend a minimum of 90 clock hours at their internship site.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CJ 287 - Juvenile Services Internship/Capstone

The Juvenile Services internship is primarily considered a capstone course. The course provides a structured and extended off-campus experience in a supervised setting for Juvenile Services Majors. Students work within a variety of professional settings that are related to their major and future career interests. Students are responsible for identifying their own internship site. A list of potential internship sites may be available through the Criminal Justice department and GRCC Employment Services. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Students are required to spend a minimum of 90 clock hours at their internship site.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)