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ADJU 100 - Introduction to Law Enforcement (3 credits)

Introduction to Law Enforcement provides an overview of history, roles, tasks, and styles of policing. This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of social control and the basic legal restrictions on law enforcement. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Summer, Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 102 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)

Introduction to Criminal Justice examines the various aspects of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, corrections, legal, and ethical considerations, and theories of crime prevention. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 103 - Introduction to Corrections (3 credits)

Introduction to Corrections provides an overview of the history, administration, and practices within the correctional system. Students will examine concepts of punishment, incarceration, community supervision, programs, and issues related to corrections. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 104 - Introduction to Criminal Courts (3 credits)

Introduction to Criminal Courts focuses on the organization and structure of various court systems within the U.S. The role of the prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, and jury will be reviewed, as well as the procedures involved with the trial process. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 113 - Criminal Law (3 credits)

This course examines the legal principles and Constitutional restrictions on federal and state criminal law. Students differentiate between various criminal offenses and explain the elements required of each law. Both model penal code and Missouri statues are reviewed. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Summer, Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 114 - Constitutional Law (3 credits)

This course examines the legal restrictions established by the U.S. Constitution. Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement and criminal procedures are reviewed. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 147 - Juvenile Procedures (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the organization, structure, and legal aspects of the juvenile justice system. The history of juvenile law, sociological theories, and treatment strategies will be reviewed. Introduction to the juvenile system in Missouri is included. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 213 - Court Procedures (3 credits)

This course explains the structure and hierarchy of the federal and state court systems. Each step of the trial process and landmark court decisions related to criminal procedures are reviewed. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 223 - Community Policing and Homeland Security (3 credits)

This course identifies the various policing strategies used throughout the history of the United States, with special emphasis on community policing and homeland security. This course begins by explaining how policing has evolved and what factors have impacted the various eras of policing. The philosophy of community policing and the role of police in homeland security is described in detail. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 233 - Criminal Investigation (3 credits)

This course reviews the basic procedures, laws, and court cases related to criminal investigations. The specific techniques used to investigate a variety of crimes is discussed. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Fall
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

ADJU 243 - Police Administration (3 credits)

This course identifies theories of management, the role of police managers, and the impact management has upon employees. A discussion of legal issues, the creation of a department budget, and scheduling employees are covered. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Program Contact: Shawn Westbrooks

Prerequisites: READ 02 or Reading placement of ENGL 111

Corequisites: None

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