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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Criminal Justice - 12 courses
CRIM100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Traces the historical development and the relationship between law enforcement and society; examines the functions and jurisdictions of various agencies.
Notes [T, C] IAI: CRJ 901

CRIM101 Criminal Law (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examines crimes against persons, property, and state, including the elements of crimes, criminal law procedures in Illinois, and federal agency jurisdiction.
Notes [T, C] IAI: CRJ 913

CRIM103 Patrol Techniques (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Students will learn the organization and function of patrols and their methods, skills, and equipment.
Notes [T, C]

CRIM105 Introduction to Corrections (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An overview and analysis of the United States correctional system: history, evolution, and philosophy of punishment and treatment; operation and administration in institutional and non-institutional settings; and issues in constitutional law.
Notes [T, C] IAI: CRJ 911

CRIM170 Community Based Corrections (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Examination of the need for and the use of corrections in the community as alternatives to imprisonment. Topics include: bail and jail issues, family intervention, halfway houses, and treatment for chemical dependence.
Notes [T, C]

CRIM180 Probation and Parole (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course gives the student a basic understanding of probation and parole, their theoretical bases, and their impact on the criminal justice process and society. The student will achieve an understanding of what effects these unique areas have on the rehabilitation of the offender.
Notes [T, C]

CRIM200 Introduction to Criminalistics (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Emphasizes methods and procedures; crime scene protection and search; collection, preservation, and use of evidence.
Notes [ C]

CRIM201 Criminal Investigation (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Continuation of Criminalistics. Students will gain exposure to report writing, interrogation, interviews, presentation of evidence in court, and court procedure.
Notes [ C]

CRIM202 Laws of Evidence (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Review of rules, constitutional provisions, and court decisions relating to admissibility of evidence.
Notes [ C] IAI: CRJ 192

CRIM204 Criminology (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Criminology traces the theoretical development of how criminologists study crime and criminal behavior. Criminologists research the relationship between the development of criminal legislation and the relationship between the criminal justice system, the perpetrators, the victims, and the community.
Notes [T, C] IAI: CRJ 912

CRIM207 Verbal Defense Techniques (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Verbal Defense Techniques provides useful tools and strategies to understand and explore the emotional, contextual, and potentially difficult situations of the Criminal Justice Profession. The student will explore how to verbally diffuse potentially dangerous situations that could increase negative community relations and endanger officer, civilian and staff safety. Students will become familiar with and develop a working knowledge of the "art of gentle persuasion."
Notes [T, C]

CRIM208 Criminal Justice Internship (Fall, Spring and Summer) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in law enforcement. Students receive 160 hours of practical experience at an approved criminal justice site.
Notes [ C]

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