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Course Number: CRIJ 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045124


Course Number: CRIJ 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Court Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Crime in America

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and prevention of crime. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4504015225


Course Number: CRIJ 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Criminal Law

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses, and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Juvenile Justice System

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045224


Course Number: CRIJ 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Community Resources in Corrections

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory study of the role of the community in corrections; community programs for adults and juveniles; administration of community programs; legal issues; future trends in community treatment. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045324


Course Number: CRIJ 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Correctional Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045424


Course Number: CRIJ 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Criminal Investigation

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Investigative theory; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; interview and interrogation; uses of forensic sciences; case and trial preparation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045524


Course Number: CRIJ 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course covers police authority, responsibilities, and constitutional constraints. Topics include laws of arrest, search and seizure, and police liability. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045624


Course Number: CRIJ 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Course Title: Police Systems and Practices

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course examines the establishment, role and function of police in a democratic society. It will focus on types of police agencies and their organizational structure, police-community interaction, police ethics, and use of authority. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045724



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.