2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: CJSA 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the field of criminalistics. Topics include the application of scientific and technical methods in the investigation of crime including location, identification, and handling of evidence for scientific analysis. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Cybercrimes

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to cybercrime. Topics include specific laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1347 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Police Organization and Administration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the principles of organizational structure and administration. Topics include theories of management, motivation, and leadership. Focus on a quality approach toward police community interaction. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Ethics in Criminal Justice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties, and correctional policies. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1382 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


Course Number: CJSA 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1393 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 1400 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Death Investigations I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation, and case management for incidences of natural, accidental, and suicidal deaths. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations and meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Death Investigations II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts, investigations process, scene management, required documentation and case management for incidences of homicide, undetermined causes of death, and sudden infant death. Exploration of various federal, state, and local investigative requirements. Follows the Department of Justice National Guidelines for Death Investigations. Also meets the criteria for academic credit recognition from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Forensic Science I

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: An introduction to crime scene investigation, evidence gathering, and preservation. Utilizing lecture and lab, presents the methods, procedures, techniques for the analysis and preservation of crime scene evidence appropriate for first responders to a crime scene. In the process, students will have "hands on" experience as well as practical understanding of the basic operation of a forensic lab. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 1472 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Forensic Science II

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A forensic science lecture course focused on research in adolescent and adult neuropsychology. A study of the latest research from neuroimaging related to biological templates for violence within the brain. The psychotherapy and known offender characteristics will be analyzed and discussed. Also demonstrated are how forensic specialists analyze mens rea (criminal mind), MO (modus operandi), signature, and criminal aftermath activity as part of crime scene analysis. (4 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory and practice of crime scene investigation. Topics include report writing, blood and other body fluids, document examination, etchings, casts and molds, glass fractures, use of microscope, and firearms identification. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Criminalistics III

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the practical aspects of criminalistics procedures. Topics include crime scene investigation, collecting and preserving evidence, and testifying in court. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: CJSA 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: CJSA 2382 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a specific discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through work experience. The course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)



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.