The University of New Mexico
CRJS: Criminal Justice Catalog Description

  Three Year Fall Semester Average
Course Catalog Description Enrollment Section
CRJS101 This introductory course will examine the history and philosophy of the Criminal Justice system. It will also discuss each of the components in the system. Fall. 22.00 25.00 66.00
CRJS103 A study of the juvenile justice system, with particular emphasis on New Mexico; history of the juvenile court; juvenile court practices and procedures; neglect; dependency and delinquency; jurisdiction of the court; and the roles of the police officer, the juvenile correctional officer, social service worker and other human service workers in the juvenile justice system. This course will also explore alternative juvenile justice programs that have proven successful around the country. 0.33 0.33 1.00
CRJS104 An introductory study of the philosophy, development, and social basis of U.S. and New Mexico criminal law and constitutional procedure. Topics include an overview of the classification of crime, the elements of and parties to a crime, defenses, pertinent principles of evidence, laws of arrest and search and seizure and their application in the legal process.
CRJS105 Introduction to wellness as it relates to law enforcement. Nutrition, health risks, stress control, strength, and conditioning will be covered. Strength and aerobic conditioning will be stressed.
CRJS106 Continuation of Fitness I with emphasis on strength and aerobic conditioning. 19.33 40.00 19.33
CRJS107 Criminal procedure from apprehension to conviction: arrest, extradition, trial procedures, appeal, and punishment. Upon demand. 22.33 20.00 67.00
CRJS121 Designed to introduce the student to the philosophy and history of our correctional process as well as to analyze the post-conviction correctional process. Spring.
CRJS131 A study of the relationship between the Criminal Justice system and the community. Concepts in interpersonal communication stress management, personal prejudices, community influences, media relations, and crime prevention will also be included. Spring.
CRJS132 An interdisciplinary study of the major types of criminal behavior: factors which contribute to the production of criminality and delinquency, methods used in dealing with violators, definition of crime, crime statistics, theories of crime causation crime typologies; social consequences of crime. 12.00 21.67 36.00
CRJS142 Designed to give the student an understanding of the fundamental concepts of evidence and to explore the relationship between the concepts and the criminal justice system. Pre/co-requisite: CRJS 101* 29.33 35.00 88.00
CRJS201 Historical development and philosophy of law: definitions, components of the system. Primary emphasis in law enforcement. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. 1.33 1.00 4.00
CRJS203 Structures and functions of American courts. Roles of attorneys, judges, and other court personnel, operation of petit and grand juries, trial and appellate courts. 9.33 13.33 28.00
CRJS204 This course will explore issues relevant to the law enforcement community. The course will explore the evolution of American policing from its roots in England to the present. Topics will include community oriented policing, problem oriented policing, victim issues, the culture of the police community, trauma and stress, the structure of local, state, and federal agencies, and the process that link law enforcement agencies to the courts and corrections. 16.33 16.67 49.00
CRJS221 Study of the criminal investigation process which includes crime scene management, evidentiary concerns, sources of information, and interview concepts. Spring. 21.00 30.00 63.00
CRJS231 Use and abuse of drugs; nature, therapeutic action, toxicology, chemical and physical identification of select drugs; scientific, official, trade and slang terminology; legal aspects and classification. Upon demand. 7.33 10.00 22.00
CRJS232 An introductory course designed to introduce the student to legal and topical research techniques. Upon demand.
CRJS234 Survey of legislation and case law governing juvenile delinquency; rights of juveniles; developments in New Mexico law; probation procedures and institutional care. Upon demand.
CRJS237 An advanced course designed to update and refresh the student's law enforcement abilities. Topics will include patrol tactics, legal updates, criminal investigations and accident investigations. Upon demand.
CRJS291 Designed for the student to study research selected topics, issues and or problems in law enforcement and criminal justice. Fall, Spring. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chairperson. 2.33 10.00 7.00
CRJS292 Planned program of observation and practical experience in selected criminal justice agencies representing the major classification corpus delicti and punishment of various criminal acts; legal research and case study. Fall, Spring, Summer. 4.33 10.00 13.00
CRJS293 A heading for a forum of special course offering, seminars and workshops in various areas of criminal justice. Upon demand. 36.33 163.33 104.33

"CRJS: Criminal Justice "Three Fall Subject Average - Enroll: 203.67 Capacity: 396.33 Credits: 567.67'