Criminal Justice Administration Online

Courses

CRJS 303 Law Enforcement Intelligence (3 credits)

This course will provide an overview of the history and practice of intelligence analysis and the challenges that law enforcement agencies face in addressing the threat of terrorism and organized criminal activity.  Topics include the integration of intelligence and community policing, the intelligence process, intelligence training, networks and systems, threat assessment, and the application of legal and ethical parameters to intelligence work.

CRJS 304 Police Community Relations (3 credits)

This course will focus on the use of partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve to solve problems, improve trust, and promote public safety.

CRJS 306 Vice and Narcotics Investigation (3 credits)

This course is a study of illegal drug use, gambling, pornography, prostitution, and the applicable laws related to these activities as well as the methods of interdiction and enforcement. 

CRJS 307 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

This course covers the basics of research design and the various approaches that are useful in problem solving and understanding the causes and control of crime.  Topics addressed in this course include ethics, causation, sampling, survey research, web-based research, and accessing criminal justice data sets.  Students will write a research proposal that will lay the foundation for their Senior Project.

CRJS 309 Senior Research Project 

Students will select a topic of interest to them to demonstrate their ability to employ research design, methodology, data collection, and analysis to write an applied research project.

CRJS 310 Advanced Law Enforcement Administration (3 credits)

This course examines the principles and practices that are necessary in the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations.  Emphasis is placed on policing strategies, planning, budgeting, organization design, human resource management, and the legal aspects of police administration.

CRJS 311 Introduction to Homeland Security (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the issues that are important in understanding homeland security and the agencies and actions that are a part of the determent, preparation, and protection from threats to the United States.

CRJS 313 Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)

Students discuss ethical theory and social and personal values as they relate to contemporary life and in the scope of working in the field of law enforcement. Principles of ethical decision-making from an orthodox Christian perspective will also be addressed.

CRJS 314 Human Behavior and Deviance (3 credits)

A social and social psychological approach to the study of disvalued persons and behavior. Theoretical approaches to causes and control of deviant behavior are studied with a major emphasis placed on crime and criminals.  Students will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to understand and diagnose the various factors affecting organizational performance.

LEAD 306 Worldview: Faith and Vocation

Students gain understanding of the integration of the Christian world view in contemporary life and work.

Visit the Online Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

Locations:

Online

Tuition and Fees:

$16,085

Completion Time:

20 months

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Career Opportunities

  • ATF Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • DEA Agent
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Investigator
  • Parole Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service Special Agent
  • U.S. Marshal
  • U.S. Customs Agent
  • Victim Advocate
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