Provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in modern America. Students will explore the history of American policing, challenges facing police, and the functions of police at the various levels of government. Analyze ethical dilemmas and respond to scenarios using sound ethical decision-making skills. Examine how the U.S. Constitution and procedural law influence the function and job of modern police.
Gives an overview of crime and the criminal justice system. Causes of crime will be examined as well as the impact of crime on the victim. (Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 890-101 College 101) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Demonstrate steps needed to maintain jail security through search procedures and the admission and release process. Analyze staff/inmate relations and examine steps to mitigate instances of fraternization. Practice supervision skills of inmates, including the identification of manipulation tactics employed by inmates, positive behavior control, dispute resolution and crisis mitigation. Explore different correctional systems around the world and compare those systems with the American system of corrections. Credit for Prior Learning Available
Introduces the study of fundamentals of criminal investigation; knowledge, use and function of scientific aids in crime detection; importance of the criminals' modus operandi; development of sources of information; and the need for investigation in the criminal justice system.
Provides an emphasis on communication styles and approaches in the criminal justice profession. The focus will be the application and evaluation of communication strategies through demonstration and discussions. Students will have the opportunity to engage in self assessment of communication competence and learn strategies for enhancing their abilities. (Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office; 890-101 College 101) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Using the dualistic approach, the progression of alcohol and other substance abuses are explored. Legal ramifications of substance abuse are investigated. Effects of alcohol and other drug abuse on the family are covered. Examines the composition and effects of the most common substances of abuse.
Introduces the process of documenting and writing clear, concise, complete and accurate reports common in criminal justice fields. (Prerequisites: 801-136 English Composition 1. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 504-114 Fundamentals of Communication) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Develops core skills to effectively counsel, on a paraprofessional level, people in a variety of corrections environments. Emphasizes the how or the conditions under which effective counseling can occur. Students will develop a multiple modality approach for individual and group counseling. (Prerequisites: 504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice; 504-114 Fundamentals of Communication)
Develops skills to perform the dualistic roles of a Wisconsin probation and parole agent. Through numerous hands-on activities and the application of pertinent Wisconsin Codes, students become competent in providing safety/security in the community while monitoring and counseling offenders. (Prerequisites: 801-136 English Composition 1; 504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice; 504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 504-114 Fundamentals of Communication)
Focus on assessing individual stressors, analyzing the impact of stress, reducing stressors and developing stress-coping mechanisms. Provides participants with skills and abilities to develop a self-care and wellness approach to life.
Internship provides the student with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice profession. Students complete 18 hours of class lecture to build their cover letter, resume, and enhance interviewing skills. Upon site selection and acceptance, students engage in 144 hours of field experience while they learn the duties and responsibilities of criminal justice professionals. NOTE: Students must complete and pass a Criminal Background Check and Prerequisites prior to internship experience. Background results may impact placement. (Prerequisites: 504-108 Foundations in Policing or 504-112 Corrections and Incarceration; 504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice; 504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice; 504-181 Culture Competence in Criminal Justice) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Describe the juvenile justice system by exploring the history of juvenile justice in the United States and compare the American system to juvenile justice systems around the world. Apply theories of adolescent development to develop strategies for effective supervision, protection and discipline of juveniles. Apply juvenile law to the placement and detention of juveniles and the challenges with incarcerating juveniles. (Prerequisites: 504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Explores constitutional law and correctional law as it relates to the criminal justice professional. Introduces students to the United States legal system with an emphasis on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments. Students will identify situations where reasonable suspicion and probable cause apply, elements of search and seizure, elements of arrest, and how constitutional rights apply to correctional law. (Prerequisites: 504-110 Introduction to Criminal Justice; 504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Implement components of Principles of Subject Control (POSC) and Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT) in various criminal justice settings. Explore crowd control tactics and active threat response tactics. Develop a plan for personal wellness, mental and physical fitness. (Prerequisites: 504-117 Documentation in Criminal Justice; Concurrent enrollment in 504-165 Law and Code) Credit for Prior Learning Available
Examines the nature of prejudice and discrimination, and the relationship within the Criminal Justice System. Students analyze personal behaviors, attitudes, values, and the impact of interactions with diverse populations. Integrates employment/industry trends and a service-learning component to increase cultural awareness and promote cultural competence.