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Criminal Law, Public Safety And Corrections

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INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CJ 1010)  |  UVU CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT - SEMESTER: 3 CREDITS

SUGGESTED GRADES: 10-12

Presents the processes, institution, and administration of criminal justice in the United States. Examines the crime problem and criminal law. Discusses criminal law, law enforcement, criminal prosecution, criminal defense, bail, the jury system, and sentencing. Explores the correctional system; namely, probation, prisons, inmates' rights, and parole.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS (CJ 1340) | UVU CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT - SEMESTER: 3 credits

SUGGESTED GRADES: 10-12

Introduces the fundamentals of criminal investigations. Examines the techniques commonly utilized by investigative personnel for crimes against property and persons to include case management and documentation, interacting with victims, witnesses and suspects, and crime scene analysis.

CRIMINAL LAW (cl 1330) | UVU CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT - Full Year: 3 credits

Suggested Grades: 11-12

Provides an overview of criminal law. Covers history and terminology of the criminal justice system, the elements of specific offenses, and the role of the criminal justice professionals in the fact-gathering process.

MEDICAL FORENSICS (CJ 1350) | UVU CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT - FULL YEAR: 3 credits

SUGGESTED GRADES: 11-12

Designed to teach the introductory principles relating to medical forensic science and crime scene investigation. Focuses on the ability to identify, analyze, and process evidence using deductive reasoning and problem solving. Medical forensics involves laboratory skills, microscopy, toxicology, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, pathology, anthropology, entomology, criminal psychology, blood spatter analysis, and career exploration.

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