Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Explores the historical development, roles, socialization, and problems of police work.


II: Course Objectives

  • Describe the historical development of police in America
  • Categorize the different agencies in state and federal police
  • Assess the concerns about small police agencies
  • Analyze the roles and functions of the police
  • Explain the influence of research on law enforcement agencies
  • Identify the organization and administration of police agencies
  • Label different organizations in terms of union and non-union
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the function of patrol in terms of: 1. Personnel, 2: Methods, 3. Operations
  • Organize a criminal investigation
  • Examine extraordinary problems and methods
  • Discuss the rules of law and the court process
  • Discuss different careers in law enforcement
  • Examine NRS 289, Peace Office Bill of Rights
  • Discuss constitutional guarantees to Peace Officers

III: Course Linkage

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.

Scheduled CRJ-211 classes:

Fall 2019