Criminal Justice (CJP)

CJP-1101  Criminal Justice Seminar I  (1.5 Credits)  

This course is designed to meet the individual and group needs of students in the Criminal Justice program. Content relates to adjustment to college, personal growth, problem-solving, and self-esteem. It includes preparation for summer and/or permanent employment, and the personal and educational steps needed to acquire these goals. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (1)

Equivalent to CJP-101.

CJP-1157  Preliminary Response and Investigation  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the investigative nature of the criminal justice field. Topics include the roles and responsibilities as a first responder on a criminal or non-criminal scene, documenting and reporting the scene and appropriate means to preserve, collect and package various types of evidence will be examined. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-157, CJP-170.

CJP-1159  Ethics and Critical Thought  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to foundational knowledge and skill in the area of ethics and critical thought relating to criminal justice. Topics will include personal and organizational ethics, values, decision making and emotional intelligence. An emphasis on ethical dilemmas encountered in public safety. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

CJP-1160  Introduction to Criminal Justice System  (3 Credits)  

An introduction into the study of Canada's criminal justice system which consists of three major agencies: the police, the courts, and the correctional system. The structure of policing, the courts, and the correctional system are examined together with the development, role and functions of each agency. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-160.

CJP-1163  Human Relations for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement  (3 Credits)  

In this course, students will examine the various dynamics of human behaviour that specifically relate to the duties of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers. Students will learn about and practice various theories and skills about professionalism, ethics, dress and deportment, and communication principles.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-163.

CJP-1177  Applied English & Public Safety Writing  (3 Credits)  

Application of technical and academic writing skills, including APA standards, employment documents, and research papers. Create supporting artifacts of which comprise the competency portfolio. Examine public safety note-taking methods, while producing notebook entries based on scenarios. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-1188, COR-1153, COR-153.

Requisite courses: Take ENG-1150 (Required, Previous).

CJP-1183  Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice  (3 Credits)  

This course examines multiculturalism and its relationship to the criminal justice system in Canada. Among the issues discussed are the recognition, acceptance, and affirmation of ethnic, racial and religious diversity within the framework of Canada's policy of multiculturalism. Particular emphasis is placed on Aboriginal history and cultural traditions. Special attention is focused on the application of these issues to policing, corrections, and other aspects of the criminal justice system. Learners will have the opportunity to develop the sensitivities and skills which will assist them in understanding and working with different cultures, and to be responsive to the needs and expectations of culturally diverse communities.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-183, CJP-1185.

CJP-1185  Diverse Populations in Public Safety  (3 Credits)  

This course will allow students to analyze the challenges presented by diversity in the communities served by the public safety industry. Various learning activities will be used to develop empathy and promote inclusion as a way to enhance an organization's performance. Students will focus on the recognition, affirmation and reconciliation of various communities. This analysis will include but not be limited to ethnic, racial, linguistic, orientation, class, religious diversity, and varying cognitive and physical abilities. Special attention will be given to explore unconscious and identified bias in order to critically examine the development of professional attitudes in the workplace and community. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-1183, CJP-183.

CJP-1188  Applied English and Investigative Writing  (3 Credits)  

A practice of technical writing: clear, concise, and chronological writing for the public safety industry. Specific techniques for writing research reports, taking accurate notes, and writing investigative reports. An emphasis on APA conventions, grammar conventions, word choice and punctuation. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-1177, COR-1153, COR-153.

Requisite courses: Take ENG-1175 (Required, Previous).

CJP-2252  Criminal Justice Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Provides students an opportunity to experience daily operations of a specific police department or public safety agency and to assist them in making an educated career choice. Development of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become successful in a chosen field. Although every effort will be made to facilitate the student's schedule, each applicant for the practicum must be aware of the possibility of having to work a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and midnights. An application process and security check will be required. Not available for supplemental.

Work Experience (3)

Equivalent to CJP-252, FWK-2280, FWK-2272W, FWK-2280W, FWK-2272, FWK-2273, FWK-272, FWK-273, CJP-272, CJP-273.

CJP-2278  Criminology  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the major theoretical concepts, both historical and modern, which provide explanations of crime, criminals, and criminality. The relationships with psychology and sociology, and between theory and practice, are included. Measurements of crime, social correlates and scientific foundations for a modern criminal policy are discussed. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-278.

CJP-2280  Introduction to Commercial Vehicle Enforcement  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the roles and duties of a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officer and the relationship of CVE to the Public Safety community. Key legislation, vehicle safety inspection, driver and vehicle licensing requirements, dangerous goods, weights and dimensions will be considered.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-280.

CJP-2281  Conflict Management  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the theory and dynamics of conflict, self-management and the preparation to apply related strategies and techniques to personal and professional practice. The practice of managing conflict with self, client and peers through case studies and scenarios. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-281, CJP-191, CJP-291.

CJP-2287  Strategies in Crisis Situations  (3 Credits)  

An application of the theoretical concepts and skills acquired in previous courses, such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, empathy, aggressive vs assertive behavior and assisting people with mental health diagnosis. Focuses on the mechanics involved in various crisis situations. Strategies, skills and techniques for safe and effective intervention, resolution and mediation using exercises, simulation and reflections are emphasized. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-2287, COR-287.

CJP-2288  Investigative Techniques  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to various investigative techniques available to law enforcement. Focus of the course is on investigation, documentation and preservation skills with consideration for effective writing, community safety and other relevant issues in investigations. Proper search and seizure techniques will also be addressed. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-2289.

CJP-2289  Investigative Techniques  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to various investigative techniques available to law enforcement in conducting criminal investigations. The focus of this course is on the skills and resulting documentation needed to conduct proper criminal investigations. The focus will be on effective statement taking, search and seizure, documentation of exhibits, report writing, different types of judicial authorizations and other relevant issues in investigations. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to CJP-2288.

CJP-2293  Organizational Awareness in Public Safety  (3 Credits)  

An investigation of police culture and subculture, competencies required for employment and positive relationships between police and the community. Topics include police competencies, professional portfolios, and relationships within the workplace. Gender and human rights issues in the workplace are explored in relation to these topics. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

CJP-2294  Specialized Policing  (3 Credits)  

Addresses current trends and challenges in investigation of specific crimes. Special issues in crime investigation units may be discussed; major crimes, economic crime, technology crime, drugs and undercover, tactical team and intelligence. Focus will be on current tools of investigation within specialized crime investigation units and how they are shaping trends in investigation. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

CJP-2295  Traffic  (3 Credits)  

An application of the Traffic Safety Act through related activities. Topics include collision response, traffic control and direction, radar and laser use and violations. Problem-solving models are implemented throughout the course. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

CJP-2296  Career Preparation for Public Safety  (3 Credits)  

Prepare students for public safety organizations' application process. Employment standards are reviewed. Employment exams and documentation will be completed. Interviews and networking with agencies will broaden knowledge of available careers and competencies. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)