2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

CRJ 255 Computer Applications in Criminal Justice

3 hours 

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of computing with respect to police information systems; computer automation with respect to the penal setting; Interagency Criminal Justice Information Systems; National Criminal Justice Computer Systems; National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems (NLETS); the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS); Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS); National Crime Information Center (NCIC); and other criminal justice databases. Legal and ethical implications for constituent elements and personnel of the criminal justice system are also discussed. Some familiarity with computers is recommended.




ENG 201; and CJBS 101 or CRJ 101 or ICJ 101 or PSC 101