2014-2015 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 101, ENG 201, and CRJ 101, CJBS 101 or ICJ 101