Criminal Justice Administration

Range Shooting     Crime Scene Investigation

Law Enforcement Course Descriptions

LE 0100 (F) 3 hrs. cr.
Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Municipal, county, state and federal police organizations. History and administration of justice. Responsibilities and opportunities in the field of criminal justice.

LE 0180 (F,S) 13 hrs. cr.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy
The pre-licensing training course for new law enforcement officers in Missouri, approved by P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Office of the State Department of Public Safety. The broad range of topics includes Missouri criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, reports, defensive tactics, firearms, legal subjects and human relations. The topics are designed and required by P.O.S.T. under Section 590.100 et. seq. RSMo. Prerequisites: Permission of Training Director. (Additional lab fee for course.)

LE 0181 (F,S) 13 hrs. cr.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy II
The pre-licensing training course for new law enforcement officers in Missouri, approved by P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Office of the State Department of Public Safety. The broad range of topics includes Missouri criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, reports, defensive tactics, firearms, legal subjects and human relations. The topics are designed and required by P.O.S.T. under Section 590.100 et. seq. RSMo. Prerequisites: Permission of Training Director and LE 180 (Additional lab fee for course.) 

LE 0190 (Demand) 2 hrs. cr.
First Responder
Provides basic emergency care knowledge and skills to the student. Designed to prepare students to recognize traumatic injuries and deliver quality emergency medical care to victims.

LE 0200 (F) 3 hrs. cr.
Crime Scene Investigation I
An introduction to the basic protocol of crime scene investigation to include first response, diagramming, photography, fingerprinting and the preservation and collection of physical evidence.

LE 0210 (S) 3 hrs. cr.
Criminal Procedure
Overview of criminal justice process and procedure from first contact with law enforcement through the criminal trial. Topics include “stop and frisk”, arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, identification and the criminal trial.

LE 0220 (F) 3 hrs. cr.
Crime Scene Photography
A photography course designed to instruct the law enforcement student in the fundamentals of photography, as it relates to the documentation and investigation of crime scene evidence. This course discusses traditional photography techniques in addition to the use of digital photography for law enforcement.

LE 0225 (Demand) 3 hrs. cr.
Patrol Procedures
Covers numerous areas confronting today’s law enforcement officer during tours of duty and the proper techniques and procedures used in handling each area.

LE 0230 (Demand) 3 hrs. cr.
Community Policing
An introduction to and analysis of theories, techniques and programs involving police image and public response. Special attention will be paid to problems of crime prevention, community oriented problem solving policing, police-public interaction and public safety.

LE 0232 (S) 3 hrs. cr.
Ethics in Criminal Justice
A comprehensive investigation of ethical problems confronting criminal justice professionals. Focus is placed on the philosophical and practical dilemmas surrounding the modern criminal justice system, in the United States and foreign countries, to include the police, courts and correctional subsystems. Examines various value systems and historical theories as well as promotes discussions of moral and ethical behavior from personal, social and criminal justice perspectives.

LE 0250 (F) 3 hrs. cr.
Criminal Law
Criminal law purposes and functions; rights and duties of officers and citizens in relation to local, state and federal laws. The development, application and enforcement of laws.

LE 0260 (Demand) 3 hrs. cr.
Legal and Technical Aspects of Firearms
History and development of firearms. The nomenclature of the most commonly used police firearms and the duties and requirements of a range master. The laws concerning firearms acquisitions, ownership and use. Three hours lecture per week. Lab fee and additional lab time arranged.

LE 0280 (F) 3 hrs. cr.
Report Writing (Writing Intensive)
Introduces various methods and styles of report writing and professional communication in the criminal justice field together with use of basic report forms and follow-up reports. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102.

LE 0290 (Demand) 3 hrs. cr.
Police Supervision and Management
Principles of personnel management as applied to law enforcement agencies: evaluation, promotion, discipline, training, employee welfare and problem- solving leadership.

LE 0298 (Demand) 1-3 hrs. cr.
Topics in Law Enforcement
Course content varies and is designed to meet current needs and interests in the rapidly changing field of law enforcement. Precise topics to be announced and prerequisites stipulated in course syllabus.

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