Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CRJ                                     Course Number: 255                                    
Course Title: Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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 data bases. Legal and ethical implications for constituent elements and personnel of the criminal justice system are also discussed.

Prerequisite: CRJ 101 or International Criminal Justice 101, ENG 101, and either ENG 102 or ENG 201.
  • Some familiarity with computers is recommended.

Start Date:    04/27/2007                         End Date: