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PPA 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 credits / 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will examine the basic concepts and processes of organization, leadership, decision-making, and information flow as they are applied in the public sector.
ADM 2508 FIELD PRACTICUM/ORGANIZATION THEORY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: PPA 101 (Recommended); eighteen (18) more ADM credits
Co-requisites: none
The student will observe and participate in an area of special interest and ADM concentration. The student will be placed in governmental departments or agencies where he/she will engage in specific research projects/administrative assignments at policy or administrative levels. The students will also meet in the classroom to explore the fundamentals of organization theory and to discuss where theory and practice of the practicum assignment fuse, are in conflict, or are not related.
PPA 256 CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will explore career opportunities in the criminal justice system at state and local levels, including the courts, correctional institutions, police agencies, and parole and probation departments. The student will understand the human relations and technical skills associated with such careers.
CJ 101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will examine the roles and functions of institutions within the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels. Emphasis is placed on interactions between the police, the courts, the correctional institutions at the local level, and the influence of these institutions on the quality of life in the South Bronx community.
LAW 120 PENAL LAW OF NEW YORK STATE 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
he student will gain a general understanding of the Penal Law of the State of New York with its historical and legal underpinnings. The Criminal Procedure law and its effect on the residents of the State of New York will be examined.
LAW 150 THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN THE COMMUNITY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: CJ 101 (Recommended)
The student will gain an understanding of the role and functions of the police department. The issues affecting the interactions between the police and the community will be examined from various points of view, including prejudice and discrimination.
LAW 101 LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
Through historical investigation and critical analysis, the student will gain an understanding of the relationship between law and social change. The student will examine historical movements, such as: the abolitionist movement, labor movement, women's rights movement, and civil rights movement.
LAW 125 IMMIGRATION LAW 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: SPA 121 for Spanish (Recommended)
Co-requisites: none
Fundamentals of current immigration and nationality law in the United States, its history, and proposals for change.
LAW 126 FAMILY LAW 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the basic topics of cultural anthropology, including the concept of culture, cultural development, sex and marriage patterns, family and kinship patterns, social control, religion-magic-arts, and physical anthropology including human evolution and race.
LAW 127 PUBLIC AND EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LAW 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
The student will study the fundamentals of income maintenance and employee benefit law. The student will become acquainted with New York State and Federal eligibility requirements and procedures for public benefits, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and social security insurance.
CJ 201 ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
Co-requisites: none
Students will examine major issues confronting modern American law enforcement agencies. Emphasis will be placed on recurring problems in today's society and their relevance to law enforcement.
CJ 250 CRIMINAL JUSTICE WORKSHOP 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: CJ 101 (Recommended)
Co-requisites: none
The course is designed for students who are interested in the potential for research in criminal justice management. Students will explore idealistic principles that have served to define, for both criminal justice practitioners and the public, social roles and expectations in the criminal justice field. Moreover, students will examine why these principles are often difficult to apply in the administration of justice.