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The Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Program offers our students an On-Line Program that includes individual courses and On-Line Degrees.

H.C.C. students may take these courses instead of the regular traditional classroom courses. Current H.C.C. students simply register for these classes in the same manner as a regular traditional classroom course. These classes appear in Hawknet along with the regular classes.

Non-H.C.C. students may also take these classes. You would have to first complete an application to take H.C.C. classes and then register.

HCC students can take all their required General Education and Criminal Justice courses On-Line and can earn their A.S. and A.A.S degrees On-line.

On-Line courses offered by the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Program are presented entirely on-line with no classroom or orientation sessions so as to allow attendance by non-local students in addition to local H.C.C. students.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Program On-Line courses are offered every semester.  Students should check the semester schedules.

The following Criminal Justice Technology Undergraduate Program Courses are currently being offered On-Line:

CCJ-1010 Introduction to Criminology

3 Credits
Focuses on the complex factors related to crime in America, including basic issues, scope, and economic impact.

CCJ-1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 Credits
Covers the historical and philosophical backgrounds of criminal justice agencies and examines the development of the courts, correctional agencies, and law enforcement processes. Topics include the Supreme Court, the 14th Amendment, individual rights, and requirements and opportunities in the law enforcement and correctional fields.

CCJ-2013 Introduction to Victimology

3 Credits
This course is about victims of crime. It provides an introductory level review of the many facets of criminal victimization and the efforts to assist crime victims. The course covers a wide range of topics including trends and interpretations of victimization research, laws, programs, and services, the emotional and social impact of crime, victim rights and restitution and the extent of participation by victims in the criminal justice process.

CCJ-2610 Introduction to Criminal Typologies

3 Credits

The primary goal of this course is for students to recognize and understand the utility of constructing typologies as a precursor to understanding criminal behavior. Students will review the differences in varying patterning of criminality.

CJE-1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Credits
An in-depth study of the Police in America, state, local, and federal, including structure, duties and roles. The course will include topics such as police history, organization, community relations, and ethics.

CJE-1680 Introduction to Computer Crimes

3 Credits
This course will provide the student with an overview of crimes involving the use of computer technology and the internet. The course will cover how computer related crimes are committed and how computer related crimes are investigated. Topics covered will include computer crime scene management and the legal issues involved in the prosecution of computer crimes will also be explored.

CJE-2004 Career Choices in Criminal Justice

1 Credit
This course will expose the students to the diversity of requirements and career opportunities within the criminal justice system. This course will provide the students with an understanding of the different agencies within the criminal justice system including police, courts and corrections. This course will cover all levels of agencies including city, county, state and federal. The course will also cover careers related to criminal justice including juvenile justice, private investigation and security, and bail bonds agents. The course will cover the roles of these agencies and employment opportunities and provide students with information on law enforcement academies, strategies for job searching, resumes and job interviews.

CJE-2170 Comparative Police and Criminal Justice Systems

3 Credits
This course will survey contemporary foreign law enforcement and criminal justice systems. This course will compare and contrast selected foreign systems with those of the United This course will include a study of the operational and philosophical differences between the various cultural and legal systems studied.

CJE 2600 Criminal Investigations

3 Credits
Covers methods of investigation, interviews, interrogation, electronic equipment, surveillance and sources of information, with an emphasis on case preparation and problems in criminal investigations.  

CJJ-1002 Juvenile Delinquency

3 Credits
Focuses on the history, nature, causes, and scope of juvenile crimes with an examination of the juvenile justice system and treatment facilities.

CJL-1062 Constitutional Law

3 Credits
This course provides an in-depth study of criminal law, with an emphasis on the role of the Supreme Court and constitutional law as it applies to law enforcement and civil rights.  

CJL-1100 Criminal Law

3 Credits
This course focuses on the classification and analysis of criminal acts, such as homicide, rape, assault, robbery, larceny, burglary, and auto thefts, with an emphasis on specific cases and selected court decisions. Topics include court organization, court orders, writs, warrants, and other papers. 

CJL-1500 Introduction to the Court System

3 Credits
This course examines the history, traditions and philosophy of the American court system. Emphasis will be placed on the roles of the prosecutor, the judge, the defense attorney, the jurors, the defendants and the public. The course will focus on the general themes of law on the books, law in action and law in controversy. Course content will include an overview of the structure and operation of the court system with special emphasis on the Florida Court System.

CJL-2072 Civil Rights and Liability in Criminal Justice

3 Credits
This course will provide students with an overview of Federal Civil Rights Legislation and State and Federal Tort Law as it applies to Criminal Justice. Topics covered will include practitioner and supervisor liability, 1983 actions, 241 crimes, wrongful death actions, and various personnel liability laws including ADA, EEOC, Age and Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.

CJL-2130 Criminal Evidence and Procedures

3 Credits
Provides an introduction to criminal procedures such as arrest, search and seizure, use of force and handling evidence. Topics include the legal use and degree of force, right of suspects and arrested persons, types of evidence, admissibility, proof and competence of evidence as related to criminal law and recent court decisions.

CJL-2610 Courtroom Presentation of Scientific Evidence

3 Credits
This course explains and discusses how to present physical, documentary, and scientific evidence in the courtroom. The course will cover proper dress, speaking, listening, and stress will be explained. The student will understand how to present courtroom testimony, especially in areas of scientific evidence. The course will also include how to prepare and present visual aids and exhibits collected at crime scenes.

DSC-1003 Introduction to Homeland Security

3 Credits
This course provides an introspective review of the history of the U.S. Homeland Defense Initiative. This course will explore the evolution of homeland security in the United States including an overview of the government agencies and laws involved.


For more information on H.C.C. On-Line courses, you may contact H.C.C. Distance Learning.