Associate of Applied Science, Certificates

Criminal Justice Administration Technology

Goodman, Grenada, Ridgeland

The Criminal Justice Administration Technology program will prepare the graduate for employment opportunities in the field of criminal justice in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, and security. The program provides the student with core courses but focuses primarily on criminal justice courses addressing different aspects of the field such as police, courts, and corrections. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, an Advanced Technical Certificate or a Technical Certificate.



Career Opportunities

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Security


Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350

Reagan Dilmore
Administrative Assistant
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3345
Criminal Justice

Holmes has provided me with the knowledge to be successful for my career in the future.

Napolean Green, Grenada

Course Descriptions

CRJ 1313 - Introduction to Criminal Justice.
History, development, and philosophy of law enforcement in a democratic society, introduction to agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice; career orientation. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1323 - Police Administration & Organization.
Principles of organization and administration in law enforcement as applied to law enforcement agencies; introduction to concepts of organizational behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1343 - Police & Community Relations.
Current issues between police and community. Role and influence of officer in community relations, tensions and conflict and the problem areas of race and juveniles. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1353 - Internship in Criminal Justice (Prerequisite: CRJ 1313).
Internship in an approved criminal justice agency under supervision of the agency concerned and the college instructor. A written report is required of the agency. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1363 - Introduction to Corrections.
An overview of the correctional field; its origins, historical and philosophical background, development, current status, relationship with other facets of the criminal justice system and future prospects. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1373 - Introduction to Homeland Security.
The issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestic and international. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 1383 - Criminology.
The nature and significance of criminal behavior. Theories, statistics, trends, and programs concerning criminal behavior. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2213 - Traffic Law.
An examination of the role of government in coping with traffic problems. Emphasis is placed on the history, development, and enforcement of statutes pertaining to motor vehicles. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2313 - Police Operations.
A study of the operation and administration of law enforcement agencies. Particular emphasis is placed on the functions of the patrol division. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2323 - Criminal Law.
Basic elements of criminal law under the Constitution of the United States, state Constitutions, and federal and state statutes. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2333 - Criminal Investigation.
Fundamentals, search and recording, collection and preservation of evidence, finger printing, photography, sources of information, interviews and interrogation. Follow up. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2393(4) - Survey of Criminalistics.
The study of scientific crime detention methods; modus operandi, crime scene search, preservation of evidence, research projects and class participation required. Three or four lectures. Three or four hours credit.

CRJ 2413 - Administration of Criminal Justice.
A study of the legal concepts and procedures, including laws of arrest and search warrant procedures, beginning with the issuance of legal process to ultimate disposition, including information, indictments, arraignments, preliminary hearings, bail, juries and trial and penal conditions. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2513 - Juvenile Justice.
The role of police in juvenile delinquency and control. Organization, functions, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies. Processing, detention, and disposition of cases. Statutes and court procedures applied to juveniles. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2713 - Foundations of Terrorism.
Survey of the role of the criminal justice professional in combating terrorism in the modern world. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2723 - Intelligence Analysis and Security Management.
This course is designed to develop an understanding of how intelligence assists in maintaining national security, the laws, guidelines, executive directives and oversight relating to intelligence as well as the
methodologies used in the intelligence community. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

CRJ 2733 - Transportation and Border Security.
This course provides a student with an analysis of issues that concern the protection of the borders of the United States and U. S. policies regarding the safety of the U. S. Transportation System. Three lectures.
Three hours credit.