Criminal Justice - ECI - Course Descriptions
Major in Economic Crime Investigation

Criminal Justice - Economic Crime Investigation

Course Descriptions

CRJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal
Justice Research Methods

Basic research/writing principles that
should be applied to criminal justice as a
field of study.

CRJ 103 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
History, theory, and structure of the
criminal justice system emphasizing substantive
and procedural criminal law;
police, prosecution, defense, courts,
institutional and community corrections;
juvenile justice subsystem.

CRJ 232 – Economic Crime Theory
Typology of economic crime.  Study of theory, causation, and victimization relating to economic crime.

CRJ 313 – Corruption and Organized Crime
Development of organized crime in the United States and its impact on social, economic, and political institutions.  Special focus on the role of corruption as a facilitator of crime.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 103 or equivalent.

CRJ 314 –Modern Techniques in Crime Investigation
Theory in practice of modern investigation methods for public and private sector agencies.  Techniques and procedures for evidence collection, preservation, and presentation.  Reviews investigation resources, including crime laboratory and databases.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 103 or

CRJ 334 – Economic Crime Investigation
(3) Y
White collar crime in the United States.
Emphasizes investigatory techniques
related to these types of crime.
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 103 or

CRJ 335 – Cybercrime Law and Investigations
(3) Y
Cybercrimes, including computer
crimes, Internet fraud, e-commerce, and
threats to the national infrastructure.
Policies, legal issues, and investigative
techniques and strategies, and implications
for investigation and enforcement
on a global scale.

CRJ 336 – Information Privacy
Principles of privacy relating to non-public personal information and proprietary business or government information, including policy issues; legal, regulatory and business controls; and best practices.  Prerequisite: CRJ 103 or permission of the instructor.

CRJ 343 – Law of Economic Crime
(3) Y
Government and judicial regulations of
financial institutions, commercial
entities, their agents, and employees in
relation to economic and business crime.
Constitutional issues in investigations by
governmental and corporate entities in
both a substantive and procedural

CRJ 347 – Fraud Prevention and Detection Technologies
(3) Y
Types of proactive technology programs
and tools used to prevent and detect the
occurrence of fraud in face-to-face
transactions, e-commerce and e-business.
Includes development and implementation
of business models for production
of prevention and detection
products and techniques.

CRJ 353 – Fraud Prevention Techniques
Methods and techniques for fraud prevention, including assessment for risk of fraud, fraud controls, data mining and data security.  Regulatory mandates and best practices.  Prerequisite:  CRJ 232

CRJ 354 – Payment Systems and Fraud
Study of modern payment systems from global perspective.  Exposure to fraud within payment systems.  Techniques for fraud prevention, detection, and investigation.  Prerequisite: CRJ 232

CRJ 365 – Advanced Issues in Economic Crime
In-depth focus on specific area of economic crime.  Theory and methodology, including typical fraud schemes, case studies and investigative best practices.  Course may be taken twice if student studies different topic.  Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 232 and Criminal Justice 334.

CRJ 444 – Fraud and Compliance Operations
Processes and procedures unique to operationalization of fraud prevention, detection, and investigation functions in both public and private organizations, including compliance mandates.  Prerequisites:  Criminal Justice 232, 334 and 353.

CRJ 461 – Senior Seminar
Selected topics of current interest.
Emphasizes critical analysis of current
research literature and development of
action projects by seminar members.
Integrates previous learning as a capstone
experience. Prerequisite: permission
of instructor.

CRJ 470 – Internship
Participation on staff of criminal justice
agency under co-supervision of faculty
and agency personnel. Field experience,
periodic conferences and seminars,
written and reading assignments
designed to combine theory and professional
practice. Prerequisite: permission
of instructor.

CRJ 490 – Independent Study
(1–6) IR
Exploration of criminal justice problems
in depth. Individual independent study
on plan submitted by the student.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Note: The figure following the title of the course indicates the credit hours per term. Courses that extend through two terms are shown as follows: (3, 3). Courses that are one term only are shown by: (3). Courses with variable credit are shown with the range of credit available, for example: (1-6).

The College reserves the right to cancel any course if registration does not justify continuance and to make changes in curricula at any time. 



Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D.
Director, Economic Crime Investigation
105 ECJS Building

(315) 792-3231
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