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C.C., Gang Investigations Certificate

Certificate Type: C.C.
Major Code: GANG-CC
CIP: 0743010705

This program prepares students for careers in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, juvenile courts, human and social service organizations and juvenile agencies. The curriculum emphasizes the techniques these agencies utilize to address youth violence and provides graduates the skills to combat the serious crisis of juvenile delinquency and gang violence in the United States. Department consent required. Students must successfully complete an internship application process through the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Students will be required to complete a background check. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Criminal Justice Technology.

Major Courses
Not availableCCJ1512Gangs and Terrorism
This course introduces the student to the interrelationships of gangs, drug traffickers, conspiracy and terrorism. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of legal elements of a criminal conspiracy to include terrorism operations, drug interdiction and gang organizations.
AvailableDSC1002Introduction to Terrorism
This course is an in-depth historical look at terrorism and its origins, types and history that will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to understand the background of yesterday and the evolution of terrorism today. Religions and nations are covered in the investigation of terrorism, its many different factions and their relationships. Discussions will explore the kinds of efforts being expanded around the world to find ways to deter or discover terrorism and find other ways to deal with it. Students will examine what the future of terrorism might be in the 21st Century.
AvailableCCJ2509Introduction to Gangs and Crime
This course provides the student with an overview of street gangs, the social factors and the general classifications necessary for law enforcement, corrections and public safety professional. This course explores the history, membership, activity, current trends and influence of street gangs. Students will be challenged to define community-based solutions and strategies to combat the criminal activity associated with street gangs.
AvailableCCJ2511Intervention and Prosecution Techniques for Gangs
This course provides the student with the knowledge and strategies to vigorously target, investigate, prosecute and prevent resurgence of criminal street gangs. This course provides an overview of the origins of gangs, the relationship between gang organizations and identification and investigation of criminal street gang members and organizations. The student will explore the factors and programs that can deter and impact gang membership and the prosecution of encountered criminal street gangs throughout the country.
This course is designed to provide the student with supervised work experience in public safety or social services institutions that deal with the prevention, intervention, suppression or prosecution of gang crime or activity. Participation in this course may be voluntary or paid at the discretion of the institution. The student must fulfill the requirements of a minimum of 60 hours on-the-job work experience. The student will be required to complete a writing assignment related to the work experience. Department consent required. Students must successfully complete an internship application process through the Sheriff's Office. Students will be required to complete a criminal background check.
Not availableCJC2212The Incarceration Connection
This course provides an overview of the correctional and detention structure and the management skills necessary to understand the threat of criminal street gangs. The student will gain an understanding of the influences of gang members during incarceration and the connection to the community.
AvailableCJC2000Introduction to Corrections
This course is a study of corrections for students of criminal justice to enable them to understand the development and conduct of its complexity and scope historically, traditionally, operationally and legally.
Not availableCJE1177Central America Gang Assessment
This course provides the student with an overview of the gang presence and criminal activity in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico and the rationale for the United States' interest in understanding the gang phenomena in these countries. Students will explore the severity of the gang problems, causes and risk factors for gang activity. Students will examine the current strategic and programmatic recommendations to impact gang activity in these countries.
AvailableCCJ2647Organized Crime
This course is an examination of organized crime, including structures, persons involved and their role, history and activities and the issues surrounding efforts to define and control it.
Not availableCJE1204Contemporary Topics in Gang Investigation
This course examines the unique and contemporary gang-related investigation topics, problems and issues that deserve greater exploration and analysis as the body of knowledge related to gang investigation evolves. The student will be introduced to the contemporary issues surrounding the course topics, historical perspectives, foundational philosophies and strategies and programs within the context of the course topics.
Not availableCJE2262Technology and Gang Intelligence Sharing
This course provides students with a working understanding of the technology available for communication, how that technology can be used by gangs and others inclined to engage in criminal activity and how that technology can be used by police, courts and corrections officers to identify criminal activity through intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination. This course explores the historical use of technology, provides a sampling of technology available in the present and looks at possibilities for improvements in the future. Students will learn to identify uses for technology, demonstrate a familiarity with available technology and engage in collaboratively designing and using technological frameworks to gather, analyze and share simulated intelligence.
Total Credits:24

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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