One-Credit Courses

You are here

First Responder Crisis Management  

This course will seek to define various crisis situations and responses in modern law enforcement via the use of case studies, practical "hands on" demonstrations and guest speakers. This course may include a "field learning trip" to the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (specifically the operations center).

Instructor: Anthony J. Giaimo III, Superintendent, Tredyffrin Township Police Department

Interview and Interrogation Techniques

This course will define various benchmarks in the realm of detecting deception through statement analysis from a Law Enforcement perspective. Students will explore case studies and historical events to define and categorize various benchmarks in statement analysis. Additionally, students will critique famous and historical statements for aspects of deception responses. A "real time" and interactive (practical) exercise will be utilized with role players. Finally, students will perform a complete statement analysis and prepare subsequent interrogation format.

Instructor: Anthony J. Giaimo III, Superintendent, Tredyffrin Township Police Department

Corrections: Inside Prison

In this course students will learn the intricacies of managing a correctional facility with all its nuances and mandates. The class meets on Friday for lecture and overview. On Saturday, a field trip to the correctional facility will allow students to experience firsthand the anxieties of incarceration by following in the footsteps of real life arrestees from commitment to discharge. By speaking directly with the officers and residents, they will learn details about "Life on the Inside", (rehabilitation, training, classification, gang identification, C.E.U., and contraband). Students must provide their own transportation to the prison. On Sunday, students meet on campus for a review and discussion.

Instructor: D. Edward McFadden, Warden, Chester County Prison

Introduction to Probation and Parole

This course will explain the history, nature and purposes of probation and parole as alternatives to incarceration. It will describe the advantages and disadvantages of these community-based correction methods, the tools used to monitor the offender in the community, and strategies employed to reduce recidivism. It will also define the role of the probation and parole officer and the challenges of the profession.

Instructor: Michele M. Anastacio, Probation and Parole Officer, Chester County

White Collar Crime

This course will explore what is known as "white collar crime". Students will be introduced to the deceptions that are used for illegal financial gain, such as the ever growing issues associated with Identity theft, employee embezzlement, bank fraud, computer fraud and counterfeiting in general. Other topics will include investment schemes, money laundering, insurance fraud, telemarketing and lottery fraud. High profile case studies such as Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Anderson, and Martha Stewart will be discussed.

Instructor: John R. Bailey, M.A.S., Magistrate Judge

Anatomy of a Criminal Trial

In this course we will examine a criminal trial from the charging documents through jury deliberations. Students will analyze statutes and evidence, brainstorm prosecution and defense strategies and participate in opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments. Students will also discuss the jury process.

Instructor: Nathan Schenker, Esquire, First Assistant Public Defender, Chester County

Instructor: James Allen McMullen, Esquire, Public Defender, Chester County

Capital Punishment—Death Penalty

In this course we will study the law regarding most serious of criminal conduct, criminal homicide. Criminal homicide is a general category divided into levels, or degrees, of murder and manslaughter.  We will be looking at how these levels are defined and how they reflect the defendant’s actions and mental state. We will discuss some of the defenses that may be raised to charges of criminal homicide. We will also be looking at the potential punishment for these offenses with an emphasis on the death penalty. In studying the death penalty we will focus on its history, how it is uniquely incorporated in the trial process and how it effects and impacts that process. We will look at statutory materials, court decisions and social science studies, to gain some insight into this complicated and controversial area of law.

Instructor: Nathan Schenker, Esquire, First Assistant Public Defender, Chester County

International Crime

While most criminal justice academics, professionals, and researchers focus on problems related to domestic criminality, another type of serious criminality occurs at the international level.  “International crimes” are violations of international criminal law, while “transnational crimes” refer to violations of the laws of more than one country.  This course covers both types of law violations and seeks to familiarize the student with the distinct types of causation, victimization, and control problems the global community faces as nation states become increasingly interdependent. 

Instructor: George S. Yacoubian, Jr., Ph.D.

PA Prisons and Punishment

This survey of corrections in Pennsylvania begins with the Walnut Street Jail and includes the experiment of solitary confinement and forms of punishment in today's modern penal institutions. A Saturday tour of historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is part of the course.

Instructor: Michele M. Anastacio, Probation and Parole Officer, Chester County

Cybercrime

This course will introduce students to the types of technology crimes committed in whole or in part through the use of computers and other high technologies. The course will examine Hackers, Phreakers, and Crackers as well as Identity theft and Cyber Sex Crimes. At the conclusion of the course students will be familiar with cybercrime types and be able to identify key components of those crimes. Students will also be able to identify the criminal justice systems response to these crimes and attributes, which inhibit law enforcements investigative response to these crimes.

Instructor: Jim Konieczny, Detective, Tredyffrin Township Police Department

1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345
p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery
Copyright ©2014 All Rights Reserved

1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Immaculata University | Copyright ©2014 All Rights Reserved | Federal Compliance Links | Clery