Kalamazoo Valley Community College

KVCC Catalog


LEN 101 Intro Law Enforc/Crim Justice
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is an introduction to the history, philosophy, concepts and problems of law enforcement. A survey is made of the various fields of law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Professional career opportunities are reviewed. Comment: This is a first semester level course.

LEN 102 Police Organization/Administra
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is an introduction to basic leadership, supervision and administrative concepts. Organizational behavior and issues specific to law enforcement agency administration are examined. REQUIRED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of LEN 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher is REQUIRED and successful completion of ENG 110 and/or ENG 127 with a grade of 2.0 or higher is required.

LEN 106 Criminal Law and Procedure
4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course provides a study of legal issues to conduct investigations, substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, court functions, civil law, and juvenile law. REQUIRED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of LEN 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher is REQUIRD and successful completion of ENG 110 and/or ENG 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher is REQUIRED.

LEN 132 Public Safety Report Writing
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course provides skill development in emergency medical technician, fire science, and police report writing. Topics include field notes, computer generated reports, narrative reports, case summaries, and correspondence. Basic grammar, sentence structure, and usage are reviewed. Recommended prerequisite: ENG 110 and/or instructor permission. Corequisite: Admission into the Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science, Law Enforcement Program or instructor permission. Comment: This is a second semester level course. Completion of LEN 101 and ENG 110 is recommended. Additional LEN course work is encouraged.

LEN 134 Ethics and the Law
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a study of the process of ethical decision making as it applies to the field of criminal justice. Both classical and contemporary readings in ethical decision making are used as a means to critically analyze cases in criminal justice decision making. Recommended prerequisite: LEN 101 or instructor permission. Comment: This is a first semester level course. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in LEN 101 is recommended. Additional LEN course work is encouraged.

LEN 203 Criminology
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is a study of the nature and extent of crime and various causation theories linked to criminal behavior. This is a second semester level course. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in LEN 101 is recommended.

LEN 204 Delinquency Prevention/Control
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is a study of the role of law enforcement and components of the criminal justice system that address juvenile delinquency. Various legal concepts, causation factors, and preventive measures are studied. REQUIRED PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of LEN 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

LEN 273 LEN Field Observation
1-0-0 to 6-0-0 (Field Work) Advanced students are placed at approved locations to act as field observers. Students will receive a variety of practical experiences. Prerequisite: Successful completion of LEN courses and registration authorization from the LEN Director.