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CMRJ515 - Sexual Exploitation/Children

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ515 Course ID: 2587 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will examine the social and legal problems involved with the sexual exploitation of children. Major issues that will be examined in this course will be child pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking, pedophilia, and international child abuse issues. This course will also explore options utilized for enforcement of the current laws designed to protect children from these crimes.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate and explain the following seven primary learning objectives:

CO1: Synthesize knowledge of investigative techniques involved in the investigation of child sexual abuse, considerations prosecutors use to determine filing sexual abuse charges, and special issues concerning the child victim as a witness at trial.

CO2: Analyze the offenders and the root causes of their behavior.

CO3: Explain the history of issues surrounding child sexual exploitation, characteristics of parties involved in the investigative process, and the multidimensional aspects of and the investigation of child molesters.

CO4: Dissect a variety of child sex trafficking related issues, including legal issues surrounding the treatment of and investigation of parties, as well as victim issues.

CO5: Analyze an assortment of child pornography related issues, including, but not limited to, the victim issues, consumers, and laws.

CO6: Assess the law enforcement response and interventions currently in practice.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Exams 50.00 %
CMRJ 515 Mid-term Examination 25.00 %
CMRJ515 Final Exam 25.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Week 7 Research Paper 20.00 %
Assignments 4.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 4.00 %
Forums 25.00 %
Forum Week 1 3.13 %
Forum Week 2 3.13 %
Forum Week 3 3.13 %
Forum Week 4 3.13 %
Forum Week 5 3.13 %
Forum Week 6 3.13 %
Forum Week 7 3.13 %
Forum Week 8 3.13 %
Intro Post 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.