The Criminal Justice program provides you with knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored. Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Formulate knowledge of the roles and interrelationships between the principal components of the criminal justice system (i.e., law enforcement, the courts, parole, juvenile justice system, and corrections).
- Analyze a working knowledge of criminal law and the elements of various crimes.
- Appraise knowledge of the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes and the related restrictions on law enforcement
- Distinguish a fundamental understanding of the role that crime plays in our society.
- Examine detection and investigation procedures and techniques utilized in the criminal justice system.