November 27, 2017 James Revillini

Criminal Justice

Associate in Science Degree

Program Coordinator: Michael Emanuel, Jr., 860.738.6389

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Explain and identify the structure and function of the criminal justice system.
2. Explain and identify the philosophy of community policing and its impact on the criminal justice system.
3. Explain and identify the programs facing various segments of the criminal justice system.
4. Explain and identify elements of the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the criminal justice system.
5. Apply the basic concepts of criminal law.
6. Explain and identify sociological aspects of criminology, juvenile delinquency and street gangs.
7. Examine realistic incidents and cases through local internship opportunities.
8. Interpret criminal investigations through mock crime scenes and real-life scenarios.
9. Transfer to 4-year colleges to further their education in criminal justice.
10. Apply for career opportunities on a state or local level.
11. Examine real world, cutting edge topics in special topics courses.

Coursework

SEMESTER 1

ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
CJS* 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice – 3 credits
PSY* 111 General Psychology I – 3 credits
COM* 173 Public Speaking – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective – 3 credits (MAT* 137 or MAT* 167 recommended)

SEMESTER 2

CJS* 258 Street Gangs & Organized Crime – 3 credits
JS* 120 Police & The Community – 3 credits
CJS* Criminal Justice Elective – 3 credits (CJS* 225 – Forensic Science recommended)
Natural Science Elective – 3/4 credits
Social Science Elective OR Behavioral Science Elective – 3 credits (SOC* 240 – Criminology or SOC* 241 – Juvenile Delinquency recommended)

SEMESTER 3

CJS* 211 Criminal Law I – 3 credits
CJS* 220 Criminal Investigation – 3 credits
CJS* 291 Criminal Justice Practicum – 3 credits
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology – 3 credits
CJS* 250 Police Organization and Administration – 3 credits

SEMESTER 4

CJS* 102 Introduction to Corrections – 3 credits
CJS* 213 Evidence & Criminal Procedures – 3 credits
HIS* 201 HIS* 202 U.S. History I OR US History II – 3 credits
Humanities or Arts Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits CSJ* 298 – Three 1-credit criminal justice courses recommended

TOTAL CREDITS 60 (61)

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