Criminal Justice Associate in Science

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Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program of study, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of current issues, concepts, philosophies, and theories in the field of Criminal Justice.
  • Explain and discuss various theories of crime causation and societal response, and the techniques of prevention and treatment of crime.
  • Describe the role of the courts in the administration of justice.
  • Apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of citizens and regulate criminal justice agencies.
  • Identify and discuss procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest and search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of evidence.
  • Explain principles of effective law enforcement and security administration.
  • Describe the structure and procedures of juvenile court; the function and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies; and the processing and disposition of juvenile cases.
  • Articulate the role of corrections in the criminal justice system.
  • Think logically and critically in order to formulate, present, and defend logical arguments.
  • Comprehend information presented in written or spoken form, and communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
  • Apply the knowledge of ethical principles with the high standards expected of criminal justice practitioners.

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