Criminal Justice Associate in Science
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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