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Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all criminal justice program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic structure and functions of the American Criminal Justice System, including the juvenile justice system.
  2. Discuss the development of the corrections system in the United States, including the systems of probation, parole and community supervision.
  3. Identify the structure and function of the Federal and State court systems.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the development of criminal law and criminal procedure.
  5. Discuss the effects of a culturally diverse society on the development of the Criminal Justice System.
  6. Understand the ethical and legal issues of criminal justice professionals.
  7. Assess the basic issues and problems in policing, the courts, and corrections in America.
  8. Identify the major sociological theories that may explain criminal behavior and delinquency.

Additionally, criminal justice program graduates will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes of the General Education components.