Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Program Outcomes

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

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

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