Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice AAS degree introduces students to various topics related to criminal justice and the law, such as corrections, criminal investigation, American court systems, and police organization and management.  Students will also be introduced to fields of study that impact the criminal justice field, such as abnormal psychology and crisis intervention.  

Upon successful completion of all Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic origins, structure, and operation of our American Criminal Justice system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when working within the field of criminal justice.
  • Articulate ethical implications of decision-making in a professional capacity.
  • Develop and demonstrate sufficient critical self-awareness to understand the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to criminal justice research and practice.
  • Identify and reflect upon the need for positive interaction between the Criminal Justice System and the community it serves.
  • Identify issues of diversity and human rights in relation to the workings of the criminal justice system.

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