Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 8,000 credit and non-credit students per year.
The Criminal Justice: Victim Advocacy AAS deals with the issues, problems, and solutions of victims within the criminal justice filed. The social issues that plague the inter-structure of victims within our society and criminal justice are explored.
Criminal Justice Program Outcomes:
• Identify the major goals of the Criminal Justice System and it’s components.
• Critique the application of rights to criminal defendents and criminal procedure as defined by the US Constitution.
• Identify the basic elements of criminal culpability such as actus reus and mens rea and causation and concurrence.
• Survey the various functions that law enforcement agencies perform.
• Analyze the major theories of crime causation to include biological, sociological and psychological perspectives.
• Describe sentencing philosophy and identify the central purpose of criminal punishment within the United States.