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 Law Enforcement AAS program is designed to serve in-service peach officers and pre-service students wanting to become peace officers. The study of the activities of the agencies responsible for maintaining public order and enforcing the law, particularly the activities of prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and the apprehension of criminals. The role of a police officer as a crisis manager is explored as a critical piece of the criminal justice system.
Law Enforcement Program Outcomes
Examine the components of the criminal justice system (CRMJ 2120 Intro to CJ).
Critique the application of rights to criminal defendents as defined by the US Constitution (CRMJ 2200) Constitutional Law.
Examine the basic elements of criminal culpability including actus reus, mens rea, causation and concurrence (CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law).
Investigate the various functions that law enforcement agencies perform (CRMJ 1520 Law Enforcement Operations).
Analyze the major theories of crime causation to include biological, sociological, psychological, and life course perspectives of criminality (CRMJ 2400 Criminology).
Analyze sentencing philosophy within the United States (CRMJ 2350 Intro to Corrections).