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 field. The social issues that plague the inter-structure of victims within our society and criminal justice system are explored.
Criminal Justice Program Outcomes:
Identify the major goals of the Criminal Justice System and its components.
Critique the application of rights to criminal defendants 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 US.