NWCCD 2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
NWCCD 2022-2023 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Criminal Justice AA

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The Criminal Justice AA program is designed to serve in-service criminal justice practitioners, pre-service students who desire immediate employment after graduation, students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and those interested in criminal justice related topics. It is designed primarily for transfer to a four-year institution.

Program Outcomes:
  1. Examine the components of the criminal justice system (CRMJ 2120 Introduction to Criminal Justice)

  2. Critique the application of rights to criminal defendants as defined by the United States Constitution (CRMJ 2200 Constitutional Law)

  3. Examine the basic elements of criminal culpability including actus reus, mens rea, causation and concurrence (CRMJ 2210 Criminal Law)

  4. Investigate the various functions that law enforcement agencies perform (CRMJ 1520 Law Enforcement Operations)

  5. Analyze the major theories of crime causation to include biological, sociological, psychological, and life course perspectives of criminality (CRMJ 2400 Criminology)

  6. Analyze sentencing philosophy within the United States (CRMJ 2350 Introduction to Corrections)

This program may be offered online.

Required Course of Study:

Freshman Year

Spring Semester - 15-16 credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 14 credits

Total Credit Hours: 61-62

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