NWCCD 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
NWCCD 2022-2023 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

Criminal Justice AS

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The Criminal Justice AS 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 Intro to CJ).

  2. Critique the application of rights to criminal defendents as defined by the US Constitution (CRMJ 2200 Constitutional Law).

  3. Examine the basic elements of criminal culpability including actus reus, mens rea, and 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 and psychological, and life course perspectives of criminality (CRMJ 2400 Criminology).

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

This program may be offered online

Required Course of Study: 

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 credits

Spring Semester - 15 credits

Total Credit Hours: 61-62

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