- Orange Beach, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Criminal Justice
- Program Description:
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The Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice prepares entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds in the theoretical foundations, knowledge, skills, and practices of criminal justice operations. This study enables students to develop rational decisions and informed responses to challenges facing law enforcement, corrections and court operations as well as criminology characteristics of juvenile delinquency and the influence on criminal justice policies and procedures. Additionally, this study provides students with a working comprehension of constitutional and criminal law in contrast to judicial process. Students completing this program will be prepared for entry-level positions in local, state and federal criminal justice programs including law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, court operations, and related fields in security. This program promotes a commitment to continued scholarship and service among graduates as future members of the criminal justice profession in a manner that remains conducive to enhancing professionalism in a diverse community.
To achieve the objective of this program, the following learning outcomes have been established:
- Students will be able to evaluate the three main components of a Criminal Justice system, to include theoretical foundations, and their interrelationship to societal values, norms, and more.
- Students will be able to evaluate the roles and challenges of juvenile justice agencies.
- Students will be able to examine the psychology of crime and its interrelationship to the development of the criminal lifestyle.
- Students will be able to explain the interdependence between applicable laws and best practices and the code of criminal procedure and judicial processes.
Estimated time of completion of this program is three years.
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