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A.S. in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice A.S. degree prepares students for transfer intorelated programs at a four-year college or university. This degree provides introductory level instruction in the six course areas designated by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences needed for program accreditation including: a) Administration of Justice; b) Corrections; c) Criminological Theory; d) Law Adjudication; e) Law Enforcement; and f) Research and Analytic Methods.
The Criminal Justice A.S. degree objectives enable graduating students to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary criminal justice system and the administration of justice;
- Explain the history, theory, practice, legal environment, development, and philosophy of corrections;
- Identify the nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims within the framework of criminological theory;
- Review law adjudication through study of criminal law, criminal procedures, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and judicial decision-making, and
- Analyze the history, theory, practice, legal environment, organization, and subcultures of law enforcement.
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