This program prepares students to work in a public or private agency in law enforcement or corrections. Public agencies may employ graduates in police departments, county sheriff departments and state police agencies. Private employers of graduates may include security services, insurance services, the gaming industry and other industries. The program attracts students who are interested in criminal justice and social justice issues. This program also enables those already employed to expand and gain advanced training in the field.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Identify each component of the criminal justice system and explain its purpose and function.
Recognize the functional operation of the juvenile justice system and identify moral dilemmas in the criminal justice field.
Explain the components of a law or statute and apply the United States Bill of Rights to the operation of the criminal justice system.
Describe the variety of methods used in evidence collection and identify the courtroom value of physical and testimonial evidence.