Associates Degree in Management of Criminal Justice

Online Criminal Justice Degree

 

Overview:

The Associates Degree in Criminal Justice (Management) program will give students the ability to analyze legal, operational, and managerial issues in the criminal justice field. From law enforcement management to corrections and court proceedings, you will possess the administrative knowledge to operate at every level of government: federal, state, county, and municipal.

Class instructors currently work in the field and provide a Christian perspective on the criminal justice system. Courses are designed to expand your foundation of the morals and ethics tested within the profession, better equipping you for the daily challenges of life on the job.

Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
Credits

64

Cost/Credit

$483

Total Cost

$30,912

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Goals / Objectives

  • Knowledge of public-sector management techniques within the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and development of constitutional, criminal, and administrative law, as they pertain to the management and operations of criminal justice activities at all levels of government: federal, state, and municipal
  • Ability to recognize the value of ethics and how it applies to criminal justice professionals
  • Ability to identify and evaluate theories for the causes of crime, and public policies that assist in the prevention of crime
  • Ability to demonstrate an appreciation of statistics in criminal justice decision-making and research
  • Ability to describe the roles and functions of law enforcement, corrections, and the courts in a modern democratic society
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing

 

Career Outlook

  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Court Administrator
  • Parole and probation supervisor
  • Criminal Justice Coordinator
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Intelligence analyst supervisor

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Associates Degree in Criminal Justice

Interpersonal Communication (COMM 201 EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Interpersonal Communication studies why communication breaks down in interpersonal relationships, focusing on such topics as perception, self-concept, nonverbals, listening, gender, self-disclosure, power, and conflict. Assignments lead students to a greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses as communicators. Cross-listed as PSY 201.
Developmental Writing & Reading (ENG 100) - Credits: 3

Course Description

DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH I emphasizes the improvement of written and verbal vocabularies and reading comprehension. In addition, it focuses on the application of basic English grammar usage to improve writing. Required of provisional students.
American Government (JPP 101) - Credits: 3

Course Description

American Government studies the basic foundations and underlying principles of American national, state, and local government.
Intro to Law Enforcement (JPP 102EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT studies the history, philosophy and functions of local police department, country sheriff departments, state law enforcement agencies and federal investigatory and intelligence gathering agencies.
Intermediate Algebra (MATH 121) - Credits: 3

Course Description

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA continues the study of algebra combining previously acquired algebraic knowledge with new topics. Content includes: real numbers, exponents, polynomials, linear equations, quadratic equations, systems of equations, functions, graphing, rational expressions, and determinants. Prerequisite: One year of college preparatory algebra in high school or equivalent.
Introduction to Writing (ENG 104 EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduction to Writing is designed for the student with a good high school background in writing, focuses on the process of written expression and gives practice in dealing with the various modes of discourse from free writing through research.
Criminology (JPP 103) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Criminology studies causations of crime, including sociological, psychological, biophysiological and free will theories.
Intro to Courts (JPP 104EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduction to Courts studies the history, philosophy and functions of American courts.
Substantive Criminal Law (JPP 207) - Credits: 3

Course Description

SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW studies definitions of law, definitions of crime, general principles of criminal responsibility, elements of the major crimes, punishments, conditions or circumstances, that may excuse criminal responsibility or mitigate punishment.
Bible as Literature (REL 100) - Credits: 3

Course Description

THE BIBLE is an overview of the Bible intended to acquaint the student with its background, content and messages. This introductory course satisfies the core curriculum requirements for Bible content for students who are not in a church-work program.
Christian Faith (REL 110) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CHRISTIAN FAITH is an overview of Christian theology intended to acquaint the students with key theological concepts as they relate to every day life. This introductory course satisfies the core curriculum requirement for Christian doctrine for students who are not in church-work program
Culture & Civilization Literature (ENG 103) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CIVILIZATIONS & WORLDVIEWS: LITERATURE provides practice and experience in reading and analyzing three primary genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to enjoy and appreciate a wide spectrum of literature, with an understanding of how best to undertake various types of critical analyses of a work.
Juvenile Theory (JPP 110) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Juvenile Theory studies the organizations, functions and jurisdiction of juvenile justice agencies along with the theories and causations of juvenile crime and antisocial behavior.
Introduction to Corrections (JPP 206) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduction to Corrections studies the history, philosophy and functions of the American correctional system.
Procedural Criminal Law (JPP 308) - Credits: 3

Course Description

PROCEDURAL CRIMINAL LAW examines the law relating to arrests, searches, and seizures by law enforcement officers as well as rules of evidence and courtroom procedures followed in court by prosecutors and defense attorneys
Contemporary Math (MATH 125) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS studies problem solving, structure and properties of the real number systems, number theory, principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, probability and geometry topics. Emphasis is on application to real life situations. Prerequisite: One year of high school college preparatory algebra and one year of geometry or MATH 121.
Cross-Cultural Communication (COMM 460) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION stresses individual participation in intercultural human transactions. The various obstacles of trust and understanding found between culturally diverse groups will be studied. Prerequisite: COMM 105 or 201, ENG 104.
World Views: History (HIST 103) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CIVILIZATION AND WORLDVIEWS: HISTORY provides the student with an examination of the chronology and major themes of Western Civilization through study of primary and secondary sources. Fulfills core history requirement.
Criminal Investigation (JPP 214) - Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION studies the criminal investigation process including interviewing, crime scene analysis, collection of evidence, and analysis of issues critical to investigations.
Terrorism (JPP 288) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Terrorism will introduce students to the phenomena of contemporary terrorism and extremism. Emphasis will be placed on extremism as a foundation for terrorist behavior, types of terrorism, and how governments and law enforcement agencies respond to terrorism.
General Psychology (PSY 101) - Credits: 3

Course Description

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY is an introductory survey course acquainting the student with the procedures, principles, theories and vocabulary of psychology as a science.

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