Criminal Justice: Corrections CPCC

Description: Human Resources

Intended Program Outcomes:
This less than one-year program leading to a career pathways certificate of completion in law enforcement offers the student an opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of law enforcement, criminal investigation, criminology, and how the criminal justice system functions as a whole.  Learning experiences in this program are designed to assist the student in realizing the following outcomes:

  • Identify historical and philosophical evolution of theories explaining criminal and delinquent behavior.
  • Identify the historical and philosophical evolution of law enforcement, courts, and correctional systems in the American criminal justice system.
  • Describe and relate the constitutional rights and responsibilities of citizens, offenders, and victims as they apply to state, federal and procedural laws.
  • Identify the characteristics of professional integrity and ethical standards for criminal justice professionals.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of law enforcement professionals as they relate to cultural diversity and establishing positive community relations.
  • Demonstrate competence in core skill areas and in written and oral communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Employment opportunities include correctional officer, work release counselor, and corrections technician in private, local, state, or federal agencies.

CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ130 Correctional Systems and Practices 3
CJ200 Theories of Crime and Delinquency 3
CJ212 Criminal Investigation 3
CJ214 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
CJ222 Procedural Law 3
CJ227 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ132 Probation & Parole: Systems & Practices 3
or CJ232 Correctional Casework Counseling (3)
CJ225 Correctional Law 3
COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher) 4
WR121 English Composition (or higher) 4

(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)

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