Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement CPCC
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.
Successful completion of this certificate program will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to qualify for an entry-level position in private, local, state, or federal agencies or as a loss prevention specialist. Many departments require college course work or degrees in addition to civil service requirements, including a background investigation.
|CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ110 Police Systems and Practices||3|
|CJ200 Theories of Crime and Delinquency||3|
|CJ210 Police and Community||3|
|CJ212 Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ214 Criminal Justice Report Writing||3|
|CJ220 Criminal Law||3|
|CJ222 Procedural Law||3|
|CJ227 Ethics in Criminal Justice||3|
|COM111 Fundamentals of Speech (or higher)||4|
|WR121 English Composition (or higher)||4|
(Information based on the 2013-14 BMCC Academic Catalog)