Some of the best crime fighters in America use nothing more than a telephone or a test tube. Learn more about our Online Criminal Justice Associates Degree.
This course introduces students to practical information literacy skills necessary to be successful in an era of digital revolution including: the evolution of the computer, Internet, and World Wide Web; application-based projects; database design and usage; and information management and assessment. The course will allow students to develop hands-on experience and proficiency in Internet and library research, Word, Excel, and advanced PowerPoint design.
This course examines the United States criminal justice process from law enforcement to the administration of justice through corrections. It discusses the history and philosophy of the system and introduces various career opportunities. Additionally, this course will provide a background for more in-depth study in later Criminal Justice courses.
This course studies the general principles of criminal liability, including the justification of punishment, general concepts fact and fault, principles of justification and excuse, the significance of resulting harm, and accountability for acts of others. Certain specific crimes, such as murder and manslaughter, are also examined.
This course focuses on the dynamics of the courthouse (Juvenile, Appellate, Federal, and State). It will examine the procedural requirements for judicial processing of criminal offenders, concepts of evidence sufficiency, standards of proof, due process, and constitutional safeguards.
This course focuses on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, the privilege against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel. The need to protect the public and enhance law enforcement efficiency and individual defendants from abuse at the hands of the state will be examined.
In this course, students will develop the writing, analytical, and grammar skills necessary for producing college-level essays. Students are introduced to practical strategies that they can use to think critically, read analytically and respond effectively in writing.The course will cover basic principles of transactional writing and the documentation of source material, as well as a review of some essential grammatical principles.
In this course, students build upon the analytical and writing skills developed in ENG101 with the goal of creating more extensive and sophisticated college papers. Through close reading and analysis of selected texts, students will develop the research and compositional skills necessary for higher level work. An annotated bibliography and a research paper are required.
This course provides an introductory survey to the discipline of psychology - the study of human behavior. Emphasis is placed on the following topics: understanding the major theoretical viewpoints of psychology; the process of human growth and development-biological, emotional, intellectual, and social; personality development; and patterns of normal and abnormal behavior. A student must have a minimum English standing of ENG 101 to enroll in this course.
This course provides students with an introduction to the sociological understanding of human interaction, group processes, social structures, and social change. Students study basic concepts, theories, and methods of sociological investigations. A student must have a minimum English standing of ENG 101 to enroll in this course.
This is a course in the fundamentals of effective oral and nonverbal communication that develops a greater ease in expressing one's thoughts effectively. The course focuses on both formal and informal public-speaking exercises.
This course introduces students to the profession, industry, and academic discipline of corrections. It presents how the correctional system really works as far as the operation of corrections in the United States. It focuses on the structure of correctional systems, the operations of correctional institutions and programs, the evolutionary and political development of corrections, and the goals of corrections in today's society. Job opportunities in corrections are explored throughout the course.
This course examines the police role and law enforcement policy in the total justice process. Police organizations, personnel issues, management and operations, as well as coordination and consolidation of police service, police integrity, and community relations are covered.
The protection of individual rights under the Constitution with emphasis on the Bill of Rights and the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses are covered in this course. Specific topics to be discussed are rights of the defendant, racial discrimination, sex discrimination, and Congressional protection of civil rights.
This course is designed to introduce students to the origin and development of the juvenile justice system, specifically the juvenile court. Emphasis is placed upon laws, juvenile offenders and police involvement, diversion programs, detention, adjudication, after care, foster homes, non-delinquent children in the justice system and juvenile gangs.
This course will introduce students to both forensic communication techniques and general communication standards within the various fields of criminal justice. This course will provide students with practical skills in reading body language, lie detection, forensic interviewing, criminal interrogation and the mechanics and science of report writing. This course will focus, specifically, on the latest science in the field of forensic communications, practical applications in the field, standards for admissibility in judicial settings as well as moral and ethical considerations.
This course reviews and strengthens skills in algebra and logical thinking. The course will begin with a review of linear equations in one and two variables, inequalities and graphing. Additional topics include: literal equations, functions, polynomial, exponential, and rational expressions, factoring, radical expressions and quadratic equations, and absolute value equations. Real world applications will be found throughout the course. Students who have already passed MAT 102 cannot take this course.
Who teaches my classes?
Most of our evening classes are taught by professors who are currently working in their field. You can begin making professional connections inside the classroom!