2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice, CA [CRJ-CT, 30 Total Credits]

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The Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Justice is intended to provide students with the skills, abilities, and knowledge needed in order to become criminal justice practitioners. The certificate addresses both the legal and professional aspects of the criminal justice system while integrating crime control and identifying factors that contribute to deviant behavior. The certificate prepares students seeking entry-level employment in some positions within the field.


  1. Summarize the three components (police, corrections, and the courts) of the criminal justice system and the workings of these institutions in society.

  2. Compare and contrast society’s concept of justice with the limitations of the criminal justice system.

  3. Analyze the overall problem of crime in the United States, including different types of crimes.

  4. Evaluate current issues related to crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders.

General Education Requirements (3 Credits)

Communications (3 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (27 Credits)

Electives (Choose 6 Credits)

any CRJ prefix course not used above


Computation included in CRJ 270

Human Relations included in CRJ 104

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