Criminal Justice, Certificate
This certificate offers those employed, or desiring to be employed, in law enforcement a way to improve career opportunities and placement through academic study.
|CJS* 101||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|CJS* 211||Criminal Law I||3|
|CJS* 220||Criminal Investigation||3|
|American Government or
State and Local Government
|Introduction to Sociology or
General Psychology I
|CJS* 105||Introduction to Law Enforcement||3|
|CJS* 120||Police & the Community||3|
|CJS* 213||Evidence and Court Procedure||3|
|POL* 212||Constitutional Law and Civil Rights||3|
PSY* 217/CJS* 272
Juvenile Delinquency or
Psychology of Criminal Behavior/Sociology of Criminal Behavior
|Total Credits Required: 30|
Division of Social Science and Hospitality: 860-512-2750
Upon successful completion of all Criminal Justice certificate program requirements, graduates will
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the language, terms and concepts of criminal justice and police administration.
2. Define and describe each component of the present criminal justice system.
3. Identify, describe and clarify problems existing in the present criminal justice system and propose ways of continued improvement of the system.
4. Identify the nature, origins, structure, purpose and constitutional limits of criminal law.
5. Identify the doctrines of complicity and inchoate crimes.
6. Identify the defenses of justification and excuse to an individual’s criminal liability.
7. Describe the roots of early common law and how it relates to statutory law.
8. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of criminal investigations.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of new and innovative investigation methods and techniques.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of laws of evidence as it relates to the criminal justice field.
11. Identify courtroom procedures.
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2753