Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Science
Protecting society, for many it’s beyond a career…it’s a calling.
- If you’re interested in keeping your community safe and want to help prevent crime, then a criminal justice degree is right for you.
- Students will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as private security, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, inmate management, procedural criminal law, counterterrorism, community relations and more.
- At Brookline, we understand a solid foundation of criminal justice practices and processes can be the difference in advancing your career. Additionally, we recognize the importance of an education in general studies.
- Our criminal justice program incorporates both the basics of a liberal arts education with the critical elements of a degree in law enforcement and legal studies.
- 53,400 police officer jobs are projected to be added nationally between 2016-2026. (1)
- 7% growth is projected nationally between 2016-26, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. (1)
- Police Officers
- Immigration and Customs Inspectors
- Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Correctional Officer or Jailers
- Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
What Classes will I Take?
- Private Security
- Procedural Criminal Law
What are typical class hours?
Morning Classes: Start at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm.
Evening Classes: Start at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.
Breaks are scheduled after 50 minutes of instruction and last for 10 minutes.
Procedural Criminal Law
120 CREDITS – 1830 CONTACT HOURS – 120 WEEKS
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program provides students with a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, which will help them address a range of issues within the field of justice administration. It examines, the theoretical causes of criminality, the methods of criminal justice research, and aspects of professionalism and ethics for criminal justice practitioners. Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek entry-level opportunities or advance in career fields including corrections, juvenile justice, courts, security, probation, and law enforcement.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, graduates will:
- Identify and understand the nature and functions of the criminal justice system.
- Describe Due Process and its role in our justice system.
- Explain the major theories of criminal behavior from a historical, sociological, and contemporary perspective.
- Understand the need for effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in criminal justice.
- Demonstrate the techniques used for report writing, the use of force, control procedures, giving testimony, courtroom behavior and crime scene protection.
- Describe the State and Federal Criminal Court Structure.
- Demonstrate an understanding of trends, issues, and ethics of criminal justice.
- Evaluate the nature, extent, causation, and prevention of crime, including the ability to apply and critique the major theories relevant to those causes.
- Analyze the major historical and contemporary issues facing the criminal justice system, including events, information, programs, policies, and concepts that affect the operation of criminal justice agencies.
- Demonstrate full comprehension of the investigative process by providing a thorough overview of the fundamental crime scene procedures, and the recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence.
|Program Concentration – 54 Credits – 810 Contact hours||Credit Hours||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Practicum|
|CJ 100 Criminal Justice System||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 105 Corrections||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 112 Criminology||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 116 Private Security||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 122 Communications in Criminal Justice||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 126 Criminal Investigations||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 212 Juvenile Justice||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 250 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 260 Procedural Criminal Law||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 270 Substantive Criminal Law||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 282 Ethics in Criminal Justice||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 290 Terrorism||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 300 Supervision and Management in Criminal Justice||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 350 Correctional Strategies||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 360 Computer-based Crime||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 410 Legal Research||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 430 Criminalistics||3||45||0||0|
|CJ 460 Violence in America||3||45||0||0|
|General Education - 39 Credits - 615 Contact hours||Credit Hours||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Practicum|
|Open Comm – Communication or CO 415||3||45||0||0|
|Open Soc Sci – Social/Behavioral Science||3||45||0||0|
|Open Hum – Humanities or HU 200||3||45||0||0|
|LI 310 Contemporary Literature||3||45||0||0|
|PH 330 Decision Making||3||45||0||0|
|Open Ethics – Ethics or PH 410||3||45||0||0|
|Open Stats – Stats or QN 220||3||45||0||0|
|CP 100 Word Processing and Presentations||3||30||30||0|
|CP 101 Spreadsheets and Databases||3||30||30||0|
|PD 299 Professional Development||3||45||0||0|
|SS 100 Student Success||3||45||0||0|
|Lower Electives – 9 Credits – 135 Contact hours||Credit Hours||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Practicum|
|Upper Level Electives – 18 Credits – 270 Contact hours||Credit Hours||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours|
The criminal justice field is comprised of three areas: law enforcement, courts system, and correction system. These components work together to deter and punish crimes, as well as protect the communities they serve.
Skills needed to work in the criminal justice field include good communication, attention to detail, inductive and deductive reasoning, ability to work under pressure, and more.
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- Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
- Program length: 120 weeks.
- More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
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(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.
We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.
Five Simple Steps:
- Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the Criminal Justice program is all about.
- Complete a Visitor Information Form.
- Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
- Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
- Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.
Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.
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