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Criminal Justice - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes


Program Goals

  1. Students will be able to read, analyze, and apply criminal justice texts, laws, and cases.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will be able to identify different types of primary sources of law.
      • Students will be able to locate primary sources of law including both those in print and those online.
      • Students will be able to apply laws and court decisions to other fact patterns.
        --Relates to Division Goals #3 and #4-- Relates to Gen Ed Goals of: Information Literacy; Critical Analysis/Reasoning; and Technological Competency.)
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  2. Students will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will create a variety of criminal-justice related written documents using accurate facts, grammar, and syntax.
      • Students will utilize effective oral communications as necessary of entry-level criminal justice professionals. --Relates to Division Goals #2, 3, 4, and 5
        --Relates to Gen Ed Goals of: Oral and Written Communication; Information Literacy; Critical Analysis/Reasoning; and Technological Competency.
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  3. Students will recognize common ethics-related situations encountered by criminal justice professionals, and will be prepared to respond appropriately. 
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will identify appropriate Codes of Ethics for criminal justice professionals.
      • Students will recognize citizen's rights as protected by the laws and Constitution of the United States.
      • Students will be aware of appropriate methods of reporting ethics violations.
        --Relates to Division Goals #6 and #7
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  4. Students will be prepared to work in the criminal justice field with sensitivity and recognition of cultural and socioeconomic differences.
       
    1. Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will recognize the concept of multiculturalism and its effect on the field of criminal justice.
      • Students will analyze the challenges encountered by criminal justice professionals relating to multiculturalism.
        --Relates to Division Goals #6 and #7
        --Relates to Gen Ed Goals of Personal and Civic Responsibility