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Criminal Justice


Institution:
Program: Criminal JusticeMore Information
Degree or Certificate: BS / Bachelor of Science
Department: Criminal Justice
Program website:
Program specializations: Concentrations in:
-Forensic Science
-Law Enforcement
-Special Populations
Program mission statement: To prepare students to demonstrate knowledge and abilities in criminal justice and juvenile justice processes, law enforcement, law adjudication and corrections. The primary goal of this program is to prepare students to become qualified criminal justice professionals.
Professional accreditation: Not Applicable
Program learning outcomes:
What Will I Learn?
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B.S. in Criminal Justice Program Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a vital career in criminal justice and related professions.
2. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of criminology, including the causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims.
3. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of criminal justice and juvenile justice processes.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law enforcement principles including police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law adjudication including criminal law, prosecution, defense, court procedures, and legal decision-making processes.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of corrections and parole, including incarceration, community-based corrections and treatment of offenders, as well as alternatives to traditional parole.

Click on the "more information" button for outcomes for selected program concentrations.More Information
Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?: AIU Online uses rubrics to assess program learning outcomes. Each outcome is directly assessed and represents students' academic achievement. Students' papers and projects are randomly selected for analysis, and then they are scored per the scale below by program chairs / faculty. The data is from the Quarter 1, 2009 period. This assessment demonstrates the link between performance skills and program outcomes.

Rating Scale:
1 = Failure to meet competency
2 = Developing Competency
3 = Accomplished Competency
4 = Exemplary Competency

Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of criminal justice and juvenile justice processes. = 3.1
Demonstrate foundational knowledge of criminology, including the causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims. = 3.5
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law enforcement principles including police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints. = 3.3
Results of External Exams/Assessments: What third-party assessments will measure what I have learned?: Not Applicable