PURPOSE: This program provides students with opportunities to develop and improve skills necessary for success as local, state or federal law enforcement or correctional officers; commercial and industrial security officers; and private or government investigators.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Persons entering the public or private sectors of criminal justice employment will be subjected to intensive physical agility tests, background investigations, psychological testing, personal interviews, physical examinations and polygraph examinations.
By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:
- Model appropriate and ethical behavior during criminal justice simulations.
- Identify and describe each component of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections), giving at least 2 examples of each part of the system.
- Explain the purpose of the juvenile justice system, including its history, rights of juveniles, and dispositional alternatives.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different theories for causation of crime.
- Analyze interactive approaches of law enforcement agencies and the citizenry they serve.
Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.