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Criminal Justice

10-504-5 Associate Degree (AAS) 63 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Join the ranks of those who protect and serve with a rewarding career in criminal justice. You’ll gain an overview of the role of the criminal justice system in our society and will become familiar with law enforcement, corrections, criminal procedures, juvenile law and constitutional law. In addition, you’ll gain skills in communication, crime prevention, report writing and forensic science applications. This program will prepare you for a career in many of the criminal justice related fields.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (39 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Introduction to Corrections
10-504-201
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines the concept of punishment and its form, functions, and enforcement throughout history, with an emphasis on the operation, structure, clientele, and issues confronting the institutions, agencies, and programs encompassing the corrections system including jails, prisons, and probation and parole.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR completion of appropriate Program Prep course(s); Coreq: ACE 94900315 for Criminal Justice, Security & Asset, and Forensic Science students
Criminal Justice Ethics
10-504-202
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thoughts. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues in law enforcement. Student will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior within society/law enforcement and also apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR completion of appropriate Program Prep course(s); Coreq: ACE 94900315 for Criminal Justice, Security & Asset, and Forensic Science students
Criminal Justice System
10-504-204
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Distinguish the roles of courts and law enforcement agencies; identify the purpose of law enforcement in American society; describe how professionalism and ethics relate to law enforcement; understand crime in America; explain basic aspects of criminal law; gain an understanding of sentencing of offenders as it relates to prison and jails; compare adult and juvenile justice.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Sent) >= 18 OR completion of appropriate Program Prep course(s); Coreq: A.C.E. (94900315) for Criminal Justice and Security & Asset students only
Crime Prevention Principles
10-504-203
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. This course explores ways to protect personal items. In this course students will understand the different types of glazing materials, environmental design, principles of lighting, how to conduct a building survey, hold community meetings and continue to educate the public.
Communicating Professionally
10-504-207
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Apply knowledge of the communication process, communication techniques, integrate verbal and physical intervention skills, develop strategies to obtain information in a variety of situations, differentiate between an interview and an interrogation, and analyze information for consideration as corroborative evidence.
Prereq: Criminal Justice System (10504204) or Intro to Corrections (10504201) and Criminal Justice Ethics (10504202) or active in Security & Asset Protection Studies (105043)
Criminal Procedures
10-504-208
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Identify basic concepts of criminal law; analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes against persons have been committed; analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes against property have been committed; and analyze facts, circumstances, and situations and determine which crimes involving drugs, alcohol or other criminal activity have been committed.
Prereq: Criminal Justice System (10504204) OR Intro to Corrections (10504201) OR enrolled in Forensic Science plan
Introduction to Forensic Science
10-504-110
3Credit
72
90
72 hours in class and estimate 90 hours outside of class. Explores the applications of science in the field of crime scene management from the crime scene to the courtroom and beyond. Students will focus on the examination and reconstruction of various crime scenes with the emphasis on the identification, collection, documentation and preservation of physical evidence.
Prereq: ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score 83 or greater and Reading score 54 or greater or completion of program prep courses OR not pursuing a degree. Coreq: A.C.E. (94900315) for Forensic Science students only
Writing Reports
10-504-205
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explain the context of report writing, take effective field notes, organize information in reports, write narratives, describe what information should be included in certain types of reports, prepare for court, describe how to be an effective witness, and testify as a witness in court.
Prereq: Criminal Justice System 10504204 and Criminal Justice Ethics 10504202 OR enrolled in Security & Asset Protection Studies, OR Private Investigation Specialist OR Forensic Science
Juvenile Procedures
10-504-209
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Describe the juvenile justice system; describe how juveniles in need of protection or services or delinquent are handled; identify constitutional law issues relevant to juveniles; analyze the role of law enforcement and other agencies in responding to and investigating child maltreatment; and recognize the unique investigative issues for missing children.
Prereq: Criminal Procedures 10504208 OR enrolled in Child Protection Investigator certificate
Police Community Relations
10-504-210
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Identify available community resources; explain the rewards and challenges of a diverse society; evaluate communication barriers with the public; respond to hate crimes; apply statutory requirements for emergency detentions and emergency protective placements of persons; apply crisis intervention principles and techniques; describe policing strategies; and apply principles of crime prevention.
Prereq: Communicating Professionally 10504207 and English Composition 10801136 OR Written Communication 10801195 and Think Critically and Creatively 10809103
Employment Strategies
10-504-206
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed for students seeking employment in such public or private emergency services as law enforcement, firefighting, security and emergency medical services. This course requires practical application of classroom information pertaining to employment applications and interviews as well as physical fitness.
Prereq: Criminal Justice System 10504204 OR Intro to Corrections 10504201 AND Criminal Justice Ethics 10504202 OR not pursuing a degree
Principles of Emergency Management
10-504-106
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the student to the principles, theories, and practices of emergency management. The philosophy of comprehensive Emergency Management will be discussed including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, students will obtain ICS-100 and FEMA IS-700 certification.
Criminal Justice Issues Capstone
10-504-200
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers the latest developments in criminal justice employment. This course is designed to give prospective law enforcement officers a realistic view of related occupations. Topics include liability, affirmative action, organized unions, statutes relating to employment in various agencies, stress factors, agency policies, civil rights of employees, ethics, and automation and technology.
Coreqs: Juvenile Procedures 10504209, Police Community Relations 10504210, Intro to Forensic Science 10504110
Constitutional Principles
10-504-211
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Diagram the structure of the criminal justice system; identify when constitutional rules apply; identify the elements of a lawful arrest; identify the requirements for search warrants, and when warrantless searches are permitted; identify the requirements governing confessions and statements; and analyze the requirements for evidence to be admissible in court.
Prereq: Criminal Procedures (10504208) or active in Financial Fraud Detection Certificate

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not enrolled in a program.
Think Critically & Creatively
10-809-103
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives, and more are considered in-depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
English Composition 1
10-801-136
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/English) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Sociology
10-809-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Abnormal Psychology
10-809-159
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on a broad description of psychological disorders such as psychosis, neurosis and personality problems. It is geared toward an understanding of the deeper level forces and adjustment problems that create mental and emotional stress. Students prepare to recognize and deal with persons with mental dysfunctions.
Prereq: Introduction to Psychology (10809198) or Psychology of Human Relations (10809199) or instructor consent

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Spanish 1 Law Enforcement
10-141-115
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Students learn basic phrases and questions to carry out law enforcement protocols. The participant will have the basic ability to understand spoken Spanish, obtain basic job related information, identify individuals, time and date of incidents, obtain descriptions, and express commands.
Cultural Diversity In Criminal Justice
10-504-103
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explore the impact of varied cultures on American policing, courts, and corrections.
Public Safety Fitness and Wellness
10-504-181
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Demonstrates student fitness techniques and wellness topics to prepare candidates for public safety careers. Instruction related to nutrition, disease, stress and injury prevention will be provided.

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