Criminology: Corrections

Criminology: Corrections Option Associate in Science Degree 2020-2021

(MAJOR #C.888B.AS)

The Criminology Program is designed for those students interested in the academy, employment and/or further education in all aspects of the criminal justice system criminology, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile procedures, and private and industrial security. Some courses are offered on an as-needed basis and are predicated on minimum enrollment requirements; in addition, some courses are offered as recommended electives. Students enrolling in Criminology courses with employment within the criminal justice system in mind should be aware that any person with a felony conviction, a cluster of driving violations, serious drug abuse, a bad credit rating, or found to be of “bad character” will not be eligible for criminal justice system employment.

Major requirements (30 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Major Requirements - List A – Select 27 units:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CRIM 1 Introduction to Criminology 3 AJ 110
CRIM 3 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 AJ 124
CRIM 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3 AJ 122
CRIM 6 Criminal Law 3 AJ 120
CRIM 8 Criminal Investigations 3 AJ 140
CRIM 12 Criminal Justice Communications 3 N/A
CRIM 13 The Constitution and Your Individual Rights 3 N/A
CRIM 14 Multicultural Issues within Public Safety 3 N/A
CRIM 15 Introduction to Police Ethics 3 N/A
CRIM 19V Cooperative Work Experience, Criminal Justice 1 N/A
CRIM 20 Introduction to Corrections 3 AJ 200
CRIM 23 Correctional Interviewing and Counseling 3 N/A
CRIM 24 Control and Supervision in Corrections 3 N/A
CRIM 28 Probation and Parole 3 N/A
List B – Select one course, or one not already used in List A:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CRIM 5 Community Relations 3 AJ 160
CRIM 7 Police Operations and Procedures 3 N/A
CRIM 10 Vice Control 3 N/A

Additional Information

  1. Recognize the functions of the Criminal Justice System.
  2. Be able to calculate how to work within a constitutional framework.

Faculty Advisor(s): G Elliot

2020-2021 Criminology: Corrections Option Associate in Science Degree