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Mercer County Community College
Criminal Justice
Associate in Science Degree (AS) - Certificate Programs

CORRECTIONS OPTION

The Corrections option of the Criminal Justice program addresses the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in corrections and of personnel already employed in the field who desire to increase their proficiency or to improve their professional career opportunities.

Program Outcomes

  • Discuss the history and philosophy of the components of the
    criminal justice system
  • Discuss the role of the corrections officer in contemporary America
  • Compare and contrast historically the philoso-phies of rehabilitation
    and punishment
  • Describe both traditional and new practices being employed in
    correctional institutions.

Criminal Justice - Corrections Option Curriculim (pdf)

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPTION

The Law Enforcement option of the Criminal Justice program caters to the professional and educational needs of students interested in careers in law enforcement and of current law enforcement personnel who desire to increase their proficiency or to improve their professional career opportunities.

Program Outcomes

  • Discuss the history and philosophy of the components of the criminal justice system
  • Describe the formal and informal political and community structures that affect criminal justice agencies
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and principles of management and administration employed in various police agencies
  • Discuss the roles of various criminal justice professionals.

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Option Curriculim (pdf)

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