BSCJ | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Courses at CalSouthern

The criminal justice courses that comprise CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice are what distinguish this innovative degree program. The program includes fundamental subjects core to any comprehensive criminal justice program, such as criminology and criminal law, legal procedure, and principles of investigation. However, you’ll also find cutting-edge, technology-driven criminal justice courses such as digital crime, homeland security, and terrorism. In addition—and making CalSouthern’s program so unique and well-rounded—you can select courses exploring the ethics of criminal justice, social psychology, forensic psychology, and cultural diversity in criminal justice, among many others.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course will examine the structure and procedures of the criminal justice system. By becoming familiar with pertinent legal cases, research studies and policy initiatives, the Learner will gain an appreciation for the development of criminal law and the criminal justice system in the United States and recent changes and trends to the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the definition of crime and describe the distinctions between property crimes, crimes against persons, public order crimes
  • Recognize organized and political crimes and compare the sociological aspects of crime criminal law
  • Describe policing methods, structure, and authority in society
  • Discuss legal issues like the Constitutional and criminal defense concepts Amendments relating to police operations
  • Explain the court system process, procedures, and dispositions including sentencing
  • Compare the need for a correctional system and contrast with community corrections
  • Explain the importance of victims in the criminal justice system
  • Compare the impact of juvenile justice procedures with adult procedures and the consolidation of both
  • Compare the components of Homeland security like cybercrime, terrorism, and major incident response.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course will examine the structure and procedures of the criminal justice system. By becoming familiar with pertinent legal cases, research studies and policy initiatives, the Learner will gain an appreciation for the development of criminal law and the criminal justice system in the United States and recent changes and trends to the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the definition of crime and describe the distinctions between property crimes, crimes against persons, public order crimes
  • Recognize organized and political crimes and compare the sociological aspects of crime criminal law
  • Describe policing methods, structure, and authority in society
  • Discuss legal issues like the Constitutional and criminal defense concepts Amendments relating to police operations
  • Explain the court system process, procedures, and dispositions including sentencing
  • Compare the need for a correctional system and contrast with community corrections
  • Explain the importance of victims in the criminal justice system
  • Compare the impact of juvenile justice procedures with adult procedures and the consolidation of both
  • Compare the components of Homeland security like cybercrime, terrorism, and major incident response.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course will examine the structure and procedures of the criminal justice system. By becoming familiar with pertinent legal cases, research studies and policy initiatives, the Learner will gain an appreciation for the development of criminal law and the criminal justice system in the United States and recent changes and trends to the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the definition of crime and describe the distinctions between property crimes, crimes against persons, public order crimes
  • Recognize organized and political crimes and compare the sociological aspects of crime criminal law
  • Describe policing methods, structure, and authority in society
  • Discuss legal issues like the Constitutional and criminal defense concepts Amendments relating to police operations
  • Explain the court system process, procedures, and dispositions including sentencing
  • Compare the need for a correctional system and contrast with community corrections
  • Explain the importance of victims in the criminal justice system
  • Compare the impact of juvenile justice procedures with adult procedures and the consolidation of both
  • Compare the components of Homeland security like cybercrime, terrorism, and major incident response.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course will examine the structure and procedures of the criminal justice system. By becoming familiar with pertinent legal cases, research studies and policy initiatives, the Learner will gain an appreciation for the development of criminal law and the criminal justice system in the United States and recent changes and trends to the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the definition of crime and describe the distinctions between property crimes, crimes against persons, public order crimes
  • Recognize organized and political crimes and compare the sociological aspects of crime criminal law
  • Describe policing methods, structure, and authority in society
  • Discuss legal issues like the Constitutional and criminal defense concepts Amendments relating to police operations
  • Explain the court system process, procedures, and dispositions including sentencing
  • Compare the need for a correctional system and contrast with community corrections
  • Explain the importance of victims in the criminal justice system
  • Compare the impact of juvenile justice procedures with adult procedures and the consolidation of both
  • Compare the components of Homeland security like cybercrime, terrorism, and major incident response.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
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