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 2105 Family Violence

Credits : 3

It is paramount for legal professionals to thoroughly understand the role of family violence in our society today and in the future. This course focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to this growing societal problem. The student will explore intimate partner abuse, child abuse, treatment, intervention, and legal issues of family violence. They will also examine family violence from a medical and social perspective that addresses sexual harassment, stalking, and victims’ rights typically not addressed in most courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss the increased global concern and conferences on family violence .
  • Identify the importance of research sources for qualitative & Quantitative family violence information; Sources: NCVS, UCS, NIBRS
  • Recognize the patterns and trends of physical, mental, and family abuse.
  • Discuss behavior patterns of abuses in the various types of abuse investigations
  • Explain circumstances surrounding various types of abuse categories; battered women, homeless, ethnicity, military spouses, Gays & Lesbians
  • Describe the theory of intimate violence and the adult perpetrator
  • Compare the trends of stalking and homicide violence in relationships.
  • Discuss investigative strategies and technologies in family violence cases.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and 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 2105 Family Violence

Credits : 3

It is paramount for legal professionals to thoroughly understand the role of family violence in our society today and in the future. This course focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to this growing societal problem. The student will explore intimate partner abuse, child abuse, treatment, intervention, and legal issues of family violence. They will also examine family violence from a medical and social perspective that addresses sexual harassment, stalking, and victims’ rights typically not addressed in most courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss the increased global concern and conferences on family violence .
  • Identify the importance of research sources for qualitative & Quantitative family violence information; Sources: NCVS, UCS, NIBRS
  • Recognize the patterns and trends of physical, mental, and family abuse.
  • Discuss behavior patterns of abuses in the various types of abuse investigations
  • Explain circumstances surrounding various types of abuse categories; battered women, homeless, ethnicity, military spouses, Gays & Lesbians
  • Describe the theory of intimate violence and the adult perpetrator
  • Compare the trends of stalking and homicide violence in relationships.
  • Discuss investigative strategies and technologies in family violence cases.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and 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 2105 Family Violence

Credits : 3

It is paramount for legal professionals to thoroughly understand the role of family violence in our society today and in the future. This course focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to this growing societal problem. The student will explore intimate partner abuse, child abuse, treatment, intervention, and legal issues of family violence. They will also examine family violence from a medical and social perspective that addresses sexual harassment, stalking, and victims’ rights typically not addressed in most courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss the increased global concern and conferences on family violence .
  • Identify the importance of research sources for qualitative & Quantitative family violence information; Sources: NCVS, UCS, NIBRS
  • Recognize the patterns and trends of physical, mental, and family abuse.
  • Discuss behavior patterns of abuses in the various types of abuse investigations
  • Explain circumstances surrounding various types of abuse categories; battered women, homeless, ethnicity, military spouses, Gays & Lesbians
  • Describe the theory of intimate violence and the adult perpetrator
  • Compare the trends of stalking and homicide violence in relationships.
  • Discuss investigative strategies and technologies in family violence cases.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and 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 2105 Family Violence

Credits : 3

It is paramount for legal professionals to thoroughly understand the role of family violence in our society today and in the future. This course focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to this growing societal problem. The student will explore intimate partner abuse, child abuse, treatment, intervention, and legal issues of family violence. They will also examine family violence from a medical and social perspective that addresses sexual harassment, stalking, and victims’ rights typically not addressed in most courses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss the increased global concern and conferences on family violence .
  • Identify the importance of research sources for qualitative & Quantitative family violence information; Sources: NCVS, UCS, NIBRS
  • Recognize the patterns and trends of physical, mental, and family abuse.
  • Discuss behavior patterns of abuses in the various types of abuse investigations
  • Explain circumstances surrounding various types of abuse categories; battered women, homeless, ethnicity, military spouses, Gays & Lesbians
  • Describe the theory of intimate violence and the adult perpetrator
  • Compare the trends of stalking and homicide violence in relationships.
  • Discuss investigative strategies and technologies in family violence cases.
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of law enforcement.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regards to information and 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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