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 2110 Criminal Procedure and the Court System

Credits : 3

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of the court system. The focus is on the rules of operation and the informal methods of accomplishing institutional goals, the formal and informal working relationships between various parties in the system, and the political context in which criminal justice is dispensed. The rules and rationales behind criminal procedural law is a major topic throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Express the balancing of individual rights v. crime control.
  • Identify and discuss key amendments related to criminal procedure.
  • Discuss and understand search & seizure, detention, & warrantless searches.
  • Explain self-incrimination, veracity of statements and discuss the appeals and sentencing processes.
  • Describe the exclusionary rule and its exceptions and discuss custodial interrogations.
  • Explain the trial process and court with jury trials, bench trials, including preliminary hearings.
  • Describe impact of Patriot Act and Sneak & Peak warrants.
  • Identify how military court procedures differ from other court procedures
  • 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 2110 Criminal Procedure and the Court System

Credits : 3

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of the court system. The focus is on the rules of operation and the informal methods of accomplishing institutional goals, the formal and informal working relationships between various parties in the system, and the political context in which criminal justice is dispensed. The rules and rationales behind criminal procedural law is a major topic throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Express the balancing of individual rights v. crime control.
  • Identify and discuss key amendments related to criminal procedure.
  • Discuss and understand search & seizure, detention, & warrantless searches.
  • Explain self-incrimination, veracity of statements and discuss the appeals and sentencing processes.
  • Describe the exclusionary rule and its exceptions and discuss custodial interrogations.
  • Explain the trial process and court with jury trials, bench trials, including preliminary hearings.
  • Describe impact of Patriot Act and Sneak & Peak warrants.
  • Identify how military court procedures differ from other court procedures
  • 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 2110 Criminal Procedure and the Court System

Credits : 3

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of the court system. The focus is on the rules of operation and the informal methods of accomplishing institutional goals, the formal and informal working relationships between various parties in the system, and the political context in which criminal justice is dispensed. The rules and rationales behind criminal procedural law is a major topic throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Express the balancing of individual rights v. crime control.
  • Identify and discuss key amendments related to criminal procedure.
  • Discuss and understand search & seizure, detention, & warrantless searches.
  • Explain self-incrimination, veracity of statements and discuss the appeals and sentencing processes.
  • Describe the exclusionary rule and its exceptions and discuss custodial interrogations.
  • Explain the trial process and court with jury trials, bench trials, including preliminary hearings.
  • Describe impact of Patriot Act and Sneak & Peak warrants.
  • Identify how military court procedures differ from other court procedures
  • 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 2110 Criminal Procedure and the Court System

Credits : 3

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the operation of the court system. The focus is on the rules of operation and the informal methods of accomplishing institutional goals, the formal and informal working relationships between various parties in the system, and the political context in which criminal justice is dispensed. The rules and rationales behind criminal procedural law is a major topic throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Express the balancing of individual rights v. crime control.
  • Identify and discuss key amendments related to criminal procedure.
  • Discuss and understand search & seizure, detention, & warrantless searches.
  • Explain self-incrimination, veracity of statements and discuss the appeals and sentencing processes.
  • Describe the exclusionary rule and its exceptions and discuss custodial interrogations.
  • Explain the trial process and court with jury trials, bench trials, including preliminary hearings.
  • Describe impact of Patriot Act and Sneak & Peak warrants.
  • Identify how military court procedures differ from other court procedures
  • 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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