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 2118 Organized Crime

Credits : 3

As the student discovers in this course, the transformation of organized crime has spread far beyond our national borders, thus, becoming globalized in nature and possessing a well-developed economic interdependence. This course prepares the student by exploring various tools and skills to recognize and combat organized crime through effective technologies, communications networking, international cooperative efforts, and futuristic informational analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss legal and governmental definitions of organized crime concepts and the evolution impact on investigations
  • Explore the Organized Crime Cartels (families) American Mafia, Asian, Russia, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Hispanic and African-American Gangs
  • Discuss the Colombian & Mexican Drug Cartels and nexus to the United States.
  • Identify the Important Historical aspects of organized crime including Prohibition and the rise to power of criminal organization in the United States
  • Explain the impact of major laws impacting the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, prime example is the RICO Act.
  • . 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.
  • Discuss future law enforcement strategies in dealing with organized crime.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2118 Organized Crime

Credits : 3

As the student discovers in this course, the transformation of organized crime has spread far beyond our national borders, thus, becoming globalized in nature and possessing a well-developed economic interdependence. This course prepares the student by exploring various tools and skills to recognize and combat organized crime through effective technologies, communications networking, international cooperative efforts, and futuristic informational analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss legal and governmental definitions of organized crime concepts and the evolution impact on investigations
  • Explore the Organized Crime Cartels (families) American Mafia, Asian, Russia, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Hispanic and African-American Gangs
  • Discuss the Colombian & Mexican Drug Cartels and nexus to the United States.
  • Identify the Important Historical aspects of organized crime including Prohibition and the rise to power of criminal organization in the United States
  • Explain the impact of major laws impacting the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, prime example is the RICO Act.
  • . 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.
  • Discuss future law enforcement strategies in dealing with organized crime.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2118 Organized Crime

Credits : 3

As the student discovers in this course, the transformation of organized crime has spread far beyond our national borders, thus, becoming globalized in nature and possessing a well-developed economic interdependence. This course prepares the student by exploring various tools and skills to recognize and combat organized crime through effective technologies, communications networking, international cooperative efforts, and futuristic informational analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss legal and governmental definitions of organized crime concepts and the evolution impact on investigations
  • Explore the Organized Crime Cartels (families) American Mafia, Asian, Russia, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Hispanic and African-American Gangs
  • Discuss the Colombian & Mexican Drug Cartels and nexus to the United States.
  • Identify the Important Historical aspects of organized crime including Prohibition and the rise to power of criminal organization in the United States
  • Explain the impact of major laws impacting the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, prime example is the RICO Act.
  • . 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.
  • Discuss future law enforcement strategies in dealing with organized crime.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2118 Organized Crime

Credits : 3

As the student discovers in this course, the transformation of organized crime has spread far beyond our national borders, thus, becoming globalized in nature and possessing a well-developed economic interdependence. This course prepares the student by exploring various tools and skills to recognize and combat organized crime through effective technologies, communications networking, international cooperative efforts, and futuristic informational analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Discuss legal and governmental definitions of organized crime concepts and the evolution impact on investigations
  • Explore the Organized Crime Cartels (families) American Mafia, Asian, Russia, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Hispanic and African-American Gangs
  • Discuss the Colombian & Mexican Drug Cartels and nexus to the United States.
  • Identify the Important Historical aspects of organized crime including Prohibition and the rise to power of criminal organization in the United States
  • Explain the impact of major laws impacting the investigation and prosecution of organized crime, prime example is the RICO Act.
  • . 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.
  • Discuss future law enforcement strategies in dealing with organized crime.
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