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 2121 Corrections: a Comprehensive View

Credits : 3

This course introduces the prison process and the evolution of institutionalized punishment. The operation of a contemporary prison system will be examined, together with the relation to the prisoners and the programs operated for their benefit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the correctional system and the influence of evidence-based corrections.
  • Explain punishment, sentencing strategies, and law.
  • Compare sentencing philosophies; indeterminate, determinate, & 3-strikes law.
  • Identify the rationale for diversion, intense supervision.
  • Recognize the types of supervision, investigation, and other Intermediate sanctions like probation, community corrections.
  • Describe the impact of State-Fed inmates in local county jails.
  • Explain race, age, gender, prison work assignments and prison organizational structure.
  • Describe the education programs to include types of education programs like; inmate re-entry, early release, parole boards, community focused parole.
  • Express the pros and cons of privatization of jails and prisons.
  • Compare the rights of victims in conjunction with capital punishment.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2121 Corrections: a Comprehensive View

Credits : 3

This course introduces the prison process and the evolution of institutionalized punishment. The operation of a contemporary prison system will be examined, together with the relation to the prisoners and the programs operated for their benefit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the correctional system and the influence of evidence-based corrections.
  • Explain punishment, sentencing strategies, and law.
  • Compare sentencing philosophies; indeterminate, determinate, & 3-strikes law.
  • Identify the rationale for diversion, intense supervision.
  • Recognize the types of supervision, investigation, and other Intermediate sanctions like probation, community corrections.
  • Describe the impact of State-Fed inmates in local county jails.
  • Explain race, age, gender, prison work assignments and prison organizational structure.
  • Describe the education programs to include types of education programs like; inmate re-entry, early release, parole boards, community focused parole.
  • Express the pros and cons of privatization of jails and prisons.
  • Compare the rights of victims in conjunction with capital punishment.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2121 Corrections: a Comprehensive View

Credits : 3

This course introduces the prison process and the evolution of institutionalized punishment. The operation of a contemporary prison system will be examined, together with the relation to the prisoners and the programs operated for their benefit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the correctional system and the influence of evidence-based corrections.
  • Explain punishment, sentencing strategies, and law.
  • Compare sentencing philosophies; indeterminate, determinate, & 3-strikes law.
  • Identify the rationale for diversion, intense supervision.
  • Recognize the types of supervision, investigation, and other Intermediate sanctions like probation, community corrections.
  • Describe the impact of State-Fed inmates in local county jails.
  • Explain race, age, gender, prison work assignments and prison organizational structure.
  • Describe the education programs to include types of education programs like; inmate re-entry, early release, parole boards, community focused parole.
  • Express the pros and cons of privatization of jails and prisons.
  • Compare the rights of victims in conjunction with capital punishment.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2121 Corrections: a Comprehensive View

Credits : 3

This course introduces the prison process and the evolution of institutionalized punishment. The operation of a contemporary prison system will be examined, together with the relation to the prisoners and the programs operated for their benefit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the correctional system and the influence of evidence-based corrections.
  • Explain punishment, sentencing strategies, and law.
  • Compare sentencing philosophies; indeterminate, determinate, & 3-strikes law.
  • Identify the rationale for diversion, intense supervision.
  • Recognize the types of supervision, investigation, and other Intermediate sanctions like probation, community corrections.
  • Describe the impact of State-Fed inmates in local county jails.
  • Explain race, age, gender, prison work assignments and prison organizational structure.
  • Describe the education programs to include types of education programs like; inmate re-entry, early release, parole boards, community focused parole.
  • Express the pros and cons of privatization of jails and prisons.
  • Compare the rights of victims in conjunction with capital punishment.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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