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 2128 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course explores the issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to crime and our criminal justice system in American political life. The student initially investigates the broader social context of race and ethnicity in our American society. Then the student progresses into the different components of our criminal justice system to learn how cultural diversity impacts the role of police, our court system, correctional facilities, influences the death penalty, and affects juvenile & minority youth justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss systematic discrimination and victimization of African-American males.
  • Describe racial profiling and compare with the concepts of discrimination and disparity.
  • Compare the prosecution data regarding racial minorities and jury nullification.
  • Discuss if there is disparity and an overrepresentation of racial minorities in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the Marshall Hypothesis and how it impacts fair and impartiality in jury trials.
  • Discuss how to increase the number of minority lawyers and judges and if it impact the criminal justice system.
  • 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 2128 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course explores the issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to crime and our criminal justice system in American political life. The student initially investigates the broader social context of race and ethnicity in our American society. Then the student progresses into the different components of our criminal justice system to learn how cultural diversity impacts the role of police, our court system, correctional facilities, influences the death penalty, and affects juvenile & minority youth justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss systematic discrimination and victimization of African-American males.
  • Describe racial profiling and compare with the concepts of discrimination and disparity.
  • Compare the prosecution data regarding racial minorities and jury nullification.
  • Discuss if there is disparity and an overrepresentation of racial minorities in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the Marshall Hypothesis and how it impacts fair and impartiality in jury trials.
  • Discuss how to increase the number of minority lawyers and judges and if it impact the criminal justice system.
  • 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 2128 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course explores the issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to crime and our criminal justice system in American political life. The student initially investigates the broader social context of race and ethnicity in our American society. Then the student progresses into the different components of our criminal justice system to learn how cultural diversity impacts the role of police, our court system, correctional facilities, influences the death penalty, and affects juvenile & minority youth justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss systematic discrimination and victimization of African-American males.
  • Describe racial profiling and compare with the concepts of discrimination and disparity.
  • Compare the prosecution data regarding racial minorities and jury nullification.
  • Discuss if there is disparity and an overrepresentation of racial minorities in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the Marshall Hypothesis and how it impacts fair and impartiality in jury trials.
  • Discuss how to increase the number of minority lawyers and judges and if it impact the criminal justice system.
  • 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 2128 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice

Credits : 3

This course explores the issues of race and ethnicity as they relate to crime and our criminal justice system in American political life. The student initially investigates the broader social context of race and ethnicity in our American society. Then the student progresses into the different components of our criminal justice system to learn how cultural diversity impacts the role of police, our court system, correctional facilities, influences the death penalty, and affects juvenile & minority youth justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss systematic discrimination and victimization of African-American males.
  • Describe racial profiling and compare with the concepts of discrimination and disparity.
  • Compare the prosecution data regarding racial minorities and jury nullification.
  • Discuss if there is disparity and an overrepresentation of racial minorities in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the Marshall Hypothesis and how it impacts fair and impartiality in jury trials.
  • Discuss how to increase the number of minority lawyers and judges and if it impact the criminal justice system.
  • 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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