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 2215 White Collar Crime

Credits : 3

The term “white-collar crime” has been used to refer to a wide variety of illegal behaviors, but much definitional ambiguity remains about a concept that was named only in the early part of the twentieth century and in recent years has seen a significant increase of attention by the criminal justice community. This course will address the question “what is white-collar crime?” and theoretical views of the causes of such crime. Many forms of white collar crime will be explored, estimates of the extent and costs of these crimes will be discussed, along with victim and offender profiles. Legal issues, including questions of corporate and government liability, will be reviewed. Readings will provide students with the opportunity to consider problems associated with the enforcement of laws and administrative regulations related to white-collar crime, the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and the sentencing of white-collar offenders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the role of discovery and impact of cost assessment relative to white collar crime.
  • Describe the types and impact of corporate white collar crime on society.
  • Examine the constructs and tenants of occupational, avocational and governmental crimes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of state, global, financial, enterprising and technology crimes relative to white collar crime.
  • List the various types of white collar crime theories and social controls.
  • Define the roles of policing, regulating, prosecuting and defending white collar crimes.
  • Analyze the future trends and challenges in responding to white collar crime.
  • Illustrate the overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
  • Complete research into a white collar crime issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2215 White Collar Crime

Credits : 3

The term “white-collar crime” has been used to refer to a wide variety of illegal behaviors, but much definitional ambiguity remains about a concept that was named only in the early part of the twentieth century and in recent years has seen a significant increase of attention by the criminal justice community. This course will address the question “what is white-collar crime?” and theoretical views of the causes of such crime. Many forms of white collar crime will be explored, estimates of the extent and costs of these crimes will be discussed, along with victim and offender profiles. Legal issues, including questions of corporate and government liability, will be reviewed. Readings will provide students with the opportunity to consider problems associated with the enforcement of laws and administrative regulations related to white-collar crime, the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and the sentencing of white-collar offenders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the role of discovery and impact of cost assessment relative to white collar crime.
  • Describe the types and impact of corporate white collar crime on society.
  • Examine the constructs and tenants of occupational, avocational and governmental crimes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of state, global, financial, enterprising and technology crimes relative to white collar crime.
  • List the various types of white collar crime theories and social controls.
  • Define the roles of policing, regulating, prosecuting and defending white collar crimes.
  • Analyze the future trends and challenges in responding to white collar crime.
  • Illustrate the overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
  • Complete research into a white collar crime issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2215 White Collar Crime

Credits : 3

The term “white-collar crime” has been used to refer to a wide variety of illegal behaviors, but much definitional ambiguity remains about a concept that was named only in the early part of the twentieth century and in recent years has seen a significant increase of attention by the criminal justice community. This course will address the question “what is white-collar crime?” and theoretical views of the causes of such crime. Many forms of white collar crime will be explored, estimates of the extent and costs of these crimes will be discussed, along with victim and offender profiles. Legal issues, including questions of corporate and government liability, will be reviewed. Readings will provide students with the opportunity to consider problems associated with the enforcement of laws and administrative regulations related to white-collar crime, the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and the sentencing of white-collar offenders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the role of discovery and impact of cost assessment relative to white collar crime.
  • Describe the types and impact of corporate white collar crime on society.
  • Examine the constructs and tenants of occupational, avocational and governmental crimes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of state, global, financial, enterprising and technology crimes relative to white collar crime.
  • List the various types of white collar crime theories and social controls.
  • Define the roles of policing, regulating, prosecuting and defending white collar crimes.
  • Analyze the future trends and challenges in responding to white collar crime.
  • Illustrate the overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
  • Complete research into a white collar crime issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2215 White Collar Crime

Credits : 3

The term “white-collar crime” has been used to refer to a wide variety of illegal behaviors, but much definitional ambiguity remains about a concept that was named only in the early part of the twentieth century and in recent years has seen a significant increase of attention by the criminal justice community. This course will address the question “what is white-collar crime?” and theoretical views of the causes of such crime. Many forms of white collar crime will be explored, estimates of the extent and costs of these crimes will be discussed, along with victim and offender profiles. Legal issues, including questions of corporate and government liability, will be reviewed. Readings will provide students with the opportunity to consider problems associated with the enforcement of laws and administrative regulations related to white-collar crime, the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and the sentencing of white-collar offenders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Investigate the role of discovery and impact of cost assessment relative to white collar crime.
  • Describe the types and impact of corporate white collar crime on society.
  • Examine the constructs and tenants of occupational, avocational and governmental crimes.
  • Summarize the characteristics of state, global, financial, enterprising and technology crimes relative to white collar crime.
  • List the various types of white collar crime theories and social controls.
  • Define the roles of policing, regulating, prosecuting and defending white collar crimes.
  • Analyze the future trends and challenges in responding to white collar crime.
  • Illustrate the overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the concepts and constructs.
  • Complete research into a white collar crime issue, relative to the course objectives, and prepare a professional paper based on your findings and analysis.
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