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 2221 Criminal Investigation Procedures

Credits : 3

This course examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the investigation of crimes process.
  • Discuss the legal importance of investigating crimes
  • Explain the significance of physical evidence
  • Compare interrogation and interview procedures
  • Explain the importance of report writing and death investigations
  • Identify the importance of follow-up and comprehensive investigation methods in sex crimes in general and juveniles specifically.
  • Recognize the distinction between crimes against property and crimes against people.
  • Discuss the complexity in investigating major crimes like felony assaults, homicides, autopsies, and gunshot wounds.
  • Describe public order crimes, white-collar, drugs, gangs, and organized crime.
  • Explain the elements of burglary, robbery, and other theft crimes.
  • 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 2221 Criminal Investigation Procedures

Credits : 3

This course examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the investigation of crimes process.
  • Discuss the legal importance of investigating crimes
  • Explain the significance of physical evidence
  • Compare interrogation and interview procedures
  • Explain the importance of report writing and death investigations
  • Identify the importance of follow-up and comprehensive investigation methods in sex crimes in general and juveniles specifically.
  • Recognize the distinction between crimes against property and crimes against people.
  • Discuss the complexity in investigating major crimes like felony assaults, homicides, autopsies, and gunshot wounds.
  • Describe public order crimes, white-collar, drugs, gangs, and organized crime.
  • Explain the elements of burglary, robbery, and other theft crimes.
  • 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 2221 Criminal Investigation Procedures

Credits : 3

This course examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the investigation of crimes process.
  • Discuss the legal importance of investigating crimes
  • Explain the significance of physical evidence
  • Compare interrogation and interview procedures
  • Explain the importance of report writing and death investigations
  • Identify the importance of follow-up and comprehensive investigation methods in sex crimes in general and juveniles specifically.
  • Recognize the distinction between crimes against property and crimes against people.
  • Discuss the complexity in investigating major crimes like felony assaults, homicides, autopsies, and gunshot wounds.
  • Describe public order crimes, white-collar, drugs, gangs, and organized crime.
  • Explain the elements of burglary, robbery, and other theft crimes.
  • 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 2221 Criminal Investigation Procedures

Credits : 3

This course examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe the investigation of crimes process.
  • Discuss the legal importance of investigating crimes
  • Explain the significance of physical evidence
  • Compare interrogation and interview procedures
  • Explain the importance of report writing and death investigations
  • Identify the importance of follow-up and comprehensive investigation methods in sex crimes in general and juveniles specifically.
  • Recognize the distinction between crimes against property and crimes against people.
  • Discuss the complexity in investigating major crimes like felony assaults, homicides, autopsies, and gunshot wounds.
  • Describe public order crimes, white-collar, drugs, gangs, and organized crime.
  • Explain the elements of burglary, robbery, and other theft crimes.
  • 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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