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 2410 Research Methods in Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on basic research skills, while carrying the student though the various sequences of the research process. The student will explore problem formulation, research ethics, experimental model design, data sampling and survey techniques, and logical strategic conclusions as applied to the field of criminal justice. The course also discusses the new and contemporary research topics of crime severity scales, salient factor scores, and prediction scales as they relate to the social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss the goals of scientific research in Criminology.
  • Describe the role of Criminological Theories and strategies.
  • Evaluate historical background and the ethics of social research principles.
  • Discuss Conceptualizing and Measuring information, concepts, and variables.
  • Compare the rationale in analyzing population diversity, census data and causation.
  • Explain the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in reference to Criminology.
  • Explain how research methods influence crime mapping and data analysis.
  • 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 2410 Research Methods in Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on basic research skills, while carrying the student though the various sequences of the research process. The student will explore problem formulation, research ethics, experimental model design, data sampling and survey techniques, and logical strategic conclusions as applied to the field of criminal justice. The course also discusses the new and contemporary research topics of crime severity scales, salient factor scores, and prediction scales as they relate to the social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss the goals of scientific research in Criminology.
  • Describe the role of Criminological Theories and strategies.
  • Evaluate historical background and the ethics of social research principles.
  • Discuss Conceptualizing and Measuring information, concepts, and variables.
  • Compare the rationale in analyzing population diversity, census data and causation.
  • Explain the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in reference to Criminology.
  • Explain how research methods influence crime mapping and data analysis.
  • 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 2410 Research Methods in Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on basic research skills, while carrying the student though the various sequences of the research process. The student will explore problem formulation, research ethics, experimental model design, data sampling and survey techniques, and logical strategic conclusions as applied to the field of criminal justice. The course also discusses the new and contemporary research topics of crime severity scales, salient factor scores, and prediction scales as they relate to the social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss the goals of scientific research in Criminology.
  • Describe the role of Criminological Theories and strategies.
  • Evaluate historical background and the ethics of social research principles.
  • Discuss Conceptualizing and Measuring information, concepts, and variables.
  • Compare the rationale in analyzing population diversity, census data and causation.
  • Explain the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in reference to Criminology.
  • Explain how research methods influence crime mapping and data analysis.
  • 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 2410 Research Methods in Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on basic research skills, while carrying the student though the various sequences of the research process. The student will explore problem formulation, research ethics, experimental model design, data sampling and survey techniques, and logical strategic conclusions as applied to the field of criminal justice. The course also discusses the new and contemporary research topics of crime severity scales, salient factor scores, and prediction scales as they relate to the social sciences.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Discuss the goals of scientific research in Criminology.
  • Describe the role of Criminological Theories and strategies.
  • Evaluate historical background and the ethics of social research principles.
  • Discuss Conceptualizing and Measuring information, concepts, and variables.
  • Compare the rationale in analyzing population diversity, census data and causation.
  • Explain the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in reference to Criminology.
  • Explain how research methods influence crime mapping and data analysis.
  • 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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