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 2415 Criminal Law

Credits : 3

This course provides the student with a basic foundation, yet, comprehensive introduction to our criminal law structure, which is at the heart of our criminal justice system in the United States. The course tenants and constructs are straightforward, yet at the same time, very analytically aimed at delivering a very timely overview of the state of American criminal law in the global and volatile climate of our 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
  • Discuss the historical development of law.
  • Differentiate between substantive and procedural criminal law
  • Describe the elements of crimes and crime classification
  • Explain crime parties: accessories, accomplices, and principals and the significance of “Inchoate” crimes to Mens- Rea.
  • Recognize the defenses to criminal offenses
  • Discuss the elements of criminal homicide & Malice Aforethought
  • Examine property crimes and their elements including theft and burglary
  • Examine Misc. like terrorism & cyber-crime and crimes against persons
  • Discuss public order crimes; sex offenses, drug, gangs, and crimes against public officials
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of criminal justice
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and faculty Mentors.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2415 Criminal Law

Credits : 3

This course provides the student with a basic foundation, yet, comprehensive introduction to our criminal law structure, which is at the heart of our criminal justice system in the United States. The course tenants and constructs are straightforward, yet at the same time, very analytically aimed at delivering a very timely overview of the state of American criminal law in the global and volatile climate of our 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
  • Discuss the historical development of law.
  • Differentiate between substantive and procedural criminal law
  • Describe the elements of crimes and crime classification
  • Explain crime parties: accessories, accomplices, and principals and the significance of “Inchoate” crimes to Mens- Rea.
  • Recognize the defenses to criminal offenses
  • Discuss the elements of criminal homicide & Malice Aforethought
  • Examine property crimes and their elements including theft and burglary
  • Examine Misc. like terrorism & cyber-crime and crimes against persons
  • Discuss public order crimes; sex offenses, drug, gangs, and crimes against public officials
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of criminal justice
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and faculty Mentors.
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2415 Criminal Law

Credits : 3

This course provides the student with a basic foundation, yet, comprehensive introduction to our criminal law structure, which is at the heart of our criminal justice system in the United States. The course tenants and constructs are straightforward, yet at the same time, very analytically aimed at delivering a very timely overview of the state of American criminal law in the global and volatile climate of our 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
  • Discuss the historical development of law.
  • Differentiate between substantive and procedural criminal law
  • Describe the elements of crimes and crime classification
  • Explain crime parties: accessories, accomplices, and principals and the significance of “Inchoate” crimes to Mens- Rea.
  • Recognize the defenses to criminal offenses
  • Discuss the elements of criminal homicide & Malice Aforethought
  • Examine property crimes and their elements including theft and burglary
  • Examine Misc. like terrorism & cyber-crime and crimes against persons
  • Discuss public order crimes; sex offenses, drug, gangs, and crimes against public officials
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of criminal justice
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and faculty Mentors.
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2415 Criminal Law

Credits : 3

This course provides the student with a basic foundation, yet, comprehensive introduction to our criminal law structure, which is at the heart of our criminal justice system in the United States. The course tenants and constructs are straightforward, yet at the same time, very analytically aimed at delivering a very timely overview of the state of American criminal law in the global and volatile climate of our 21st Century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts.
  • Discuss the historical development of law.
  • Differentiate between substantive and procedural criminal law
  • Describe the elements of crimes and crime classification
  • Explain crime parties: accessories, accomplices, and principals and the significance of “Inchoate” crimes to Mens- Rea.
  • Recognize the defenses to criminal offenses
  • Discuss the elements of criminal homicide & Malice Aforethought
  • Examine property crimes and their elements including theft and burglary
  • Examine Misc. like terrorism & cyber-crime and crimes against persons
  • Discuss public order crimes; sex offenses, drug, gangs, and crimes against public officials
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of criminal justice
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and faculty Mentors.
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