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 2420 Applied Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on how scholars and criminologists analyze crimes. The course allows the student to move beyond the commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The student will explore traditional and contemporary theories within a larger sociological, psychological, and historical context through the empirical status of today’s major theories. Students will also research crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe changing environment of criminology to include the historical principles and the psychological and sociological factors in criminology research.
  • Identify some of the Biology & criminality concepts.
  • Review the scientific research surrounding mental disorders in relationship to crime.
  • Describe the interaction of sociological, deviance, social disorder theories.
  • Discuss the theories of labeling, conflict, situational, and victimization concerns in criminal behavior.
  • Recognize the various elements of property crimes, and crimes against persons.
  • Describe public order crimes which include corporate and white collar crimes.
  • Discuss the criminal justice system, i.e. functions of the police, courts, and corrections systems .
  • 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 2420 Applied Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on how scholars and criminologists analyze crimes. The course allows the student to move beyond the commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The student will explore traditional and contemporary theories within a larger sociological, psychological, and historical context through the empirical status of today’s major theories. Students will also research crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe changing environment of criminology to include the historical principles and the psychological and sociological factors in criminology research.
  • Identify some of the Biology & criminality concepts.
  • Review the scientific research surrounding mental disorders in relationship to crime.
  • Describe the interaction of sociological, deviance, social disorder theories.
  • Discuss the theories of labeling, conflict, situational, and victimization concerns in criminal behavior.
  • Recognize the various elements of property crimes, and crimes against persons.
  • Describe public order crimes which include corporate and white collar crimes.
  • Discuss the criminal justice system, i.e. functions of the police, courts, and corrections systems .
  • 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 2420 Applied Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on how scholars and criminologists analyze crimes. The course allows the student to move beyond the commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The student will explore traditional and contemporary theories within a larger sociological, psychological, and historical context through the empirical status of today’s major theories. Students will also research crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe changing environment of criminology to include the historical principles and the psychological and sociological factors in criminology research.
  • Identify some of the Biology & criminality concepts.
  • Review the scientific research surrounding mental disorders in relationship to crime.
  • Describe the interaction of sociological, deviance, social disorder theories.
  • Discuss the theories of labeling, conflict, situational, and victimization concerns in criminal behavior.
  • Recognize the various elements of property crimes, and crimes against persons.
  • Describe public order crimes which include corporate and white collar crimes.
  • Discuss the criminal justice system, i.e. functions of the police, courts, and corrections systems .
  • 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 2420 Applied Criminology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on how scholars and criminologists analyze crimes. The course allows the student to move beyond the commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The student will explore traditional and contemporary theories within a larger sociological, psychological, and historical context through the empirical status of today’s major theories. Students will also research crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Describe changing environment of criminology to include the historical principles and the psychological and sociological factors in criminology research.
  • Identify some of the Biology & criminality concepts.
  • Review the scientific research surrounding mental disorders in relationship to crime.
  • Describe the interaction of sociological, deviance, social disorder theories.
  • Discuss the theories of labeling, conflict, situational, and victimization concerns in criminal behavior.
  • Recognize the various elements of property crimes, and crimes against persons.
  • Describe public order crimes which include corporate and white collar crimes.
  • Discuss the criminal justice system, i.e. functions of the police, courts, and corrections systems .
  • 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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