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 2531 Law Enforcement and the Community

Credits : 3

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of theories, techniques, and programs involving community policing and public response. Special attention will be paid to problems of crime prevention, community oriented problem solving policing, police-public interaction, and public safety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Explain the philosophy concept of community policing and the roots of this philosophy.
  • Recognize the importance of definitions and how the image of police officers is viewed by the community.
  • Describe racial profiling in relationship to community policing and the impact of police hierarchy structure.
  • Discuss the influence or race, gender, age, or sexual orientation attitudes toward police.
  • Describe Geographical policing and the key elements of Community Oriented Policing: Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment.
  • Identify crime prevention strategies in conjunction with community based policing.
  • Recognize policing with special populations, juveniles, mental ill, and elderly.
  • Discuss the importance of changing from traditional policing to proactive policing and emphasize the true philosophy of community oriented policing.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2531 Law Enforcement and the Community

Credits : 3

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of theories, techniques, and programs involving community policing and public response. Special attention will be paid to problems of crime prevention, community oriented problem solving policing, police-public interaction, and public safety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Explain the philosophy concept of community policing and the roots of this philosophy.
  • Recognize the importance of definitions and how the image of police officers is viewed by the community.
  • Describe racial profiling in relationship to community policing and the impact of police hierarchy structure.
  • Discuss the influence or race, gender, age, or sexual orientation attitudes toward police.
  • Describe Geographical policing and the key elements of Community Oriented Policing: Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment.
  • Identify crime prevention strategies in conjunction with community based policing.
  • Recognize policing with special populations, juveniles, mental ill, and elderly.
  • Discuss the importance of changing from traditional policing to proactive policing and emphasize the true philosophy of community oriented policing.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Elective Courses

Lower Division Courses

LGL 2531 Law Enforcement and the Community

Credits : 3

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of theories, techniques, and programs involving community policing and public response. Special attention will be paid to problems of crime prevention, community oriented problem solving policing, police-public interaction, and public safety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Explain the philosophy concept of community policing and the roots of this philosophy.
  • Recognize the importance of definitions and how the image of police officers is viewed by the community.
  • Describe racial profiling in relationship to community policing and the impact of police hierarchy structure.
  • Discuss the influence or race, gender, age, or sexual orientation attitudes toward police.
  • Describe Geographical policing and the key elements of Community Oriented Policing: Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment.
  • Identify crime prevention strategies in conjunction with community based policing.
  • Recognize policing with special populations, juveniles, mental ill, and elderly.
  • Discuss the importance of changing from traditional policing to proactive policing and emphasize the true philosophy of community oriented policing.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division Courses

LGL 2531 Law Enforcement and the Community

Credits : 3

This course provides an introduction to and analysis of theories, techniques, and programs involving community policing and public response. Special attention will be paid to problems of crime prevention, community oriented problem solving policing, police-public interaction, and public safety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Explain the philosophy concept of community policing and the roots of this philosophy.
  • Recognize the importance of definitions and how the image of police officers is viewed by the community.
  • Describe racial profiling in relationship to community policing and the impact of police hierarchy structure.
  • Discuss the influence or race, gender, age, or sexual orientation attitudes toward police.
  • Describe Geographical policing and the key elements of Community Oriented Policing: Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment.
  • Identify crime prevention strategies in conjunction with community based policing.
  • Recognize policing with special populations, juveniles, mental ill, and elderly.
  • Discuss the importance of changing from traditional policing to proactive policing and emphasize the true philosophy of community oriented policing.
  • 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.
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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