May 11, 2021  
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 
SCPS College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice (A.S.)

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Today’s communities—from large cities to small towns—are facing a variety of complex challenges. We have a greater need for people like you—people who are willing to serve and protect. 

The associate degree in criminal justice offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Elizabethtown College was designed for people who desire to make a career out of making a difference. This degree can serve as a stepping stone to the police academy, or it can be an entry point into a career in various areas of law enforcement, security, and protection. 

The field of criminal justice is very rewarding—and it’s a career that emulates E-towns motto, “Educate for Service.”

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Examine theory and research within the criminal justice field.
  • Discuss how the criminal justice system changed over time.
  • Discuss criminal law in real-life case studies.
  • Discuss specific roles and functions within the criminal justice system.
  • Analyze ethical decision-making in criminal justice.
  • Describe the various components of the American criminal justice system.
  • Identify processes and issues within adult corrections.
  • Identify processes and issues within the juvenile justice system.

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