Corrections (Pending Approval) Criminal Justice
Program Design Program Design
The program helps prepare students for entry into the State of Connecticut’s This certificate offers those employed, or desiring to be employed, in law
Department of Correction as a Correctional Trainee. enforcement a way to improve career opportunities and placement through
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3
CJS* 293 CJ Cooperative Education/Work Experience 3 CJS* 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJS* 102 Introduction to Corrections 3 CJS* 211 Criminal Law I 3
ENG* 101 Composition 3 CJS* 220 Criminal Investigation 3
CJS* 240 Correctional Administration 3 POL* 111 American Government or
POL* 112 State and Local Government 3
Total Credits Required: 15
SOC* 101 Principles of Sociology or
Learning Outcomes PSY* 111 General Psychology I 3
Upon successful completion of all Corrections certificate program require- Subtotal: 15
ments, graduates will
CJS* 105 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
1. Explain the history and development of the system of corrections
in America and around the world. CJS* 120 Police & the Community 3
CJS* 213 Evidence and Criminal Procedure 3
2. Explain contemporary correctional issues, including but not lim-
ited: prisoner rights, overcrowding, prison construction, gangs and POL* 212 Constitutional Law and Civil Rights 3
“families” hierarchy, early release programs/recidivism, cost of SOC* 240 Criminology or
correctional programs/buildings, and changing the emphasis of SOC* 241 Juvenile Delinquency or
corrections from punishment/security to rehabilitation/treatment. SOC* 242 Deviance or
PSY* 217/ Psychology of Criminal Behavior/ Sociology of
3. Explore the sociological/economic effects of privatization in our
CJS* 272 Criminal Behavior 3
4. Identify and explore the problems and concerns of managing staff Subtotal: 15
and inmates in a modern day correctional institution on both the
federal and state levels. Total Credits Required: 30
Upon successful completion of all Criminal Justice certificate program
requirements, graduates will
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the language, terms and concepts of
criminal justice and police administration.
2. Define and describe each component of the present criminal
3. Identify, describe and clarify problems existing in the present crimi-
nal justice system and propose ways of continued improvement of
4. Identify the nature, origins, structure, purpose and constitutional
limits of criminal law.
5. Identify the doctrines of complicity and inchoate crimes.
6. Identify the defenses of justification and excuse to an individual’s
7. Describe the roots of early common law and how it relates to
8. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of criminal
9. Demonstrate an understanding of new and innovative investigation
methods and techniques.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of laws of evidence as it relates to
the criminal justice field.
11. Identify courtroom procedures.
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