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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice: Criminal Investigations, AS (CRJS-AS-CRI)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Manchester, Norwalk

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Criminal Investigations concentration enables students to advance to investigative positions in their current employment or gain employment in an investigative position. It combines specialized criminal justice, investigative and general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed in investigative roles.

Note: Current law enforcement officers may take courses in this track for professional development.

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Develop skills necessary to secure employment within field of criminal justice.
  • Transfer into a Bachelor Degree Program.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of police, courts and corrections and explain the functions they serve within the criminal justice system and the community.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws that protect the rights of and regulates conduct of a culturally diverse society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Prepare written documents and deliver oral presentations related to the criminal justice field.

Criminal Investigations Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the practical, legal and logistical components of a criminal investigation.
  • Apply principles of constitutional and criminal laws to criminal investigations with a focus on 4th amendment standards of search and seizure as well as admissibility of evidence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare written reports that integrate best practices for various types of investigations.
  • Identify career paths that focus on investigations.

Criminal Justice General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Criminal Justice Additional General Education (6 credits)

Criminal Justice Program Core (21 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62