Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice, AS (CRJS-AS-JJS)

Location(s): Gateway, Manchester, Middlesex, 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 Juvenile Justice concentration prepares students for work with juveniles and adolescents within the justice system and related fields. It combines specialized coursework in psychology, sociology, human services and criminal justice as well as general education coursework to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need in working with youth and adolescents. Students also gain experience in case management and intervention strategies.

Criminal Justice Program Goals:

  • Complete an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Acquire the 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.

Juvenile Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline the major developmental theories and the relationship to juvenile delinquency.
  • Describe the history and evolution of the juvenile justice system in America.
  • Identify contemporary issues in juvenile justice.
  • Articulate significant differences between the juvenile and adult justice systems in the United States.
  • Apply evidence-based intervention strategies in addressing juvenile delinquency and identify career paths that involve work with juveniles.

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