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

Criminal Justice: Law and Legal, AS (CRJS-AS-LL)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex

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.

Location: Housatonic and Manchester

Law and Legal: The Law and Legal concentration provides students with an understanding of fundamental principles of law and analyzes the role and function of the American legal system within a societal and political context. This course of study develops critical thinking, logical reasoning and writing skills, and prepares students for baccalaureate study and law-related careers.

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.

Law and Legal Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the history and development of state, local and federal court systems in the United States and as well as the current role and function within the criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system as they apply to the law and courts.
  • Outline the rights and protections afforded to citizens under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Identify career paths in the law and legal field.

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