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

Criminal Justice: Victimology, AS (CRJS-AS-VCT)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, 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 Victimology concentration prepares students for entry into a wide variety of positions in law enforcement, criminal justice, the courts, corrections, and victim services programs, as well as professional settings involving work with victims of crime, their families, and the community at large. It combines specialized criminal justice, victimology and general education coursework to provide students with knowledge and skills needed in working with victims.

Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Victimology Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the historical development of victimology and the victim’s movement in the United States.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and processes of the criminal justice system as they apply to working with victims of crime.
  • Outline legal principles related to victim’s rights.
  • Identify career paths that involve working with victims.

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