Criminal Justice

Associate in Science

The Criminal Justice curriculum is dedicated to provide the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge needed in today's environment to be successful in the fields of policing, corrections, courts, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the professional workplace or continued studies in a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field.

Graduates of a New Jersey police academy may be eligible for up to 16 credits toward the Criminal Justice, Associate in Science degree.

For information, contact faculty advisor, Thomas Innocente, at (609) 343-4968/tinnocen@atlantic.edu, or contact Donna Vassallo, at (609) 343-4972/dvassall@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Explain modern criminal investigative theories and procedures;
  • Accurately assess persons with whom he or she must deal realizing the person’s motivations, aspirations and fears;
  • Describe the criminal justice system and the role of each agency within the system;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity for the problems of people in today’s complex, changing society;
  • Analyze problems and seek alternative solutions in making decisions on the job;
  • Articulate the moral and ethical implications of police work in today’s society and be aware of the obligations of the law enforcement officer.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
COMM110-Interpersonal Communications
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
CHEM102-Forensic Science
4
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science course
4
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
HIST104-U.S. History II
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
PROGRAM COURSES
CRIM101-Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CRIM109-Ethics in Criminal Justice
3
CRIM201-Criminal Law
3
CRIM202-Constitutional Law
3
CRIM216-Criminal Justice Report Procedures
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15

PROGRAM ELECTIVES ( 21 credits)

Choose seven courses:

CRIM102-Introduction to Criminology

CRIM105-Police Operations

CRIM106-Introduction to Corrections

CRIM107-Introduction to Cyber-Crimes

CRIM108-Introduction to Terrorism

CRIM110-Women in the Criminal Justice System

CRIM165-Crime Analysis, Crime Mapping and GIS

CRIM170-Concepts in Homeland Security

CRIM203-Criminal Investigation

CRIM206-Juvenile Justice

CRIM210-Community Based Corrections

CRIM212-Trial Advocacy

CRIM214-Organized Crime

CRIM250-Internship in Criminal Justice (Field Study or Court Study-4 cr.)

 
TOTAL PROGRAM ELECTIVE CREDITS
21
Computer Literacy
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
0-3
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 66
(CRIM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2013