Upon graduation from the GCC Criminal Justice Programs, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
- Apply skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions and/or continued study in criminal justice or related fields.
- Explain the basic concepts, operations and services of the primary agencies that make up the criminal justice system.
- Analyze theoretical perspectives on normative behavior and social deviance and identify specific crime typologies and offender profiles.
- Understand the historical and current roles that diversity plays in our society in lawmaking, criminal conduct, criminal justice practices, crime control policies and treatment of victims.
- Demonstrate proficiency in identification and explanation of Constitutional processes, substantive law content, and application of appropriate techniques in the investigation, apprehension, prosecution, defense, adjudication, punishment, and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
- Demonstrate essential skills including reading, writing, communications, critical thinking and reasoning.
- Utilize the knowledge and terminology required of a criminal justice professional.
- Analyze current issues facing the criminal justice system and ethical choices confronting criminal justice practitioners.
- Analyze career opportunities and assess skills and abilities in relationship to specific positions.