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Criminal Justice

Academic Division of Professional Programs

The Quincy College Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare individuals for the various aspects of Criminal Justice in the region. The program options available to students offer several routes of preparation. In any Criminal Justice course, students may find themselves in classrooms with police officers, private security professionals, government agency staff, and prospective social scientists. Students are encouraged to carefully review each Criminal Justice track, and the options available within each, in order to more effectively identify the program best suited for their career and personal goals.

The Criminal Justice Program is designed to assist students who anticipate transferring to Criminal Justice programs at Baccalaureate Degree-granting institutions. The purpose of the Program is to make possible transfer into such institutions and enhance the likelihood of students’ success in those programs. The Criminal Justice Program allows the student greater flexibility in selecting courses that will match the program requirements of the school to which the student intends to transfer.

On-Campus or Online Degree

Students may complete the Quincy College Criminal Justice Program as an on-campus student or a fully online student.

On-Campus

On-campus students may take all of their courses on-campus. Students have the opportunity to take a combination of on-campus and online courses.

View the curriculum for this associate degree program in the latest college catalog here.

Online Degree

Quincy College offers the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program fully online. This program is offered in a pathway format and students may enroll as full-time or part-time.

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On-Campus or Online

The Quincy College Criminal Justice Program is designed to prepare individuals for the various aspects of Criminal Justice in the region. The program options available to students offer several routes of preparation. In any Criminal Justice course, students may find themselves in classrooms with police officers, private security professionals, government agency staff, and prospective social scientists. Students are encouraged to carefully review each Criminal Justice track, and the options available within each, in order to more effectively identify the program best suited for their career and personal goals.

The Criminal Justice Program is designed to assist students who anticipate transferring to Criminal Justice programs at Baccalaureate Degree-granting institutions. The purpose of the Program is to make possible transfer into such institutions and enhance the likelihood of students’ success in those programs. The Criminal Justice Program allows the student greater flexibility in selecting courses that will match the program requirements of the school to which the student intends to transfer.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of the police, courts, and corrections
  • Analyze how theories of criminal behavior explain such behavior, and how those theories relate to the criminal justice system
  • Describe major court decisions related to crime and criminal procedure and how those decisions influence the behavior of those working in or involved with the criminal justice system
  • Describe the Constitutional rights in the United States of those accused of a crime, and explain why those rights exist
  • Analyze the criminal justice process from initial contact with the police to appeals
  • Explain the substance, purpose, and function of criminal law
  • Distinguish between the features and purposes of the adult court system and the juvenile court system

Students may complete the Quincy College Criminal Justice Program as an on-campus student or a fully online student. 

On-Campus

On-campus students may take all of their courses on-campus. Students have the opportunity to take a combination of on-campus and online courses.

Online Degree

Quincy College offers the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program fully online. This program is offered in a pathway format and students may enroll as full-time or part-time.

Learn more about Quincy College online degrees>>

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Criminal Justice Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • CJS 101
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • 3
    This course introduces the criminal justice process and services with discussion of the roles of police, courts, and corrections. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 103
    • Criminology
    • 3
    The nature and cause of criminal behavior in contemporary America, the social forces involved, the major causes of lawbreaking, and analysis of social responses to criminals, including the workings of the police, courts, laws, and prisons are studied. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 107
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • 3
    This course covers selected theories of delinquency, programs of prevention and control, treatment, confinement, utilization of community resources, and the history and current role of the juvenile court. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • CJS 109
    • Criminal Law
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the principles of criminal liability, elements of crimes, defenses to crimes and parties to crimes in the areas of property crimes, crimes against the person, crimes against habitation, and drug trafficking. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
    • SOC 101
    • General Sociology
    • 3
    An examination of the behavior of humans in social groups. Emphasis will be placed on concepts including culture, society, socialization, role, personality, institutions and social change. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.
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