Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement

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/Law Enforcement Program is designed to prepare student for entry level positions in the criminal justice profession or to provide additional training or further advancement for those already employed in the criminal justice field by emphasizing courses in the theory and practice of Criminal Justice and closely related topics.

Download the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Associate in Science Degree overview sheet. 

Download the Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Certificate overview sheet. 

Certificates

The Law Enforcement Certificate Program is designed for those individuals who have been accepted into a regional police academy in Massachusetts, or who plan on applying for a police position in a municipality whose police officer candidates are trained in a regional police academy.

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 rights under the United States Constitution of those accused of 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

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Degrees

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/Law Enforcement Program is designed to prepare student for entry level positions in the criminal justice profession or to provide additional training or further advancement for those already employed in the criminal justice field by emphasizing courses in the theory and practice of Criminal Justice and closely related topics.

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

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Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement 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 108
    • Criminal Justice Ethics
    • 3
    This course will examine a variety of ethical issues faced by justice officials, such as the relationship between personal ethics and social expectations; professional ethics; the use of force; issues of race, gender and class; and noble cause corruption. Students will examine the importance of an ethical foundation for law enforcement while they compare and contrast ethical codes from various sources in the public safety community and historical warrior classes. Special attention will be paid to the concept of noble cause corruption and the compound effects of those outcomes. 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.
    • CJS 121
    • Criminal Procedure
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the basics of criminal procedure, including the law of search and seizure, arrest, interrogation and identification, the pretrial process, the criminal trial, sentencing and punishment, appeal and post-conviction relief, and constitutional safeguards in state and federal criminal proceedings. Placement at ENG 101 level strongly advised.

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Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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