Criminal Justice
AAS = Associate of Applied Science | 60 hours

The Criminal Justice program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire to work in a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and security occupations. Students receive applicable knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations and explore local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections and security services. The program is a study of criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations all integrated into the curriculum.

Embedded in the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is the Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement.
Campuses Offered At
D = DeWitt Campus
H = Helena-West Helena Campus
S = Stuttgart Campus
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Students in the Criminal Justice Program exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Understanding of the American criminal justice system.

  • Knowledge and an in-depth understanding of institutions, laws, theories and the players that make up the system.

  • Understanding of policing and enforcement in the criminal justice occupations.

  • Application of criminal justice through real life scenarios.

  • Written competency of criminal justice concepts and theories.

  • Observation and analysis of ethical and professional obligations of the criminal justice agent in varied criminal justice roles.

  • Understanding of policing and enforcement among the criminal justice units within the system (courts, police, corrections, investigators, and the community).

  • Identification and application of practices appropriate to the criminal justice types of investigation.

Possible Careers

Campus Contacts

Shawanna Wansley | Counselor
Deborah Gentry | Professional Advisor/Disabilities Coordinator
Helena-West Helena
Sylvia Boyd | Professional Advisor/Disabilities Coordinator
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