The American criminal justice system is one of the most unique and robust legal frameworks in the world. Facing a host of issues from overwhelming corrections populations to evolving search and seizure methods within the confines of the Fourth Amendment, professionals working in the Criminal Justice system require a comprehensive understanding of the various issues facing all of the players in the legal system on the criminal side as well as the societal and utilitarian principles affected by these decisions every day. Beyond that, the amount of technology changes for law enforcement and other security and investigative agencies requires a broad understanding of the criminal justice system overall.The Criminal Justice Professional program offers a comprehensive look at the American criminal justice system, particularly from the legal side. Understanding what is required for a conviction, the standards by which defendants are measured and the ins and outs of evidentiary considerations are imperative for anyone working in law enforcement, investigation or security as well as individuals working for companies that serve these fields. The Criminal Justice Professional program brings together a strategic sample of topics that ensure students complete this track with the knowledge and skills they'll require to excel in these fields.
The Criminal Justice Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in criminal justice, legal and investigative ethics, criminal law and procedure as well as juvenile justice and criminal courts. Many legal assistants, law enforcement professionals, as well as court and corrections officials have acquired a background understanding in Criminal Justice in order to better inform their positions and every day actions on the job. An increasingly complex field, with the capability of DNA evidence, the growing privatization of correctional facilities and multifaceted discussions on changes in federal sentencing legislation, criminal justice professionals have a background that is applicable in a variety of fields. Ideal for anyone looking toward a career in this fascinating field as well as experienced professionals looking for additional education, the Criminal Justice Professional program has a variety of applications.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Define key terms related to the justice system
Examine the justice system
Analyze concepts related to criminal law
Compare and contrast theories of crime
Evaluate the impact history has had on the American justice system
Examine issues and emerging trends in criminal justice
Define terms related to criminal law
Examine the purpose and function of criminal law
Assess legal issues as presented in court cases
Analyze key concepts related to criminal law
Examine various laws
Define key concepts related to ethics
Explain the impact of ethical decisions
Explain the relationship between values, morals, ethics, and critical thinking
Compare and contrast philosophies related to ethics
Analyze the process of making ethical decisions
Examine ethics in the criminal justice system
Evaluate methods used to address ethical misconduct in society
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
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When are the course start dates?
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.