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Criminal Justice

AA Degree

Anne Claiborne Ray Streeter, PhD, Chair, Social Sciences Division
Center for Entrepreneurship
(270) 384-7466  streetera@lindsey.edu

Daniel Phillips III, PhD, Program Coordinator
Durham Center, Room 103
(270) 384-8231  phillipsd@lindsey.edu

Full-time program faculty:  Mike Giordano, JD; Daniel Phillips III, PhD; Ji Seun Sohn, PhD


Mission Statement

The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the three main substantive areas of criminal justice: policing, courts, and corrections.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 60 or 64 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (associate's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.


Entrance Criteria

The following conditions apply for acceptance into the program:

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.00;
  • Completion of Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJS 1003) with a minimum grade of C;
  • Filing the required application for admission form to the program with the program coordinator;
  • Securing the approval by the program coordinator;
  • Assignment of an academic advisor from the program; and
  • Filing the approved application to the program form with the Registrar's office.


Program Requirements:  33-36 hours

In addition to the appropriate general education program, students must complete the major's prerequisites and core requirements, must select one of its emphasis areas (Law Enforcement or Legal), and must complete the requirements for that area.

A.  Prerequisites and Recommended Courses:  3-6 hours

  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013) is recommended prior to CRJS 1003 unless waiver requirements are met -- 3 hours
  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, and Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) are prerequisites for CRJS 2103 -- 6 hours

B.  Core Requirements:  18 hours

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJS 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Criminology (CRJS 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Criminal Courts (CRJS 2303) -- 3 hours
  • Police Investigation (CRJS 3023) -- 3 hours
  • U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJS 3213) -- 3 hours 
  • Ethics & Professionalism (CRJS 4303) -- 3 hours

C.  Emphasis Area (select one of the following areas):  12 hours

1 -- Law Enforcement Emphasis

  • Police & Society (CRJS 3123) -- 3 hours
  • Corrections (CRJS 3203) -- 3 hours
  • Rural Crime (CRJS 3573) -- 3 hours
  • Homeland Security (CRJS 4173) -- 3 hours

2 -- Legal Emphasis

  • American Legal Systems (CRJS 3003) -- 3 hours
  • Criminal Law (CRJS 3703) -- 3 hours
  • Criminal Procedure (CRJS 3903) -- 3 hours
  • Evidence (CRJS 4273) -- 3 hours

 

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