The Justice Studies associate in applied science degree is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who want to pursue legal careers and jobs on the rehabilitative side of the criminal justice system. Justice Studies is appropriate for students who want to become attorneys, correctional officers, counselors for criminal offenders, probation officers, etc. Degree-specific skills include conducting research, research writing, report writing, decision-making about community problems, and professional networking.
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The Justice Studies degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution, serving as a foundation for studies in several areas, including social services, advocacy, community development, law, and corrections.
UPON COMPLETION THE GRADUATE WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the sociological and psychological theories of crime causation and evaluation of human behavior
- Apply critical thinking in ethical analysis of societal issues
- Conduct community research
- Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of statutory law and due process within the justice system
- Demonstrate interpersonal, written, and presentation skills required for successful employment in a justice-related field