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Criminal Justice Administration - AAS

Public Safety

Contact: Sheldon STEWART (620)665-3460
Department Chair: Bobby WHITE (620)728-4462

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

The historical development and the internal and external issues of the various components of the criminal justice system including police, corrections and the courts and how these interrelated components result in the administration of justice today.

LE104 Agency Administration 3

Practical analysis of modern administration theory and supervisory, management principles and their application to the unique operating problems of criminal justice organizations.

LE107 Criminal Justice Interview and Report Writing 3

The unique types of writing required in a criminal justice career; gathering pertinent information and recording that information by writing a variety of report narratives representative of those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system.

LE111 Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice 3

Ethical considerations facing the correctional employee; determining moral behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior, ethics and criminal justice, ethics and the courts, policy and management issues and professionalism.

LE115 Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 3

The historical precedents and philosophical reasons for treating juveniles differently from adults; empirical evidence about child development that can illuminate the reasons for their special status within the system; major theories that have been proposed as explanations of delinquent behavior; detailed overview of the juvenile justice system, from its beginnings to the current state of the institution.

LE116 Law Enforcement Operations and Procedures 3

The role of police in society and the application of key concepts to policing scenarios; identification, discussion and assessment of critical police practices and processes to include deployment, arrest procedures, search strategies and other operational considerations.

LE120 KLETC or Appropriate Law Enforcement Academy Trng. 12

This course meets the needs of the Criminal Justice alignment project and serves as the equivalency to the 560-hour basic law enforcement training curriculum, approved by the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers'' Standards and Training and the Director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training center or other equivalent law enforcement certification agencies.

LE205 Criminal Law 3

History, scope and nature of law; parties to a crime; classification of offenses; criminal acts and intent; the capacity to commit crime; and criminal defenses; elements of misdemeanor and felony crimes.

LE206 Criminal Procedures 3

Basic court system procedures and the jurisdiction of the courts; constitutional and other legal requirements that affect law enforcement practices and procedures; confessions and interrogations, identification procedures, arrest, search and seizure, and admissibility of evidence.

LE207 Criminal Investigation 3

Effective interview and interrogation techniques, crime scene management and lab processes, crime scene documentation methods, case preparation and court presentation.

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS101 Human Relations 3

Psychological principles applied to everyday living with an emphasis on self-understanding and on building successful relationships.

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3

Development and interaction of the individual in society with consideration of the culture, structures, functions of societies, social groups and institutions with emphasis on social interaction and its relation to personality and human action.

Criminal Justice Communications 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Criminal Justice Options 9
Course Title Credits
LE108 Crime Scene Photography 3.00

LE202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

LE203 Critical Issues in Corrections 3.00

LE208 Introduction to Scientific Crime Detection 3.00

LE210 Criminal Justice Practicum 3.00

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