Additional information available on the Criminal Justice Department website.
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The Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. The Statewide Transfer Agreement will allow students to transfer to a Colorado public four-year school and complete their degree with an additional 60 credit hours.
Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program, students should be able to:
- Explain the origins of criminal behavior, society’s response to crime, and the consequences of crime to our society, utilizing multiple perspectives
- Explain social injustices and social harms within criminal justice systems
- Compare theoretical frameworks to the causes and prevention of crime, the processes of criminalization, and the impact that crime has on society
- Discuss the relationships between the courtroom and its procedures, the criminal law, and issues of criminal procedure (due process vs. crime control)
- Document police-related activities through effective report writing
- Differentiate and explain the key roles in the core criminal justice areas (law enforcement, law and corrections)
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .