Criminal Justice - Associate Degree at Kaplan Career Institute - ICM Campus
The objective of the Criminal Justice program is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of criminal justice with emphasis in the areas of corrections, probation and parole, juvenile delinquency criminal behavior, crime and loss prevention, corporate security and law enforcement. The program also prepares students with the aspects of criminal behavior, legal theory and law enforcement procedures enabling graduates to go on to pursue careers in law enforcement, investigation and security. Graduation is acknowledged by awarding an Associate in Specialized Business degree upon satisfactory completion of the program. Graduates of the Criminal Justice program may seek employment in corrections, crime and loss prevention, law enforcement and other areas. Graduates working in corrections may monitor inmates, assist parolees in re-entering society, or do counseling work to rehabilitate troubled youth or prison inmates. Graduates may be employed in loss prevention positions with many private industries, including working in special units implementing systems to guard against theft and system abuse to protect confidential information and property, etc. Graduates employed in law enforcement positions may have duties that vary widely by the size and type of organization, but most spend considerable time writing reports and maintaining records that are needed in legal actions.