Criminal Justice Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)s

Program Learning Outcomes: Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

1. Students should acquire general knowledge about the criminal justice system, including familiarity with the criminal law, criminal procedure, victimization, the adjudication process, corrections options, police-community relations, evidence, ethics and theory.

2. Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to communicate effectively in writing, solve complex problems demonstrating they can see problems from multiple perspectives and still support their final conclusions with persuasive arguments.

3. Students can describe and implement the main principles of the United States Constitution.  Specifically, they will demonstrate they can properly apply Constitutional principles relating to individual rights and due process to actual criminal justice problems.

4. Students will be able to use library, multi-media, computer technology and other information sources to access, process and deliver information.

5. Students will use critical skills of analysis, evaluation, synthesis and application.

 

Program Learning Outcomes: Associate of Science/Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

1. Students should acquire general knowledge about the criminal justice system, including familiarity with the criminal law, victimization, the adjudication process, corrections options, police-community relations, evidence, ethics and theory.

2. Students will gather, interpret, and evaluate information in a variety of forms while critiquing a crime scene scenario.

3. Students will approach complex problems from a diverse perspective while considering alterative solutions when critiquing a crime scene scenario. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes: Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

1. Students will become conversant with basic criminalistic principles as they apply to forensic science including basic analytical techniques (ie. Chromatograhpy, microscopy, and spectrometry).

2. Students will document crime scene photographs which capture the condition and orientation of evidence contained within a mock crime scene.

3. Properly document and determine the angle of impact for blood stain droplets within various crime scene photos.

 

Program Learning Outcomes: POST Certificate

1. Students will acquire a working police knowledge of U.S. and Utah State Constitutions, and Utah Criminal and Traffic codes. 

2. Students will demonstrate proper physical skills and defensive tactics in response to criminal activities.

3. Students will demonstrate proper handling, operations,  safety, and skills with firearms.