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What will I learn?

This program focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, as well as its legal and public policy contexts. This includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correction systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of the breadth, scope and interconnectivity of the criminal justice system. • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and research in the area of crime, criminality and criminal justice. • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of criminal law. • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of legal evidence in the processing of criminal cases. • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of policing and the maintenance of favorable community relations.

Which department am I in?

Riverside Community College District

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,700.00 per year
Students pay both the USD $46 per unit enrollment fee and the USD $290 per unit non-resident tuition fee; plus out of country non-resident surcharge: USD $17 per unit.
Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Norco College

2001 Third Street,

NORCO,

California,

92860, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,700.00 per year
Students pay both the USD $46 per unit enrollment fee and the USD $290 per unit non-resident tuition fee; plus out of country non-resident surcharge: USD $17 per unit.
Application deadline

Expected April, June 2022

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Riverside City College Campus

4800 Magnolia Avenue,

RIVERSIDE,

California,

92506, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has graduated from high school; passed the California High School Proficiency Exam; earned a Certificate of Completion; passed the GED or who is 18 years of age or older.

For international students

High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18; international students must demonstrate English language skills through one of the following minimum test scores/certificates: TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent, IELTS: 4.5, iTEP: 3.0, OCFL: TOEFL iTP 450, Pearson PTE: 30, TOEFL PBT: 450, AEC: Level 6, Duolingo: 75.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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