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Law Enforcement BSCJ Degree

AIU offers a professionally focused BSCJ program with a specialization in Law Enforcement that can provide students with knowledge in police theory, law enforcement practice and organizational management in the field of law enforcement.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a Specialization in Law Enforcement degree provides students with a comprehensive and systematic analysis of key contemporary criminal justice issues through a close review of the theories and policies guiding many crime fighting strategies. By applying critical thinking and analytical skills, oral and written communication skills and information systems skills, students can learn of the complex nature of crime and society's response to criminality.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

 

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Law Enforcement to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, AIU can give you an opportunity to focus your interests on the acquisition of industry-specific knowledge and skills common to industry-current criminal justice professionals.

  • Next Start Date

    August 24th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    45

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • Successful completion of the BSCJ with a specialization in Law Enforcement can provide students with an applicable foundation of industry-related knowledge and skills, including how to:

    • Explain the historical context of policing in the U.S. and the essential differences between police services at the different levels of government.
    • Define the role of police and their relationship to other components of the criminal justice system including courts, corrections and forensic science.
    • Explain the organizational structure, administrative practices and operating procedures of modern police agencies in the handling of personnel and their functions.
    • Identify specific law enforcement strategies to address substantive problems such as community policing, terrorism and homeland security, cultural diversity and drugs and crime.
    • Apply and use critical knowledge skills of the U.S. Constitution and its practical application to law enforcement and criminal procedure.
    • Identify and analyze ethical issues related to decision-making processes associated with moral dilemmas in policing.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     
    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    • In this specialized curriculum, students can study the relationship between police agencies and the communities they serve. Courses are structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they can learn focused knowledge and skills common to a broad range of law enforcement professionals. For example:

      • In Community Oriented Policing, students can examine the relationship between police agencies and the communities they serve, including the study of new programs designed to involve the community in resolving crimes and issues involving police ethics and the public image of police agencies in the media.
      • In Evidence, students can explore various types of evidence admissible by law, including real, demonstrative and documentary evidence. The course can address the roles lay witnesses and expert evidence play in the legal setting as well as during a criminal trial.
      • In Crime Mapping and Analysis, students can be introduced to basic concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in criminal justice, including an overview of how to properly design, construct, manipulate and interpret maps used in policing. 

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    • AIU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program with a Specialization in Law Enforcement is geared toward helping students acquire a solid foundation in criminal justice focusing on police theory, law enforcement practice and organizational management.

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