Learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, crisis management, forensic science and homeland security. AIU’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree with a generalist specialization combines academic study of criminal justice with a deep exploration of the skills you’ll need in the field.
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The Generalist specialization within the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program is designed to offer a well-rounded overview of the criminal justice system.
The Generalist specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Criminal Justice. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Criminal Justice discipline.
Total Credit Hours: 180
At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
This course examines the theories and principles of security and loss prevention through a systematic review of key issues and concepts associated with the reduction and prevention of personal and corporate loss. This course will review the historical development of loss prevention, exposures to losses, risk assessment techniques and strategies to minimize loss and improve security.
This course examines drug abuse and its relationship to crime. Topics include the statistical relationship between drugs and crime, drug laws and courts, drug prevention programs and public policy concerning the use and abuse of substances.
This course focuses on the challenges administrators face in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Students will examine the various organizational frameworks in the criminal justice system and the concepts, organizational principles and models associated with these criminal justice agencies.
Criminalistics is part I of a two part series. This course is a survey course of forensic science. The course content will focus on defining "forensic science"; recognizing practices of legitimate, junk and fraudulent science; examining the properties of physical evidence; discussing the scope, potential and limitations of a variety of forensic sciences; examining analytical techniques applied by forensic scientists; evaluating the criteria for admissibility of scientific evidence; and discussing the ethical responsibilities of forensic scientists.
This course explores the elements of investigation including crime scenes, witnesses and evidence and includes such topics as investigative techniques, evidence documentation, interrogation and arrest. The course addresses the particulars of investigating major crimes.
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