This program is designed to combine the criminal justice concepts, theories and laws with practical application techniques and modern technology skills to prepare the Criminal Justice Science student for productive employment in corrections. The corrections track maintains cutting-edge curriculum that enhances critical thinking, written and oral communications, teamwork, leadership and assessment. The curriculum includes general education requirements, theory and practice courses and educational requirements in ethics, law and the current best practices in the field of criminal justice.
Communicate and interview effectively both verbally and nonverbally with clients and the public.
Observe behavior and listen to recitation of clients, record salient information in simple and accurate description form and provide testimony and documentation of the same.
Identify the various agencies and their duties, located within the college service district.
Empathize with the client and understand the relationship of the law violator and the community.
Work effectively with the caseworker and other criminal justice professionals using various methods to diagnose and treat behavior.
Explain the roles of corrections at the various levels of government and within the state as well as society.
Explain the legal process and the justice system and its applications within the correctional, legal and law enforcement community.
Explain the basic rights of the offender within the Ohio legal system.
Identify the social and psychological factors affecting the offender and demonstrate alternative methods of handling personal and societal choices relating to future goals for the offender.