Criminal Justice
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Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the criminal justice vocabulary;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical and historical background in the three parts of criminal justice: law enforcement, courts and corrections;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theories and causes of crime: economic, sociological and psychological;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the New York State Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Law; and
  • obtain these competencies as outlined by the college's Social Science Department.

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ECC is a member of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.


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