Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
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Program Competencies

Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, 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 on causes of crime: economic, sociological and psychological;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the New York State penal laws and the criminal procedure laws;
  • demonstrate an understanding of and work in industrial and retail security;
  • recognize people with mental disorders: psychotics, psychopaths, personality disorders; people intoxicated by drugs: LSD, heroin, PCP, etc; sexual aberrations; suicide potentials and be aware of methods of handling such individuals;
  • demonstrate an understanding of police ethics and how to resolve practical problems of an ethical nature;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic qualities of a criminal investigation: fingerprinting, photographing a crime scene, plaster casting, handling and recording of physical evidence;
  • demonstrate an understanding of our correctional system; the use of penitentiaries and prisons in American society; probation and parole concepts and usages; the nature of punishment and present trends in corrections; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the internal workings of police departments; organizational and leadership problems; planning and research; inspection procedures; personnel problems and contemporary problems of police departments.

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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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