Students are taught by professionals who have spent a significant amount of time as practitioners in the field. They learn field basics and the rules of criminal procedure and criminal law. Students begin to learn about specialty fields from juvenile justice to corrections operations to police-community relations in justice and the community.
- CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
- LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
- CR – Number of credit hours for the course
|CRMJ 101C||Introduction to the Criminal Justice System1||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 121C||Criminal Procedure1||4||0||4|
|ENGL 101C||English Composition||4||0||4|
|IST 102C||PC Applications||3||0||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 123C||Criminal Law1||4||0||4|
|CRMJ 210C||Juvenile Justice Administration1||3||0||3|
|ENGL 120MC/COMM 120MC||Communication or|
|ENGL xxxC||English elective||3-4||0||3|
|PHIL 242C||Contemporary Ethical Issues||3||0||3|
|SOCI 105C||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 205C||Police Operations1||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 215C||Corrections Operations1||3||0||3|
|MATH 120C||Quantitative Reasoning2||4||0||4|
|PSYC 205C||Crisis Intervention||3||0||3|
|BIOL 120C||Human Biology|
|BIOL 159C||Personal Nutrition||3||2||4|
|CRMJ 225C||Drug Abuse and the Law1||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 230C||Justice and the Community1||3||0||3|
|CRMJ 270C||Criminal Justice Internship1,3 or||0||9||3|
|CRMJ 275C||Senior Project1,3||3||0||3|
1Indicates major field course
2Students must complete MATH 120C to graduate. Depending on results of placement testing, students may be required to complete MATH 092C prior to MATH 120C (MATH 092C with a C or higher, or the high school equivalent with a C or higher, is the prerequisite for MATH 120C)
3CRMJ 270C/275C may be taken either Fall or Spring semester of senior year.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Evaluate theoretical frameworks and application of decision-making in criminal justice.
- Critique police and community interactions and predict response/reactions.
- Deconstruct approaches to substance abuse enforcements.
- Discuss specialized fields within the criminal justice system.
Background checks are completed by potential employers prior to obtaining any position with arrest or detention powers and typically before being accepted for an internship. Applicants who have been in difficulty with the law may not be employable or eligible for an internship. Because future goals may be compromised, applicants are advised to discuss any concerns with the department chair.
- CASA of New Hampshire
- DCYF Juvenile Services
- Merrimack County Attorney’s Office
- Merrimack County Juvenile Diversion
- N.H. Department of Corrections
- N.H. Division of Children Youth and Families
- N.H. Fish and Game Department
- N.H. Prison for Women
- N.H. Public Defender’s Office
- N.H. State Police
- N.H. State Prison for Women
- N.H. State Prison Volunteers
- Tobey School
- U.S. Probation Office
- Victims Inc.