Criminal Justice (MassTransfer) Overview Provides a broad education in the administration, operations and objectives of the criminal justice system and its component parts: police, courts, and corrections. The CJC major is designed for students who wish to transfer to a Baccalaureate program within the Massachusetts public education system. What You'll StudyCourse Sequencing CJC Curriculum Documents Criminal Justice (MassTransfer) (CJC) required courses - from our official academic catalogDegree completion checklist (2022-23) • Worksheet to track your progress towards completing this program if you start this year To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled. This is just one way you might complete the Criminal Justice (MassTransfer) program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Criminal Justice (MassTransfer) program description from our official academic catalog.Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2 CRJ 101 CRJ 103 ENG Comp. I PSY 101 Humanities elective CRJ 105 CRJ 121 ENG Comp. II SOC 101 Humanities elective MAT 117 or 107 CRJ 109 POL 101 Science elective PCS 101, 131, or 141 CRJ elective CRJ 107 CRJ elective Humanities elective Science elective SOC 201 Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2CRJ 101 CRJ 103 ENG Comp. I PSY 101 ENG Comp. II MAT 117 CRJ 105 CRJ 121 Humanities elective CRJ 109 SOC 101 Humanities elective Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4POL 101 SOC 201 Humanities elective CRJ 107 PCS 101 or 141 CRJ elective Science elective CRJ elective Science elective Program Learning Outcomes Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to: Appreciate Diverse Perspectives and Approach/Solve Problems Collaboratively Define prejudice, racism/discrimination and stereotyping; discuss how and where these concepts are "institutionalized" in the criminal justice system Apply legal concepts through the broad lens of "substantively just outcomes" in an empathetic as opposed to punitive manner Create partnerships with allied agencies as well as community stakeholders cultivating mutual trust and a free exchange of ideas Use Reason, and Act Ethically Describe personal and professional ethics Explain the connection between ethics and professional credibility Define "discretion" in criminal justice decision-making and apply it in real world situations Demonstrate Civic Knowledge and Engagement Explain the "balance" between enforcement of laws and discretion with serving community needs and safeguarding individual rights Explain the importance of collecting and analyzing factual information, and conveying information to allied agencies without labeling, stereotyping or generalizing Use Various Sources of Information Recognize the sources of data and information Define/understand the importance of data analytics Demonstrate the importance and use of the physical and natural sciences in fact finding processes of criminal justice- both for proof of culpability or exoneration Think Critically and Creatively Objectively analyze facts and information Extrapolate ideas and concepts to construct an acceptable narrative of events and present data and conclusions in a logical order Integrate and synthesize facts with academic knowledge and experience within a context that acknowledges socio-economic, racial, gender and other aspects of diversity What's Next Transfer into a Baccalaureate program or enter into any of several careers within the criminal justice system, including police work, correctional work, the law, or social work.