In this course learners will distinguish between the roles and functions of courts with jurisdiction in Wisconsin; differentiate between the roles and functions of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; apply professional principles as a law enforcement officer; determine modern police functions and policies from an historical perspective; identify the role of law enforcement officers in American society; utilize a decision-making model; identify the characteristics of a good decision maker; describe how professionalism, ethics, and moral standards relate to a law enforcement career; practice a code of behavior; incorporate ethical decision-making strategies; identify required law enforcement policies; defend the importance of written agency policies; and distinguish between "ministerial" and "discretionary"duties; describe how decisions are made; enhance an officer's critical thinking and police problem solving abilities; and apply principles of critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving.
Criminal Justice Studies
As a student in Gateway’s Criminal Justice Studies associate degree program, you won’t be stuck in a desk all day. Instead, you’ll learn hands-on in exciting training facilities including a CSI/Blood Spatter room, scenario-based Jail Cells and a Firearms Training Range. Your courses include using laser technology, defense and arrest tactics, evidence gathering and much more. You’ll graduate ready to begin an action-packed career in law enforcement.
- Learn in state-of-the-art facilities that mirror the settings, scenarios and situations that you’ll face as a law enforcement officer. These include crime scenes, jail cells and firearms training.
- Develop the skills you need to succeed in law enforcement, including arrest, search and seizure tactics, criminal and juvenile law, interrogations and confessions, criminal investigation and more.
- Gain professional experience through Gateway’s Police Science Internship program or Criminal Justice Club and work with certified police stations or law enforcement agencies before graduation.
- Network and grow your resume by studying abroad and working with expert instructors who possess knowledge and insights about job openings, training opportunities and current law enforcement trends.
Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus, Racine Campus
Tuition & Fees: $10,159
Books & Supplies: $4,215
Fall, Spring, Summer
Criminal Justice Studies Career Pathway
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