CCJS 242 - Theory and Practice
This course consists of a practicum to include a supervised 100-hour internship in an approved criminal justice agency (police, courts, corrections). Coursework will consist of 20 class hours designed to review philosophical and pragmatic differences between theory and practice. Students planning to complete this course should apply to the criminal justice agency of their choice at least three months prior to the course’s start date. Many criminal justice agencies incorporate an application/background investigation into the internship experience that can take a few months to complete. Advanced departmental advising is available to help students identify potential internship locations. PREREQUISITE(S): CCJS 201 , CCJS 230 , or consent of department. One hundred twenty (120) hours each semester. Formerly CJ 242.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Clarify career goals and prepare for employment in the 21st century.
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing using presentation software.
- Distinguish the realities of the workplace within specific career fields.
- Apply ethical decision making to practical exercises.
- Develop professional relationships with criminal justice practitioners.
- Critically evaluate current criminal justice theory in relation to practices and alternatives to current practice.
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