Northwest College

Assessment at NWC

Student Learning Outcomes

Criminal Justice

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major schools of thought and theoretical paradigms used to study crime and criminality and which also generate research in the field of Criminal Justice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research method process, the various data collection techniques available for conducting research in Criminal Justice, and demonstrate understanding of the primary crime collection methods that are available to track crime rates within our society.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply criminal justice/criminological concepts and theories to real life applications that are present in the field of criminal justice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historic origins, structure, and operation of the major agencies that comprise our American justice system.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when practicing within the field of criminal justice.


Gerald Giraud
Vice President for Academic Affairs