- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and issues concerning the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the key stages of the criminal justice system and identify the core institutions involved and the roles performed by them.
- Demonstrate proficiency in summarizing and differentiating major criminological theories and applying theories to analyze contemporary injustice issues.
- Analyze the individual and social impact of criminal justice policies for persons based on socioeconomic status, race, gender, age and other members of marginalized demographics.
- Recognize how perception through different social forces can affect laws and the pursuit of justice.
- Recognize the importance of due process and the legal foundations of the criminal justice system.
Credentials for Current Sworn Law Enforcement Officers
ASU-Beebe partners with the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) of the University of Arkansas, ensuring that current sworn law enforcement officers can earn college credit through CJI and ASU-Beebe, leading toward the following credentials:
- Associate of Applied Science – Crime Scene Investigation
- Associate of Applied Science – Law Enforcement Administration
- Technical Certificate of Crime Scene Investigation
- Technical Certificate in Crime Investigation
- Certificate of Proficiency in Crime Investigation
- Certificate of Crime Scene Investigation
- Community policing
- Correctional treatment specialist
- Criminal investigator
- Forensic science technician
- Homeland security
- Law enforcement
- Law enforcement administration
- Probation & parole officer
- Victims advocate
- Wildlife enforcement
A baccalaureate program in criminal justice is available on the Beebe campus through ASU-Jonesboro. ASU-Beebe has 2+2 transfer agreements with several four-year institutions in the state:
- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro
- Arkansas Technical University
- Harding University
- University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
- University of Arkansas - Little Rock
- University of Central Arkansas
- University of Arkansas - Monticello
Dr. Dawn Phillips | Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Kenneth Ray | Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice