1 Criminal Justice Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Table of Contents Why Humphreys? What is in the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree? How was the Human Resources, Leadership, and Management Concentration built? Is There Flexibility in the Curriculum? Is the Bachelor of Science Program in Criminal Justice Affordable? Can I Customize My Educational Goals? Will the Faculty and Staff be Active Participants in my Education? Is Humphreys College Accredited? How do I obtain a copy of my P.O.S.T. transcript? How Does Going Back to School Help Me Earning My P.O.S.T. Intermediate or Advanced Certificate? How do I get started?
2 Why Humphreys? Humphreys College has been called the the greatest little secret in the Central Valley by some. The College is a small non-profit institution of higher learning granting certificates and degrees ranging from associate of science to juris doctorate. The school is a community leader in providing an educated, skilled, and professional workforce to the Stockton and Modesto areas. The school has well-known undergraduate programs in Paralegal, Court Reporting, and Legal Office Administration programs, as well as the Laurence Drivon School of Law. In 2008, the College created the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Program. Humphreys College is a non-profit institution offering career-oriented programs, with courses that prepare students for a career or to advance within their organization. For example, Humphreys College was recently approved by the Standards Training Authority (STA) as a provider of the Probation Core Course. This makes Humphreys College the only four-year institution in the State of California to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and the Probation Core Course (Academy). The College offers small class sizes, and the faculty, which has a wide breadth of knowledge, is versed in the newest adult-centered learning techniques. What is in the Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Degree? The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 181 units; 73 of these units are in General Education. The following courses are degree requirements: Criminal Justice Core Requirements (76 units) CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIM 102 Criminal Procedure I CRIM 103 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System CRIM 104 Report Preparation LEGA 101 Introduction to the Legal System MGT 105 Business Management Select five of the following: CRIM 120 Introduction to Corrections/Probation/Parole CRIM 130 Criminal Investigation CRIM 131 Drug Abuse and Gangs CRIM 132 Introduction to Homeland Security
3 CRIM 133 Police and Patrol Procedures CRIM 150 Juvenile Law and Procedures CRIM 160 Criminal Justice Internship Upper-Division Criminal Justice Courses CRIM 201 Advanced Criminal Procedure CRIM 202 Evidence CRIM 203 Multicultural Issues within Public Safety CRIM 204 Criminal Justice Capstone CRIM 205 Criminal Analysis or LEGA 207 Legal Research CRIM 292 Criminology CS 293 Police and Community Relations MGT 220 Organizational Behavior Choose One of the Following Concentrations: Corrections, Probation, and Parole (20 units) Law Enforcement (20 units) Human Resources, Leadership, and Management (20 units) How was the Human Resources, Leadership, and Management Concentration built? The Department of Criminal Justice has been developing a bachelor's degree for working professionals for the past year. A focus group that met in July 2010 at Humphreys College consisted of the following law enforcement personnel: Detective Andrew Bates, Folsom PD Lt. Joseph Engler, San Francisco PD Lt. Ron Reid, Turlock PD Deputy Chief Michael Borges, Ceres PD SA Martin Mijalski, Retired, FBI
4 Lt. Chris Stevens, San Joaquin County Sheriff s Office Lt. Ed Ormonde, Ripon PD Sgt. Tony Sheneman, Tracy PD SA Harold Kern, Retired, Secret Service These representatives of the Criminal Justice Community determined that criminal justice professionals will need to know, apply, and analyze in order to advance in their careers. Communication Skills (Writing and Speaking) Introduction to Financing Leadership and Ethics Multiple Facets of Leadership Liability/FMLA/Sexual Harassment Claims City/County Government Interaction and Law Public Speaking/Media Relations Anatomy of Criminal Investigations Labor Relations, Including Interest Based Negotiations, POBR, Understanding Teamsters, Internal Affairs, and Evaluations Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills Grants (Management and Application) Crisis Management Community Policing Public Administration Accounting The focus group suggested that a human resource, leadership, and management concentration would help criminal justice professionals heading towards promotion. Next, Humphreys College surveyed police and sheriff departments throughout the state, reaching as far south as San Diego and as far north as Shasta County. With the focus group information and the survey results, Humphreys College held a Criminal Justice Faculty Retreat in Clear Lake, CA in October of Present at the retreat were: Paul Skinner, retired Captain, Pleasant Hill PD Pete Winston, retired Sergeant, Stockton PD
5 Dr. Martin Mijalski, retired SA, FBI Steve Choi, Sergeant, Dos Palos PD Based on community input, the following concentration was designed specifically for criminal justice professionals on the path towards promotion within their organizations. Concentration in Human Resources, Leadership and Management CRIM 270 Elements of Supervision in Criminal Justice (Seminar) CRIM 271 Public and Media Relations (Seminar) CRIM 272 Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice (Online) CRIM 273 Management Skills for Criminal Justice (Online) CRIM 274 Government Financial Process (Online) The Human Resource, Leadership and Management Concentration is designed for working criminal justice professionals and open only to working criminal justice professionals. Students learn through collective group discussions with other like minded professionals when taking their concentration courses. Is There Flexibility in the Curriculum? Learn anytime and anywhere without interrupting your career, family, or community commitments. Academic programs are designed to meet your unique learning style and personal schedule. A Humphreys College education combines traditional learning with learning outside the classroom, offering learners the choice of online and seminar style classes. Seminar style classes combine online and distance learning with a minimum of travel or disruption of your career to attend flexible class times at an academic center appropriate to your course of study. Online classes allow you to enjoy the ultimate convenience of distance learning. Communicate with faculty and other criminal justice professionals at times of your choosing through phone, e- mail, e-learning platforms, and online. Is the Bachelor of Science Program in Criminal Justice Affordable? At Humphreys, we understand the value of a degree that s why we re committed to make higher education more accessible and more affordable. Our fast-paced quarter system, combined with our liberal transfer policy, makes returning to school affordable and results
6 oriented. Humphreys offers free transcript evaluation and up to 44 quarter units for a California P.O.S.T. Basic Certificate and Advanced Officers Courses. For the College s tuition schedule, please see the Schedule of Tuition and Fees at A full-time student carries 12 units (3 classes). Students may take four classes for the same amount as three classes. This amounts to a 25% off of your tuition. When you compare our tuition, Humphreys College is one of the most affordable private schools in the State of California. Whether enrolled in Humphreys associate, bachelor, or master s program, learners benefit from an education that actually fits their lifestyles. Degree programs and flexible learning options, such as online study, distance learning, and daytime or evening classes, are designed to fit your busy schedule; you can keep your job and your income while studying. Moreover, because our program takes advantage of online instruction, there are no relocation, transportation, parking, or childcare costs to worry about. Can I Customize My Educational Goals? Many Humphreys programs give you the freedom to customize your course of study and research, according to your intellectual curiosity and professional needs. Whether you excel independently or in groups, faculty advisors are ready to mentor and advise you to create an individualized path. Combined with flexible learning schedules, you will be empowered to take charge of your education and own your future. Will the Faculty and Staff be Active Participants in my Education? Enrolling at Humphreys College is the first step in a life-changing experience. The faculty and staff at Humphreys work hard to fulfill its vision of providing effective instruction and relevant learning experiences. We believe our graduates truly make a difference in the criminal justice profession. Some of the best reasons to choose Humphreys College come from our learners, faculty, staff, and alumni. Humphreys graduates work in small and big ways to advance change in their communities every day. Our alumni have gone on to become judges, attorneys, police supervisors and managers. Is Humphreys College Accredited? Humphreys College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges ( ).
7 How do I obtain a copy of my P.O.S.T. transcript? Your training department may give you a copy of your P.O.S.T. transcript. You may also order your P.O.S.T. transcript by going to: and clicking onto the link titled How do I obtain Personal/Peace Officer Profile. How does going back to school help me in earning my P.O.S.T. Intermediate or Advanced Certificate? In order to apply for a P.O.S.T. Intermediate or Advanced Certificate, an officer must reach a specific combination of years of service, training hours, and education. The more education one has, the faster an Intermediate or Advanced Certificate may be awarded. For further information, please click onto the following CA P.O.S.T. link: How do I get started? It is easy. Call and speak with Steve Choi, School Chair of Criminal Justice or or call to speak with Paul Skinner, Online Instruction Coordinator or Since 1896, Humphreys College has redefined higher education by placing learners at the center of their own education. Whether you are returning to complete an unfinished degree, seeking a degree to further your professional development, or fulfilling a lifetime goal, Humphreys has the academic program to match your needs, your schedule, and your aspirations. In today s economy, completing your degree may be the best pathway to advancement, whether in your career, community, or personal life. At Humphreys, you can afford to achieve your dreams. Paul Skinner, Retired Captain, FBI National Academy, P.O.S.T. Master Instructor, and SLI Graduate
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