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About the Program

The purpose of GBC's Criminal Justice Program is to assist
students in the understanding of the intersection of biography
and history within social stuctures related to the criminal
justice system, as well as how to be a reflective,proficient
and active agent within these systems.

Graduates of the AAS in Criminal Justice Corrections degreee
program will have the knowledge and skills to:

*Identify and anlayze the major components of the American
criminal justice system.
*Describe and analyze the legal framework within which the
criminal justice system is embedded.
*Critically analyze factors involved in the relationships
among justice system professionals, the clientele of the
justice system, and the public.
*Describe and evaluate the historical factors affecting the
structure of the criminal justice system.
*Understand supervision theories of rehabilitation and
retribution and ther application to offenders.
*Understand and apply state and federal law to corrections


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Brochure/Flier (PDF*)
About the AAS Degree
General Education Requirements (PDF*)
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Program Faculty

Don Zumwalt
Former Chief of Police, Elko Police Department and Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Heather Plager-Heard
Unit Manager, Nevada Youth Parole Bureau and Adjunct Faculty Instructor

Dave Sexton, M.A.
Criminal justice Program Supervisor

For More Information, Contact

Brianne Murphy: 775-753-2244, brianne.murphy(a)

David Sexton : 775-753-2348, david.sexton(a)

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