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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 structures 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 Law Enforcement degree program will have the following knowlege and skills to:

* Critically analyze factors involved in the causation of crime.
* Describe and demonstrate proficiency in basic investigative
* Understand the application of state and federal law to law
enforcement situations.
* Describe the application of state proficiency in basic policing
* Identify and analyze the major components of the American criminal
justice system.
* Analyze the relationships between biology , the physical
environment, and anti-social human behavior.
* Critically analyze factors involved in the relationships among
justice system professionals, the clientele of the justice system,
and the public.

The GBC criminal justice program provides student-centered
instruction leading to knowledge of criminal justice history and development, comprehension of criminological theories, cognition of criminal law and procedures, and proficiency with the practical application of criminal justice processes.


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Program Faculty

Don Zumwalt
Former Chief of Police, Elko Police Department and Part Time Instructor

Heather Plager-Heard
Unit Manager of Nevada Youth Parole Bureau and Part Time 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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