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CJS/225

Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice

Online

Format

$1194

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

45 weeks

Course length

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces the topics of critical and creative thinking. This overview course defines and differentiates the two topics, and helps students explore how personal beliefs are formed and evaluated. Special attention is placed on how critical and creative thinking are used to create solutions to problems encountered by criminal justice and security personnel. This undergraduate course is 5 weeks. This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below. PLEASE NOTE: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe thinking and critical thinking.
  • Explain how personal and professional barriers can impede the use of critical thinking skills within a criminal justice agency.
  • Illustrate how critical thinking skills are used.

Week 2

  • Explain different approaches to problem solving.
  • Analyze critical and creative thinking approaches in the problem-solving process.

Week 3

  • Identify information gathering and analysis in decision making.
  • Justify the decision-making process in problem solving.
  • Describe your personal decision-making approach.

Week 4

  • Describe a problem-solving scenario that confronts criminal justice personnel.
  • Develop personal approaches to using both critical and creative thinking skills.

Week 5

  • Describe how technological advances have enhanced the critical thinking skills of criminal justice agencies.
  • Evaluate the benefits and risks of the use of technology in creative thinking in criminal justice in the 21st century.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Credit Transfer

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