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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Criminal Justice (8215)

Course Category: 


NOCTI & NBS proctored test centers throughout the state of MN.

November 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to:  Identify English heritage (e.g., London Metropolitan Police Department, Peelian principles); Understand the eras of policing (e.g., political, reform, and community); Describe the general history and structure of the American criminal justice system (e.g., Pendleton Act); Identify issues with corruption and abuse of power; Describe crime data and trends; Identify important benchmark case laws; Describe the rules of search and seizure as it relates to the Fourth Amendment; Know the Bill of Rights; Describe probable cause arrest; Identify Minnesota crime categories (e.g., level of offenses); Understand contributing factors to both offenders and victims; Identify steps within court system (e.g., change of venue, plea bargain); Identify roles within court system (e.g., victim advocate, prosecutor, defense attorney, judge); Compare and contrast state, federal, and Supreme Court; Understand specialized courts (e.g., drug, juvenile); Compare and contrast roles and structure of local, state, and federal agencies; Compare and contrast roles of specialized agencies (e.g., airport police, transit police); Understand use of force; Define POST Board requirements and standards of conduct; Summarize specialized police roles (e.g., internal affairs, sheriff's department, community policing); Understand police responsibilities; Compare and contrast federal crime vs. state crime; Explain the difference between jail and prison; Explain different prison careers (e.g., corrections officer); Describe the roles of prisons and treatment centers; Differentiate between probation and parole officers, and explain their function and duties; Discuss the impact and influence of media; Outline interagency relationships and cooperative efforts (e.g., BCA, child protection, schools); Explain value of collaborative efforts (e.g., community policing); Explain rules and procedures of juvenile court; Understand juvenile case law including due process; Define status offenses (e.g., truancy, smoking).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, or Introduction to Police Science (11/17) (12/21 revalidation).