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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 Corrections degree
program will have the knowledge and skills to:

*Identify and analyze 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 their application to offenders.
*Understand and apply state and federal law to corrections


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Program Faculty

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

Heather Plager
Heather Plager, Elko County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

Dave Sexton, M.A.
Criminal justice Program Supervisor

Mark Mills
Elko County Deputy District Attorney

For More Information, Contact

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

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

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