CJ 123 : Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel

Transcript title

Span for Law Enforce Personnel



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

SPAN 101.


Designed for students who are interested or are currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice program as well as current criminal justice employees. Emphasizes important daily phrases that someone in the criminal justice fields may encounter. Students' basic skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking are developed as well as exposure to the culture of Spanish-speaking citizens and their customs that directly affect interaction with criminal justice professionals.

Learning outcomes

1. Give commands to elicit cooperation from suspects, witnesses and other citizens;
2. Extract important information from citizens by asking questions;
3. Explain court dates and times correctly to Spanish-speaking citizens;
4. Be able to understand a question after asking for repetition of that question with few words, memorize certain phrases to maximize ability to take control of the conversation, pronounce the Spanish language correctly;
5. Use language that reflects an understanding of the cultural aspects of social situations; and
6. Understand the cultural messages reflected in non-verbal behaviors of Spanish-speaking citizens.

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