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- AAS in Criminal Justice
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- Criminal Justice (Doctorate) - Online
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There is more to
a criminal justice degree than simply reading textbooks and writing
reports. Students will also attend a variety of expert guest lectures,
field trips to crime labs, court trials and prison visits to get
a thorough grasp of the application of criminal justice. The sum
total of educational success in this field is a blend of academic
interests and real-world learning that will help students mature
within a discipline. The professors will assign relevant reading
from material designed to bolster understanding of the theoretical
frameworks that inform crime and criminal justice. Students will
be required to complete courses in Criminal Law, Philosophy of Corrections,
Theory and Practice of Law Enforcement, Criminology, among others.
Courses in an Online Criminal Justice Degree
The courses depend on the type of degree one is pursuing. In an
associate degree level curriculum will typically include courses
on Criminal Law, Crime and Delinquency, The Enforcement Function,
and Introduction to Criminal Justice. In a bachelors degree students
will learn to apply theories and practices of criminal justice to
structuring, managing, directing and controlling criminal justice
agencies, including police departments, sheriff’s departments,
law enforcement units, and private protective services. Moving on
to the masters and doctorate level - courses are usually tailored
to match each student’s specialty. Examples of courses are
Criminal Law, Civil Rights, State Ordinances, and Accident Investigation.
The doctorate level is mainly concerned with assessing criminal
justice problems through a rigorous research approach. PhD candidates
identify current trends in the areas of corrections and criminology
and conduct improved policy analysis.
Criminal justice provides students with an overview of the nature
of crime and the various institutions and processes that respond
to crime. But a career in criminal justice is not limited to policing
or law enforcement. Criminal justice graduates can be found in virtually
any industry, from consulting to government. The versatility of
this major makes it suitable accompaniment to other related fields.
Criminal justice draws elements and perspectives from many disciplines
such as sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, and
Students who major in criminal justice will find that it pairs
well with subjects such as psychology, sociology, and constitutional
law. Many online colleges and universities offer a wide array of
concentrations related to a major in criminal justice. These specializations
include, but are not limited to: criminal law, corrections, juvenile
corrections, and criminology. While the focus of criminal justice
is on crime and criminal behavior, the study provides a solid foundation
for jobs in a variety of fields. Some programs include an interdisciplinary
attempt to relate criminal justice issues and practitioner perspectives
to the challenge of crime in a free society. In this regard, the
major provides preparation for employment with other agencies or
Criminal Justice Careers
A career in criminal justice allows people to engage in meaningful
work that helps keep their communities safe and secure. With a degree
in Criminal Justice you can pursue many exciting job opportunities,
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