Students earning an associate degree in criminal justice will understand each of the three main components of the criminal justice system and their interrelationships. This program includes study in police and law enforcement, courts, and corrections individually and as components of a system. The program also includes review of theories of crime causation and crime control policy. Students should expect reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to be rigorously applied and developed throughout the degree program.
Courses are taught by distinguished criminal justice faculty who maintain strong partnerships with current and former criminal justice practitioners. Students can expect to broaden their network and learn how cutting edge practices based on research evidence are applied in the field.