The criminal justice system has evolved greatly in recent years. Those making a career in the field must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the profession. Criminal Justice students explore psychology, criminal behavior, social systems and ethics. They are preparing for careers as investigative officials in police departments, prosecutor's offices, courts, corrections facilities, private sector forces, and the military.
The curriculums offered in the Criminal Justice program are taught by instructors who have a solid understanding of the theory and practice a person needs to work in the field. Faculty members have had previous experience in criminal justice, bringing a valuable, real-world component to the learning environment. These industry professionals assist students in deciphering patterns of human behavior, teach legal and ethical responsibilities, and explain how data on crime and prevention is collected and reported.
Students take part in hands-on, technology-enhanced interactive simulations and field tours of local facilities. These extracurriculars - as well as on-the-job Service Learning - allow students to experience real-world applications of theories and concepts. Practicing criminal justice professionals also work with students to conduct mock exercises or recruitment campaigns.
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