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STAY AHEAD OF THE CRIMINALS. STAY AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER.

Crime has changed. It has no borders. It threatens to enter every part of our lives. So crime prevention and criminal investigation have changed, too. A Strayer bachelor's degree in criminal justice combines traditional study of criminology and criminal behavior with practical, modern skills like crime mapping, report writing and forensics.

Today, many police and corrections agencies require education beyond their entrance exams. You can develop the communications skills, information literacy, abstract thinking, and critical analysis that will allow you to take the next step in the criminal justice system. Advance your career in fraud detection, juvenile crime, computer forensics or any one of a number of emerging criminal justice specialties with a Strayer degree.

Accreditation

Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

 

Curriculum Intro

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LEARNING:

FOR REAL-WORLD CAREERS SUCH AS:

  • Develop aptitudes to function successfully in criminal justice computer forensics, with a focus on firewall security, database maintenance, and security management
  • Learn a variety of methods for finding, gathering, and reading data stored on digital media
  • Learn what causes crime and how it affects our society
  • Learn how the different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) work together at the federal, state, and local levels to keep our society safe
  • Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crime, enforce laws, and implement corrections
  • Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations — discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every CJ course
  • Build leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career
  • Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime
  • Strengthen the communication skills that you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts
    • First Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives
    • Security Manager
    • Loss Prevention Manager