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Our accredited colleges and universities offer a variety of criminal justice degrees with these specialized concentrations:
Law enforcement, carried out by government agencies ranging from the local police to the FBI, is one of the basic functions of the criminal justice system. Law enforcement degree programs focus on the prevention of crime and apprehension of suspects, and provide a broad understanding of the criminal justice system at all levels.
Policing specifically refers to community-based law enforcement by local police and sheriff departments and state patrol agencies. These degree programs focus on all aspects of police science, from crime prevention and suspect apprehension to community relations and emergency response.
Investigation is one of the most critical tasks at all levels of public law enforcement, as well as private and corporate security. These degree programs focus on topics such as crime scene management, forensic evidence analysis, witness and suspect interrogation and computer forensics. If you’re specifically interested in white-collar and financial crime, consider a Criminal Justice degree with an emphasis on Fraud Examination.
These online Associates and Bachelors degree programs are designed for working adults who need scheduling flexibility. These online courses may help you complete your degree in less time than is usually required for on-campus programs.
By completing these programs, those who currently work in the criminal justice system could enhance their qualifications for more specialized positions and supervisory roles. Those who want make a career transition into criminal justice could distinguish themselves as an applicant for entry-level positions in law enforcement, corrections and private security.