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Online Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice

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While trendy careers may come and go, positions in criminal justice are always in style. That’s because professionals in this field can make an impact in a wide range of critical areas such as law enforcement, corrections, social services, the justice system and law. Individuals with the required aptitude, problem-solving skills and formal education will be well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities for years to come. Hiring of police and detectives, for example, is expected to grow by seven percent through 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Whatever position you pursue, New England College’s criminal justice bachelor’s degree is a great way to prepare yourself for a rewarding career. 

What You’ll Learn With A Criminal Justice Degree

  • Current correctional practices of diversion, community supervision and institutionalization
  • How psychological assumptions of laws and court decisions relate to crime and aggression
  • The political impact of legal cases and court decisions
  • Sources of criminal law, its role in society and the concept of criminal responsibility
  • Criminal profiling methods and how they assist police in understanding and apprehending offenders
  • Investigative techniques for collecting and preserving physical evidence

Benefits of Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Prepare for careers in law enforcement, corrections, social services, the justice system or law
  • Gain critical thinking skills while learning to contemplate and appreciate alternative viewpoints
  • Demonstrate to employers a seriousness and dedication to the criminal justice field
  • Learn skills that can enhance your marketability and career potential

Careers You May Consider with an Online Criminal Justice Degree