BA in Criminal Justice/Institutional and Community-Based Corrections

Understand how offenders can successfully transition back into society.

Overview

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Institutional and Community-Based Corrections explores the techniques and methodologies used to support individuals transitioning back into society following a period of incarceration. You’ll also understand the human and constitutional rights of offenders, as well as the implications of community supervision, treatment and other areas of the criminal justice system.

What You'll Learn

The role of corrections professionals is to rehabilitate offenders using accepted methods that respect their human and constitutional rights, while also serving as intermediaries between society and individuals who are incarcerated or under community supervision. In our BA in Criminal Justice/Institutional and Community-Based Corrections program, available 100% online, attention is focused on the legal and policy-driven programs established for offenders reentering society. You’ll also gain a foundational understanding of probation and parole systems, and examine the various responsibilities of corrections professionals.

Featured Courses:

  • Legal and Policy Issues in Corrections Administration
  • Law Enforcement Supervision, Management, and Leadership
  • Community-Based Corrections
  • Restorative Justice
See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.

Accreditation

New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), the nation’s oldest accrediting association, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, continued employment growth in the corrections field will be fueled, in part, by government initiatives to ensure compliance with offender management and rehabilitation mandates. By exploring areas such as restorative justice, law enforcement leadership and corrections administration, the BA in Criminal Justice/Institutional and Community-Based Corrections program can prepare you for a variety of roles including:

Time to Complete

4

Credits Per Course

7

Weeks Per Course

30

Total Courses

4

Years to Complete

Learn More

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

Discover what makes New England College different from any other school, and learn more about our program offerings, tuition and the advantages of online learning.

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