Criminal Justice

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Criminal Justice

A degree, diploma, or certificate in the field of Criminal Justice Technology provides knowledge of the criminal justice systems and operations with a focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections, and security services. Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics, and community relations. The criminal justice system’s role within society is also explored, as well as issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers, and technology.

If your busy schedule is an issue, Criminal Justice programs can be completed in a traditional seated classroom environment or entirely online.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Criminal Justice Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding the criminal justice system and its components (law enforcement, the courts, parole, juvenile justice, and corrections)
  • Selecting appropriate techniques and practices for various types of criminal investigations
  • Applying knowledge of criminal and constitutional law to criminal scenarios

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Criminal Justice Technology graduates, including:

  • Correctional/detention officer
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Law enforcement officer

Contact Information

Career Programs
Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus
252-638-7370

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