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Empower you to advocate

for meaningful change.

Criminal Justice

The CJ program introduces students to the theory and practice of the United States criminal justice system. Course emphasis includes adult and juvenile crime causation theory; criminal and civil procedure; the police; the courts; and institutional and community-based corrections.

Possible Careers:

  • Federal, State and municipal law enforcement; 
  • Professional human services, including counseling, probation and Parole; and criminal justice agency administration. 

At RWU, we are pleased to provide professional education combined with an integrated general education curriculum presenting students with broad exposure to the liberal arts and encouraging the capacity for critical thought, analytical reasoning and scholarly. The Criminal Justice curriculum provides students with an appreciation for the complexity of moral dilemmas associated with the criminal justice profession and prepares them for graduate study or law school.

The Criminal Justice program (CJ) at RWU SCS  will empower you to advocate for meaningful change within the criminal justice system. A change that will embrace a collaborative effort between the community and those employed within the criminal justice field.

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