Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Compare 7 Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is an encompassing term that refers to both the set of laws defining and prosecuting crimes and the legal institutions which are concerned with maintaining social order, crime prevention, prosecution and the delivery of justice. Students studying a Master in Criminal Justice will not only have to familiarize themselves with criminal law but also the inner workings of the entire justice system.

Criminal justice has long played a critical part in how societies function. History shows us that community actions against crime and mutual protection has been present in the earliest of civilizations. The Code of Hammurabi, written on slabs of rock in around 1772 BCE, is perhaps the most notable and most preserved historical specimen. It was remarkable for the extent of issues it covered, including household relationships, contracts and civil dispute; it was known for its central tenet of remuneration, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

Needless to say, legal systems of the world have become increasingly more complex and so are methods of dispensing justice. As graduates of a Master in Criminal Justice program, these lawyers are not only able to provide sound legal counsel to plaintiffs and appellants alike; they are also capable consultants to lawmakers and law enforcement organizations. Graduates with a Master in Criminal Justice can also be involved in policy research or administration of correctional and rehabilitative facilities. Masters in Criminal Justice are presented with a lot of employment opportunities in the public and private sectors alike.

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Master in Criminal Justice

Albany State University
Online Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Albany

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. [+]

Overview

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. At Albany State, we are determined to ensure a rigorous program that is based on theoretical foundations, practical application, community engagement, and research. Our goal is to ensure that our students develop analytical, problem-solving, and intellectual abilities that can be applied in the global marketplace. Our criminal justice faculty members are focused on and committed to ensuring that students are exposed to cultural contemporary and historic discipline concepts and issues. Further, we intend and expect that our students will be prepared to engage in scholarship and leave us prepared to advance the field of criminal justice.... [-]


Master in Criminal Justice

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2019 USA Chicago

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. [+]

The Department of Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the social sciences while emphasizing restorative justice, social and economic justice, fairness, community involvement, and public safety. Students in the undergraduate program must complete twelve credit hours of core courses including Introduction to Law, Survey of the Criminal Justice System, and Introduction to Criminology. Students must complete twelve credit hours of required cognates including Essentials of English Grammar, Writing and Editing Nonfiction, Critical Strategies for Writing and Research, Business Writing or Writing Research Papers, and Basic Speech Communication. And students must complete twenty-seven credit hours of electives through which one can focus on law enforcement, law, corrections, probation and parole, counseling and casework, juvenile justice, or criminal justice research.... [-]


Masters in Criminal Justice

Anna Maria College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 USA Worcester

Anna Maria College recognizes that criminal justice professionals face increasing challenges that demand knowledge and an appreciation of our diverse society. Over the years Anna Maria College’s criminal justice programs have changed with the national scene, contributing to and living within some of the highest academic standards in the field. [+]

Anna Maria College recognizes that criminal justice professionals face increasing challenges that demand knowledge and an appreciation of our diverse society. Over the years Anna Maria College’s criminal justice programs have changed with the national scene, contributing to and living within some of the highest academic standards in the field. As the field of criminal justice has grown and evolved, so have our programs, which continue to stand as a model for academic change and excellence.

Collaborations and partnerships have allowed the programs to provide education and leadership beyond the traditional classroom walls. Emphasis on intellectual involvement, career preparation, social awareness, and dedication to peace and justice are cornerstones of our programs. The faculty brings a broad spectrum of educational achievements and professional experiences to the classroom.... [-]


Master's degree in criminal justice system

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Spain Castellón de la Plana + 1 more

This master embodies a strong commitment to the training of professionals and researchers in the field of future criminal justice system. Transdisciplinary training aims in all disciplines that make members of criminal sciences. It is the only existing master in the Spanish geographical area in which the analysis is discussed in depth both legal disciplines as those of a more empirical basis related to the criminal phenomenon. [+]

This master embodies a strong commitment to the training of professionals and researchers in the field of future criminal justice system. Transdisciplinary training aims in all disciplines that make members of criminal sciences. It is the only existing master in the Spanish geographical area in which the analysis is discussed in depth both legal disciplines as those of a more empirical basis related to the criminal phenomenon.

This master, especially participating in qualified teachers from various universities facing the multidisciplinary study of the criminal justice system, allowing the acquisition of scientific knowledge in various related matters (criminal and procedural criminal law, criminology, victimology, etc.) fields.... [-]


Master in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment Puerto Rico Carolina Barceloneta Cabo Rojo Santa Isabel Yauco + 5 more

The Master in Criminal Justice and Criminology integrates the study of the components of the justice system, the analysis of criminal behavior and the application of research strategies for finding and understanding of criminal. [+]

UNE is a US-accredited, affordable higher education institution that allows students to develop professional fluency in English and Spanish.

The Master in Criminal Justice and Criminology integrates the study of the components of the justice system, the analysis of criminal behavior and the application of research strategies for finding and understanding of criminal. With this new name and structure, this master prepares professionals who know the criminal justice system, its components and processes that take place within each of them to master the theories on the etiology, prevention, intervention and management criminal behavior, applying skills qualitative and quantitative research, drafting and preparation of proposals, scenario development and interpretation of data, and to master the strategies and action steps to effectively work a crime scene.... [-]


Master of Criminal Justice

Washburn University
Online Full time Part time 2 years August 2019 USA Topeka + 1 more

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration. [+]

In September 2007, Washburn University's MCJ Program became the first graduate program in the country to be certified under the new Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) National Certification Standards.

Mission Statement

The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) Degree is designed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals and pre-professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and talents in the field of criminal justice administration.

The degree program is dedicated to informing professional best practices, advancing scholarship, and promoting responsible leadership through a variety of law enforcement, corrections, and security administration courses. As such, the program provides students with the academic and administrative skills needed for designing policies, managing programs, directing scholarly research, preparing for teaching, and leading with integrity. We foster an inclusive, collaborative community of students and faculty who share diverse practical experience and academic knowledge to advocate for justice and equality in local and global communities.... [-]


Master of International Criminal Law & Justice

UNH School of Law
Online Full time September 2019 USA Concord

The University of New Hampshire's School of Law 100% online International Criminal Law and Justice degree program available in LLM & Master's addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years. [+]

Overview

The University of New Hampshire's School of Law 100% online International Criminal Law and Justice degree program available in LLM & Master's addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years.

Practicing lawyers, professionals, students, and scholars in diplomatic, criminal justice, military, and law enforcement communities around the world gain insight from the program’s multi-national approach. Students master transnational law courses focused on domestic crimes with international implications. And they study the implications of nations expanding the reach of their domestic criminal statutes, the creation of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals and United Nations conventions, with bi- and multilateral treaties.... [-]