Masters Programs in Criminal Justice

Compare 6 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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Expertise In Criminal Law

La Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Campus Full time February 2019 Costa Rica Heredia San Pedro San José Perez Zeledón Cañas Puntarenas Paso Canoas Grecia Guápiles Ciudad Neily + 8 more

Provide students with the necessary knowledge about the legal task - social, and development of skills for a better understanding and interpretation of the new legal phenomena. [+]

Objectives of expertise in criminal law:

Train human resources at the level of mastery ability to act in the field of criminal law, both nationally and internationally, in areas such as criminology, new criminal types: environmental crimes, computer crimes, crimes intellectual property, economic crimes and modern legislation on human life. Provide highly qualified in legal matters to government entities and the private sector in the country professionals. Provide students with the necessary knowledge about the legal task - social, and development of skills for a better understanding and interpretation of the new legal phenomena pertaining to the penal system and alternative methods of dispute resolution. Requisitos: Original and photocopy (both sides if there are seals, stamps or signatures on the back) of Bachelor's Degree. Original and photocopy of college Bachelors degree Original certification of materials approved credits and academic notes and signed or sealed in case of validation of materials content. A passport size photograph. Curriculum Vitae. Photocopy of identity card or passport. Headquarters: ... [-]

Master in Criminal Justice

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Spain Castellón + 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 2018 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.... [-]