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Criminal Justice (B.A.)


Professor assists students with assignment on computer Trinity’s criminal justice program focuses on the role of criminal justice within the broader concept of social justice in a multi-cultural, industrialized democracy. Our students explore the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline and are challenged to analyze current issues in the field, including evaluating the performance of the criminal justice system in deterring crime, protecting the public and fostering a just society.

Our location in the nation’s capital affords students the opportunity to observe the criminal justice system firsthand, from traffic court to the U.S. Supreme Court, from a cop on the beat to the Director of Homeland Security, and from the policy created by the city council to the policy laid out by the U.S. Congress. Through an integration of interdisciplinary learning with the needs of criminal justice in the 21st century, the program prepares the student for a wide variety of careers in criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections and homeland security, and for graduate study in criminal justice and related fields, such as the law and social services.

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Featured Courses

CJUS 205 Criminology CJUS 303 Inequality, Discrimination, and Gender in Criminal Justice CJUS 307 Criminal Procedures CJUS 351 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections CJUS 410 Theories of Crime and Deviance CJUS 471 Law, Justice, and the American Family PSYC 323 Forensic Psychology PSYC 402 Juvenile Forensic Psychology SOCY 311 Research Methods for Social Scientists

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Career Paths

  • Homeland Security Agent
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agent
  • Court Service Provider
  • Lawyer
  • State or Local Law Enforcement Officer

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