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B.S. in Criminal Justice - Human Services for Criminal Justice

Offered By: Walden University

The B.S. in Criminal Justice - Human Services for Criminal Justice program is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to prepare for a career in law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, homeland security, and social services. The program blends contemporary theory on the nature, extent, and cause of crime with the study of national and international criminal justice practices. Learning is supported through coursework and a final capstone project. Plus, the program uses the latest interactive media, including lifelike, computer-generated scenarios from crime scenes. Our curriculum is based on the recommendations of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The program can help prepare you to become a more effective social change agent in criminal justice organizations at the local, state, federal, or international levels.

In this concentration you will: study how to assess the needs of victims and identify community resources and responses; analyze contemporary problems and trends in victimology; and explore restorative justice strategies to repair the harm caused by criminal behavior and to return criminals and victims to their communities with strategies for living productive, crime-free lives. It is ideal if you want to work as an advocate for victims or communities and directly with victims in social services and nonprofit organizations.