Criminal Justice


The Criminal Justice program is both a transfer and a career program. Students can go on to earn a B.A. Degree or take courses in order to find employment. The study of criminal justice provides an opportunity to learn about issues and problems in society’s response to crime. Coursework also seeks to provide particular career-oriented skills. Career opportunities exist in law enforcement, court administration, corrections and security.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Identify occupational opportunities in the three sub-systems of the criminal justice system
  • Compare the constitutional significance of the five most important United States Supreme Court decisions on police powers
  • Analyze the structure of the New Jersey and the United States court systems
  • Critique the important decision points in the criminal justice process
  • Construct their own personal views on controversial issues raised about the American justice system