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A criminal justice degree could be the ideal education for those considering a career in law enforcement. Graduation from law school could also help current employees with career progression.

Prospective candidates will need to have good interpersonal skills and plenty of patience. This is particularly important in the event of having to deal with aggressive or emotionally upset members of the public or convicted felons. Students of a criminal justice degree can usually specialize in certain areas in order to aid their application to areas of law enforcement. These areas include highway patrol, sheriff's offices, customs and duty, immigration offices, state penitentiaries, young offender institutions or even private detective agencies.

A previous criminal history will generally exclude individuals from being accepted into a criminal justice degree program or indeed any career requiring law school training. Courses may include law, restraint techniques, ethics, report writing, probation, corrections, and basic criminal psychology.



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BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Portland State University’s online Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice program is designed to produce more than graduates. It’s designed to create CCJ leaders. With a program taught by the same faculty as our on-campus program and delivered on a 100% online platform, our students receive the same level of support and education from instructors and academic advisors whether they are on our Portland campus or miles away.

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Master of Science in Criminal Justice
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BA in Criminal Justice

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New England College was founded in 1946 to educate soldiers coming home from war. The same great support system that welcomed returning GIs is still a hallmark of NEC today. From enrollment services representatives who’ll guide you through the application process to interactive tools that help you collaborate with instructors and classmates, NEC inspires you to reach the milestones of your educational journey.

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Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
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Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
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Master of Criminal Justice
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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
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MS in Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice

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B.S. in Criminal Justice
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