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Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs – Everything You Need to Know

If you’re thinking about earning your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Check out Everest’s online Criminal Justice program .

Here is a list of some of the subjects you’ll learn in our criminal justice program*:

Criminology
The study of crime and causes of crime, the types of crime, and crime prevention strategies and society’s response to crime.

Introduction to Corrections
This course will examine an overview of the history of corrections and punishment in America with a review of the correctional process including: probation, intermediate sanctions, restorative justice, imprisonment and the death penalty. The organization, management and operation of correctional facilities, inmate life and environment will be examined, including the legal foundation of prisoners’ rights.

Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course provides an overview and introduction to criminal justice. Focus on the nature of crime, law and criminal justice, the Police and Law Enforcement, the makeup of the courts, the adjudication system, the issues facing police, corrections, and a review of the nature and history of the juvenile justice system.

Constitutional Law for the Criminal Justice Professional
This course examines the United States Constitution and its implication for criminal justice system policies and practices.

Criminal Investigations

Basic investigative techniques, taking witness statements, interviews and reports are covered. An overview of police procedures is also included.

Criminal Evidence
This course focuses on the nature of evidence as it relates to the pretrial and trial process, including: witnesses, hearsay, admissions and confessions, and the exclusionary rule. Emphasis is placed on specific types of evidence: circumstantial, documentary, physical, documentary and recorded.

Gang Activity and Drug Operations

This course focuses on the establishment of gangs, organizational structure, behavior patterns, and recruitment of members. The course also examines the criminal justice response to gang-related problems, including violence and drug trafficking.

Criminal Justice Ethics and Liability

The various forms of corruption, misconduct and abuse of authority that exist within the criminal justice system will be identified and analyzed. Areas of negligence, which lead to liability, will be explored.

Criminal Justice Management
An examination of front-line supervision, executive development, administrative leadership, and recent theories and research in criminal justice management.

Criminal Justice Communications
This course will introduce the students to proper communication techniques within the community and the law enforcement environment. Interviewing techniques; written communication, report writing; and testimony will be a part of this course.

Criminal Justice Management
An examination of front-line supervision, executive development, administrative leadership, and recent theories and research in criminal justice management. Prerequisite:

Juvenile Justice
Examination of the historical development of concepts of delinquency and modern juvenile justice system. Theories of delinquency, juvenile court processes, intake services, remedial procedures and the effects of the system are included in this course.

Learn more about online criminal justice programs.

*Classes will vary depending on degree program.

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