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Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Global Issues in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University

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Description

Kaplan University's online Master of Science in Criminal Justice/Global Issues in Criminal Justice degree was created for those individuals who hold a bachelor's degree, and who are looking to explore the challenges of rapid globalization as it pertains to the criminal justice field.

As a student in this online Criminal Justice/Global Issues in Criminal Justice degree program, individuals will study the administrative and operational aspects of the U.S. correctional system, both institutional and community based. Students in this online criminal justice program will learn to confront issues such as overcrowding, alternatives to incarceration, sentencing, inmate rights, and juvenile justice. Explore challenges community-based corrections.

Throughout the course of this online Criminal Justice/Global Issues in Criminal Justice degree program, students will learn to:

  • Analyze the causes of criminal behavior in various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the causes of social deviance
  • Focus on organizational behavior, management and leadership of human resources, and design and structural processes in criminal justice organizations
  • Explore various research methods and focus on developing the skills needed to design and conduct applied research and evaluate data
  • Study recent legislation and case law at the state and federal levels in areas such as law enforcement, criminal procedure, civil and criminal liability, civil rights, employment law, and substance abuse

Offering a non-thesis track that lends itself to practical law enforcement applications and a research-based thesis track that focuses on theory and prepares you for criminal justice instruction, this online Criminal Justice/Global Issues in Criminal Justice degree program will guides its students in exploring the challenges of rapid globalization as it pertains to the criminal justice field, as well as analyze transnational crime, foreign justice systems, terrorism and related homeland security issues, and other contemporary international criminal justice issues.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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