Justice Administration


This major is designed to prepare students for careers in law and such law-related fields as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; corrections and probation departments; the judiciary; private law firms; and not-for-profit agencies dealing with deviants, criminals and victims. The faculty teaching justice administration courses represent a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, including law, psychology, sociology, management, the human services, and justice administration. Their years of practical experience provide the student with a comprehensive grounding in justice administration.

Program Objectives
Students completing the course work in Justice Administration will be able to:

  • evaluate law enforcement situations in an organized manner.

  • apply basic legal and management theories to a broad range of justice administration applications.

  • demonstrate understanding of the key processes in justice administration systems.

  • synthesize concepts from management, law, and the behavioral sciences and apply them to contemporary situations.

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