Criminal Justice is a multi-disciplinary academic program that educates students to be critical thinkers while imparting a comprehensive understanding of the operation and impact of the criminal justice field. The Criminal Justice degree embraces the broad scope of the criminal justice discipline. Core courses in the major allow students to study: the criminal justice process; causes of crime and its impact; law enforcement systems; legal adjudication procedures and systems; and the correctional field. The program follows the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Standards for Criminal Justice Education and meets the standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Quinn Bill.
Criminal Justice internships are geared for the practical application of the academic experience. Internships are utilized to provide the student with hands-on experience and practical knowledge within the criminal justice system. The combination of coursework and internships provides the student with a superior education necessary for success as a member of the criminal justice system.
Examples of internships include:
FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
District Attorneys’ offices
Crime Victims Advocates offices
Municipal police departments
State Police Training Academy
Juvenile care facilities
ATF – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Department of Social Services
Massachusetts State Police Arson and Bomb Squad
Department of Youth Services
Connecticut State Police