Criminal Justice Degree Specialization
Earn your bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a Criminal Justice specialization, and apply it to your current career in law enforcement, criminal justice, or another closely related field in which you have at least one year of professional experience. Professionals in this field today face a wide array of challenges, but also enjoy many opportunities. A DeVry University criminal justice education will help you prepare for it all, from politics and ethics to understanding complex laws and the latest technological advances in the field. Upon completion of your technical management degree, you'll be qualified for such positions as police officer, FBI agent, private investigator, or border patrol professional. To gain entry into more specialized criminal justice careers like the FBI, Secret Service, or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a bachelor's degree is mandatory.
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Criminal Justice Courses
When you specialize your Technical Management degree in Criminal Justice, your coursework at DeVry University can include these career-enhancing criminal justice courses:
Criminal Law and Procedure
Ethics and Criminal Justice
Crime Scene Investigation
Students in this criminal justice course explore constitutional principles, types of offenses, and the process of law enforcement and procedures (i.e., search, seizure, arrest, interrogation, identification, trial, sentencing, punishment and appeal).
Covering theory, practice, techniques, and elements of crime and criminal investigation, this criminal justice course employs problem-solving methodology to recognize crime, suspects, and perpetrators. Case preparation, testimony, and the evidentiary process for investigating and reconstructing crime are examined.
Addressing typical moral dilemmas in criminal justice, this course introduces basic ethical theories and applies them to contemporary problems in law enforcement, corrections, and adjudications.
This criminal justice course examines methods and procedures for accurate crime scene examination and recording, as well as evidence recovery, including documentation, collection, and preservation of comprehensive physical evidence; gathering latent fingerprint; and methods used to process trace and biological evidence.
Students in this course examine strategic, political, social, and religious underpinnings of terrorism; current challenges, laws, and policies in defense of the U.S. homeland; and preparations for, and responses to, terrorist attacks.