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Policing Degree Specialization

In today's law enforcement agencies, individuals with bachelor's degrees have more opportunities for advancement than those without. In federal and state agencies, where competition for careers is highest, a college degree is typically required for entry. DeVry University's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Policing can provide you with the hands-on skills, education, and knowledge needed to qualify for opportunities in the Policing field. At DeVry University, you'll not only develop skills in interviewing, interrogation, and criminal investigation, you'll gain knowledge and experience in cybercrime, organized crime, white collar crime, and terrorism investigation.

Prepare for a career in Policing by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Justice Administration from DeVry University. Upon graduation, you‘ll have the skills needed to enforce laws, prevent crime, arrest violators, conduct investigations, and use technology proficiently on the job.

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Policing Courses

The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Policing may include these career-focused courses:

  • Interviewing and Interrogation - This course covers protocols and techniques used in criminal justice interviews and interrogations, including standards and laws relevant to obtaining statements, admissions, and confessions. Integrity of verbal and nonverbal communication is also analyzed.
  • Cybercrime - Students in this course examine criminal activity that uses or threatens computers or networks, including prevention and controlling high-tech crime. Topics include information technology, the sociology/anthropology of cyberspace, computer security, deviancy, law, criminal justice, risk management, and strategic thinking.
  • Criminal Investigation - This course introduces approaches and procedures used to identify and document criminal cases through collecting information about criminal offenses and preparing expert testimony. Topics include dealing with complaints, collecting evidence, recognizing jurisdiction of crimes, following up on clues and witnesses, and suspect and perpetrator identification and apprehension.
  • Organized Crime - From nomenclature to the practice of organized crime investigation, law, and control, this course analyzes organized crime by exploring its evolution from historical origins while considering new and nontraditional criminal groups, their structure, and activities.
  • Terrorism Investigation - Focusing on techniques law enforcement professionals employ in investigating terrorism, this course examines the strategic, political, social, and religious underpinnings of terrorism. Current challenges, laws, and policies in defense of the U.S. homeland as well as preparations for and responses to terrorist attacks are covered.
  • Crime Scene Investigation - This course covers methods and procedures for accurate crime scene examination and recording, as well as evidence recovery. Documentation, collection, and preservation of comprehensive physical evidence, gathering of latent fingerprints, and methods used to process trace and biological evidence are examined.

To learn more about required and elective Policing courses as well as those for the Justice Administration degree program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.