Policing Degree Specialization
In today's law enforcement agencies, individuals with bachelor's degrees have more opportunities for advancement than those without.* DeVry University's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program with a specialization in Policing can provide you with many of the skills, education, and knowledge needed 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, 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.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Police and Detectives,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm (visited August 08, 2015).
The Justice Administration degree program with a specialization in Policing may include these career-focused courses:
Interviewing and Interrogation
Crime Scene Investigation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeVry's Justice Administration bachelor's degree program and any of its specializations are educational programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a police officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency- please be advised that additional qualifications are likely to be required. Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may result in denial of an offer for a position in the criminal justice related field.Before enrolling in a Justice Administration program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements.