Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate Degree in Criminal Justice (ADCJ)
The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice provides students an additional opportunity to add a competitive edge in pursuit of the best available position in the Criminal Justice field. To achieve an associate degree, students must successfully complete the same courses outlined in the Criminal Justice Diploma Program, plus an additional five specialty courses of 15 credit hours to achieve an associate degree.
Online Criminal Justice Degree Program Duration
The Paralegal Institute offers open enrollment with our Associate Degree in Criminal Justice program. That means you may register at any time. The Paralegal Institute gives its students up to two (2) years to complete this online criminal justice degree program. However, completion of our online Criminal Justice program solely depends on the study schedule you set for yourself. We recommend that you maintain a consistent submission of lessons.
The field of Criminal Justice centers on the control of criminal behavior in the maintenance of public order. It includes the primary functions of law enforcement, prosecution, trial, corrections and associated responsibilities. In addition, it covers the secure management, safe keeping, and control of inmates committed to jail or prison custody, which must be performed in a humane manner in compliance with the constitutional standards.
As society struggles with a growing criminal element, an overwhelming urgency exists today to ensure the proper administration of law related to crime. This has created a demand for trained professionals in the criminal justice field. With the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program, you have the opportunity to achieve an online criminal justice degree and pursue a career in the exhilarating and exciting field of criminal justice administration. It is a fast-paced, high energy, invigorating field. Public service through criminal justice involves personal responsibility and garners respect, because it takes a person who is willing to give it his or her all. The rewards come in attractive salaries, benefits, and personal satisfaction.
The Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Program Core Courses
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- America's Court System
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedures
- Laws of Evidence
- Criminal Investigation
- Forensic Science
- Juvenile Delinquency
Choose four of the following courses.
- White Collar Crime
- Terrorism and Homeland Security
- Organized Crime
- Private Security
- Crime and Drugs
General Education Courses
- Interpersonal Communications
- American History
- Mathematics Essentials
Criminal Justice Associate Degree Total Credit Hours: 60