Criminal justice is a system that maintains social control, prevents crime, or penalizes those who commit crimes. Concerns for homeland security have increased the emphasis on educated professionals in criminal justice. Criminal justice professionals need:
Capella’s criminal justice programs provide a range of skills and knowledge necessary for professionals to ensure the safety and security of their communities. Engage with a community of peers, experienced faculty, and coaching staff to develop your research skills, program planning and management, policy analysis, and program evaluation. You’ll gain the personal and workplace effectiveness skills to tackle some of society’s most difficult challenges.
Gain new critical-thinking and decision-making abilities with simulated real-world situations to practice criminal justice skills in a fail-safe environment.
You may be able to earn a degree in less time with your work experience, prior learning, and certifications.
We partner with over 500 recognized institutions in the United States, including security organizations.
With our virtual lab Riverbend City, you’ll explore conflict resolution, evidence based decision-making, and responses to on-the-job challenges in a fail-safe setting.
Serve your community in a variety of roles and settings.
With a PhD in Criminal Justice, you’ll create new knowledge that expands your leadership and communication skills allowing you to address the complex challenges facing police, courts, and corrections.
A Master’s in Criminal Justice will deepen your understanding of human behavior, public policy, cultural awareness, social change, and other factors that intersect with the field of criminal justice.
Lay the foundation for a career in criminal justice or expand your existing skills with a flexible, online competency-based Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.