Criminal justice is the study of crime and the administration of justice involving law enforcement, court, correction, and juvenile systems and their effect on society.
Students in the criminal justice program explore facets of criminal justice, focusing on developing the ability to understand and apply legal concepts; investigative techniques; evidence collection and presentation; special areas and laws unique to juveniles; and ultimately preventing crime and improving public safety.
A degree in Criminal Justice prepares the student for advanced study of criminal justice or law or work in local, state, and federal justice professions. Our graduates have been employed in many public and private careers with different agencies, such as the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, Sheriff Department, Police Department, Forensic Crime Laboratory, Court, Prosecutor, Probation and Parole, Juvenile, Victim Advocate, and Risk Mitigation and Asset Protection.
Graduates in Criminal Justice Technology earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. This degree program is offered during the day and evening and may be completed in five semesters. Classrooms, lab facilities, and faculty offices are located at the college's Northern Durham Center.