Criminal Justice

WHY MINOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE?

With security now a major focus at all levels of government, studying Criminal Justice grants you access to one of society's most important fields. Whether you are interested in law enforcement, crime scene investigation, juvenile justice, cyber crime or corrections, Champlain's 15-credit Criminal Justice minor is a great place to start. You'll acquire valuable insight into essential elements of the criminal process and substantive criminal law that are applicable to many professions.

From the collection and use of the relevant "physical evidence" of crimes-evidence that includes computer files and financial records-to work in social service, counseling youth and helping victims of violence and abuse, a criminal justice background provides highly marketable skills for your resume. You will also learn to:

  • Analyze facts and law to determine whether or not any crimes have been committed.
  • Produce clear, concise and accurate writing that conveys the analysis of criminal law and procedure issues and the resulting conclusions.
  • Survey broad areas of procedural and substantive law and investigative methods contained within the criminal justice system.
  • Apply procedural rules and relevant laws to the collection of physical and/or testimonial evidence and justify whether or not they comply with the applicable constitutional provisions.

The Criminal Justice minor is open to all students. Majors who may particularly benefit include: Computer & Digital Forensics, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Environmental Policy, Law, and Social Work.

COURSES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR INCLUDE:

Choose three of the following courses:


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