Looking to enter the criminal justice field as soon as possible? Get on the fast track to a career in corrections or private security with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice from Broadview University. Broadview is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), so your associate degree will have value in the real world.
Through Broadview University’s CareerPath initiative, you’ll save up to 25% on tuition! This innovative initiative also features six-week sessions so you can attend full-time while concentrating on fewer subjects at once. Take classes full-time, year-round, and you can earn your A.A.S. in Criminal Justice in as little as 18 months.
This associate degree program will prepare you for a variety of criminal justice positions, from corrections officer to private security; protective services to investigator. Our graduates* have gone on to work for:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
You’ll learn from expert faculty who have real-world experience in the criminal justice field. This program was developed with input from local criminal justice experts so you can be assured you’re receiving an up-to-date education. You’ll gain an understanding of the theories of law enforcement, judicial systems and correctional modalities through courses in:
This course examines the three main components of criminal justice: policing, judicial and correctional systems. American criminal justice theories are introduced with an emphasis on current practices in community, juvenile, and corporate environments.
This course identifies security issues in public safety and the private sector and details 21st century responses to those challenges. The course presents the foundations of security practices, models as the basis for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of private and government systems, future implications of social and political paradigm shifts for security methods and systems and the impact of globalization and diversity of local populations.
The objective of this course is to present students with a clear, contemporary and comprehensive analysis of criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime prevention strategies. The students also analyze if crime is an individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society.
This course examines the impact of gang activity on crime in America. It focuses on the gang subculture, its appeal and grasp on youth, and results of programs and strategies created and implemented to curb the increase in gang violence.