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  • Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program at RWU introduces students to the theory and practice of the United States criminal justice system. Course emphasis includes: adult and juvenile crime causation theory; criminal and civil procedure; the police; the courts; and institutional and community-based corrections.

Possible careers include federal, state and municipal law enforcement; professional human services, including counseling, probation and parole; and criminal justice agency administration. Students receive instruction from a highly-qualified professional academic faculty as well as from a wide variety of experienced criminal justice system practitioners, including judges, attorneys and justice agency administrators.

At RWU, we are pleased to provide professional education combined with an integrated general education curriculum presenting students with broad exposure to the liberal arts and encouraging the capacity for critical thought, analytical reasoning and scholarly writing, which are necessary to pursue detailed analysis for the United States Justice System. Criminal Justice students are eligible for internships with numerous regional criminal justice system agencies. The Criminal Justice curriculum provides students with an appreciation for the complexity of moral dilemnas associated with the criminal justice profession and prepares them for graduate study or law school.