Trinity’s criminal justice program focuses on the role of criminal justice within the broader concept of social justice in a today’s multi-cultural, industrialized society.

Explore the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of criminal justice and analyze current issues in the field, including evaluating the performance of the criminal justice system in:

  • deterring crime
  • protecting the public
  • fostering a just society

Trinity’s location in the nation’s capital affords students the opportunity to observe the criminal justice system firsthand, from traffic court to the U.S. Supreme Court, from a cop on the beat to the Director of Homeland Security, and from the policy created by the city council to the policy laid out by the U.S. Congress.

Through an integration of interdisciplinary learning with the needs of criminal justice in the 21st century, the program prepares you for a wide variety of careers in criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections and homeland security, and for graduate study in criminal justice and related fields, such as the law and social services.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: School of Professional Studies
Format: Evening/Weekend
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Trinity’s criminal justice program focuses on the role of criminal justice within the broader concept of social justice in a today’s multi-cultural, industrialized society.

Explore the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of criminal justice and analyze current issues in the field, including evaluating the performance of the criminal justice system in:

  • deterring crime
  • protecting the public
  • fostering a just society

Trinity’s location in the nation’s capital affords students the opportunity to observe the criminal justice system firsthand, from traffic court to the U.S. Supreme Court, from a cop on the beat to the Director of Homeland Security, and from the policy created by the city council to the policy laid out by the U.S. Congress.

Through an integration of interdisciplinary learning with the needs of criminal justice in the 21st century, the program prepares you for a wide variety of careers in criminal justice, including law enforcement, corrections and homeland security, and for graduate study in criminal justice and related fields, such as the law and social services.

Trinity's criminal justice program focuses on the role of criminal justice within the broader concept of social justice in a multi-cultural, industrialized democracy.

Convenient Evening and Weekend Courses Include:

CJUS 303 Inequality, Discrimination, and Gender in Criminal Justice
CJUS 351 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
CJUS 410 Theories of Crime and Deviance
CJUS 471 Law, Justice, and the American Family
PSYC 323 Forensic Psychology
PSYC 402 Juvenile Forensic Psychology
SOCY 311 Research Methods for Social Scientists

Learn In-Demand Skills

Criminal Law
Criminal Investigation
Statistics and Graphical Representation of Data
Addressing Inequality and Discrimination in Justice
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Homeland Security Agent
  • U.S. Marshal
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agent
  • Lawyer
  • State or Local Law Enforcement Officer

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
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  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
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