Crime Scene
Area of Study

Criminal Justice

Overview

This program is designed give students experiences through hands-on course work. Provide exposure to the inner workings of the criminal justice system through field trips, advanced technological applications, mock crime scenes, and guess speakers from within the field. 

Northeastern's Criminal Justice program provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to obtain or advance in their current careers. As well as develop a solid foundation to transition into a four-year programs.

Students are introduced to all three components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. Students are given the opportunities to explore technological advances, internships programs, and other topic areas within the field of criminal justice. This program is designed give students experiences through hands-on course work.

Provide exposure to the inner workings of the criminal justice system through field trips, advanced technological applications, mock crime scenes, and guess speakers from within the field.

Drone Program: Starting Fall of 2019, Northeastern's criminal justice program will implement a drone program that explores the uses of drones within the criminal justice system.  Students will learn how to fly drones in accordance to with Federal Aviation Administration rules. 

Internship Program: This internship programs provides students with the opportunity to work within the criminal justice program, gaining experience in a work environment.  This experience allows students to apply concepts and knowledge obtained throughout Northeastern's criminal justice program and applying it as a practitioner.

Join the Criminal Justice Club!  Students learn about the criminal justice system beyond the classroom. Participate in community events, civic service, volunteer work, and fund raising events to support the club goals.  Students also take field trips to various jails and prisons across the county.

Previous trips include Alcatraz; Cannon City, Colorado; Yuma County Jail, Colorado, and in the Spring of 2019 - Los Angeles County Jail, California.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

While a continued desire for public safety is expected to result in a need for more officers, demand for employment is expected to vary depending on location, driven largely by local and state budgets. Even with crime rates falling in recent years, demand for police services to maintain and improve public safety is expected to continue.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for police and detectives was $63,380 in May 2018.