University_of_Phoenix_criminal_justice_overview__The_programs by mohamedbaia16

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University of Phoenix criminal justice overview: The programs

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Summary:
The University of Phoenix Online offers only two criminal justice and law
enforcement programs, one undergraduate and the other graduate.


Keywords:
criminal justice bachelors and masters programs, online education


Article Body:
The University of Phoenix Online offers only two criminal justice and law
enforcement programs, one undergraduate and the other graduate.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration is a four-year
program that encompasses the subjects of policing, criminal law, and
corrections, besides providing a broad outlook on the study of crime and
justice in American society. The course is designed to groom
professionals working in the field of criminal justice for
administrative, supervisory, and leadership positions that demand a
higher level of skill and responsibility. As a student of the BS degree
in criminal justice administration, you will be educated in how to deal
with human relations and resolve social conflicts, besides learning how
to use the latest technology to detect, solve, and fight crime. Your work
in a position of importance and reliability will involve working with
subordinates, peers, and superiors. This program will inculcate in you
the competence needed for interpersonal communication, administrative
decision-making and personnel management. Professionalism on the job and
the moral ethics that govern the profession are also dealt with in the
curriculum.

The undergraduate course is a good stepping-stone for professionals in
the criminal justice field who are seeking to advance their careers or
branch into a diverse specialization. The course includes subjects like
Organized Crime, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice, Skills for
Professional Development, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology,
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Interpersonal Communications,
Introduction to Policing, Criminal Court Systems, Introduction to
Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Cultural
Diversity in Criminal Justice, Research methods in Criminal Justice,
Organizational Behavior and Management, Criminal Justice Administration,
Criminal Justice Administration, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis,
Managing Criminal Justice Personnel, Futures of Criminal Justice, and an
Interdisciplinary Capstone Course. Each course carries three credits.

The Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security prepares
undergraduate students and professionals in the criminal justice field
for administrative roles in criminal justice and security programs.
Promotions and transitions across the various areas of criminal justice
like law enforcement, corrections, security, and court operations are
easily facilitated if you have a master’s degree in a related discipline.
This program will train you in problem-solving techniques in security and
justice organizations.

The degree includes courses such as Survey of Justice and Security,
Organizational Administration and Behavior, Management of Institutional
Risk, Ethics in Justice and Security, Criminological Theory, Legal Issues
in Justice and Security, Critical Incident Management, Cyber Crime and
Information Systems Security, Public Policy Issues, Concepts of Physical
and Personal Protection, Forensic Science and Psychological Profiling,
and Program Development and Evaluation. Each course carries three
credits.

The problem is: while the courses sound good what you will really get is
more of management education rather than more of criminal justice
education. If you are opting for UoP, be ready to expect a management
orientation rather than a criminal justice orientation. The sharp focus
on criminal justice is missing.

								
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