Master of Arts in Criminal Justice: Behavioral Forensics Concentration

Degree Type
Master of Arts

Students who complete the master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavioral Forensics will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of leadership theories and skills as they pertain to managing and leading criminal justice organizations
  • An understanding of how substance use disorders and addiction impact policies, procedures, programs and practices in the administration of criminal justice.
  • An ability to recognize trauma with an advanced goal of implementing and creating policies, procedures, and program designs to maximize the fundamentals of criminal justice and security protocols.
  • An understanding of gender responsiveness as a guide to decision making and best practice protocols along the criminal justice continuum.
  • An ability to distinguish between and utilize the various writing styles, skills and requirements needed throughout the criminal justice system
  • An ability to describe types of mental illness and psychological disorders most relevant to the criminal justice system
  • An understanding of societal, cultural and individual factors influencing mental health and criminal behavior
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