Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice involves the scientific study of crime. This program is designed to broaden students’ awareness of how our society deals with criminals using law enforcement, the courts, and correctional institutions. This area of study is intended for individuals already working within, or want to work within, the criminal justice system or those who will eventually transfer to four-year college or university.

The world of Criminal Justice is growing in popularity based on scientific advances and the interest that current media has generated. We now understand more about the benefits of science in solving crimes and how certain techniques used in the Criminal Justice System impact its’ outcomes. If you want to learn more about law enforcement, the courts, or the corrections system, please contact me.

I can give you information about job possibilities in the field. No longer does a criminal justice degree mean that you are becoming only a law enforcement officer. You can now become a forensic scientist, legal psychologist, corrections officer, lawyer, and much, much, more. I would love to chat with you if you are interested in anything related to the justice system and reducing crime.

We have two degree options that can be tailored to your specific career and academic goals. One degree option will prepare you to go straight into work and the other will prepare you to transfer to a university. Contact me using the information on this page so we can find the program and courses that are right for you. As your advisor, I will sit with you every quarter and help you plan your courses. We will take into account your specific career goals, your current time or financial constraints, and your enthusiasm for particular topics. Email is the best way to reach me; contact me today!

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Criminal Justice Contact

kathleend@bigbend.edu

(509) 793-2050

Building 1600

Room 1622

Criminal Justice Faculty/Staff

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McFadden, Michael

Criminal Justice Associate Faculty
michaelm@bigbend.edu
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Farman, Jill

Faculty
JillF@bigbend.edu
Kathleen Duvall

Duvall, Kathleen

Dean of Arts & Sciences
kathleend@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2050

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