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Criminal Justice

College of Social and Natural Sciences
Hagg-Sauer Hall
218-755-2880


DR. BRADEL, (CHAIR), DR. WARCHOL, DR. WITT, MS. WITT

Areas of Study


Criminal Justice is the study of criminal justice systems including law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Concerned with the phenomena and control of crime, Criminal Justice studies may include preparation in history, sociology, business, political science and related fields.

Traditionally Criminal Justice includes the study of law (constraints on individual freedoms) and order (guarantees of constitutional rights). Criminal justice activities usually focus on the protection and maintenance of the status quo. However, as our society becomes more pluralistic, criminal justice professionals are being called upon as liaisons, brokers and agents of change.

Students considering a major in Criminal Justice are encouraged to develop a proficiency in writing. Completion of the four year Criminal Justice degree at Bemidji State University satisfies the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) academic requirements. At present, law enforcement opportunities are especially good for female and minority Criminal Justice Graduates.


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