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Criminal Justice

Over the past few decades, careers in all areas of criminal justice (law enforcement, courts, corrections, security) have undergone increasing professionalization. With that change has come a trend for increasing educational requirements, both for entry-level positions and promotional opportunities. It was out of this increasing need for higher education that the College of DuPage Criminal Justice program was created more than 25 years ago.

Since then, students who take criminal justice classes do so for a variety of reasons. Many (if not most) are taking the courses as part of a degree or certificate program, with intentions of pursuing or advancing in a career in criminal justice. Others take selected classes as part of a program in a related field. Some take individual courses to learn more about the criminal justice system and constitutional rights.

Those pursuing a program in Criminal Justice have four basic choices: the Associate in Applied Science (occupational) degree, the Associate in Arts (transfer) degree, the Certificate in Criminal Justice, and the Homeland Security Certificate.

 

Gainful Employment Information

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Contact Information

Theodore Darden, Professor
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1016, (630) 942-2989

Deanna Davisson, Assistant Professor
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1027, (630) 942-2995

Tauya Forst, Assistant Professor
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1028, (630) 942-3019

Eric R. Thompson, Professor
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1029, (630) 942-3360

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010