Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program


The Criminal Justice program at Nyack College is designed to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of crime and the criminal justice system utilizing a restorative justice approach. Its mission is to prepare students for culturally sensitive service to individuals, families, and communities impacted by crime. Graduates of the program will integrate social and restorative justice principles with professional criminal justice skills that enable creative solutions to crime and criminal behavior. This program is structured to comply with the certification standards of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This major is under the auspices of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  
Restorative Justice Approach

The Nyack College criminal justice major places a strong emphasis on the principles and practices of restorative justice. Restorative justice is a biblically based view of criminal justice that attempts to engage victims, offenders, the affected communities, and government institutions in bringing about deep and lasting solutions by focusing on healing and restoration.

This major is offered at the Rockland Campus and the Manhattan campus.

Major Field Component

SOC204            Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ231            Police Organization and Administration
CRJ236            Juvenile Justice Administration
CRJ245            American Judicial System
CRJ256            Community and Corrections
SOC315            Criminology
CRJ 330            Constitutional Law
SOC342            Punishment and Corrections
SOC343            Police and Society
SOC334            Social Problems
SOC 357            Social Science Research Methods
SOC 366            Faith, Politics and Society
CRJ 373            Criminal Law
CRJ 413            Ethics in Criminal Justice
CRJ 490            Criminal Justice Internship 


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