Welcome to Wayne State University's Department of Criminal Justice!

Our nation's complex and elaborate criminal justice system includes law enforcement, judicial processes and corrections.  Together these various components make criminal justice a fascinating field - encompassing some of the most widely discussed topics of our times:  the death penalty, neighborhood safety, juvenile violence, the war on drugs, constitutional rights, domestic violence, sentencing, wrongful convictions just to name a few.

Wayne State University's Department of Criminal Justice offers both a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree. . As of Fall 2014, the master's degree can be completed online. Professionals throughout the criminal justice system have found that the program expands their knowledge of the system.  With advanced degrees, graduates are prepared to take on more challenging and responsible leadership roles in the field.

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