Criminal Justice is the government-controlled, systematic practice of
applying laws for the purpose of social control in society; and for the
prevention and lessening of crime and for using court and legal
procedures, which necessitates penalties and sanctions for law
The criminal justice system consists of three components;
- Law Enforcement (Police),
- Judiciary (Courts) and
- Corrections (Jails,
prisons, probation and parole).
Students receive instruction on the
function of each component at the local, regional and national level.
The full-time program is expected to be completed in a minimum of
four years, while part-time should be completed in at least six years.