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Criminal Justice Articles

If you’re thinking about whether to pursue a criminal justice degree or security studies degree program or a new criminal justice career path, you know that it’s important to do your research before making any major decisions, regardless of whether you’re an aspiring newcomer to the field or an experienced criminal justice professional. You may be in the process of gathering information about different criminal justice degree programs. You may be curious about the different career paths that are potentially available to criminal justice majors upon completion of their degree program and are speaking with friends, family, or colleagues who work in various criminal justice careers for their perspectives, or perhaps you’re researching relevant employment data on the web. You may also be seeking out numerous articles on criminal justice-related matters in order to keep yourself informed and up to date on issues and developments that may play a role in influencing your next big step.

Colorado Technical University’s criminal justice articles explore a number of topics that could be of interest to aspiring and current criminal justice professionals alike. Are you looking to learn more about “hot topic” issues in the field, such as discussions of constitutional rights or capital punishment? Have you ever considered how poor social media habits could negatively impact not only your personal security, but our homeland security? The following criminal justice articles touch on these issues and more:

CTU’s Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Colorado Technical University offers criminal justice degree programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. In our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program, students can pursue the general track or opt for one of four concentration options. For those interested in security studies degree- or homeland security degree-oriented programs, we offer cybercrime and security and homeland security and emergency management concentrations. Students who wish to focus more on criminal investigations and criminal profiling can choose to pursue the concentration in forensic investigation that can be taken at either our Denver or Colorado Springs campuses. And for those who are interested in crime prevention and related functions, we offer the option to pursue a human services concentration. Students wishing to pursue a master’s degree program can choose between the Master of Science in Criminal Justice—General or Master of Science in Criminal Justice—Homeland Security degree options.

Benefits of CTU’s On-Campus and Online Degree Programs

If you’re a busy adult who wonders whether you have the time to go back to school given your current responsibilities, you’re not alone. Colorado Technical University understands your time is valuable, and that’s why we offer students flexibility and convenience to help them pursue their academic goals without putting their lives on hold.

Many of our degree programs and concentrations offer multiple attendance formats (online, on-campus, and hybrid options) so that you can tailor your program to your scheduling needs. And with CTU Mobile and the CTU Virtual Classroom, it’s possible to access your courses—including grades, assignments, discussion boards, and more—wherever and whenever you’re connected to the Internet.

In addition to allowing students to transfer-in up to 75 percent of a degree program’s credit requirements,1 CTU offers a number of prior learning assessment options that could help reduce your time to graduation as well as help you save on out-of-pocket costs:

  • Undergraduate criminal justice majors have the option to take various CTU Fast Track™ exams, which test your knowledge of key course objectives, giving you an opportunity to earn college credit for knowledge you already possess.2
  • Creating and submitting a successful Experiential Learning Portfolio (ELP) to demonstrate how your prior knowledge meets specific course objectives can provide an opportunity to receive course credit.1
  • Military education benefits could make it possible to convert your military experience into course credit (and may also make you eligible for reduced military member tuition rates).1

Once you’ve explored our criminal justice articles, learn more about our on-campus and online criminal justice degree programs.


1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.
2. The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of CTU Fast Track™ exams successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

CTU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are available to residents of all states.
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