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Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is a social science that studies the investigation, resolution, and punishment of criminal behavior in society. The criminal justice system embodies law enforcement, the courts, and the correctional system. Each of these areas provides a multitude of rewarding employment opportunities. Potential employment in this field includes peace officer, private security, courtroom personnel, probation and community corrections. Stark State College’s criminal justice program offers several academic options for students to pursue, depending on their interests and background.

Students may choose one of the following paths:

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