At JWU, you won’t just study what you love. You’ll do what you love. Our criminal justice hands-on learning built right into the curriculum. You’ll gain valuable industry experience both in the classroom and on the job, and build a professional network long before you graduate.You have the drive. JWU helps you acquire the knowledge, skills and, most importantly, the experience to excel in the criminal justice field.
Crime Scene Institute (CSI) Hands-on learning starts in the classroom, where your teachers are industry professionals with valuable insight and real life experience.
In our dedicated crime scene room and separate crime lab, you’ll analyze bullet trajectories, respond to simulated crime scenes, collect evidence, photograph scenes, and roll and develop fingerprints.
Internships Criminal justice majors can intern in police departments, law offices, courts, adult and juvenile corrections facilities, probation and parole departments, private security facilities, and a variety of government agencies. You’ll jump start your career by gaining on the job experience that sets you apart from the competition. Best of all, you’ll make networking connections with leading employers. You'll work with your faculty advisor and our Experiential Education & Career Services team from your first term to create a career plan, and make it happen.The Mock Trial Experience Working with real judges and attorneys, you'll develop public speaking skills, make concise and persuasive arguments and create a commanding presence in even the most challenging circumstances. You’ll learn to think fast, adapting to changing situations and even the most unanticipated suprises. Community Service Service isn’t a hobby for JWU students; it’s a chance for you to become a leader. You’ll work on targeted community service projects that develop the skills you need while giving back to your community.
Study Abroad Hands-on learning extends across the globe for JWU students. Our Study Abroad program allows you to learn and train with experts in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. You’ll gain crucial perspective in your field and make lasting career connections.
VIDEO: From fingerprinting to hair strand analysis to bullet trajectories, see students get hand-on in our crime lab and crime scene room. read more