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Department of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice StudentsThe successful criminal justice professional today possesses an understanding and appreciation of the theory, research, policy and practice of their discipline as a unique social science.

Through undergraduate and graduate programs at LIU Brentwood’s Criminal Justice Department, you can gather the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in any area related to the criminal justice system, including probation, parole, law enforcement, court administration, corrections, juvenile justice, diversionary programs and security management.

B.A. in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice students in classroomThe Criminal Justice major is designed to take the student through the sequence of events in the criminal justice system, including entry into the system, prosecution and pretrial services, adjudication, sentencing and sanctions, and corrections. - Learn more.

Find Out How Good You Really Are.

Tatiana Jackson, Class of 2011, B.A. in Criminal Justice“I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at LIU Brentwood and went to work in the court system. My internship was with Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities, where people overcome substance abuse issues. Now I’m in the LIU Brentwood master’s degree program in mental health counseling, learning more about how to help people get their lives back on track. I want to make a difference in the community.”

Tatiana Jackson, Class of 2011, B.A. in Criminal Justice

M.S. in Criminal Justice (Fast Track)

Criminal Justice ProfessionalThe 36-credit Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to provide the skills and understanding necessary to address the emerging public interest problems of the 21st Century.
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Career Options

Man and woman in law libraryThe LIU Brentwood Criminal Justice Program focuses on court systems, corrections and rehabilitation, juvenile justice, courts, forensic psychology and the formation of laws and codes. Learn more about career opportunities.

New iPad

iPadCriminal Justice undergraduate majors entering Spring 2013 receive the new Apple iPad for use in their studies and research.

Learn more about eligibility requirements.