Magazine article Law & Order

Chaminade University

Magazine article Law & Order

Chaminade University

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A partner with the Naval Postgraduate School

haminade University is Hawaii's only Catholic university. Its on-campus and online programs emphasize academic excellence and preparation for professional careers. The university's online program is extensive, and can be fully completed online, or in a hybrid format for either undergraduate or graduate studies.

The school is guided by the traditions of Catholic, Marianist and liberalarts education values, and so it encourages not only academic achievement, but also development of moral character, competence, and a personal commitment to build a just and peaceful society.

Chaminade University's online program allows students to log on to coursework at times convenient to the student. In addition, there is asynchronous participating in discussions and course assignments. The school uses "eCollege" to deliver the curriculum of its online coursework. Technical support is available 24/7 through e-mail or phone.

The university's program in Criminal Justice is the largest and oldest in Hawaii, preparing students for careers in criminal justice, criminology, law enforcement, corrections and administration. In addition, there is a special undergraduate track that offers a minor particularly for students interested in Federal law enforcement and justice employment. The special track includes coursework in business, accounting and computer science.

The undergraduate curriculum is built on studies in the behavioral sciences, criminal law and procedure, contemporary issues in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, management, juvenile deviancy, psychology, race/ethnic relations, mental disorders, and ethics.

The graduate level studies leading to the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration offer preparation in critical thinking skills, leadership and management, program evaluation, agency administration, personnel administration, and research methods. The emphasis is on both study and practical application.

Chaminade University requires that all work toward the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration be completed within five years, beginning with the term during which a student enters the program.

Core courses for the Master's degree include Constitutional law, criminology, agency administration, research methodologies, ethics, survey methods and statistics, law enforcement, correctional management and administration, forensic science, forensic psychology, managing criminal investigations, terrorism and justice, crisis/hostage negotiations, and evidence. …

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