Criminal Justice

The criminal justice field goes far beyond law enforcement. It combines law, sociology, political science, history, psychology, economics, geography, political science, philosophy, and the natural sciences. Its interdisciplinary nature allows practitioners to find solutions to contemporary problems and complex global issues.

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Skills in criminal justice

When you graduate from STAC’s criminal justice program, you’ll understand the relationships between society, crime, and criminal behavior, as well as the workings of the criminal justice system. And you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills to modern problems, practices, and policies. Just as importantly, you’ll develop an ethical commitment to social justice, become an informed citizen, and help protect and ensure a democracy concerned with fair and respectful treatment of all citizens. 

Experience in criminal justice

STAC’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board works hand in hand with our Criminal Justice Department and mentors our criminal justice majors. As a criminal justice student at STAC, you’ll have direct access to top professionals in the field, including FBI special agents, county prosecutors, district attorneys, and correctional facility superintendents.

Check out the video of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board's Panel, "Cell Phone to Cell Block: Solving the Murder of Peggy Nadell."
Students learned about a fascinating local murder case that was successfully investigated despite the absence of traditional forensic evidence. 

View Part 2 of the Criminal Justice Panel.


Read about Terence Lanzilotti's internship experience in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

Terence is pictured far-left with other interns at the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.

Careers in criminal justice

STAC’s criminal justice program ensures that you’ll be ready for positions in a variety of private, local, state and federal careers, including:

  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Customs Agent
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Parole Officer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Attorney