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The Criminal Justice program at Norwich emphasizes the importance of evidence-based knowledge in understanding crime policy, programs and practice. It also strives to cultivate commitment to the principles of justice, ethics, public service and the development of leadership skills.

Faculty of the School of Justice Studies & Sociology provide students with opportunities to learn, conduct research and observe law in action. The program incorporates case analyses, police and court observation, field trips, simulations and guest lecturers by practitioners into the curriculum.

Criminal Justice, the most popular major at Norwich, provides an excellent foundation for a career in law, law enforcement and corrections. Students also have the opportunity to minor in Sociology or Computer Crime and Forensics.

The School of Justice Studies & Sociology offers internships, career counseling, travel-abroad opportunities and pre-law advising.

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Criminal Justice History Political Science Sociology Studies in War & Peace

  • I thought you’d never ask ... not that way, at least

    I thought you’d never ask ... not that way, at least

    Vermont State Police interview simulation teaches criminal justice students the art of calmer querying You know the good cop-bad cop trope from television police procedurals: A witness (or suspect) enters a room, meets two police officers and faces two questioning styles — one aggressive (the bad cop), one friendlier (the good Read More
  • Criminal justice students visit the rooms where policy happens

    Criminal justice students visit the rooms where policy happens

    Group’s Washington, D.C., stops include U.S. Supreme Court, Office of National Drug Control Policy, White House As much as Washington, D.C., houses national government’s gears, it holds national security’s infrastructure. Regional and law enforcement agencies take cues from, and work with, federal agencies in the nation’s capital — Homeland Security, the Read More
  • Recollections: Students describe Boston Policy Week 2019

    Recollections: Students describe Boston Policy Week 2019

    Visits to federal agencies, networking chances deliver lasting lessons, group says After the tempest came the afterthoughts. A dozen Norwich University students recently visited Boston for the second iteration of Boston Policy Week, an experience started in 2018. The group participated in a hurricane disaster mitigation simulation, visited five federal Read More
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Isabel Nielsen | inielsen@norwich.edu

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