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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Roxbury Community College is proud to offer a comprehensive Criminal Justice Program. Our program provides students with an academic foundation in Criminal justice and fundamental knowledge on sociological and behavioral sciences. The curriculum is designed to foster an understanding of how the criminal justice system operates in the world around us, and challenges students to examine their own perspectives and ideologies as they prepare to enter into the field.  Students choosing this concentration will receive more than just an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree, but a robust education in which they receive textual and real life understanding of the intricacies of the criminal justice program, mentorship from our staff and partners in the legal field, and guidance as they embark in the next steps of their career within criminal justice. RCC’s criminal justice system incorporates the college’s commitment to cultural education, emphasizes the importance of strengthening the community, and providing the leaders of tomorrow with the education and resources to make a positive impact. 

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
CJP100 Intro to Criminal Justice 3.00
ENG101 English Comp. I 3.00
IST120 or CIS141: Microcomp Apps 3.00
MAT100+ MAT 100 or higher 3.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
CJP120 Criminal Law 3.00
CJP130 Law Enforcement 3.00
ENG102 English Comp. II 3.00
SSI119 Intro to US Gov't 3.00
SSI122 General Psychology 3.00
SSI123 Intro to Sociology 3.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
CJP110 Intro to Criminology 3.00
CJP140 Criminal Court Process 3.00
CJP210 Correctional Institutions 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SCIELECT Lab Sci Elec See Hrs/Rec 4.00
Semester Four - Spring 2024
CJP200 Constitutional Law 3.00
CJPELECT Criminal Justice Elective 3.00
HUMELECT Humanities Electives 3.00
SSIELECT Social Science Electives 3.00
For students whose career plans include law, probation, corrections, law enforcement, public policy, or politics, this program is the perfect choice. Each of our faculty members have led careers in different scopes of Criminal Justice, and bring their unique perspectives and experiential knowledge to the classroom. Students are encouraged to inquire as to internship and volunteer opportunities with local entities that operate in tandem with the criminal justice system, and to seek out more information as to additional educational opportunities that may be available to them during their studies and after graduation.   

MassTransfer - Through the MassTransfer program, your criminal justice degree from RCC transfers as two years of completed work towards at Bachelor's degree at most state colleges and universities.  Review the A2B pathways on the MassTransfer website

RCC also has articluation agreements with private universities that allow for seamless transfer to a four-year school upon completion of your criminal justice degree at RCC:

Criminal Justice
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Kristyn
Henry Adjunct Faculty - Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Department khenry@rcc.mass.edu
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Sara
Horatius Adjunct Professor Criminal Justice Department 617-427-0060 x5157 shoratius@rcc.mass.edu
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Nunotte
Zama Full Time Criminal Justice Faculty Criminal Justice Department 857-701-1455 nzama@rcc.mass.edu 3-430
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Michael
Harris Adjunct Professor Criminal Justice Department 617-427-0060 x5154 mharris@rcc.mass.edu
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Souliy
Wan-N'Tani Full Time Criminal Justice Faculty Criminal Justice Department 857-701-1464 swan@rcc.mass.edu 3-437
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