About the Department of Criminal Justice

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Salem State's criminal justice graduates enjoy successful careers with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and private investigative services, as well as in the areas of corrections, probation and forensics. Others choose to pursue advanced degrees in law and other fields. With over 25 years' experience preparing graduates for these and other careers, Salem State's criminal justice program is well qualified to provide you all the necessary skills for a successful career in this growing field. Each of our four concentrations, in administration, criminal investigation, policy and management research, and technology and research, is designed to prepare you to meet the demands in today's criminal justice system.