One of my many interests is law and so I was excited to have come across the the Criminal Justice Degree and Paralegal programs at Rasmussen College. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Rasmussen offers the same quality criminal justice program as other Universities and Colleges, and what is even more interesting and a delight for me to discover is that they offer degree programs (both associate and bachelor) not only at their many campuses around the country, but also through their criminal justice online program.
What I really like about their criminal justice program is the sheer variety of core curriculum courses that they offer which include
- Criminal Behavior
- Victims in Criminal Justice
- Research Methods in Criminal Justice
- Cultural Diversity and Justice
- Criminal law
- Criminal Justice Leadership
After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, President George W. Bush established the Office of Homeland Security (OHS), and it's mission, quoted here from Wikipedia, states:
The mission of the Office will be to develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks. The Office will coordinate the executive branch's efforts to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks within the United States.In 2003 the OHS was merged into the Department of Homeland Security. And not surprising, Rasmussen offers bachelor degree specialization in Homeland Security that prepares people who have an interest in taking part in the protection of our country and its citizens. Among the courses offered by Rasmussen in this particular specialization include Homeland Security Policy, Risk Analysis, Emergency Management, and Crime Across Borders.
Now I certainly don't know everything there is to know about criminal justice and the law (I am a mere amateur), but having a particular interest in words, definitions and meaning (and of course my addiction to dictionaries) I was particularly pleased to discover their online criminal justice dictionary, a feature rarely found on other higher learning sites. In this dictionary you'll find such gems as Adjudication, the Amendments to the Constitution, the Exclusionary Rule, which is "...prohibits the use of evidence illegally obtained in a trial," and of course my favorite, Mens Rea, which I'll leave for you to discover.
So if you're excited about a new professional career, or are simply interested in furthering your education in criminal justice or the paralegal profession, you won't find a better place to study. I definitely recommend Rasmussen College.