An associates in criminal justice is designed help students develop communication skills consistent with the needs of the criminal justice system, develop an understanding of ethics and provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary to be a criminal justice professional. Students will learn about criminological theory, sociology and psychology. With the completion of an AAS, students can go directly into a most academies, if interested.
Students graduating with a two-year degree in criminal justice are prepared for variety of careers, including those related to law enforcement, crime prevention and corrections.
If a student wants to continue his or her education, enrollment into FinnU’s Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice program is easy and convenient.
Dr. Gee is an associate professor who has been with Finlandia since 2012. Dr. Gee’s interests in Criminal Justice include Comparative Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory and Public Policy. He graduated with his B.S. and M.S. from Oklahoma State University earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“My criminal justice degree made dispatching easier because I knew what the officers were thinking, you know, like the who, what, why and where. It just gave me a better insight into what they were looking for.”
January 13, 2023
Criminal justice majors have the opportunity to travel abroad to learn more about other justice systems from around the world. From Finland to the former Soviet Union, you are introduced to how social justice is viewed in a different context.
Following a recent video release highlighting the criminal justice program’s most recent trip, Dr. Richard Gee sits down with the Finlandia Fridays podcast to talk about what opportunities the group had to experience.
This year’s trip included 14 days of travel […] Read More
January 11, 2023
Finlandia students interested in traveling and studying criminal justice have the opportunity to take a trip to Europe each summer. This year’s trip included 14 days of travel with students and faculty from Finlandia, Tampere University, Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Marquette University, and Appalachia State University. The group traveled to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, with a final stay in the Åland Islands, a beautifully scenic and frequently traveled archipelago between Finland and Sweden.
Throughout the trip, students spent […] Read More
January 06, 2023
Finlandia Fridays kicks off 2023 in two-part criminal justice series with Dr. Richard Gee
Graduates of the Finlandia University Criminal Justice program are sprinkled throughout all layers of the criminal justice system, pursuing careers in safety and security, social work, law, federal service and the police force.
Ahead of next week’s video release of FinnU’s 2022 Comparative Criminal Justice course trip to Europe, in this episode, Dr. Richard Gee sits down with Finlandia Fridays podcast for part one of […] Read More
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