Bachelor of Criminal Justice​

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Online
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Goals and Course Topics

Change Starts with Understanding

Things aren’t always what they seem. For our society to be better, we must understand its people. With TU’s online criminal behavior degree, you can develop expertise in the psychological causes of crime and criminal behavior with classes that focus on trends and major crime problems and statistics, the nature and causes of crime, justice agencies and personnel, and the changing features of the American legal system and criminal justice agency management. 

A Strong Academic Foundation

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice in criminal behavior degree is structured to give our students sufficient background in correctional strategies, agency and case management, psychology of violence and threat assessment that effectively augment the knowledge and skills they develop in the criminal justice core curriculum. In the criminal behavior courses, a strong emphasis is placed on providing the latest perspectives on offender reentry, population management strategies, offender motivation, theory and policy that will provide you with the requisite educational foundation to effect positive outcomes in offender management.

Practical Education

Our online criminal behavior degree faculty’s extensive experience offers you an innovative blend of theory and practice that is crucial for effective professional education. 

Format

Online: Two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Who Is This Criminal Behavior Degree Program For?

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice in criminal behavior major is designed for students interested in examining the relationship between Psychology and the Criminal Justice system. Students in the criminal behavior courses will develop an understanding in crisis intervention, counseling, personality assessment and research methods. The Criminal Behavior concentration is offered in the three-semester format and is only available online.

Note: The ability to practice as a professional psychologist or as a professional mental health counselor—is highly regulated in all states. TU programs (with the exception of the on-campus Addictions Counseling program) do not directly prepare one for practice as a counselor, psychotherapist, or psychologist.

DEGREE COMPLETION TIME

The time to complete one’s online criminal behavior degree is dependent on the number of hours transferring in. Tiffin University strives to transfer in as much transfer credit for students as possible. With this said, in order for credit to transfer, one must have earned a “C” or better in the course.

BCJ Criminal Behavior FAQ

What is criminal behavior?

Criminal behavior refers to the conduct of an offender that leads to the commission of an unlawful act. An unlawful act occurs when there is a motive, a mean and an opportunity.

What is a bachelor’s in criminal behavior?

A bachelor’s in criminal behavior gives students sufficient background in correctional strategies, agency and case management, psychology of violence and threat assessment. Students will understand the latest perspectives on offender reentry, population management strategies, offender motivation, theory and policy.

What can I do with a degree in criminal behavior?

With a degree in criminal behavior, you will be qualified for a variety of professional fields, including positions in correctional facilities, juvenile detention facilities, probation and/or parole, local jails, threat assessment and more.  

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At a Glance

Professional Fields

  • Threat Assessment
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • State Correctional Facilities
  • Juvenile Detention Facilities
  • Local Jails 

Sample Courses

Correctional Strategies
(COR 110)

An in-depth analysis of correctional alternatives available for the treatment of the offender. Learn the different goals of corrections and how those relate to policy and practice in corrections.  


Threat Assessment
(FOR 310)

An overview of threat assessment in various organizations such as social service agencies, schools, places of employment and law enforcement. The history of threat assessment, events, legal responses, theories, research and models are included. 

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