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The Department of Criminal Justice & Public Safety provides a solid foundation for students to become involved in the multifaceted criminal justice system. The Department of Criminal Justice & Public Safety program also prepares students to apply their skills to real life practice. This program creates an exceptional balance among academic preparation, practical application and the spiritual growth required for achieving a successful career.

Why Criminal Justice & Public Safety Ministry Studies?

The Department of Criminal Justice & Public Safety provides a firm foundation and understanding of the principles, concepts, theories and practices associated with the criminal justice system. This program develops leadership and critical thinking skills in students that are grounded in participation in the mission of God in the community.

Why Missional University?

Criminal Justice & Public Safety studies at Missional University are based on the six core values of the University.  

Biblically Based:

The Criminal Justice & Public Safety program is biblically based because it prepares students to apply their Christian worldview to the realities of society and its many challenges.  

Missionally Driven:

The  Criminal Justice & Public Safety program is grounded in the mission of God through it's emphasis on providing services beyond the scope of the traditional church setting. 

Interculturally Focused:

The Criminal Justice & Public Safety program focus is on the issues of culture and equity. Criminal justice values can change among differing cultures. Therefore, students will be prepared to address issues and work across cultural lines to meet the needs of the people they serve. 

Contextually Informed:

The Criminal Justice & Public Safety program is contextually based on learning through theories and application. Students will be exposed to case studies etc., that foster discussion and learning and return to their form of practice with the benefit of what they learning.

Practically Minded:

The Criminal Justice & Public Safety program also provides career-enhancing opportunities through a practicum/internship that allows you to gain practical experience by working in a criminal justice agency of your choice. In addition, you will augment your educational experience by participating in job shadowing, ride-alongs with law enforcement officers and serving as a volunteer in a variety of criminal justice agencies. 

Experientially Transformed:

Criminal Justice & Public Safety will not only focus on the ideas and concepts that are taught, but will also give students the opportunity to apply them in real-life mock crime scenes case scenarios etc. There will not only be lectures and studying a textbook – but at Missional University, the student experience is as interactive as possible.