Tag: Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Nicole Lopez, US Deputy Marshall

Nicole Lopez Uses Her Master’s in Criminal Justice in Her Role as a U.S. Deputy Marshal When she was young, Nicole Lopez drew a picture of herself as a police officer. She made the vision a reality years later, when at 21, she became a border protection officer with the Department of Homeland Security. Two …

David Foster, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Faculty

You can often find David Foster on his 36-acre winery in Central Virginia, growing grapes, making wine, and operating the 1950s corncrib-style barn-turned-tasting room. But there’s another side to Foster; the former Army civilian enjoys passing on his knowledge of criminal justice to others. Thanks to his background and guidance, Excelsior College students leave his …

typewriter with "why true crime is all the rage"

Evolution of True Crime Entertainment Over the last few years, true crime has evolved from a low-brow, late-night indulgence to a global phenomenon and conversation about our criminal justice system and criminality in general. True crime can be about the mystery, psychology, history, and sociology of crimes. Audiences are eager to explore the extremes of …

Man holding head in hands

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, criminology is the scientific study of the nonlegal aspects of crime and delinquency, including its causes, correction, and prevention, from the viewpoints of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, biology, psychology and psychiatry, economics, sociology, and statistics. MCJ 600 Criminology explores how knowledge about criminality and antisocial behavior has developed over …