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Directory of Accredited Criminal Justice Schools

Welcome! Criminal justice is a dynamic field, encompassing over 50 different career paths, and despite the bad economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook says that there's a great outlook for the Criminal Justice field through 2016. We've researched over 1,800 schools across the US to bring you the most complete directory on the web of Criminal Justice degree and certificate programs (over 6,800 of them).

We are proud to be listed as a web resource by the American Society of Criminology and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, and by offices of universities such as Case Western Reserve University, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York, and the University of Tennessee, among others.

There's no charge for schools to be listed in our directory, and there's no charge for you to use it. Enjoy!


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