The Program in Depth

Successful completion of AIU’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program with a Specialization in Law Enforcement can provide students with an industry-focused look at the law enforcement field and the relationship between police agencies and the communities they serve.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Explain the historical context of policing in the U.S. and the essential differences between police services at the different levels of government
  • Define the role of police and their relationship to other components of the criminal justice system including courts, corrections and forensic science
  • Explain the organizational structure, administrative practices and operating procedures of modern police agencies in the handling of personnel and their functions
  • Identify specific law enforcement strategies to address community policing, terrorism and homeland security, cultural diversity and drugs and crime
  • Apply and use critical knowledge skills of the U.S. Constitution and its practical application to law enforcement and criminal procedure
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues related to decision-making processes associated with moral dilemmas in policing.

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take will be in your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Law Enforcement, your classes can include:

  • Security and Loss Prevention

    This course examines the theories and principles of security and loss prevention through a systematic review of key issues and concepts associated wit...

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  • Community Oriented Policing

    This course examines the relationship between police agencies and the communities they serve. Topics will include traditional relations and public pol...

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  • Crime and Substance Abuse

    This course examines drug abuse and its relationship to crime. Topics include the statistical relationship between drugs and crime, drug laws and cour...

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Course content subject to change

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You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists, learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

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Classes start August 22!