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"Through a Convict’s Eyes: An Overlooked View of the Criminal Justice System,” is a first-hand account of former prisoners who shed their pasts to become productive members of society.  This book provides a different perspective of the criminal justice system, co-written by LaVarr McBride, instructor in administration of justice at Penn State New Kensington. Click here for more information.

The Administration of Justice program (AJSCC) provides learning opportunities through a unique combination of classroom instruction, practical training in laboratory courses, field experiences and individual studies.  We believe that real-world experience is very valuable, which is why our students collect original research and complete an internship.

Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue opportunities in a variety of areas:

  • federal, state and local law enforcement and correction agencies
  • court-related services
  • probation and parole services
  • community crime prevention and treatment services
  • juvenile and drug rehabilitation counseling
  • recreation programs
  • private sector security
  • graduate studies in law, criminology, human development, psychology and the social sciences.

If you are looking for one of those exciting careers where no two days are ever the same, check out the degree information to learn more about the Administration of Justice program.

 

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*Penn State Beaver, Penn State New Kensington, and Penn State Shenango share authorization to deliver the B.S. in Administration of Justice program.  All courses needed for the degree will be offered at each campus.  Students in the program should expect to take some courses via a combination of web-based and face-to-face technology.