2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    Jun 26, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice - PhD in Human Services

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Several factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society, from homelessness to substance abuse to poverty. In the Criminal Justice specialization, students can explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims. By examining the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, students can identify the key challenges facing the criminal justice system today—and what you as a human services professional can do to help address these problems. Students in this program progress to a dissertation that will add to the body of knowledge in the field of criminal justice.

Students taking this specialization can be prepared to lead programs within prisons and/or within probation and parole departments. Other career opportunities include policy and planning in the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice, or halfway and rehabilitation programs.

Note on Licensure

The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.