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Mission Statement

The mission of the Criminal Justice Department at Kean University is to prepare students as criminal justice professionals who contribute to the community, profession, and discipline through research, participation, and administration within the criminal justice system and/or pursue graduate studies. Students in the undergraduate program obtain an understanding of the criminal justice system’s components including the police, correctional, courts, and juvenile justice systems, and the application of the law. The Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program maintains a philosophy of education that provides a comprehensive curriculum fostering students’ appreciation of and respect for diverse communities, sensitivity for cultures, and respect for divergent opinions.