Masters degrees in Criminal Justice Management equip you with the necessary skills to effectively manage and organise criminal justice institutions and services. Areas of focus include scrutiny of personnel, administrative processes, and the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders.
Taught MA and MSc degrees are typical for this field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Law or Criminology.
Postgraduate courses in this field encourage you to engage with the theory, policy and practice of organisations within the criminal justice system.
You will analyse the relationships between policing services and agencies, as well as the different groups these organisations serve. In particular, you will assess discriminatory practice in the criminal justice process and the causes of miscarriages of justice.
With experience of policy-making and criminal justice agenda, you will be suitable for managerial positions within criminal justice agencies and probation services. Alternatively, you could work in administration for the police, or within community-based correction or treatment centres.
If you’d prefer a route in academia, your Masters would provide an excellent basis for further study at PhD within the Social Sciences.