#MyMajorAtHPU: Criminal Justice

Top Majors Criminal Justice

#6- The sixth most popular major at High Point University is Criminal Justice. This exciting program is for students seeking a pre-law major or a career in one of the many fields related to justice such as special agents/federal investigations, emergency and social services, courts, policing, homeland security, counterterrorism, juvenile counseling, adult probation/parole, and corporate security management. Courses in the program focus upon social problems such as crime, violence, drugs, gangs, terrorism, sexual assault, prisons and juvenile delinquency. The intriguing curriculum explores human behavior, social policies, forensics, counseling, trials, rehabilitation, research and management.

Crime House

The Criminal Justice Learning Lab, affectionately called the Crime House by HPU students, is an actual building owned by HPU and purchased specifically for use in police operations and probation and parole courses. The Crime House is utilized to create mock crime scenarios, such as a homicide scene for students to process as detectives, warrant-serving mock “busts” and “raids,” building searches for hidden and armed suspects, instruction on arrest procedures, such as officer safety, handcuffing and more. This learning lab serves as an opportunity for students to: analyze physical evidence from a crime scene, such as fingerprints, footwear impression evidence, dust prints and blood splatter; learn investigational skills; interview witnesses, victims and suspects; learn basic law enforcement skills, such as executing raids, how to approach dangerous offenders, how to respond to an emergency police call; and police use of force.

Unique Course Offerings

  • Mock Trial
  • Violent Crime
  • Criminology
  • Controlled Substances
  • Police Operations
  • Crime/Law and National Security
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Courts and Trials
  • Probation and Parole
  • The Death Penalty
  • The Citizens Police Academy
  • Terrorism

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