Schreiner University’s unique Criminal Justice program involves understanding the relation of criminal justice and the Humanities, like philosophy, religion, history, and the arts. Our courses focus on the ties the Humanities have, and how they inform and intersect with the concepts and practice of criminal justice.
In these challenging times, it is even more important to seek a degree in Criminal Justice. Potential employees and citizens expect strong communication skills, critical thinking, decision making skills, dealing with complex problems, and the handling of individuals with mental illness with care and compassion. These learned skills are those necessary for success in today’s evolving crime and justice environment.
Possible Career Opportunities
- CIA Agent
- Corrections Officer
- DEA Agent
- FBI Agent
- Forensic Evidence Technician
- Immigration & Customs (ICE) Agent
- Homeland Security Agent
- Police Dispatcher
- Police Officer
- Probation Officer
- Private Investigator
- Security Professional
- Secret Service Agent
- Deputy Sheriff
- Deputy US Marshal
- Domestic Violence Advocate
- Child Protective Service Agent
- Special Forensic Intensive Child Interviewer
Forensic Anthropology Center/”The Body Farm”
Schreiner University (Kerrville, Texas) and Lewis University (Romeoville, Illinois) established a partnership with a travel study course to the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center (aka “The Body Farm”). Dr. Lynn A. Tovar (Schreiner University) and Dr. Cynthia Misischia (Lewis University) have been taking students to the University of Tennessee for 10 years. The “Body Farm” is an anthropological research faculty (ARF) dedicated to the study of the decomposition of bodies and excavations of bone recovery sites. The ARF provides a unique opportunity for controlled research and the development of new technologies in forensic anthropology and its related disciplines such as Osteology, and Criminalistics.
The course is an exciting experiential learning experience for students majoring in Criminal Justice and Biology. The hands-on course is designed to provide an in-depth study of human vs. non-human osteology, bone biology, and pathology. Key information including the history of anthropology, biological age, sex, stature, ancestry, skeletal trauma, and crime scene case management are addressed.
Hands-on learning is one aspect of a travel program. The other benefit for students who participate in this unique travel study partnership is the exposure and networking with students from different regions in the United States. Students learn to study, learn, and work together while developing friendships that can last a lifetime.
Dr. Tovar and Misischia continue to research experiential learning and the benefits to student learning. They have published research and presented at international conferences on the success of this program.
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