criminal justice

Criminal Justice Program

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Criminal justice refers to the management of police, courts, and corrections, and studies the causes of and treatment for crime.


Mission statement

The mission of the criminal justice program is to offer a quality academic program conducive to the learning experiences of students. Central to achieving this mission is an interdisciplinary program of study that prepares graduates for careers in criminal justice or to continue their education through advanced academic degrees. The mission will be accomplished in a stimulating academic environment that values diversity and fosters respect among students, faculty, and staff. The criminal justice program's mission will complement the overall mission of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Liberal and Fine Arts, and Elizabeth City State University.


Student Learning Outcomes/Goals

  • To provide opportunities to enhance students' verbal, written, and technological skills to function effectively as future    criminal justice professionals
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to critically investigate issues regarding crime and justice
  • To develop a competent individual capable of independent and effective decision making in criminal justice organizations


Contact Information:

Dorothy Kersha-Aerga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of CriminalJustice                                                                                                                                                 345 Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex                                                                                                                                                                         Email:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone:  (252) 335-2601