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Criminal Justice



The Criminal Justice Program assists students in finding internships that will provide hands-on experience and insight into a specific career path. Students have shadowed police officers, worked in jails and prisons, assisted paralegals in law firms, and worked with judges.

Research Experience

Students who are interested in the academic side of criminal justice have the opportunity to do research with a faculty member or a local organization. For example, students may assist a Carthage criminal justice professor in compiling and analyzing data to determine the impact and success of an area agency or crime prevention program.

Scholarships & Awards

The Criminal Justice Program at Carthage offers scholarships and awards to outstanding students. Every year a graduating senior is awarded the Outstanding Senior in Criminal Justice Award, and a junior receives the Diskerud-Eller Scholarship. Faculty nominate students for consideration for these prizes, which are awarded every spring.