Go Dutchmen!

Athletics is what initially attracted Jon Jones ’18 to LVC, but the emphasis on education is what really kept his attention. From Florida, originally, Jon has found a true home at Lebanon Valley College.

About The Program

As a criminal justice major at LVC, you’ll examine the principal areas of the criminal justice system, including the social, psychological, political, and legal issues relevant to the problem of crime. LVC's curriculum focuses on recent trends in criminal justice that promote specialty areas such as community policing, community correctional policies, and crime prevention. 

The program’s integration of criminological theory and criminal justice administration and policy equips you with the ability to think critically about the causes, consequences, prevention, and control of criminal activity. In addition, you’ll study the criminal justice system itself and examine issues dealing with the constitutional rights of the accused.

Why LVC? 

  • LVC criminal justice majors benefit from partnerships with local and state agencies such as with the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Lebanon County Courts, and many others.
  • LVC’s criminal justice courses analyze how and why various crimes are committed and focus on the crimes of homicide, arson, rape, burglary, robbery, child abuse, organized crime, and white collar crime.
  • Criminal justice majors study the criminal justice system, particularly issues dealing with the constitutional rights of the accused.
  • Internships and student-faculty research are a critical part of the criminal justice major. Through these immersive experiences, students acquire the training and experience to develop expertise in areas consistent with their interests.

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