Criminal Justice

Going Beyond Street Smarts

Whether you are a law enforcement professional, or work in private security, corrections, juvenile justice or other community service work, you have had to learn to face the challenge of social problems on a daily basis. While the protocols of professional practice prepare you for many standard situations, and "street smarts" help you cope with the daily challenges of the job, the complexities of the work go beyond that training and those basic survival skills.

What's needed is the Curry College difference; learning to be a reflective practitioner, by developing the intellectual skills to understand and apply theory from the classroom to problem solve in practice. The Curry College's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program begins with theory and integrates that with the knowledge of experience from the "street" to take your applied skills to a new level of excellence. By mixing theory with practice, you'll refine and advance your reflective thinking capabilities and become more adept at problem solving, mentoring, and management. A focus on reflective practice is the Curry College difference.

The goal of Curry College's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program is to help empower you to meet the challenges of law enforcement and community service in the 21st Century. The breadth of subject matter is comprehensive - you will study trends as well as hone your leadership skills - but focuses on four specific areas: Public Administration, Ethical Leadership, Problem-solving, and Innovation. Curry College's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program will help you take your street smarts to a level of excellence that will not only advance your career, but help you to better serve your community.

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Step into your future as an educated, professional criminal justice practitioner.  Request information about The Curry College M.A. in Criminal Justice, make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor or apply today!

 
MACJ Program receives award for "Innovation in Criminal Justice"

The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Justice Education (MACJE) has recognized the Curry College Master of Arts Program (MACJ) with an award for "Innovation in Criminal Justice." Read more.

Curry’s Criminal Justice Department hosts Two-Day Training

Captain Jody Kasper conducted a two-day training on Curry's Milton campus entitled "How Cops Die - Understanding and Preventing Duty-Related Deaths" in August 2014. Read more...

Filmmaker Dawn Porter speaks at Curry's "Social Justice Series"

Dawn Porter, a lawyer turned filmmaker, visited Curry College to screen her film Gideon's Army and lead a discussion for "The Social Justice Series," in April 2014.  Read more.

MACJ Students partner with BPD and Plymouth IPS

Students in Curry College's Master of Criminal Justice (MACJ) program recently partnered with the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the Plymouth Intensive Probation Supervision (IPS) Court to consult on burglary prevention and recidivism analysis projects.

"West Memphis Three" Member Damien Echols Shares Story

Damien Echols spoke before a standing room only crowd of hundreds of students, faculty, and community members in the Keith Auditorium on Curry College's Milton Campus.

Meet Professor Jen Balboni

"I tell my students at the beginning of each semester, 'In my class, I need you to bring your 'A' game...everyday.' We really do take it to another level," says Criminal Justice Professor Jen Balboni.

Meet John Fratolillo '09

"Pursuing and earning a master's degree gives you an advantage in terms of the growth of your career and in terms of having more knowledge to draw upon," says John Fratolillo '09. "For me, it was about applying that knowledge to my everyday work life."

Meet Carrie Hormanski
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Carrie Hormanski chose Curry College for her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and decided to continue her education with Curry's Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program. Read more

Meet Kristopher Kamborian '08

"The professors I've had in the courses I have taken have had an enormous positive effect on not only my job performance, but on me as well. I have learned a lot through the MACJ program and will use what I have learned throughout the rest of my career."

 
 
 

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