Criminal Justice Online

Focus Your Criminal Justice Degree on Restorative Justice at NVU

The bachelor of science in criminal justice with a restorative justice concentration allows you to focus on complex issues of social justice related to crime, punishment, and victimization.

Our criminal justice program explores challenging issues, including race, class, and gender. You’ll dig into these and related topics, explore current trends and controversies in law enforcement and criminal justice, and gain cross-cultural competency, so you can work successfully with people from different backgrounds and diverse life experiences.

The Role of Restorative Justice

A distinguishing feature of our program is its emphasis on the growing field of restorative justice, a technique that involves working with victims as well as offenders — typically bringing them together so offenders can understand the harm they have caused and a program of mutually-agreed-on restitution can be put into place.