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Criminal Justice

Since the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University began more than 20 years ago, many graduates of this department have gone on to pursue successful careers in law enforcement. Other graduates went to law school and are now practicing attorneys.

The CJ/LS Department offers several degree programs: a master’s degree in justice administration; a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice; a bachelor’s degree in legal studies; and an accelerated bachelors degree in criminal justice for those who enter Faulkner University after completion of significant prior college coursework. We also offer an associates in legal studies, criminal justice and criminalistics.

Courses are taught from a Biblical perspective and strongly emphasize ethics. Dr. Louis Harris, a professor with more than 20 years of university teaching experience and more than 25 years of federal law enforcement experience, led the departments, and today continues to teach. Cathy L. Davis, ACP, is currently serving as Interim Chair. Many other faculty members of the department are attorneys or former law enforcement personnel with many years of professional experience.