Distance Education in Criminal Justice

Kenneth Mentor, New Mexico State University


Educational institutions are increasingly venturing into new modes of distance education. Criminal Justice programs are no exception. Students can take "hybrid" courses, which include traditional and distance content. In some cases entire courses are available online. Several programs have developed entire degree programs. Based on data collected in a survey of criminal justice educators, this research describes the range of offerings, the motivations for developing distance courses, and many issues related to institutional support of distance education. Implications for the future of criminal justice education are also discussed.

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Updated 05/20/2006