The mission of the Criminal Justice Department is to develop and offer the student academic preparation for entry-level career positions in areas of the criminal justice system the United States and American Samoa.  The program provides an opportunity for the student to develop abilities and skills necessary for a career upgrade and/or for transfer to other colleges and/or four-year institutions.  The program encourages students to be cognizant of the social, ethical, legal, political and cultural perspectives of the American Justice System and its impact on the American Samoa System of Justice as well as those of other Pacific Island nations.

Sub-categories
CJ 150 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 155 - Traffic Functions
CJ 160 - Patrol Operations
CJ 165 - Introduction to Probation and Parole
CJ 170 - Criminal Evidence
CJ 180 - Criminal Law and Procedures
CJ 210 - Constitutional Law and Procedures
CJ 215 - Foundations in Criminology
CJ 225 - Victimology
CJ 230 - Criminal Justice Administrations and Organization
CJ 260 - Ethics in Criminal Justice