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.