At a Glance
- 48-unit program with either: 480 hours of clinical internships; or a research-focused thesis
- 2-year full-time and 3-year part-time options
- Available as a dual degree with the MSW
- Small class size for maximum learning experience
- Christian environment emphasizing integrated learning and whole person care
Crime disrupts personal and community relationships, endangers public health and safety, and threatens the moral contours of everyday social life. Loma Linda University's mission "to make man whole" provides a powerful and much-needed context in which criminal justice can be addressed on the basis of healing and restoration. The principles of restorative justice elevate the dimensions of justice that:
- Promote the acceptance of responsibility,
- Promote the fulfillment of obligations,
- Embrace forgiveness and reconciliation, and
- Culminate in the restoration of personal and social relationships.
This multidisciplinary approach to deviance and the administration of justice takes into consideration the social, physical and spiritual well-being of victims, offenders, and communities--which provides a deeper understanding of crime and the struggle of the modern criminal justice system.