At a Glance
- 2-year (full-time) or 3-year (part-time), 48 quarter unit program with either 480 hours of clinical internships or a research-focused thesis
- Available as a dual degree with the MSW
- Small class size for maximum learning experience
- Embedded curriculum for practice with active duty military and veterans
- Christian environment emphasizing integrated learning and compassionate whole person care
- Embedded professional self-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.