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Doctor of Criminal Justice - White Collar Crime

Northcentral University's Doctor of Criminal Justice with a White Collar Crime specialization is intended to further prepare those working in law enforcement to effectively address white collar crimes. Read more about Northcentral University's online DCJ - White Collar Crime program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Criminal Justice with a White Collar Crime specialization

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Northcentral University's Doctor of Criminal Justice with a White Collar Crime specialization is designed especially for those already working in law enforcement and are interested in increasing their capacity in the area of white collar crimes. Applicants to Northcentral University's doctoral programs should have a master's degree or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Criminal Justice with a White Collar Crime specialization program at Northcentral University is designed to prepare graduates to become more familiar with the complexities of white collar crimes, such as ID, fraud, and accounting-related crimes, including their negative effects on society, how to identify them, and the prosecution and sentencing process. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn forensic accounting principles and fraud examination techniques. In addition to completing coursework, a dissertation is required.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

54 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Northcentral University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Doctor of Criminal Justice with a White Collar Crime Specialziation

The DCJ - White Collar Crime program includes courses in the foundations of criminal justice, as well as three specialization courses, worth a total of 9 credits, focused specifically on white collar crime. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (45 credits)

  • Management Issues in Criminal Issues
  • Theory of Criminal Justice Administration
  • Civil and Criminal Liability
  • Ethics and Criminal Justice
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Strategic Planning
  • Applied Quantitative Reasoning
  • Applied Quantitative Analysis
  • DCJ Comprehensive Portfolio
  • Components of the Dissertation
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • White Collar Crime
  • Advanced Accounting and Fraud Examination Techniques
  • Advanced Forensic Accounting Theory and Practice

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Doctor of Criminal Justice - White Collar Crime program at Northcentral University can equip those already working in law enforcement to address white collar crime more effectively. At the end of the program, graduates should be qualified to influence the effective running of criminal justice agencies and contribute to research in this area of the criminal justice field. A doctoral degree may open up further career opportunities and increased responsibility in this field.

Possible careers include:

  • Professor of criminal justice
  • Professor of law enforcement
  • Private detective or investigator
  • Law enforcement consultant

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