Criminal Justice

Students study in various lounges across campus

At Bluffton, criminal justice is an academically rigorous program developed to produce leaders in the academic field, corrections, law enforcement, mediation and community organizing who embrace the philosophy of restorative justice.

Restorative justice emphasizes the restoration of healthy communities, the inclusion of victims and their needs and a deeper commitment to holding offenders accountable for the harms that they have caused while at the same time supporting the reintegration of offenders back into the community.

Restorative justice fits within the ideals of the Anabaptist vision of the college and is a philosophy that is increasingly accepted by both public and private criminal justice services around the world.

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